French country bedroom ideas – Slightly distressed furniture helps create an appropriate contrast to the gilt-edged furniture, giving a special place a true rural feel. You can easily create distressed furniture in the home by painting wooden furniture, letting it dry, and then painting a layer of crackle finish over it. The paint color you just painted will start to crack. You can then paint another color of paint over the first color and add more crackle finishes.
If desired, you can even stencil on some step decals in the corners of the furniture as the icing on the cake. A few flower accents will help bring a look together in a given room. For example, if you can’t afford to buy a new sofa, buy a pair of decorative pillows that have a delicate floral design such as blue and white, blue and yellow or red, pink, yellow and blue.
Blue and white porcelain dishes are a must for the dining room. Display fresh cut flowers in basic colors such as red and yellow in porcelain antique vases or for a more provincial look, out of a tin bucket. If you can’t afford a chandelier, buy antique or vintage candlesticks and paint them a distressed white or gild them.