The weather the last couple of weeks has been the sort that leaves you wondering whether summer is over. Yes, we’ve had a few nice days of sunshine but there’s also been rain (and Storm Denis) and the last few nights have been so cold I did think about digging the blankets out.
Autumn is definitely my favourite month… or at least the idealised notion of it; cosy jumpers, sunny, crisp days, russet-coloured leaves, baking with apples from our back garden and open fires. Yes, so the weather in the UK is usually damp and drizzly and we don’t have any working fireplaces in our house but none of that really matters. It’s the idea that counts 😉
So when Dunelm’s newsletter hit my inbox with their Autumn/Winter Arts & Crafts inspired homeware pieces I was suddenly wishing it was Autumn already.
Arts & Crafts is a look that is definitely up near the top of my favourite interior styles (see my recent William Morris lampshade DIY). With our house being built in 1885 the influence of the art nouveau and arts and crafts styles can be seen in the existing original features, from the floral design on the balcony and railings to the original fireplace tiles.
Dunelm’s collection captures the ethos of the Arts and Crafts movement, with lots of earthy colours, nature-inspired prints and textural pieces.
These are some of my favourite picks from Dunelm’s new arrivals. I am definitely considering the Hardwick duvet cover and the William Morris-esque Havisham curtains for our lounge.