There are so many things to love about French country decorating. Even if your personal style leans a different direction, you can find things to appreciate. The colors, the textures, the luxury, it all comes together in a perfect scene that makes you feel like you stepped into a peaceful French chalet. So if that’s the feeling you get, why not make sure that your bedroom is as French country decorated as your living room? Here are 10 tips for creating the most relaxing French country bedroom ever, effectively creating a space you will never want to leave.

As you would in any room you’re decorating, start from the ground up. Find yourself a nice classically floral rug that will give you lots of neutral tones and roses and a place to set your slippers. (via The romantic tourist)

No matter how big your bedroom is, your bed will be the primary piece of furniture. So when you’re designing a French country bedroom, you want to be sure that your headboard is as large and grand and scrawly as you can stand. Cushioned helps for all those Saturday mornings you want to be lazy with your book and classy orange juice. (via Cottage Chic)

If you have space for furniture besides your bed and dresser, opt for something rigged out in a lovely linen fabric, tufted of course. Because you can’t find a French country bedroom without a tufted chair or bench. (via Thistlewood Farm)

And speaking of linens, you’ll want to be sure that you add a few inches on whatever linens you’re buying for the space. Whether it’s the dainty white curtains or the delicate bedskirt, the fabric should be dusting the floor like a proper French country bedroom. (via BHG)

Got an empty corner in your bedroom? Fill it with a comfy chair swathed in soft sand colored linen. The French pride themselves on taking time to relax and get away so it seems fitting to dedicate a corner to practicing the art of relaxation.

You’ll see a bit of whitewashed wood when you look at French country decorating. That’s the country vibes coming through. Add a touch to your bedroom by whitewashing a wooden piece of furniture or go all out and whitewash your floor or ceiling. (via The DIY Mommy)

One of the best parts about French country decor is the ability to make the vintage piece with the chippiest paint blend in. Head to your local antique store for that necessary piece of furniture and choose something old and worn around the edges.{found on Dreamywhites}.

Bedrooms are in need of lots and lots of throw pillows, any place that you sit or lay or rest for even a minute. Stock up on linen pillow covers because you’re French country bedroom is going to need them. (via @brittanyork)

When it comes to hanging things on the wall in your French country bedroom, you definitely opt for all the scrawly metallic things you can find. Those gilded framed mirrors? Accepted. The large scrawly framed painting? Done. Let your inner luxury lover go all out on your bedroom walls. (via Edith and Evelyn)

Last but certainly not least, your French country bedroom will need a sparkling chandelier. Every good French country decorated room has one so don’t let your bedroom feel left out. Whether it’s tall and lean or short and squat, those hanging crystals will make a big difference. (via Lynzy and Co.)


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