A French boudoir is probably the most luxurious and seductive place you can be. It’s the perfect room to get ready and feel unstoppable or to wind down for some pampering time. If you’ve always wanted a beautiful boudoir, you don’t have to sacrifice your dreams just because of a limited budget. It’s often unnecessary to splash out on numerous new items when giving a room a makeover in your home. Instead, opt for reusing old items or making your own to save money and add personal style. Here are a couple of points to guide you through the process when creating your irresistible boudoir parlour.
If your boudoir is going to be the bedroom then the bed is probably the biggest focal point that you want to emphasise. Make an impact with brocade bedcovers that don’t have to have multiple fabrics but instead cheaper printed patterns will work just as well. Don’t cut back on the number of pillows as a nothing says luxury better than a cosy bed full of comfort. Get your hands on some cheap, extra fabric pieces in deep purples and reds to make some simple and effective cushion covers. For a DIY project, why not create your very own designer headboard for the perfect statement with an impact.
The next most prominent feature is your dressing table. There are plenty of stunning and affordable vintage mirrors that can be found in antique shops with fantastic French style frames. Don’t be afraid to compare different shops and barter the price down for the best deal. Invest in a dark mahogany or black table and chair set that will be durable and create the essential boudoir look in the room.
Lighting should be warm and atmospheric in a boudoir. Either opt for a lighter airy feel with a pastel or cream colour scheme or create a Moulin Rouge style parlour with dark reds and black. Either way, there should be crystal or beaded trimmings on the lights; be they wall lights, lamps or chandeliers. Empire chandeliers are always a good choice and you can even create your very own.
Accessories are essential in a French boudoir. Include plush rugs, throws, cushions and chairs in the room. Vintage artwork, photographs or film posters add an intriguing touch to walls and decorate vases with flowers or feathers to give that dose of glamour.
Soon enough you’ll feel like pampered royalty or an irresistible showstopper in the Moulin Rouge. French vintage boudoirs are timeless and endlessly appealing so you’ll be sure that whatever room you’ve created will last and be enjoyed again and again in the years to come.
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