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.

  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.


    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.

    Country French Bed by

    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.

    Country French Armoire by

    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.


    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.


    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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    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.


    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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