Elegant yet simplistic in style, a French Country bedroom is a welcoming and relaxing decor theme that embodies a sophisticated and friendly appeal. French Country is a great decor theme for a bedroom if this is where you love to retreat to get away from the worries of the world. With neutral tones and graceful decor elements, you can create a beautiful French Country bedroom that is calm, warm and stylish, and can really be defined as a welcomed retreat. Here are some ideas for remodeling your bedroom into a French Country haven.
Warm, neutral colors
French Country is known for its warm and calming ambiance which starts with the color scheme. Since most decor themes begin with choosing colors that fit the theme, French Country will be no different. Choose a warm palette of colors. According to homebnc.com traditional colors of a French Country look include light shades of gray, blue, warm yellows and soft green, creams and even rustic red. Your walls will act as your primary color, while your other decor elements will be your secondary or complimentary colors.
Speaking of walls, a classic idea for creating focal areas on your walls is to arrange and hang a collection of wall frames in a neat cluster on an empty wall or over a dresser or your bed. This idea is very French and entails mixing a cluster of ornamental frames that vary in sizes and colors, however, you’ll want to pick frames that compliment the simplistic color scheme of the room. For added flare, flourishmentary suggests filling one or two with dried flowers, hanging an ornamental mirror or two in the mix, or adding another form of decorative item in the frame, then leave the rest empty.
Because the biggest piece of furniture in a bedroom is the bed, it is typically the focal point of the room. One way a bed becomes the focal point of the room is by creating a dramatic headboard for it. When choosing a headboard for a French Country bed, there are many different ways you can go. Some of the most popular styles are a distressed, vintage white painted headboard or a tufted style of headboard. Although these are very popular styles, you may choose a more rustic or country look for a headboard. A couple ideas might include an old iron gate painted white, or whitewash an old barn door to create a more casual and relaxed appeal.
Bedding and linens
Once you’ve got the right headboard for your bed, it’s time to put your bed together for a beautiful and comfortable look. French Country linens are typically light fabrics, like cotton and linen. A solid white comforter or a patterned white and warm blue comforter are great choices for a French Country bedroom. Senseandserendepity says simplistic is key when it comes to choosing the type of fabric for your comforter, but have fun with layers. Layer your bed by tossing a plenty of throw pillows at the head, and a beautifully textured throw at the foot. Together, these added touches will make for a warm and welcoming bed in your French Country bedroom.
French Country design really highlights any room with beautiful choices of lighting. Chandeliers are very popular lighting choices and can add a beautiful secondary focal point for your bedroom. Chandeliers that are light, airy and ornamental will help compliment your bed ensemble and light up the room, both functionally and decoratively. Recessed lighting adds ambiance to areas of the room that are less well-lit, and a pair of candle-styled wall sconces on either side of dresser can add a more dramatic French Country appeal.
Other decor ideas
Why have a basic door leading to the master bath when you can have a beautiful sliding barn door? Sliding barn doors add a certain rustic, yet elegant element to the French Country look and takes up less space than the typical hinged door. Instead of a typical sitting bench at the foot of the bed, give your room a feel an extra feel of the beautiful outdoor country life by setting a rustic white metal garden bench at the foot. Add a beautiful French Country patterned seat cushion for added flare and comfort.
For more French Country ideas, take a look at the following 20 pictures that exhibit beautiful examples of French Country bedrooms.
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