Decorating With French Provincial Furniture
Traditional and timeless, French Provincial furniture gives a highly inspired and very elegant European look to any room. There are some ideas to decorating your house with French Provincial furniture. Here are some of them. Work with the curved lines and carvings present in picture frames, wood furniture and other French Provincial decor. Choose fabrics that complement the French Provincial look, such as toile, checks, stripes and plaids. Patterns often have motifs that include roosters, grapes, olives, lavender, sunflowers and even beetles. Select colors for your fabrics, wall paint and other decor that emphasize the soothing, elegant ambiance of French Provincial furniture. Pick occasional or dining chairs with hand carvings or curved wood. Choose chairs with vertical slats or ladder backs if you want your home to exude a country or rustic atmosphere. Emphasize a semi-formal appeal by utilizing armoires throughout your home for storing linens, clothing and other accouterments.
Other options are to hang mirrors with carved frames or set out antique reproductions with an Asian influence. These add a classic elegance to the space. Set wood carvings, woven baskets of natural fibers and pottery around the room to enhance a rustic or shabby chic French Provincial room. Hang decorative chandeliers, wrought iron wall sconces and wall art to emphasize the French Provincial furniture pieces. Gold-toned metals or glass light fixtures add to a semi-formal style, while wrought iron enhances a rustic or country ambiance.