Elegance, comfort and relaxing are the main three features that the French country design offers to you. With few simple ideas and tips, you can enjoy an amazing time with your family and friends in your extreme comfortable living room. Start with choosing the color of the walls and go for the quite and light colors like white, off white, beige and ivory. These colors are so warm and soothing and they are the best if you want to apply a cozy atmosphere in your living room.
The furniture pieces should be simple and comfortable in the French country style and they don’t have to look new, you can always add any old piece of furniture in your living room. Adding simple throws and old covers to the furniture pieces will fit perfectly in this design. They will boost the feeling of relaxation and comfort; just make sure to also choose them in light colors like the quite earth colors, white, off white and beige. The large and comfortable pillows plays a major role in achieving the French country style, so don’t forget to put some in your living room.
We can’t talk about the living room furniture pieces without mentioning the coffee table; it’s a basic part of any living room, right? The styles of the coffee table in the French country design are so special and most of them look more like the vintage style. In most styles the tables are made of wood material and decorated with amazing carved designs.
Wood isn’t the only material that is used in French country coffee table, but you will also find some styles made of metal. You can either choose your coffee table with glass top or wood top, the choice is always up to you. They also come with different sizes and shapes to choose from. For example, you will find some with drawers or shelves and others with both drawers and shelves; you can make your choice according to your needs of storage places.
If you have a large living room or enough free space in your living room, why don’t you use that free space to add a bookcase? The bookcase won’t only add a touch of elegance, but it will also provide you with enough storage places, help you to reduce any clutter in your living room, keep the room organized and your stuff will be easy to reach. Yes, this beautiful piece can do all that and more, because most of the bookcases deigns consist of several cabinets and shelves to store different stuff like books, magazines and you can also use it as a place to put your accessories like, family photos, small vase, souvenirs, etc.
You know what else? The bookcase could work as a multifunctional furniture piece, wondering how? By choosing a bookcase that has a TV shelf instead of buying an extra TV unit and for sure you will have several places to store your DVDs and CDs in the bookcase.
If you want to have a separated TV unit, that is okay, just look for small TV sand with small cabinets to store your DVDs and CD s and couple of shelves to put your DVD. A shabby chick style in white color would be the perfect deign to choose for the TV stand
Speaking of bookcase, what about making a small reading corner in French country style in your living room? All what you will need is a small side table to put your coffee and your eye glasses on it, wingback chair and a table lamp. It would be amazing to place this reading area beside a window to enjoy the natural light while you are reading.
We can’t forget the great effect that lighting can make and to achieve the French country style in your living room, use lighting fixtures that enhance the French country atmosphere like wall candelabras, lampshades for the ceiling and table lamps with shades in light and soft colors for the side tables. The lighting should be soft and warm to provide you with the relaxation feelings that you need.
Flowers and candles are the best accessories pieces that you can use to enhance the beauty of the French country style in your living room. You don’t have to go for the expensive large vases or expensive candle holders, a simple glass vase and couple of glass candle holders will be more than enough. Always go for the aged and simple accessories, because they are the best to choose to complete the French country style.
When it comes to choosing the flowers, it would be better to use real and fresh flowers, but if that isn’t possible, you can go for artificial flowers. Just make sure they look so real to enhance the beauty of the French country look in your living room. It’s always good to travel though time with the décor art, so give it a try and enjoy the luxurious ambience of the old days styles.