A French style bed like the French Gilt harks back to the times of Louis XIV using influences from this period along with Baroque, Rococco and French Renaissance to produce a truly unbelievable bed. The French Gilt has been superbly crafted by the most skilled hand carvers and will transform a bedroom into a magnificent French Boudoir. While a bed like the French Gilt is one of the more ostentatious designs it does make a wonderful centrepiece and talking point in a room an gives you the freedom to go a little over the top with furnishings and fittings. Lush velvet bedding or cushions can be used to create a regal tone, with velvet drapes setting it all off perfectly.
French style beds are not all so theatrical in their design; they can be a little more subdued. A bed like the Josephine is an extremely well designed example of a French style bed that would look nice in a girl’s bedroom. Like all French style beds it is roomy and the Josephine has elegant curved features and simple carved panels that lend itself to a more modern interior design. Some examples of furniture from the Josephine Range will give you an idea of how the traditional style has been brought up to date by using simplistic design that gives a look that doesn’t look out of fashion.
Of course not all French style beds are opulent and about creating a chateaux effect in your home. More rustic styles of French bed can also be found like the French Oak. It is a timeless design that is brilliantly crafted from solid oak to produce a really beautiful bed. This style of bed will enhance a rustic style room that has distressed paintwork on doors and maybe has unpainted floorboards. Antique whitewash furniture could also be used to create the look, or a weathered effect can also be used. Colours like Cornflour, or soft yellows could be used on walls, while for a more striking effect something like Gold Mustard could be used.
Whether you are going for a truly extravagant look to your room or want more of a rustic charm feel to come across then French Style beds can give you both options.