No-one quite beats the French when it comes to style and luxury. Whether it’s the romantic capital of Paris, the gastronomic delights of Lyon or the magnificent Cote d’Azur, the country is littered with luxury. With all of this in mind, it’s clear to see why you might want to transport a slice of French fancy into your own home and embrace this as a theme for redecoration.
Nowhere is better-suited to this theme than your bedroom. This is the room where a spot of luxury is essential – helping you to feel relaxed at the end of a long day and easing you into a relaxing night’s sleep.
But, how do you ensure your main room undergoes its very own French Revolution? The following five tips should help…
Dress the bed
A good bed will be the showpiece at the heart of any bedroom, so it’s important to spend time dressing this to look the part. You don’t have to invest in an expensive four-poster to get this right either. Investing in some classy bed covers, sheets and pillows can help transform any bed – from singles to zip and link beds, Ottomans and super king size beds. Image from Lenin Apartment by Sergey Krasyuk
You’ll need to set the tone with the perfect colour scheme. The French Bedroom Company recommends: “To achieve a French-style look, the colours of the French countryside need to be introduced. The bedroom should be decorated in lavenders, pale lilacs, creams, soft sky blues and sage greens. If a bolder, more-rustic style is preferred, try burnt orange tones, browns and yellows.” Use this knowledge wisely when it comes to your walls, bed linen and accessories such as cushions.
Photo Two Bedroom Swedish Apartment
Light colours, such as those outlined above, are an important part of your room and one way to incorporate them is by picking the right wallpaper. While you could just paint your walls, wallpaper is more likely to be able to deliver the right look for your theme. Pick a white or silver based paper with a subtle pattern that uses one or more of the colours above. Photo Hard Turm Park Penthouse by Dyer-Smith Frey
Classy white furniture items can complement your bed perfectly to deliver your practical and aesthetic needs. A bedside table is essential but we also recommend searching out an armoire – an ornate wardrobe – such as those stocked by Le Maison Chic. A comfy chair to sit in when putting on socks and shoes. Photo Bayside House by Schulberg Demkiw Architects
Top quality lighting is an important part of the look and feel of any room and nothing tops off a French luxury look quite like the iconic chandelier. These items look decorative even when they are not switched on. With a chandelier, a classily-dressed bed and the right colour scheme, wallpaper and furniture, you’ll be transported across the Channel every time you open your bedroom door with the perfect luxury room. Photo Loft in Moscow by Ira Frolova