Body text please edit me.What’s in fashion comes and goes with the seasons, but French country décor is timeless. It tones down the aristocratic opulence of the French Empire by focusing on the rustic charms of rural France. Think of the lovely lavender fields of Provence, lanes lined with fig trees, wild plants and olive groves, and row upon row of vineyards in the Rhône Valley, dappled with sunlight. The lush French countryside provides the blueprint for French country style.
French bedroom décor plays with artfully arranged antique chairs, crisp white linens, and Chinoiserie pottery. It’s a feminine look that uses soft colours, natural materials like wood, wicker and rattan, along with layered fabrics and soft furnishings to create a languid style that inspires you to switch off from the frantic pace of modern life.
For the perfect French colour scheme, start by painting walls in soft, neutral colours, such as shades of white, lilac or beige, or the restful Timeless from the Dulux range. Plain walls will allow your soft furnishings and ornaments to stand out. Accessorise with accents of warm gold and burnt reds in your pillows and throws for a touch of glamour and glitz.
French bedroom décor should create a sense of peace and calm. As such, bright, primary colours tend to be avoided in French country bedrooms. If you are going for an authentic farmhouse look, try this soothing Cotton Bloom to nail the rustic rural style. You can, however, brighten your room with subtle yellows and seagrass greens through the careful arrangement of antique objects that catch the eye.
Small accessories, such as dipped plant pots, painted trays and side tables will add personality to your French bedroom ideas. Follow these simple DIY tips to give the subtle blush of a Dulux Soft Cinnebar 5 a lift with an earthy Cherished Gold.