The bedroom is one of the most intimate home spaces. It is not intended for visits and collective gatherings. This is a place for a romantic pastime and relaxing rest, filling with the necessary energy to meet the morning of the next day with a good mood. And each design tool is subordinated to the accomplishment of these tasks: color, decoration of the room, furnishings and various, precisely selected accessories.
Provence is a certain artistic standard, the roots of which go to the medieval countryside of southern France. Sometimes the concept is treated as a mixture of classical and rustic styles. The Provencal style is distinguished by a soft chromatic palette, where neutral colors like white, cream, golden, beige, green, blue, red and lavender, olive oil and ivory dominate. The presence of a gray tone is not only desirable, but also necessary.
The dominant of gray in the luxurious bedroom of a country house, decorated in the style of Provence
While decorating, give preference to your favorite shades: but do not overdo it, combine them so that the tasteless composition does not turn out, which instead gives the space Mediterranean freshness, classicism and elegance. The relaxing effect will have an irritating effect. To create a calm and balanced atmosphere, inherent in a cheerful style, it is ideal if most of the premises in the house are kept in the same color scheme.
It is not superfluous to think about whether the style of the bedroom will coincide with the general theme of decorating a home, or it will be in its way an artistic "island" created solely for your convenience and peace of mind.
- Ceiling. Wooden or plastered, always white. Large wooden beams of dark or light wood, except for the carrier, perform an expressive decorative function.
- Walls. For their finishing, plaster, plaster, molding, styling of brick or masonry are used to make the image more accurate. The walls are painted in a cold shade of white or pastel, typical for giving refinement and an old look of French rural houses or castles.
- Floors. The style is characterized by the coating of ceramic terracotta tiles, which is easy to clean and perfectly maintains the coolness on a hot summer day. Ideal for floors with rough or polished stone.
To begin with, measure the dimensions of the room. From this will depend on the number and choice of suitable sizes of pieces of furniture, which is supposed to furnish the bedroom. Not always a large room is at our disposal, although for the Provence style space is a way to ideally realize all the expressive possibilities of the style. If you are still a fan or a fan of Provence, limited square meters – not an excuse to give up a dream. The interior creates details, and, perhaps, only a few expressive means will suffice, so that even in a compact bedroom a subtle charm of provincial style lodges.
The details that made it possible to decorate the bedroom in the style of Provence in a small room – a white ceiling, pastel color of plastered walls and flooring, a wrought metal bed of simple "rustic" form, thin curtains of pale purple color on a straight metal bracket, the color of the drapes of the pillows echoes curtains and golden themes of paintings, an aged chest of drawers with a table-top mirror on a carved leg, also from the past
Furniture should be made of natural wood with preservation of natural color or painted in white. Massive and rustic rustic furnishings are not suitable for the delicate, elegant style of Provence, but it should not be forgotten that somewhat artisanal and aged look distinguishes the charming French artistic style from other
The classic combination of white and blue for Provence style is used in painting walls, metal and wooden surfaces of furniture, bedding, accessories
Bed – the compositional center of the bedroom. It is made of wood with preservation of its natural coloring under a layer of protective transparent varnish. Baldahin is an element that can be successfully applied to create a complete artistic image of a bedroom.
The light canopy at the head of the bed, the thin carved edging of furniture and bed linens and accessories, the dominant white color create an atmosphere of tenderness, subtle elegance and purity
For the Provence style, an iron or bronze wrought-iron bed with simple curved lines is also suitable.
Near the large and strong bed, original bedside tables on thin straight or curved legs look original, light rattan seats with a thin slightly curved volumetric weave.
Perfectly fit to the atmosphere of ancient lari "from great-grandmother, who here kept her outfits," chests of dark cherry tree, in drawers of which are stored natural linen, rearranged stems of dried lavender.
An armchair or rocking chair with a thrown plaid will create a mood of warm home comfort. A wooden bench or forged metal seat actively participates in the creation of an old country atmosphere.
A wooden low comfortable armchair with curved legs with cream-colored upholstery, a wrought-in narrow sofa, reminiscent of the contours of old furniture samples, contribute to the creation of the spirit of a bygone era of French history
When filling the space, you should think about what might be a good fit for the work area, a vintage mini-cabinet of its own.
Upholstery of sofas, chairs and armchairs is selected from printed, rough to the touch, fabric or cashmere. Figure draperies – a combination of large and small floral compositions, a large cage, stripes.
Typical drawings of drapery fabrics in the style of Provence – floral patterns and cage
The main thing in creating a style of Provence is filling the room with streams of light, which visually expands the space. Natural light, especially in the mornings, freely penetrates through a peculiar interlacing of window frames and thin coffee curtains with a narrow lace.
The intensity of radiation can be regulated by means of curtains, wooden blinds, shutters. Wooden shutters, which can be covered from the inside on a hot day, will give the room the coziness of past eras.
Wooden shutters closed from the inside serve to reduce the flow of light on a hot summer day
Accessories and decor elements
With the help of accessories you get the impression of softness and fluffiness of the bedroom, which seems to be waiting to take you on holiday with open arms. To achieve this effect, a collection of pillows, rugs, bedspreads, beautiful bedding, the color of which corresponds to the basic colors of the provincial style – a green apple or purple lavender – is perfect.
Decorative elements must be diverse, and the more of them, the better. They add individual features to the room, and emphasize the idea of transferring family relics from generation to generation, making the room more warm and cozy.
Curtains, bed linen abound in a variety of floral patterns, creating the impression that the garden outside the window partially moved to your bedroom. Well fit in the interior of needlework – embroidered or crocheted capes, napkins, tablecloths. Colored homespun rugs at the foot of the bed or seats complete the design of the flooring. Curtains are long, from traditional printed fabrics with floral or geometric patterns. Instead of pretentious holders for curtains one should prefer simple ones – wrought iron or wooden ones.
Drapery in the style of Provence – long curtains in a gray-yellow wide cross strip, knitted bedspread, natural fabrics of bed linen in light colors
A special place in the decor is given to the mirrors framed by the intricate old frames.
The frames of the large mirror attached to the wall, paintings with floral pattern, are executed in a deliberately rude manner, which softens with a warm deep brown color and luster of the varnished surface
Fixtures of various arrangements are necessary for illumination of each corner of the room, and ideally they should also be exposed in a light palette.
The complex system of illumination includes windows and doors with a large area of glazing, a ceiling chandelier, stylized under a candelabrum, floor lamps with cloth lampshades-caps
A frequent decorative element is the iron horseshoe. Forged or porcelain figurines of animals are relevant decor elements, as well as ceramic vases with bouquets of live or dried flowers.
Paintings with landscapes and still lifes, old and modern family photos in frames complete the composition created and give the atmosphere a light coquetry inherent in the style of Provence.
In this style, it is appropriate to design countryside and holiday homes for permanent or temporary residence, provence is less suitable for urban apartments, although here you can apply some of the characteristic style techniques and elements.
Details creating a Provence style in a small room – a color palette made up of white, grayish-yellow, golden and dark brown; a wide soft bed with a collection of pillows, a chair in a fabric holster with ruffles, a bouquet of real flowers not a small bedside table, an old alarm clock
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