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How to Decorate Your Bedroom in the French Style

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by Chris Stanbridge
(Australia)

The popularity of European themed décor has surged over the past few years. One of the most sought after themes is French. A French style bedroom adds aesthetic and visual appeal to your home.

The best thing about French style is that you don’t have to make much effort or spend too much money on it. It depends on your preference and taste for French art the level at which you opt to make your bedroom a French themed one. Here are some tips for decorating your bedroom French style.

French Themed Door
The door is the first part of your bedroom visible to any visitors. Your door has to be worked into a French style so that it can be a companion piece to the room. Anyone entering the room should be made aware that there is a French style room behind the door.

There are various options when selecting a French themed door. You can choose the bi-fold door French style design which is used commonly. There are various decorated door frames available that you can have installed.

Décor
The décor of your room has to follow a French theme. Here again, you have a number of options to go through. The pieces and works of art in your room will add some depth to the overall look of your room. You can choose between a classic or bohemian style. The pieces you buy depend on the ambience you want to create in the room. Antiques work if you are looking for a classic look but if you want to go Bohemian, then you need to get some modern art pieces.

Colors
There is a range of colors used predominantly in French home décor. Once again, it is up to you to decide whether you want a classic look or a French farmhouse look. There are different colors for each, such as gold, cream, rose and blue for the classic look and mustard, terra-cotta and soft poppy for the country look. You can opt for mismatched color combinations for a bohemian ambience. When it comes to colors, there are many ideas and suggestions.

Furniture
The beds, chairs and dressers have to evoke a French feel. Apart from the usual French furniture such as armoires, you can achieve a rococo look with a sleigh bed with a cover on top. This kind of bed is very popular as the canopy has a high visual appeal. You can choose to have the canopy removed as well. There are a number of French furnishing options available to you.

Accessories
You can add a number of accessories to your bedroom to complete the overall theme. Look for paintings, portraits and pictures to adorn the wall with, each belonging to the French style you want. The art work can add a lot of feel to your room and make it look even more appealing.
These are some ways in which you can decorate your bedroom French style. If you choose to do so, you will have a beautiful looking bedroom for yourself.

Updated: October 13, 2013 — 1:03 am

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