If there’s any room in the home that deserves a touch of elegance and whimsy to wash away the stresses of the day, it’s the bedroom. A firm favourite among period homeowners, the romantic, French-inspired bedroom design is easy to achieve by following a few classic tips and investing in key bedroom furniture pieces.
Set the tone with a statement bed; choose a vintage-style frame with sinuous curves and lavish treatment such as gilding or deep-buttoned upholstery. For a light-filled, heavenly space opt for walls and floors in white, cream, or soft pastel shades. Ornate wallpapers and draped window treatments really come into their own in French-style bedrooms. Finish by layering plenty of pretty textiles such as ditsy florals or silky satins, not forgetting that all-important chandelier to add sparkle.
Below we have compiled some of the key principles of French Country Style to use in the bedroom.