How to Decorate a Bedroom in the French Country Style

The French Country Style of décor is quickly becoming a popular way to decorate a bedroom. Mellow and feminine, a French Country bedroom can truly become your sanctuary.

Steps

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    Apply a color. Pale greens, blues and creams are traditionally the go-to colors, but for a more contemporary feel, try purple, gold, dark pink or red.
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    Make the main feature of the room be the bed. Big, curvaceous, luxurious pieces are typical of the French style, however, a simple divan bed, with a gorgeous headboard, plenty of plush cushions, and a bed skirt/valance, would be fabulous too!
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    For the rest of your furniture, pale wood, such as pine, is totally relevant for this style of décor, as is ornate metal. Alternatively, second-hand wooden furniture, when given a simple whitewash, would look truly French.
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    For the finishing touches; big, swirly patterns are perfect. You could stencil some designs onto one wall as an alternative to a solid-color feature wall. The Fleur De Li is a simple but elegant French design. This is probably the easiest thing to stencil onto your walls. When choosing bedclothes, again, bigger is better. Luxe, soft materials in fabulously French colors is key.
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    (Finishing touches continued) Wall art is generally avoided, but this is one part of your room that can be tuned into your tastes completely. Accessories such as clocks, ornaments, mirrors etc. should be ornate metal, or vintage at the very least. Ornaments should be porcelain, but again, up to you completely. Just remember, the overall effect of your room will either succeed or fail, depending on your finishing touches. It is often the little things that make the biggest difference.

Tips

  • If you would rather not have a headboard, you could paint one on the wall behind your bed!
  • You don't have to buy new items each time. You can easily find appropriate furniture in second hand shops, such as Goodwill.

Warnings

  • Make sure you move furniture into the center of the room and cover with dust sheets when painting.
  • Do not sleep in a room that has just been painted or is drying. Camp out in another room instead, since paint fumes are not good for you.
  • French Country style is, as you may have guessed, very flamboyant and can be very expensive.

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