The bedroom can be decorated in the French country style using some Old World accessories, French fabrics and key pieces of European furniture. Whether you’re decorating a guest room or the master bedroom in your French country home, here are some important bedroom decorating tips to help you achieve the ideal look:
Fabric Window Panels
Window panels are a great alternative to heavy curtains for the French Country style bedroom and you can choose from a wide range of classic French designs and neutral colors to create an elegant but inviting look. Consider adding wrought iron curtain rods to the window treatment for an elegant, stylish and traditional look.
Brass Lanterns or Candelabras
In addition to simple lamps and candles lining up shelves, you can make use of brass lanterns or candelabras in the bedroom. These accents are a perfect addition for the French country style home and can help to balance out any sparsely decorated bedroom.
While the rest of the house remains relatively neutral in color, the bedroom can be one of the vibrant and lively areas of the home with the addition of brightly-colored rugs. Look for Provence-inspired tones including sunflower yellow, burnt orange and lavender colored rugs to brighten up your room. You can also any of these colors as the main theme for the bedroom.
Wrought Iron Bed Frames
Wrought iron is found throughout the home decorated in the French country style, and a wrought iron bed frame is the ideal match for the bedroom. If you aren’t keen on the entire bed frame being made of this dark material, consider a distressed wood frame instead and finish it with a wrought iron headboard.
Oversized Painted Vases
Dress up any empty corner with some floor pillows covered in a classic French fabric and a collection of oversized painted vases. Painted ceramics are a necessary addition to any French country style home and can help to create a warm, inviting ambiance.
Mirrored Room Divider
A wood and mirror room divider is a great way to create the feeling of more space in the bedroom. Look for mirrored room dividers made with dark woods or a white finish for your French country style bedroom.
Hand Carved Mirrors
Hand carved, antique mirrors are another important element of a bedroom decorated in the French country style and can also create a feeling of more space. Consider propping up an oversized mirror against an empty wall or near the doorway of your closet or armoire.
The bedrooms in the French country style homes are a great place to bring in the colors from the Provence countryside and decorate with Old World accessories. Use some of these decorating tips to put together an attractive, inviting and relaxing bedroom space.