Friday, 18 January 2013

J'Adore....French beds

Rococo inspired French bed via Pinterest

Baby it's cold outside...lots of snow and blizzards across Europe's time to snuggle up in a gorgeous bed.  Antique and Reproduction French beds are desired by those who love shabby-chic, sheer romance and a touch of old fashioned style
Upholstered French bed via Pinterest

French beds come in a variety of designs and in different materials often featuring upholstery, rattan and ornate woodcarvings.  Many of the styles date back to the 16th century, when the reigning sovereign dictated the furniture style. As new monarchs came into power, new styles of furniture were created. The most important periods in the history of French furniture are the French Renaissance, Louis XIII, Louis XIV, Regency, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Directory and French Empire.

Bateau or Sleigh Bed via Pinterest

One of the things that makes French antique furniture so special is that the type of wood used was easily carved. Densely grained Oak, native to France was often used and equatorial woods, such as rosewood and mahogany were bought back from overseas.  The carvings may feature motifs from nature such as acorns or animals. The Rococo style features scroll like, curved carvings.

Which French bed would be your bedroom heaven?


  1. Great article. I don't know much about French Beds but they sure look nice and comfortable to me! I dog the sleigh bed! Thanks for sharing your passion!

  2. I would have to go with the Sleigh bed. That's just about the most awesome piece of furniture I laid eyes on.

    I dislike the modern day furniture; it has NO personality!

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