So many people are transforming their homes based on French styling, and who can blame them? Light and airy; elegant and pretty; fresh and clean – and interesting! This is what French styling is all about, and armed with a few top tips, you’ll have no problem creating the look for yourself without having to invest an arm and a leg into a major renovation project.
Colour me Neutral
Clean and fresh means a neutral palette with colour accents. Neutral shades bring calm and order to a home and present the perfect backdrop for intricately detailed furniture and accessories. Highlight with classic style rugs, wall adornments in bold shades, bold soft furnishings and splashes of colour courtesy of sprays of fresh flowers, and you’re already on your way to achieving that provincial look you’ve been hankering after.
Furnish in French
The moment you introduce a classic piece of French furniture into a room, whether it’s an armoire, a chest or sideboard, or a grandiose Rococo bedstead, you are going to be streets ahead on your mission. French furniture is nothing short of spectacular and its current popularity means a range of styles, colours and finishes is far from in short supply.
Ponder French elegance and you can’t help but naturally turn your thoughts to glorious chandeliers. Look for sparklers set in bronze or pewter for the most authentic effect, and hang them over dining tables or in a spacious hallway for maximum impact. Crystal encrusted Table lamps and shell style wall lights will complement the lighting mood and add to the authenticity of the look.
When you’re creating a certain look, the success of pulling it off will always lie in the detail. So what detail are you looking for when it comes to French styling? Wicker storage baskets are a great start. Dot them about your home: in the kitchen, living room and bathroom, and wherever you feel the need for a spot of storage. Line them with crisp linen in either neutral or bold patterned shades and be purposely un-uniform when it comes to stashing items inside.
The beauty of the French look is that you can do as little or as much as you desire. Go for subtleties, or push the boundaries and totally transform your home in all its entirety. Whatever you do, you’ll be sure to spend each day admiring what you’ve created.
Amongst our furniture collections you’ll find an array of French furniture varieties that will truly set off your French styling. Enjoy your furniture from Casa Unique.