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Need Relaxing Bedroom Makeover Ideas? - French Country Style
March has finally arrived, and we're already looking forward to sunnier weather and easter eggs. While longer days are right around the corner - this month is all about everything comfy and cosy. National Bed Month was started by The Sleep Council to raise awareness of how important sleep is for your health.
Anyone that takes sleep seriously understands how a wonderful night's rest makes you feel refreshed and ready to take on the day. While counting sheep and taking deep breaths are good ways to drift off - can your decor help?
If you're in need of calming yet chic bedroom decor ideas, we have everything you need to create a space perfect for relaxing. One of the biggest styles set to take off in 2023 is French country style, and it's a fabulous choice for bedroom design.
French country decorating creates a home that looks rustic and refined. While farmhouse style adds a touch of charm to your interiors, French country homes put a sophisticated twist on this homespun style.
Opt For A Calming Colour Scheme
French bedroom style is all about embracing a slower pace of living - getting down to earth and connecting with your roots. When you're choosing your colour palette, go for cool-toned grey paint and subtle neutrals that create a calming space. We love bold colours, but interior designers recommend keeping them to a minimum for this trend.
Instead, include pastels to brighten up the space or small touches of vivid colour that catch the eye. Understated colours create an environment that's wonderful for sleep, so stick to nature-inspired shades like yellow, green, purple, or blue to create colour. French blue is a particularly popular choice for walls and bedding, so don't be afraid to include it in your decorating.
Choose Your Perfect Bed
The goal of country living is to recreate the relaxing atmosphere the French countryside is so loved for - and there's no better place to relax than in bed. Your bed is the focal point of the whole room, so choosing one that is both sumptuous and stylish is a must. Whether it's a four-poster bed or a simple wooden headboard, balancing fashion and function is essential.
To get the French country-style look, go for a dramatic headboard to add some flair and height. Padded headboards are all the rage at the moment, and for good reason. Plush and elegant, padded headboards keep you cosy and add plenty of style to any bedroom.
The Montreux bed frame by Bentley Designs features a padded headboard upholstered in a soft grey, as well as curved legs - another big feature of French style. Another stunning option is the Kyoto Elisa bed, which also features an ottoman for extra storage space.
Get Down To Earth With Natural Materials
Another big trend interior designers think we'll be seeing a lot of is furniture crafted using natural materials. French country style puts an emphasis on all things natural, and when picking out pieces you should keep this in mind. Pale wood is a popular option, as it looks both calming and effortlessly chic.
Other materials to include are linen and cotton, which instantly soften furniture pieces and create a welcoming atmosphere. Tufted chairs are a fabulous option for adding a quiet corner to read in, or you could add a vanity for some extra 'me-time'.
Cosy Up With Beautiful Bedding
When it comes to getting a restful night's sleep, there's nothing quite like snug bedding to send you off to the land of nod. For your provincial bedroom, crisp white bed linen is the best option. White bedding is fresh, inviting, and snug.
If you want something a little bolder, then opt for linens featuring a floral pattern - or preppy stripes. The Josette Bedding Set by Laura Ashley is a perfect choice, which features florals inspired by 18th-century France. Make sure to add plenty of comfy throw pillows and blankets to create an irresistible escape.
Roll Out The Carpet
If you want to add some style to your bedroom from the floor up, a new rug is a fantastic option. A simple yet effective way to tie an entire room together, the right rug creates a cohesive look and is wonderfully cosy. When deciding on a rug, there are a few points to keep in mind if you're aiming for the French country style.
Stick to a neutral colour that matches another piece in the room, such as your bedding. To keep the look down to earth, opt for rugs that feature botanical details. This rug by William Yeoward is a stunning choice, but a subtle neutral will also work wonders.
Freshen Your Space With Flowers
Adding some greenery to your bedroom makes the space feel more inviting and airy- and fresh flowers are a main feature in french country bedrooms. Popping some flowers in a charming vase is an easy way to try out this trend, and is actually quite easy to do. A unique vase with decorative accents is a great choice for getting the look right, and if you need advice on how to arrange your flowers, our blog has plenty of tips.
Choose Vintage-Inspired Pieces
Thomas Kent Macaroon Wall Clock - £45
The French country bedroom style is all about bringing that calming old-world energy to contemporary homes, and classic chic is in. Vintage or vintage-inspired pieces are full of character and charm, whether you opt for touches like a classic clock or a unique sculpture or spruce up older pieces.
Upcycling older pieces with a fresh coat of paint or some new upholstery is a fabulous way to breathe new life into your interiors, and our blog has plenty of tips and projects to get you started.
Hang Some Art Inspired By Nature
Artwork is an effortless way of elevating your walls - and prints inspired by nature are perfect for this trend. Muted pieces inspired by the great outdoors blend with the rest of the French country style, and landscapes create the impression of a classic country home.
Get The Bedroom Of Your Dreams This Bed Month
No matter what aesthetic you go for, we're making it more affordable than ever to create a chic bedroom that you'll love to relax in. We're offering 50% off all our luxurious bedding, and exclusive savings on mattresses and bed frames for the whole of March. There's never been a better time to give your bedroom an upgrade, and the French country style is a wonderful trend to bring home.