“Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?” – Oui, if your bedroom is French provincial (chuckles).
Yes, French provincial bedrooms are that seductive. They ooze comfort, serenity, and of course femininity. French provincial bedrooms mix an old-world sensibility with calming and welcoming hues, tasteful patterns, and cozy materials. French country style can be easily adapted to influences from other decorating styles, which is one of the many reasons it never goes out of fashion. Read on to find out what the most important pieces of the French provincial bedroom puzzle are.
Provincially Rustic and Ornately Carved Bedroom Furniture
As you may already know, French provincial bedroom furniture sets include antique white wooden beds and curvaceous headboards and footboards. Such items of furniture make the bedroom romantic and elegant. Furthermore, period storage pieces (blanket boxes, white bombé commodes, and armoires), silk-upholstered divans, and velvet-clad bergère chairs are furniture pieces that can be found in many French country bedrooms.
When it comes to French provincial bedroom furniture, many people believe that salvage shops and antique stores are the best places for sourcing such furniture items. If you are one of them, you should know that you’re wrong. There are plenty of reputable furniture stores that sell gorgeous and more importantly brand new furniture pieces inspired by the dreamy rural parts of France. Such items of bedroom furniture are ideal for anyone who wants to infuse their bedroom with French country air but also add a dose of contemporary charm to it.
Airy, Soothing Colours
French provincial bedrooms favour pale neutrals, including white, cream, ecru, and ivory. These lovely hues create a feeling of peacefulness and light-heartedness, which is the perfect ambience for a bedroom. However, French country decorating style includes lavender, sunny yellow, and sky blue as well. These are all hues of Provence’s vivid and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, which is why incorporating them in your French country bedroom is a wonderful way to express your love to the birthplace of this unique home décor style.
Bedding and Patterns
French provincial bedrooms are all about elegance and cosiness. That’s precisely why white cotton sheets are the most common bedclothes in these bedrooms. However, linen, tapestry, and matelassé are fabrics that are suitable for French country bedrooms as well. When it comes to patterns, French country motifs like toile, paisley, and florals are extremely popular. You can incorporate them in your French provincial bedroom décor with the help of accent pillows and comforter sets.