A romantic and charming Provence native to France is one of the most delicate country-styles. It's just a paradise for subtly sensing natures. With the help of pastel tones, elegant fabrics, exquisite wooden furniture, floral print, vintage accessories and porcelain baubles in the interior of your bedroom, you can recreate the atmosphere of southern France, making this room the embodiment of your dream.
The main distinguishing features of the style
Considered the embodiment of beauty and comfort, the style of Provence has its own characteristic requirements:
1. Bright colors and catchy contrasts are excluded.
2. The main element of the bedroom is a comfortable and large double bed.
3. An indispensable attribute of the Provencal bedroom is the bedside tables, playing both the role of both functional and decorative elements.
4. All furniture should be elegant.
5. In the interior of the bedroom is the presence of a large number of cute knickknacks. As a rule, these are products made of porcelain or wrought iron. And, of course, flowers ...
6. The walls of the bedroom are decorated with wallpaper with a graceful pattern.
Combination of floral patterns and green shades.
Typical for provence "cell" and on wallpaper, and on textile products.
The main thing for a bedroom in the style of Provence is fresh and light colors. There must also be a lot of sunny color (as well as light). And nothing ascetic or, on the contrary, excessively luxurious - only warmth and comfort.
Bedroom in blue tones.
Watercolor or pastel ... Choose a color
The atmosphere of simplicity and charm of the Provencal style is formed first of all with the help of characteristic pure pastel shades. The whole color palette seemed to be copied from the French landscape - olive trees and lavender, azure sea and blue sky, golden sand.
Provencal bedroom in coffee shades.
Do not be afraid to combine different gentle and warm colors, but remember that sharp contrasts are not welcome here. Choose watercolor tones, which will be combined with each other in the interior, like paints on canvas.
Lavender in the Provencal bedroom.
The main colors and shades used in the interior design of the bedroom in the style of Provence:
- different shades of white - it can be cold and snow-white, but more often still warmer pale yellow, cream and ivory;
- light blue and sea-green;
- light green and pale lemon;
- terracotta and ocher;
- powder pink;
- Beige and coffee color with milk;
- pastel gray.
Furniture and decor items, playing the role of color accents.
Tip: It's a good idea to bring color accents to the snow-white room, the role of which is played by furniture and various accessories. But there is an alternative: a rich decoration of walls and furniture, and then the addition of white.
The most characteristic for Provence is warm colors.
Walls, floors, ceilings ...
In Provence, as, indeed, in any other country style, preference is given to natural finishing materials. For example, for flooring, parquet from bleached oak or its high-quality imitation in the form of a laminate flooring is appropriate.
The floor in this bedroom is made of natural wood.
On the floor you can lay a small carpet. It is necessary to create comfort, but it should not attract too much attention, because the main violin in this stylish sonata belongs still to walls and textiles.
Bed under a cozy canopy.
The walls in the Provencal bedrooms do not make it smooth. To give them texture, as a rule, use decorative plaster (or usual, but deliberately negligently applied) or textured wallpaper with floral ornament. A suitable addition here will serve as a picture of pastoral themes.
The walls in this bedroom are decorated with white painted wooden boards.
So, the main rules that must be known to those who proceed to the selection of materials for the decoration of walls, floors and ceilings in the bedroom, designed in the Provencal style:
Ceiling. Wooden or plastered, always white. Large wooden beams of dark or light wood. Ceiling lighting is done without excess shine and chic, because the main decoration of the ceiling is just these massive wooden beams.
Walls. To create a more accurate image when decorating walls, plaster is used, as well as wall coverings, stylized for brick or masonry. They are colored in cold shades of white or pastel colors to give the room elegance and closer to the sight of old French rural houses or castles.
Flooring. As a floor covering in houses decorated in the style of Provence, use ceramic terracotta tiles, which are easy to clean and perfectly maintain the coolness on a hot summer day. The ideal floor is made of rough or polished stone.
Wooden ceiling with massive beams in the attic bedroom.
Pastel gray shades in the interior of the bedroom in the style of Provence.
It is not superfluous to think about whether the style of the bedroom will correspond to the general theme of the house, or it will become a kind of artistic "island", created to rest not only the body but also the soul.
The most important thing in creating a Provence style is to fill the room with a stream of light. This will visually expand the space. Natural light, especially in the mornings, easily penetrates the room through a "filter" of window frames and thin translucent curtains with a lacy pattern. The intensity of sunlight can be adjusted with curtains, wooden blinds or shutters.
Light in the room should be not just a lot, but very much.
Wooden shutters, which can be located on the inside of the window, will create comfort in the room on a hot day.
Furniture for royal apartments
The main attribute of the bedroom in the style of the French Provence is the bed. The form should be fairly simple, but the carved ornament on the wooden headboard will not be superfluous here. Often in the Provencal bedrooms you can see beds with patterned forged backs. And the most important decoration of this piece of furniture will be textiles - a small canopy, boudoir pads in embroidered pillow cases, bed linen with floral motifs and lace inserts for even more airiness.
The print on the wallpaper repeats the picture of the curtains.
Another indispensable attribute of the bedroom is the bedside table. It is a night light and a lot of "necessary" trinkets. In general, the amount of furniture in the bedroom depends on its size, but each element should look like a thing with a story. It can be a sideboard with bent legs for storing the most spectacular gizmos, a grandmother's chest (instead of the usual chest of drawers), a wicker rocking chair.
Furniture in the interior of the bedroom in the style of Provence.
Flower motifs and green hues are an excellent combination for the design of the Provence-style bedroom.
The main advantage of furniture in the style of Provence is the texture of natural wood with its characteristic pattern and calm shades. Impressive facade surfaces are created with the help of modern technologies of artificial aging - applying patina and craquelure, special creation of scratches and chips. All the magnificence of this vintage is surely covered with wax or paint to make the surface matte.
Stylish furniture in a stylish bedroom.
Aesthetics of furniture in the style of Provence is provided thanks to carved, gracefully curved and wicker elements. But at the same time there is nothing deliberately luxurious, delicately delicate, with perfect proportions. Approved metal elements, faded from time, covered with a layer of patina or "antique" gold.
Elegantly curved legs of the bedside table.
A huge role in creating a romantic atmosphere is played by furniture upholstery. Furniture decorative fabric, muslin or chintz, decorated with stripes, vignettes, floral patterns, form this elegant space. With a similar finish, even a modern furniture set can be turned into a spectacular Provence.
Chests and cabinets and with a lot of boxes.
Textile - soft dip in Provence
Textiles in the Provencal bedrooms abound in floral patterns, giving the impression that the garden that was just outside the window a moment ago moved to your room. Sets of bedding in this style - it's flawless floral motifs, laces, ruffles and frills.
Floral motifs of different shades.
Curtains should be long, made of traditional fabrics with floral print. The ideal option will be curtains made of coarse linen or coarse calico. You can take a monophonic canvas and decorate it with braid or hand embroidery or buy a ready-made fabric with a floral pattern. You can also choose a provan fabric in a cage or strip, but for the manufacture of curtains in the bedroom, these are rarely used, it is rather an exception than the rule.
Imitation of the canopy over the bed.
Particular attention is paid to the ease of curtains and the abundance of scarfs on them. And do not forget about lace and decorative ribbons! The main thing is decor, and the fabric itself should be as simple as possible - even the use of burlap with rough texture is allowed. Yes, and cornices are better to choose the most simple, made of wrought iron or wood.
Textiles in the Provencal interior.
In the style of Provence, the blankets made in the patchwork technique (only the fabrics should be soft) or canvases decorated with hand-embroidered embroidery with floral motifs look great. Good fit in the interior of handmade products - embroidered or knitted capes, napkins, tablecloths, colorful homespun rugs.
Accessories and decorations
The Provencal bedroom is inconceivable without accessories and decorative elements - an empty wall or the surface of furniture is rare here. What is appropriate in the style of romantic France? It can be:
- caskets and boxes (for example, made using the technique of decoupage with craquelure);
- paintings with a picture of pastoral landscapes;
- Gobelin tapestries with embroidery depicting pastoral scenes;
- mirrors in openwork forged or wooden frames;
- decorative porcelain or forged figurines (often figurines of animals), placed on wooden carved shelves;
- watches with floral motifs on the dial;
- old photographs in the gilded framework;
- painted vases;
- porcelain painted plates in traditional blue and white colors;
- candlesticks, stylized antique palace decorations;
- iron horseshoes;
- bird cells;
- books in ancient bindings;
- vintage ornaments placed directly on the wall.
Graceful baubles and other decorative accessories.
Flowers will certainly refresh the interior of the room, even if they are artificial.
A bedroom in the style of Provence is unthinkable without the sweet heart of trinkets.
Required belonging to the bedroom in the spirit of the French provinces - flowers. They can be everywhere - on curtains and wallpaper in the form of prints, bouquets in vases, roses blooming in tubs, panels, garlands, wreaths and other compositions from artificial flowers.
Accessories, different in color and shape (but acceptable within this style), should be a lot, because they give the room an individuality and uniqueness, make it warmer and more cozy. The Provencal bedroom will only benefit from the abundance of such decorative elements. However, the rules of a harmonious combination have not been canceled, especially if it is a small room.
Decorative panel above the bed.
But do not turn your bedroom into an antiques store. The right atmosphere can be created with the help of a minimum of things - correctly selected curtains, mirrors in an elegant forged frame, lamps with a fabric shade.
The right choice of accessories is already half the battle in creating the Provencal atmosphere.
Curtains, pillows, blankets, beautiful bed linens, the color of which corresponds to the palette of the Provencal style, will help to achieve the desired effect.
A special place in the interior of the bedroom is given to mirrors. It's great if they are framed in old frames.
Paintings depicting landscapes and still lifes, family photos within the framework will complete the composition created and create an atmosphere of easy coquetry inherent in the style of Provence.
The most common decorative elements in the Provencal bedrooms are ceramic vases with bouquets of dry or fresh flowers.
Very little effort on your part, and now your bedroom has turned into a paradise, full of sun, warmth and comfort. It will always remain a romantic island of pacification, harmony and unity with nature, even if your house is located in the middle of a big and bustling city.
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