Louis and semiformal French bedroom
Louis style and semiformal bedrooms are synonymous with classic furniture, highlighted with refined details such as fine carvings, rich gilding and delicate fabrics. The colours are often soft and romantic, but with raw, strong aspects such as timber polishes or brass fixtures. In these styles an element of contrast can be seen, be it strong, deliberate lines against soft draped fabrics or ornate carvings amidst a fluid contour of a frame. Both Louis style and semiformal bedrooms are extremely versatile and can be easily tailored to suit your taste.
Provincial French bedroom
A French provincial bedroom creates a relaxed atmosphere using a range of textures and materials. The colours used are often influenced by the French landscape, taking cues from the French Provence with lavender blues and sunflower yellows. Within this bedroom there is no strict formula to the furniture used. Pieces can be both painted or timber-polished, with a high amount of detail or kept simple. The essence of the French provincial bedroom is creating a surrounding in which all your favourite pieces can sit, whether they are old, new, rustic or refined.
French country bedroom
The French country room is warm and cheerful, using soft, inviting textures. Fabrics often have a charming pattern, which can be mixed with other colours and patterns creating a traditional French feel. The French country look generally uses painted furniture, often in the antique white finish. Carvings and detail on pieces can either be kept subtle and understated under the painted finish, or can be highlighted with a contrasting colour. To enhance that welcoming characteristic a salon bergere can be brought into the room, and be sure to add some throw cushions to create an especially comfortable atmosphere.