Refinement and elegance of the French style in the interior
When it comes to France, as a rule, first of all there are associations with castles, fatal beauties and royal intrigues. Modern French style in the interior fully reflects all the magnificence of the Middle Ages. And such a style as Provence beats all records in popularity with designers who design the interiors of houses or ordinary apartments. From the usual rustic country style it differs softer and melodic details and colorful.
Photo: French style in the interior of a children's room for two children.
Interior decor for french style
In order for the classic French style to be fully revealed, it is desirable to be the owner of a spacious room with large windows, high ceilings (not less than 3m). Naturally, this design can be performed in a room with the usual parameters, but in this case, you must follow all the recommendations on the design. We should not forget that the luxurious interiors were designed for French nobility, so the basic elements of the furniture should not look cheap.
Tip: decorate the bed in the bedroom with a canopy, put a ottoman near the dressing table, lay a carpet, the furniture should not look modern.
In the interior should not allow pomp. If the design uses bronze, silver or gilding, then in the smallest doses and on individual parts. Luxury should look bohemian and a little careless, but not flashy.
The interior, made in the style of Provence, can be decorated with various wicker or wrought-iron accessories. Empty walls are filled with light floral landscapes or still lifes, decorative plates or neat painted hours, easy shelves. Candlesticks, fruit baskets, flowerpots, wicker baskets will harmoniously fit into the French-style interior. The French style will be inaccurate if you do not include in the interior at least one figure or a picture of a rooster, which is a symbol of this country.
One of the main elements of French chic décor is drapery, so you should pay special attention to the design of windows. Light flowing curtains with silver hues combined with heavy curtains of rich texture will royally decorate an apartment in French style.
Photo: decorating the kitchen with a rooster figurine, which is one of the symbols of France
Photo: window decoration in the interior of a French-style dining room
Lamps for Provence style should be made of forged bronze. If this metal is well processed, it looks very much like gold, therefore it was very popular both in antiquity and in the Middle Ages. Chandeliers can also be made of brass or aluminum. These are more economical and simple options, but the Provence style just implies simplicity in the interior, emphasizing the provinciality.
The overall lighting should be soft, not radiant. To do this, lamps can be equipped with brightness controls, which will create the necessary calm environment that promotes a leisurely conversation with friends over a cup of flavored drink.
Photo: lamps with dimmers
The color palette of the interior, made in the French style is characterized by restrained pastel colors. The range of shades ranges from grayish to silver, from transparent blue to lilac, from soft greenish to emerald. The plain white color is replaced with a touch of ivory. France is an elegance that does not tolerate vulgarity, so the basic color scheme should be cold, without burgundy or red tones, more relevant to India.
The Provence style is characterized by whitened, faded in the sun colors of lavender, sunflower, aqua, reminiscent of the flowering meadows of the area.
Photos: interiors of bathrooms in lavender tones
From the furniture, decorating the French style in the interior, should blow dignity and elegance. Curved wooden legs and backs, neat little tables of wood, exquisite chairs. Upholstery of upholstered furniture with various ornaments or floral pattern is made of materials of very good quality.
Tip: A small sofa with a one-sided back and a colorful upholstery will perfectly fit into the interior of the room in the French style. Furniture for Provence style can be searched at flea markets, renovated lockers, chairs - this is just what you need.
Floors are better to be made of laminate, imitating light wood, you can lay small colored mats on them. Linoleum and carpet are not very suitable for the interior in the French style and can spoil the overall design.
Photo: sofa upholstery material with floral pattern
The hall in the apartment in the French style is better decorated in smoky colors, covered with wooden floors, in extreme cases, with bright laminate flooring. To give the interior refinement, the board can be artificially aged. Also complement the style, including the Provence carpet, a brighter, but low-contrast color with an ornament. Walls can be covered with wallpaper, embossed or plastered. It is necessary to fill the interior with a small bright round table, a ottoman with luxurious upholstery, a forged coat hanger, curved lamps.
Living room design
Living room, embodying the French style in the interior should be a casual luxury. The main elements in it are the furniture of curved fuzzy forms:
- Oval table;
- Glass sideboard;
- Sofa and chairs with floral upholstery.
Furniture can be assembled from individual parts, headsets are quite difficult and expensive to find. The walls and floor are made in the usual color for this style using wallpaper, parquet. Pattern wallpaper can be made on a flower theme of medium or large size. Light stamping is acceptable. Stucco as a decor is better not to abuse.
Photo: glass sideboards in the living room interior
Photos: furniture in the Provencal style living room
Furniture for the living room, made in the style of Provence, should be artificially aged. This is very important, as the main feature of this design, it must bear the imprint of time. The furniture can be made in blue, lavender, terracotta color. Antiquity must breathe all the accessories in the room: lamps, upholstery, accessories.