Our summer holiday plans may have taken a hit, but just because we’re unable to travel doesn’t mean we can’t bring our holiday destinations to us.
If you’re dreaming of immersing yourself in the culture of a foreign city or merely longing to soak up the sun on a beach abroad, interior design experts The French Bedroom Company have found ways in which you can recreate your dream holiday destination at home.
Grecian style interiors are elegant and straightforward, with a neutral colour palette and rustic furniture. Bring the crystal clear blue waters of the Mediterranean into your home with a stunning blue glass table lamp on your bedside table, or a classic royal blue velvet chair in the corner of your room. A Grecian urn would look just as complementary in your home as it would in the Acropolis of Athens, and is ideal for displaying flowers or trailing plants.
If you plan on soaking up the history and culture of Paris this summer, it’s possible to feel like you’re amongst the city’s splendour, all without leaving your home. A quintessentially French-style luxury bed like this Provencal Louis XV design is both charming and pretty, while an elegant mahogany framed, distressed stone chair will bring French sophistication to any room. A 6 arm French chandelier will not only make a statement but will brighten up a small room, while a hand-carved Amour mirror will create the illusion of more space.
You can bring the tropical climate of the Sri Lankan jungle to your home in multiple ways, but the most simple is animal print. Opt for a colour palette of dark greens and gold on walls and furniture, before complementing this harmonious base with items such as a leopard fringe cushion, or a leopard print throw. Add to the jungle feel with leafy prints; a tropical footstool or foliage inspired scented candle will work just as well as real house plants at making you feel at one with nature.
Dreaming of holidaying in Norway, Denmark or Sweden? Recreate the region’s iconic style in your home by keeping things minimalist – white walls, wood floors and modern furniture. While accessories should be kept to a minimum, an ivory sheepskin cushion or a cottontail throw on the sofa or a sheepskin rug placed on the floor will make simplistic spaces cosy and welcoming. Eye-catching wall art, such as an antique stag head, will also bring a Nordic feel to your room.
In the spring and summer months, the cherry blossoms of Japan are in full bloom. Use this stunning spectacle as inspiration for your home to create a soft, blush-tinted interior. Line your feature wall with a calming spring blossom print, or top your bed with a pastel-coloured blossom bedspread or a tropical floral motif cushion to make your sleeping space the main feature of your room.
About The French Bedroom Company
The French Bedroom Company was founded in 2006 by Georgia Metcalfe, an interiors guru with a background in interior design and styling. Celebrating nearly 12 years of creativity, craftsmanship and love, the company’s signature style focuses on combining beautifully made investment pieces with eye-catching and contemporary lighting and accessories, creating inspiring interiors that are classic but playful, on-trend but timeless and luxurious by carefree.
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