French Reproduction Furniture Offers Lots Of Flexibility To Interior Designers

November 7, 2017 Posted by kyu7

French reproduction furniture is fast becoming a popular trend among home interior designers and eclectic furniture collectors alike. This style of furniture is classic and reminiscent of antique European collections of yesteryear. The beauty of this furniture lies in its intricate details and distressed finishes that complement any home furnishing décor.

If your budget is more Home Goods than Sotheby’s Antiques, fear not, because modern day remakes of French style traditional home furnishings are available in almost all price ranges. Whether you are looking for an entire seating collection for your living room, or a simple accent piece to draw attention to your dining or bedroom area, French inspired vintage furniture fabrications make for affordable and classy additions to your home.

Living room options include french styled chaises and sofas typically have wooden accents with soft fabrics in a variety of colors. Club chairs, settees and wing back chairs make other great accent pieces. Rich burgundies and sapphires or soothing camels and sages give plenty of color options to coordinate with your existing furniture pieces.

Bedroom decoration choices include vintage style French beds, occasional seating, side tables, bureaus and chests with distressed painted or stained finished. Popular bedroom French style fabrics include blue, black or red toile patterns. Small checkered patterns are another popular French country look and can be easily paired with coordinating striped or toile fabrics. Toile is a French word that means ‘cloth’. The cotton or linen fabric often has a repeating pattern that typically reflects a French country scene. The scene usually reflects the people dressed in French styled attire and shows a pastoral working scene. Some manufacturer such as Waverly, offer coordinating wall paper and fabric pattern that can be used separately or paired together for a designer look. European antique styled hardware and drawer pulls add special detail to these fine furniture accent pieces that draw one’s attention to the look of the overall piece. Dining room selections offer formal or casual dining room tables, upholstered side chairs, buffets and servers and pedestal accent tables.

French reproduction accent furnishings are not limited to just tables and chairs. Wall art is a furnishing accent that is often over looked. Plain walls do not add visual or textural interest to a room décor. Wall hung vintage inspired tapestries or reproduction oil paintings can liven a room with rich color, vistas and textures, quickly and easily. Mirrors framed in ornately carved gold gilded frames, promote a French inspired casual elegance to any room.

French country motif is about elegant comfort. Reproduction European style furniture can be both attractive and comfortable. Overstuffed chairs and ottomans offer options for spaces that require flexible furniture arrangements. For people who entertain a lot, ottomans provide easily moveable seating for larger gatherings, and also provide much needed table space for serving trays to hold drinks and appetizers.

French inspired accent lighting is another easy way to introduce a western European influence into your decorative accents in your home. Table lamps, wall sconces and ceiling mounted chandeliers are all available options that you can use to update the look of your home interior. Faux marble painted lamp bases or accent lighting created from contrasting materials such as wrought iron and crystals make for visually interesting pieces. Wall sconces can be hand painted with a fleur de lis design, or have a distressed patina of white washed iron taking on the appearance of a lighting accent from another era.

Vintage reproduction French rugs make for a useful and decorative home accent. Color patterns can range from classic blues and yellows to jewel toned patterns flaunting a French Aubusson or Savonnerie design. These rugs add an intricate detail to any room including a foyer, formal living room or bedroom.

Window coverings are another complement to French reproduction furniture and often are lavishly full window sheers or drapery treatments in traditional French inspired patterns. Billowing layers of fabrics in crisp clean white or cream, or more traditional blue and white sheer pattern add a comforting, elegant touch to any room décor.

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