French Country is one of the most popular design styles out there these days – and yet, it can be hard to figure out which pieces you'll need to include to get the look in your own home. French Country is a style born out of the countryside of France – think Provence, with lavender fields dappled with sunshine. While there are many different elements you can incorporate to get a French Country style in your home, you'll want to make sure that what you end up with follows these three tenants: rustic, slightly old-world, and above all, welcoming. You want your home, despite its design style, to be a place where family and friends alike can truly get comfortable. French Country style can mostly be found in, of course, country homes, but it's actually a look that can work just as well in California as it can in upstate New York.
How to decorate your bedroom in a French Country style? You'll want to start with the key elements of the genre, including painted or plaster walls, wood beamed ceilings (the higher, the better), and delicate carved wood details, such as fluted legs or ribbed doors. Keep your floors in the neutral realm, going with either wide-planked hardwoods, or natural stone. Then, keep your feet warm with wool or cotton rugs. When it comes to fabric, linen and cotton are best. You want things to feel soft and slightly worn.
When it comes to color, keep things in the beige range. As a general rule, we're not a huge fan of decorating with the beige family, but there's really nothing better than a layered neutral space when it comes to French Country. Think of your wall color as a shade upon which all of your other pieces can play off. We love a nice light grey (Benjamin Moore's Horizon is our go-to) in the bedroom. Save the brighter colors (sunny yellows are a favorite in the French Country world) for the kitchen and living areas.
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