Things to Do When You First Decide to go with French-Inspired Design
You don’t have to be French to appreciate the beauty of French interior design. If you’re looking into adding that French interior design look there are a few things you can do.
First understand that French interior design is about creating space using flair and a hint of flamboyance. You’ll want to be original in this area. Making sure you accomplish this can make or break your French design ways.
Always consider your ceilings when doing French-inspired designs. The castles in France are well-known for having marvelous looking painted ceilings. I know what you’re thinking, “I don’t live in a castle why does that matter?” Ceilings are a great chance to showcase how extraordinary you are with interior design. You could paint or even stencil a nice design into your ceilings. Using a sky blue and gold color scheme would make for a great look – radiating the essence of a serene, rich and prince-like environment.
French interior design is always influenced by the past and it comes with a playful attitude as well. It’s the appreciation of the past and gorgeous looking old things that makes French interior design so great. When starting with a French-inspired design, always keep on the look for out for old artifacts to use as a showcase to the room at hand. For example, if you have an old plasterwork, maybe not frame it and just hang it by a rusty iron hook and have it fastened by a faded silk bow.
The impact of colors is so important as well. You’ll want to experiment with all sorts of color. You can create an enlivening look to your French-inspired design by using a mix of colors such as red, blue, pink, rust, and cream. A mix of colors is always appealing and inviting to guests. Have fun with the color scheme.
Gold has always been a major theme in French interior design. If you have something gold to put in the room then that’s great. Something gilded and polished with a very high polished sheen can be the icing on the cake for your French-inspired room.
Contrary to the extravagance of the gold theme, don’t be afraid to bring in the beautiful simplicity of country elegance to your room’s design. The country elegance is another common theme in French interior design to not go missing in your plans. It can be something simple that you’d imagine in a country-esque Bed & Breakfast like a chair in the corner. Whatever you choose, just make sure it gives off the look you are going for.
These are the things to look for when you first decide to dabble into the world French-inspired design.