French Country Decorating · Tips + Trends

How to Create a Cozy + Restful French Country Bedroom

Isn’t this French Country bedroom dreamy?

Everyone yearns for a bedroom that is restful and relaxed. A haven to recuperate and rejuvenate after a busy day. Here are some tips on how to create your dream-filled French Country bedroom—which is sure to become your favorite space in the house.

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Source: thistlewoodfarms.com
  1. Bedding
    Mixed prints and patterns bring sophisticated French Country style to a bedroom. Here, a muted blue and off-white damask is skillfully combined with grain sack pillows, buffalo checks and stripes. A crocheted pillow made by a family member (or you) creates a curated, collected feel for the bedding. Another simple, but lovely option (shown above), is to blend a neutral duvet with quilted cotton coverlets and finish with a sheer or eyelet bedskirt for a natural, textural feel.

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    Source: lilieslattesandlace.com

    2. French Country Furniture
    Worn and weathered furnishings are a hallmark of French Country design. A solid wood French Provencal Bed with details like rope moldings, raised panels and bunn feet add to the warmth of a French-inspired room.

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    Country French Bed by KateMadison.com

    The addition of a classically designed clothing armoire adds timeless beauty—and storage to any home. The lightly distressed paint finish gives the piece a timeworn character reminiscent of French cottages of the past.

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    Country French Armoire by KateMadison.com

    3. Prints and Artwork
    A nicely framed group of botanical prints or black and white lithographs bring French-style to any bedroom. Look for a series of antique or reproduction prints that can be framed and grouped on a wall or over a bed. The cut mirror frames (shown below) bring glamour and sparkle to the French-style room.

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    Source: moderncountrystyle.blogspot.com

    4. Flower and Plants
    Lavender, tulips, ferns or any greenery makes a French bedroom sing. A potted plant in the corner of a room, or on a bedside table, brings life to the room—even on a grey winter’s day. Select a verdigris urn, weathered container or a galvanized bucket to give the blooms added French-style.

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    Source: lavender_farmhousetouches.com

    5. Lighting and Chandeliers
    Task lighting is essential for reading in bed, or in a seating area in a French Country bedroom. When selecting lamps consider lighting made from natural materials and finishes: ceramic, weathered wood urns, aged terra-cotta, turned balusters, metal lamps.

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    Source: pinterest

    Chandeliers add panache and sparkle by illuminating the ceiling. The best chandeliers stylistically in a French-style bedroom are made of crystal, cut glass or wrought iron with wood elements.

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    source: thistlewoodfarms.com

    5. Wall Colors
    Neutral grays, soft yellows or pale greens are in favor for French Country bedrooms. Their subtle sheen and earthy hews give the room a monochromatic, relaxed feel. Shown below are Benjamin Moore color trends for 2017. Why not incorporate one of these luscious choices your next French Country bedroom project. Time to get creative!
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