French country design often incorporates ruffles, distressed woodwork, mixed patterns, and both vibrant and subdued hues.
While many people are under the impression this type of design is too gaudy to fit with today’s tastes, I think that could not be further from the truth. French country design showcases elegant simplicity at its finest — and, if given a chance, could become the next twist on rustic design.
The easiest way to achieve the goal of French Country is through your color palette. While the dominant shade in each room should still be fairly neutral, French country’s dependence on subdued hues means you can stretch that definition a little bit further than usual. Focus on colors that are inherently warm and subtle — such as tans, creams, and soft yellows — to fill this role.
Choose Subtle and Warm Colors –
Where your accent colors are concerned, you’ll want to choose shades that tune into French country’s traditional roots. Choose colors such as rust and antique white, which will infuse the room with a subconsciously historical feel.
Look For Furniture with Flowing Lines –
With this in mind, you want to follow many of the same rules as you would when putting together a traditional rustic look. Concentrate on incorporating plenty of natural materials. The shape of these pieces. However, is where this aesthetic sets itself apart. French country furniture boasts a variety of sophisticated, flowing lines to add plenty of visual interest in addition to function and purpose.
Embrace Your Weathered Textures –
One way to do that is through your finishes. Rather than having design elements that look as though they’ve come straight from the store, you want the impression that your rooms have seen a bit of history! When it comes to selecting flooring, furniture or even architectural elements like decorative wooden beams, choose finishes that are a bit distressed, or imperfect and rough around the edges.
BLACK & WHITE DECOR
A truly timeless design trend, black and white furnishings should be on your list of trends to incorporate into your home’s decor for 2019 and beyond. The visual contrast of black and white will provide a sense of balance and bravery to the feel of your home while lending it a graphic punch that is timeless.
This trendy hue is getting a lot of attention again thanks to its delightfully modern feel. We’ve already seen this pink shade make its way into home decor and fashion in 2018, but for 2019 get prepared to incorporate this hue in new creative and unique ways, it’s an easy way to update any space with decorative accents, fabrications, and wall coverings.
Still, in 2019, geometric patterns are becoming a dramatic presence. Colors will be bolder with oversized patterns. This is a trend that will help make a fearless statement in any room.
Designers are expecting to see many nods to the 70s era. 70’s chic decor is all warm palettes, funky textures, with abstract silhouettes. Incorporating this trend into your home will bring out the stunning personality of every living room or bedroom design.
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