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Oak bedside drawer table
French Oak Bed

How to create a French-Style Bedroom

No one does sophisticated style like the French.  Whether you want the all-out French bedroom look or to just blend a few French pieces into the room, we have a great selection of options.

Sleep easy

Start with the Classic French Bed . A solid weathered oak frame teamed with crisp padded linen headboards gives you a rustic French focal point in the room. Layer it up with creamy white linen and soft pastel shades, and you’re good to go. The modern French colour palette might be minimal but you can add definition to the room by trying different patterned and textured fabrics, such as our colourful range of stitched bedcovers. Together they’ll create a restful retreat.

Store it up

Now you’ve got the bed sorted, add in a few key items of furniture to complete the look. These ‘Melbury’ range of bedside tables mean you have plenty of options when it comes to choosing.

If you have a larger room, with space either side of the bed, the wider weathered oak side table with one drawer and an open shelf  can create an attractive bedside feature. Fill the open shelf with books and magazines or woven baskets to maximise on storage. Or if you’ve got a TV in your bedroom, it can double up as a TV stand too. With straight legs and a square shape, this table blends with many different styles if you decide you want to soften the French theme.

Depending on the size of your bedroom, you can then add the Melbury small or wide  chest, both with three drawers. For those with a larger room, the Melbury Grand four drawer oak chest  has flat drawer fronts and is plain and simple but with that touch of French detail on the legs.  Each chest teams up with the Classic French Bed perfectly. Top them with ornate carved lamps or warming candles

Light the way

If you only want to add a hint of French chic to your bedroom, a simple table lamp  or a small side table with cabriole legs  could be the way to go. You can’t get more French then the wooden scroll lamp and shade. This small lamp is the ideal match for the Classic French Bed, but is equally a show stopping piece on its own.

Top drawer

One of our Blue Isle ‘signature’ pieces is this ‘Claude’chest of drawers , a firm favourite since Blue Isle began and it just so happens to have a very strong French theme to it. Its curved carving on the drawer fronts and thick oak gives it that antique feel.

Put pen to paper

And if you want to go all out, finish off with the Beau Monde , a weathered oak writing table and desk with beautifully curved legs . Add a mirror and it becomes an ideal dressing table

Melbury Console bedside table in weathered oak
Weathered Oak three drawer chest Claude
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