Decorating Style French Provencal Country
Creating Provencal country style in your space is easy with the right colors, finishes and furnishings.
Here are the main instructions to create this relaxed, warm and subtly elegant French Country decorating style.
Traditional Provence style homes tend to be colored in natural tones.
To mimic the Provencal style of homes in the South of France, apply a plaster or stucco finish to walls.
Whitewash or paint them with lime-based distempers in pale yellow ocher ,pale blues or pale greens, for a subtle, aged look common in French farmhouses and chateaus.
The effect of this paint is almost like watercolor with a chalky, matte finish.
The floors in Provençal homes are usually covered with terracotta tiles in warm reds, browns and oranges.
These tiles are easy to keep clean and stay cool during hot weather.
You can also use tiles with designs to create borders and focus spots.
Traditional Provence Furniture is usually made of walnut and either left a natural brown and polished to a high sheen, or painted.
The most popular colors for painting furniture are the light, grayish blues and greens that are also used on the wooden shutters and doors, but you’ll also see sideboards and dressers with antique white, ‘distressed’ paint finishes
Filter natural light with delicate lace panels or cafe curtains or make long drapes from traditional Provencal printed fabrics (Toile), which include paisley, floral and geometric designs.
Accessories – Decorative
Everything Vintage looks perfect with French – Provencal Country decorating style, especially if the Vintage pieces are from France.
This beautiful Book Bundle is from Michelle Louise