WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT DECORATING in French traditions? It is the tasteful and warm, elegant and refined, sophisticated and a charmingly attractive ambience displayed when your room is decorated in French traditions. In addition, it has the closeness to nature and country lifestyle mixed in. When you have a touch of France in your home, you transport everyone to the land of Pasteur, Renoir, and Voltaire.
let's get started with the kitchen
A French country kitchen has many pastel colors. French folks would tell you to also use dark red ~or bordeaux as they call it~ as well as yellows to enhance a French ambience in the kitchen; and to add contrast, I may add.
French looks shall be pleasant to the eye, and good to get organized. What French folks use to decorate also is useful. Wooden pieces, baskets, hand-painted ceramics, sturdy earthenware or stoneware, antique copper or metal pieces ~to have close at hand your vegetables, fruits, or eggs~ are all present in the French country kitchen. A wrought iron pot rack hanging over your range is candid way to bring a touch of France in your home.
The magnetism of French county furniture may well be the table and the Kitchen Armoir. The table may be planks of rustic wood resting on pillars ~which may have accents of metal~ where six to twelve people may sit at. The stand-alone Kitchen Armoire is where French folks keep flatware, silverware, and linen. It is located right next to their table, and they would sing songs telling you how useful it is. You may display spices, vinegars, and bottles of cooking wines and oils on its counter-top which fill the eye gracefully.
let's continue with the bedroom
Draperies and candles may be added to your bedroom giving such a romantic touch to it. Wrought iron and metal items on walls go very well in bedrooms with masculine feeling. They do accentuate a masculine feeling even in the room of those sought after romantic French Lovers. If you find one of them, he would make such splendid touch of France in your home. (!)
A screen ~hand painted perhaps~ placed close to a corner softens all the edges of the room, and it creates a feeling of comfort adding a romantic place to undress behind it in a seductive way. Should you be artistically-inclined, this could well be a chance to bring up your own creation. It is not few the number of French people that do. After all, heart-warming romance is vital part of any French bedroom.
let's not ignore wall art
It certainly is a splendid and tasteful way to add a touch of France. I have seen tapestry in which wrought iron was portion of the frame. Tapestry adds the candid feel, and the wrought iron makes it bolder. Of course, you do not want to disregard those enchanting and fascinating posters displaying French scenes or the work of well-known artists.
one last suggestion
Although you may not want to do a floor covering, you make a warming and welcoming statement using French parquet in your home. Use it to accentuate a Magazine Rack, or the Kitchen Armoire. French parquet is heart-warming touch of France in your home !
what you just read in this article was not meant to be totally complete.
it should suffice to give you a good idea on how much you may achieve
without investing a fortune; but still be able to walk every day in the
land of louis pasteur, voltaire, and renoir making a fine statement
bringing in from the old world a touch of france in your home.
About Author Mr. George Josserme
This man lived the warm and candid effect that French people's kindness and affection reflect everywhere in their homes. He brings us a piece of it.