Saturday, February 15, 2014

How to create simple French vintage style

French vintage style decorating ideas

Check out our decorating ideas on how to create simple French vintage style.

French vintage style decorating ideas

Find the furniture

  • Mix and match classic furniture with distressed and painted pieces and varnished fruitwood and oak antiques to create simple French vintage style.
  • Choose cabriole-legged tables, chairs with deep-button upholstered details and armoires with exquisite handles for a timeless decorating look.
  • Get some decorating ideas from scouring country sale rooms for old French furniture to restore and update with ticking cushions, loose covers or a lick of paint.

Choose the fabrics

  • The essence of French vintage style is typified by an elegant mix of treasured .
  • Choose different scales of toile de Jouy ticking, traditional Provencal prints and formal embroidery to create a timeless charm.
  • Use fabrics to inject a burst of vibrant color. Create areas of detail with layers of intense patterned fabric and contrast with chalky walls and painted furniture.
  • Mix contemporary prints with nostalgia vintage fabrics from the 1940s and 1950's.
French vintage style decorating ideas

Add the accessories to your French vintage style

  • Update worn cushions with trimming.
  • French Aubusson rugs are very decorative and help to define the character of a room bringing faded pattern underfoot.
  • Fill Provencal jugs and pots with flower heads for a flavor of the French country decorating style.
  • Choose accessories with French countryside napkins with cuffs, a cafetiere cozy or a collection of perfume bottles.

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