French country decorating is not at all a difficult task to achieve if you know what you are doing. The key to it all is planning and decorating from a French country motif or style. So let’s take a look at some tips on how to achieve this look in your home. This may seem like an expensive endeavor, but the benefits are well worth the effort.
There are three main areas that are key in any original style of French country decorating. The first and most important area is the flooring. This will play a huge role in how everything else looks and feels throughout the room.
In the bedroom, we can see the importance of the bedroom dressing areas. These will become a focal point for the entire room and therefore should be designed accordingly. The bedroom should be based on the sofa set, but for the ultimate in elegance, choose a place setting that can be used as a bed. It doesn’t have to be a country style, but a larger more contemporary design will bring out the elegance of the room.
In the living room, there are many choices to make, but the focal point should be centered around a fireplace. If the room does not have one, then a full length mirror with the fireplace on the mantel is perfect. Lighting the fireplace is a great way to bring out the warm feel. Add in accents such as candles and salt and pepper shakers. Keep the warm atmosphere going throughout the room by keeping the sofa in a comfortable position and placing a few throw pillows on it for additional comfort.
For the dining room, we want the focal point to be a dish cloth. If there is no dish cloth, then use an oversized bouquet vase and use it as a serving station. Also, give attention to lighting in the room. There should be indirect lighting coming from the dining table and a glass tablecloth on the table top.
In the formal dining room, the focus should be on the table itself. The tables need to be large enough for a round dining set, but smaller if it is being used for dinner only. Use the throw pillows on the dining chairs and place scented candles around the table.
In the breakfast nook, the same rules apply. The focal point should be a dishcloth or a plate with a candle on it. Place a candle beside a small table with an empty chair. A simple lamp is a great addition to the breakfast nook.
In the dining room, the focus should be on the dining table and the circular seating area in the breakfast nook. For the back of the seating area, use small table lamps to accent the room. Add in accents like a collection of candles, matching accent rugs, and matching curtains for a sophisticated feeling.
In the kitchen, focus on the centerpiece. The shape of the centerpiece should be symmetrical and should contain a fire and also provide a scent. Use a fire with matching rugs and a mirror to light up the room.
In the living room, the focus should be on the fireplace in the kitchen. Don’t forget the dining room and breakfast nook either. Finish off the living room with a pair of matching throws and a throw pillow to complete the look.
With a bit of imagination and creativity, French country decorating can be done in a variety of ways. To keep things simple, try decorating by color scheme. This is the easiest way to get started because once you figure out the colors that you like, it’s easy to create the feel and look you want in the room.
French country decorating isn’t that difficult once you know what you are doing. Follow these tips and you will be able to get the look you want in your home.