French design is just – well oh so – sophisticated! So when it comes to choosing a theme for your bedroom, if you are seeking out the ultimate in luxury and elegance, it just has to be French inspired. So, just how do you achieve THAT French boudoir look?
Take Care with Colour Schemes
Light and airy colours are the order of the day when it comes to French inspired design. You’re going to be adorning your sleep and relaxation space with lots of detail in furnishings and trimmings, so keeping your walls nice and plain is the right thing to do. Try colours out first before you commit. Sometimes a colour that looks fairly light will turn out to be shady when splashed across all your walls.
Add Highlights with French Inspired Wallpaper
If you just can’t bring yourself to go the whole hog with the plain Jane look, have a go at adorning one of your walls or a feature such as a chimney breast or pair of alcoves with some French inspired wallpaper. Ask Google for French wallpaper ideas and you’ll no doubt see plenty of Laura Ashley as well as other specialist brands.
Go to Town with French Furniture
French bedroom furniture is currently so en vogue: you’re certainly not going to have any difficulty in finding just the right pieces to suit your French inspired passion, your available space and your practical requirements. Think Louis XIV or Louis XV style bedsides and glorious mirrored armoires that wouldn’t look out of place in a Versailles-inspired chateau.
Drape your plush soft comforter over a dainty side chair for the night as you snuggle into your luxurious Rococo bed boasting subtle hand carvings and flowing rounded edges emit much-needed calm in any boudoir setting. And of course, you couldn’t possibly go without a French dressing table adorned with an ornately carved mirror, could you?
There is so much to choice when it comes to French furniture that you can officially spoil yourself. Oh go on – you know you deserve it!
Dress Your Bed in Style
The right bedding really does make all the difference. And when it comes to French inspired boudoir dressings, there really is ample choice. Think damask, swirl patterns, anything with shells and definitely lots of lace trim. Colours will be subdued: duck egg, cream, pastel blues and whites are the order of the day and the more luxurious the better.
Reflecting the elegance you’ve managed to achieve in your French bedroom is an absolute must. Why wouldn’t you want to get double the appeal after all?! The French have adored their oversized, over-indulgent mirrors for centuries. If you’re short on floor space, go for something wall hung, otherwise a floor standing feature mirror could well be the very thing that sets off the entire look.
Then again, that focal point might have to be a grand chandelier. Well what else epitomises French vivacity like hundreds of glittering crystals?
If you are on a personal mission to create the ultimate French boudoir look for your bedroom and are on the search for some stunning pieces of French furniture, take a look at our divine silver leaf furniture for inspiration.