There’s something undeniably romantic about the aesthetics of French interior design. It’s instantly transportative, conjuring up images of times long past. It’s also elegant and luxurious, which is why it’s perfect for a bedroom. Whether your tastes lean towards modern rococo or French country, here are a few ideas you can incorporate into your bedroom design to make it feel fit for royalty:
Commit to White
French inspired bedroom decor is usually dominated by the color white. Given how the furnishings in French inspired bedrooms are often heavy and highly textured, it makes sense to use white and white tones to imbue the space with a sense of lightness. White also reflects light particularly well, amplifying the amount of natural brightness that comes in from the outdoors.
Since the bed will occupy much of the space, start with a white bed frame, such as this dreamy Dauphine Canopy Bed in a weathered white finish, or this Olympia Bed in a coral white with gilt finish from Eloquence®️. Both are made out of solid acacia wood with finished plywood backing. The curtains that drape over the Dauphine create a seductive, intriguing ambiance pulled right out of the classic French fairy tale, La Belle au bois dormant. Meanwhile, the floral gilt detailing on the Olympia emphasizes that it’s a bed fit for a lady.
Don’t be afraid of the weather
French design is timeless and soulful. One easy way to incorporate both qualities into your private space is by using French inspired bedroom decor that has an aged look or feel.
The French adore patina and signs that an item or a piece of furniture has been well-loved and well-used. The selections at Eloquence®️’s bedroom section fulfill these requirements nicely. They offer a mix of antique reproductions and genuine European antiques that can make any bedroom feel as though it’s been pulled out of the pages of your favorite historical romance.
Their Bronte Commode in weathered white is a perfect example of a piece of furniture that tells a story. It references a French antique wedding commode and features a hand-carved floral motif that symbolizes good fortune and prosperity. Pair it with the accompanying Bronte nightstand to create a cohesive look that pulls the room together.
Choose rich fabrics
Comfort should be your number one priority when decorating your bedroom. Fortunately, the French share those sentiments. They’re huge fans of fabrics and textiles that are highly textured and luxurious to the touch. They like items and decorations that feel good.
Here, too, Eloquence®️ has you covered. Their Sophia Louis XV-style bed features a headboard and footboard that is covered in sumptuous shell velvet and comes in a lime-washed oak finish–it’s the absolute pinnacle of romance.
Looking for an accent piece instead? Their Louis Cannes bergère seat in cloudy velvet is the epitome of softness, perfect for a cozy reading nook by the window. The Constance stool also features shell velvet upholstery and is the perfect complement to any dresser.
For more French-inspired bedroom decor and inspiration, visit Eloquence®️ today.