Seasonal Bedroom Colours

We readjust our meals, our clothes and our lifestyle to coincide with the changing seasons, so what about where we sleep?


The weather is starting to warm up but it's still unpredictable, so you need plenty of options on your bed. Instead of the usual springtime pastels and florals, go for bright candy stripes to invoke the new energy of spring. Bring in a hot pink woollen throw for those occasional cool nights.


Keep it simple and minimal. The less you have on your bed the more comfortable you'll be. Crisp white cotton sheets and aqua cotton throw for those cool early hours create a refreshingly cool look. With a mozzie net to keep the critters at bay and a jug of iced water by the bed you're set for those steamy summer nights.


Blankets and quilts are back in business for a good night's sleep in autumn. Instead of typical rust colours, Shannon has chosen shades of aubergine, grape and a touch of pink, all in luscious fabrics. Lots of layers will keep you toasty, and lighted candles provide a warm, relaxed mood.


Snuggle up with a duck feather quilt when the cold weather really hits, and choose a cosy comfort colour theme of cream, latte and oatmeal. For a touch of zing Shannon has chosen a citrus velour throw for added warmth and colour.

Things to consider

  • When choosing quilts and doonas, seek some professional advice before you buy, as some duck feather etc. types are considered too warm for the Australian climate.

  • You will always sleep better and be more comfortable in natural fibres, so keep away from polyester and synthetics, and stick to cottons, wools and silks.
  • Remember, it's all about comfort, and considering the amount of time you spend there, don't feel guilty about investing in some good quality bedding. The better the quality, the longer it will last.
  • A lot of the pieces Shannon has used could easily be mixed and matched throughout the seasons. Be creative and use fabrics and shawls to dress the bed. Antique saris and old lace tablecloths can look wonderful in the right context.
  • Get into the habit of making your bed every morning. Smooth out the sheets and tuck them in tightly at the ends and sides. A well-made bed is much more inviting and fresher than an unmade bed.

Equipment and Suppliers

Moss River
63 - 73 Anne Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9211 2151
  • Juxton St. sheet set

  • Maison de Vacances turquoise knitted cotton string throw

  • Maison de Vacances turquoise knitted cotton string cushions

  • Homeworks white sheet set

  • Capri throw rugs in lavender and hot pink

  • Citrus green velour throw with oatmeal trim

15 Transvaal Avenue
Double Bay NSW 2028
Ph: (02) 9362 1620
  • Brown silk & mohair cushion

  • Organza felt stitch geometric style cushion in latte

  • Maison de Vacances vache violet fur cushion in sm, med, lge

Planet Furniture
419 Crown Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9698 0680
  • 2 x Alpaca blanket throws cream and chocolate

Ruby Star Traders
45 Bridge Road
Glebe NSW 2037
Ph: (02) 9518 7899
  • 2 x Kanthe diamond cushion olive $185 ea

  • 6 x crystal glass perfume bottles $29.95 - $39.95

Palace D├ęcor
65 Oxford Street
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
Ph: (02) 9389 5656
  • frosted glass jug and tumbler
Deluca's Florist
237 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Ph: (02) 9380 4725

Country Road

  • Criss Cross sheet set in oatmeal

  • Country casuals sheet set

  • White flower chai quilted bedspread

  • Grape sheet set

  • Eggplant waffle quilt cover

  • 2 x rose sequined cube cushion

  • 2 x taffeta pleat cushion in bright purple

  • 2 x sequin rain cushions in cerise

  • 3 x stone taffeta square cushions

Stacks Of Wax
239 Australia Street
Newtown NSW 2042
Ph: (02) 9557 0306
  • White and green candles

Acorn Trading
10c, 3rd Floor 32-60 Alice Street
Newtown NSW 2042
Ph: (02) 9557 0090
  • Mozzie net in white


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