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French country style combines ornate décor from old-world France with some relaxed textures and rustic hues inspired by the countryside of Provence. Create an oasis of French country style bedroom with a muted gentleness about the space. This can be done by an eclectic mix of furniture pieces from various generations. Space can be made to look feminine that too without being overly sweet, by simply using some soft, but cheerful palette of colors in contrast with the brighter hues reserved for living rooms and dining rooms. Incorporate these ideas to create a French country-style bedroom with elements that define refined luxury.
Typical French country style décor for bedrooms uses a color palette with a mix of pale pastel hues and creamy white with some vibrant color natural accents. Colors should never be too bright. Use a muted color palette with some patterns like gingham checks and florals in pale yellows and greens. This can be toned down by some soft bedding like creamy white furniture, bedsheets, and carpeting.
You can use layered pillows in different textures and sizes that are a hallmark of a French country bedroom. For some artistic yet vintage touches, use a wicker headboard or some weathered ceiling treatment. Another idea is to use vintage ornate mirrors above the bed and statuesque lamp bases for a more formal version of French décor.
Elaborated canopy beds are one of the commonly found elements in a French Country style bedroom. It even adds some regal touches to your space. For an enhanced look, you can use an antique chair, bed bench in floral patterned fabrics, etc. to complete the look of your room.
A minimalist French country bedroom is rare, though you can create one by using a simple yet elegant vintage headboard with some eclectic touches like some gold borders or tufting for it to become the focus of the room. For added elegant touches, use a soft pallet duvet, ornate crown molding, and a crystal chandelier.
French Country décor is incomplete without intricate patterns. In 1760’s France, Toile, a classic patterned cotton fabric became popular that features finely detailed scenes of the bucolic French countryside with imagery of animals and people. Toiles are usually found in hues of cream and reds or blue and creams. Modern versions of toile use different colors and scenery including patterns like stripes, gingham checks, and chinoiserie.
French bedrooms are full of cozy, textured, and layered beddings mostly in whites and creams. Top it with a variety of accent pillows in patterns and country motifs of toile, paisley, or floral for an eclectic French country bedroom.