Ever thought of how interior décor, other than making your home cosy, personalised, and warm, can take you anywhere?
It sure can, and the French provincial style is the proof. Most of us dream of visiting the country of love, some of us have and keep on dreaming of revisiting, but when you fill up your abode with the intricate French design, you won’t have to dream anymore and immerse in it instead.
I’ve talked about the dining room, and I’m sure as the most used room, you’d be up for giving the living room the French makeover, so here it goes, the idea on how to pull it off, starting from accent furniture pieces.
Despite the sofa is usually the focal point of the room, along with the coffee table (and I would suggest they are in time-worn shabby chic look as the typical of this style), if there was only one piece you allow yourself to buy, you would accomplish a grand impact by introducing an accent piece like one of the delicate and charming French provincial bookcases.
You can easily get a homely look and elegance at the same time because as it’s typical for the style, beauty is in the details, and you get a bookcase with a distinct look that has intricate profiling along the edges, finish, and handles, so even though it’s meant to create a laid-back country feel, it doesn’t mean it’s not sophisticated.
Not only appealing to the eyes, the French provincial bookcases serve their storage purpose thanks to abounding in shelves, where you have all the space you need to showcase your books, ornaments, photos dear to you or souvenirs from trips, plus use the drawers to hide away some of the living room essentials that would otherwise be a mess when left in sight. Remotes, devices, magazines; sounds familiar, right?
Now, while it’s a style famous for the whites, and it’s advisable to choose white as the main colour, you still have the chance to use some colour. This can be done with the help of all-things toile. Toile, or more specifically toile de Jouy, is a French pattern, available in any texture, colour and piece you can think of when wanting to spice all the white up.
Perhaps you would like the look of toile cushions, rugs, throws, curtains or decorative plates for the bookcase, perhaps you’d go for something bigger, for instance wallpaper, or just an accent wall. Bring the French charms in and let your new fresh countryside interior win you over!