Go French for a Romantic Bedroom

The French are often seen as the masters when it comes to romance. So, if you’re looking for some design ideas to redecorate your bedroom, then French style décor could be just what you’re after to provide that warm and romantic feel. The curved lines and simple colours of 17th and 18th century French style furniture make it the perfect choice for a bedroom, whether you live in a city centre apartment or a country retreat.

The first thing any bedroom needs is a bed. This is the focal point of the room and where you’ll no doubt be spending the most amount of time when you’re in there. French style bedroom furniture typically features a large, ornate bed with an elaborate headboard. Wrought iron frames are typical as is wood, with colours usually light. The ‘shabby chic’ look is also extremely typical of this era, blending natural wood with white, although many other colours are now also used. This style can also be used for your other pieces of bedroom furniture, such as chests of drawers and wardrobes, and it is perfect for brightening up a smaller room or one which doesn’t get much natural light.

This shabby chic style creates a feel that the room is lived in. This, along with the colours and curved flowing lines, is in complete contrast to the angular, minimalist style which has been so much a feature of modern home décor of recent times. For a warm and homely bedroom, this can be the perfect style.