A wardrobe is a key part in the making of your perfect bedroom. Providing plenty of storage options and a masterpiece to show off in your home.
Here at Crown French Furniture we offer a stylish array of French, Contemporary and Shabby-chic wardrobes and armoires. This blog is to help you pick out the perfect piece for you and your ideal French home.
For a classic French look in a stunning white finish, beautiful hand-carved details and natural imperfections - try our elegant Sophia French Armoire with 2 doors.
Or for a sleeker, more complete look, try our Parisian French Double Wardrobe in a modern grey...
Grand in stature, if a regal French interior is your aim then our Antionette Sleigh Mahogany Wardrobe is for you!
Available in a Double....
Or for even more classic French style , why not try it in a Triple?
If silver is your preference, our Alexandria 2 Door Armoire is perfect for you. Finished in the finest silver leaf and stunning curves exerting French vibes.
Or for something completely different, try our unique Manhattan Retreat Open Wardrobe, finished in a natural mango wood colour. Perfect for your contemporary or classic French home.
If none of these wardrobes match your criteria or for more information check out our website to see the rest of our wonderful range of top-quality French furniture.
The Manhattan range is a retro-modern collection of bedroom and dining room furniture that adds a contemporary atmosphere with a touch of spice. Available in Charcoal or Natural Wood, these subtle tones can compliment any interior.
Stunning 4 Poster Bed
Crafted from top quality mango wood our Manhattan Four Poster Bed is the perfect centre-piece for your home. It's regal stature compliments the soft details creating a stunning and elegant master bed. Available in a King size or Super King size
To complete the look, pair this with our Manhattan open wardrobe.
Practical Open Wardrobe
A unique open wardrobe putting a contemporary twist on this classic piece. Perfect to store your clothes and any other bedroom clutter in a modern, space enhancing fashion.
Stylish Cocktail Cabinet
A practical Cocktail Cabinet with modern legs and handles and perfect for storing your drinks and glasses.
Ample space to store some decoration as well to turn this into a stunning show piece. Add a little glamour to your interior and create a unique space.
For more storage options try our Manhattan Contemporary Sideboard. With 3 doors and 2 drawers our Manhattan sideboard is to die for. French details compliment the modern mango wood's warm undertones.
Or have this in our luxurious charcoal.
To complete your perfect French storage trio take a look at our spacious 4 Drawer Chest. A modern chest with 4 spacious drawers for your bedroom items whilst keeping up with the French vibe.
As with all of our Manhattan pieces, it is also available in our natural mango wood finish.
Nightstands, or bedside tables as they are commonly known, are an essential part of bedroom furniture. From providing the perfect place for lamps that can affect the ambience of your entire room to offering additional storage space and the perfect location for your alarm clock and personal belongings, these multifunctional items of furniture can serve a range of important purposes. That’s why choosing the correct nightstands for your bedroom is so important.
When selecting the ideal bedside table(s) for your bedroom, there are a number of things you must consider. These include; the size and height of the item of furniture and whether or not it will fit in the space designated for it, the potential storage space it could offer, the materials it is made from, and, of course, the colour, design and overall style of the item.
From how to correctly measure a nightstand to knowing how to find a bedside table that is the correct height for your bed, this handy guide will tell you everything you need to know when it comes to purchasing the perfect nightstand for your bedroom.
What is a nightstand?
A nightstand is a small table or chest that is meant to be placed next to a bed - hence its alternative name, bedside table. Depending on design, nightstands can be simplistic tables that provide nothing more than an extra surface to hold a lamp, alarm clock and any personal items you want to keep close to you while you’re in bed, or they can involve more complex designs than incorporate drawers and shelves, offering you additional storage space in your bedroom.
What is a nightstand used for?
Simply put, they provide an extra surface to support any items you would like to keep close at hand when you’re in bed. From lamps, books, drinks, remote controls and alarm clocks to medications, mobile phones and even intercoms linked to other areas of your home, nightstands provide an incredibly useful place to keep items that you may want easy access to when in bed.
How to measure a nightstand
If you're looking to buy a new nightstand, it's important that you make sure it's the right size and fit for your space and your needs. After all, if your table is too tall, you will find yourself having to reach upwards to retrieve anything from it when in bed, while a nightstand that is too short may affect the lighting in your bedroom when paired with your existing bedside lamps. For these reasons, one of the most important steps when choosing the right nightstand for your bedroom is finding one that works practically with other items of furniture such as your bed and is the correct size to best fill the space you have available to you.
Before purchasing a new nightstand, you should first measure the space in your bedroom where you intend to put it using a tape measure. Measure both the width and length of the space, as well as the height of your bed. Once you have noted down all of these measurements, remember to add at least two or three inches to the width and length to allow for a reasonable gap between the bed and the nightstand, as well as space behind for any plugs or chargers. This extra ‘breathing room’ will also ensure you will be able to easily move around your chosen table and access any inbuilt drawers/shelves with ease.
When it comes to measuring the nightstand itself, the first thing you need to do is ensure its dimensions fit comfortably within the measurements of the space it is intended to fill. As well as making sure the bedside table is not too large, it is also worth remembering that if the item is more than six or seven inches smaller than its intended space, it might be dwarfed by empty space on both sides - it’s all about finding a nightstand that is both not too small or too large.
How to pair nightstands with your bed
Once you have identified a bedside table of suitable width and length, next you have to make sure it is the correct height - this will ensure it pairs correctly with your bed. As a rule, to ensure you can easily reach items on your nightstand while lying down, its surface should be no more than three inches higher or lower than the top of your mattress. Whether you opt for a table that is slightly taller or shorter than the height of your mattress comes down to personal preference.
Do nightstands have to match your dresser?
To put it simply, not necessarily! When it comes to the interior design and decor of your home, there are no concrete rules. Deciding whether or not you would like your nightstands to match the dresser in your bedroom, for example, simply comes down to personal preference and the overall aesthetic you are trying to achieve. If, for example, you have a traditional country style bedroom, sticking to a theme and choosing nightstands that match other furniture in your room may help complete the look you are going for. On the other hand, if you want an industrial look, or simply an eclectic mismatched vintage style, choosing items that deliberately don’t match may be the way to go.
The only commonly accepted rule of thumb in this area of interior design is to at least have two items in a room that have something in common. This could be the type of wood they are made from, the same design style, the same colour, or even an exact match. The rest is up to you!
Here at Crown French Furniture we like to freshen up our range of products with the newest trends and styles in the world of top-quality French furniture. One of these new ranges is our Etienne French Weathered Bedroom Furniture.
Crafted from the finest pine wood with a grey paint finish and solid oak tops to put a contemporary twist on the classic French style of the Etienne furniture.
Bed and Bedsides
Our Etienne Upholstered Bed features elegant curves to compliment your ambient interior. It is available in Double, King Size or Super King Size. The crisp curves look great with our rustic oak top bedside and Bed End Stool.
Elegant Storage Solutions
Why not pair your beautiful Etienne bed with a matching Double or Sliding Weathered Wardrobe to fix any storage dilemmas in your bedroom whilst keeping up with the rustic French vibes.
Look Your Best Like Your Furniture
The elegant curved legs of our Etienne Weathered Dressing Table support a sturdy and practical tabletop. Perfect for you to store your personal belongings with its 3 spacious drawers.
Pair this with our Matching Etienne Weathered Stool, with a luxury upholstered cushion.
Chest of Drawers
To complete your perfect set of grey Etienne furniture, utilise our excellent 5 or 6 Drawer Etienne Weathered Chest.
The flood of orders for Gold beds has inspired us. We currently have a tremendous amount of happy customers looking at their Rococo Antique Gold beds (and a fair few waiting to join them!). But for those who haven't found love with the heavy floral carvings, this blog is about our upholstered hero.
Button upholstered, gilt vibes
Our Gilt French curved bed brings the same elegance of antique gold as our rococo but with a more homely feel. Whilst the rococo shows of regality, the gilt French brings a more contemporary style. The floral carvings are more subtle and serve to compliment the button upholstery beautifully. This makes the star of the show the contrast between the finish and the fabric.
Whilst the antique gold adds light and brightness to the piece, the softness of our linens finishes the overall look of class with a sense of comfort. We see the bed as a more homely approach to the antique gold style. This is because it incorporates parts of French design in a loving, warm way.
How to style it
Pair this bed with the rest of our Gilt and Gold Leaf range or use strong colours to bring out the opulence. This range thrives with contrast elsewhere in the room so be brave and make the most of those eye catching designs.
Pair it with some lush rug to really boost that cozy and classy appeal. Alternatively, bring some neutrals in and let the French style be the star of the show.
For anyone who sees all this gold and feels overpowered, our Fleur range is for you. We take the carvings and style of our gold range but tone it down with a more palatable silver leaf.
This finish is less powerful and allows more flexibility. Style this range with the same brave colours our gold pieces thrive with for the perfect bedroom.
For us at Crown French Furniture, the most important thing is making each piece of our furniture perfect for everyone of our customers. When ordering from us you can rest assured that we will be able to make a piece that is perfect for your home. Our website showcases our finest collections of French, reproduction, contemporary and shabby chic style furniture. But if you can't quite find what you are looking for, we can create a design that is unique to your own individual taste.
Using local craftsmen, upholsterers, carpenters and painters we can alter the finish of any of our products to make them to your individual taste. But don't just take our word for it, above are some images of what we have created or altered for our customers.... Some might say, hand crafted to perfection...
Our furniture makers have honed their craft over many years. They are proud craftsmen who constantly provide the highest quality of construction. We work to the exact specifications of our customers to create the most sensational designs. If your dining room, bedroom or living room has an awkward alcove we can provide a solution. If you are simply looking for a different colour, consider it done. We can create furniture that is unique to you because we believe in being yourself!
We always back our star player in the role of customised beds, in rain or shine we love our Sophia Button Upholstered French bed. Its clean, its crisp and its simple yet ornate, it possesses gentle curves that stop it from becoming overpowering and also boasts classical carved features.
All of our lovely products are sourced from carefully chosen highly respected manufacturers who share our commitment to quality, longevity and value for money. We use solid wood, antiqued mirrors and metal to create our collections.
As the majority of our French and contemporary furniture is hand crafted from quality solid wood, they do need to be treated with a certain amount of after care.
Every home is unique and every home should feel that way. If every home was the same, life would get very boring very quickly. The space you live in often defines the way that you live and when you customise the furniture that is in that space can be a direct expression of yourself and how you want to live. The main focus on our furniture is the balance between beauty, practicality and comfort, but the finish should also complement the personality of the people in it. When our customers come to us with an idea, we can make it a reality with 1-1 care throughout the process.
When it comes to French style beds, choosing the right one for you and your sleep space can be tricky. There are many different designs to choose from - all of which exude French style and flair.
To help you suss out which type of French bed would best suit you and your home, keep reading.
Create an authentic vibe with a rattan
If you’re keen to give your boudoir a totally authentic French vibe, perhaps a rattan style bed is the best match for you. This type of bed boasts a large, curved headboard and footboard, as well as beautifully carved sides, allowing you to make a true style statement in this room. Look out for designs with intricate detailing at the tip of the headboard and legs for a little extra ooh la la.
Usually, rattan beds are made from strong, sturdy materials, such as solid oak or oak veneer, complete with a soft sheen lacquer finish. Aside from rustic wood shades, we offer rattan frames that have been painted in hues like pure white and soft ivory - the ideal colour choices if you’re looking to give your bedroom a fresh, clean look and feel.
Keep it classy with an upholstered design
For a French style bed with class, why not go for an upholstered design? This style of frame often features a soft, padded headboard which has been covered in luxurious fabric. In most cases, the fabric will look ‘buttoned’, giving the bed a stylish and sophisticated appearance. At Crown French Furniture, we also offer frames which have been designed with both an upholstered headboard and footboard section - the perfect choice if you want to transform your bedroom into a boudoir.
Aside from the upholstered element, this style of bed usually features a wealth of other stunning features. You can take your pick from designs with sloping headboards, as well as models with beautifully curved legs and sides.
Make a statement with a carved antique model
To create a charming, classically French bedroom design, a carved antique model is your best bet. With elegant carved detailing on the headboard, sides and footboard, this style of bed frame is traditionally French in appearance.
So that you can get your decor spot on, look out for designs that have been painted white and have been gently aged to give the frame a slightly distressed look and feel. To complete the room, you can pair the bed with other Provencal style pieces, such as an antique themed wardrobe or bedside cabinet.
Combine old and new with a venetian bed frame
If you like the rustic flair of French decor but you’re keen to keep your sleep space looking cool and contemporary, a venetian bed frame could be ideal. The shape of this bed provides a vintage look and feel, while its high mirrored headboard and low footboard exclude modernity, giving you the best of both worlds when it comes to combining old and new.
The mirrored effect of this style of bed frame can help uplift darker rooms, while adding an element of elegance and sophistication. Venetian style beds are perfect when matched with similar furnishings, such as a mirrored bedside table, chest of drawers or dresser.
Which style of bed do you prefer? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
As we approach the new year and 2018 comes to an end, we thought we would reflect on some extremely beautiful ranges added to our website that could inspire you in 2019. To be honest this year seems to have gone fast and it feels like 2 weeks ago I was lying in the melting hot sun whilst having a cold refreshing drink. Now I’m in my 2 furry coats scrambling for warmth!
One of our personal favourites is the Louis Philippe reclaimed furniture just because of its remarkable simplistic and elegant design with imperfections in the wood. I find it rather intriguing since it displays a natural beauty within the room, giving a sense of a traditional cosy household. Using natural wood imperfections has grew in popularity this year and became quite trendy, giving off a timeless classic French design that matches a huge amount of settings they are placed in. Ranging from modern to traditional homes.
Now if we are really reflecting on the year, then we have to add one of our gorgeous mirrors to this collection so we can really get a reflection… Yes, that was cheesy, I know! But take a look at this fabulous Chantilly dressing table mirror which can be finished in either a beautiful light grey or a luxurious white. From my personal perspective, the white is my favourite colour due to it being more eye catching and standing out in the room. It creates such a tranquil ambience! Now I’m not saying the grey is a bad colour for the mirror. This colour has its own unique qualities by tending to blend into its surroundings more and can also be a centrepiece on top of your dressing table.
Linking to the mirror, the whole Chantilly range is just marvellous and is finished in a sophisticated antique white or light grey colour. Perfect for most settings, it is crafted from a solid pine wood that will add an opulent touch to any room. In any season, this collection adds their own warm touch to the room and continue to stand out all year round which is why I just had to talk about this lovely design and range.
Finally, we also want to thank everyone for another amazing year! We have loved interacting with all of you whether its been through social media, reviews, customer orders or even this blog page. You have all been a huge help to us this year and we will continue to aim to make you happy and satisfied with our services. We want to keep inspiring you and your interior designs by helping out the most we can. Our team also appreciates all the support you give us!
This is how you feel walking into our showroom right now! Honestly, we are not exaggerating, our team have outdone themselves with this year's Christmas spread! We've always aimed to put out our accessories and Christmas pieces as soon as people start to think about the festive season. The main reason for this is that you need time to plan, have ideas and execute them. So come into the showroom and see what inspires you this season, colour schemes this year appear to centre around more sparkly atmospheres, golds, silvers, hints of pinks or greens.
We can also announce a beautiful display of our new four poster, Juliette bed. See last month's post for a run down on why you should come see it in person!
But back to Christmas! Or the run up to it at least. We have baubles galore! Some nicely hung from our ceiling to create a starry night feel above our displays.
Others are settled in little buckets at the front of the showroom, a little pick n' mix of high quality baubles can be seen at Crown French Furniture this week.
Aside from the Christmas tree decorations we have a few beautiful trees for sale. We decided to sway away from the classical design as we always try to offer our customers something new and different to the high-street.
Just take a look at the simplistic design of this all white tree, it's absolutely beautiful and strays from the evergreen trees to a much more wintery feeling bare tree. As you can see, it is complimented by decorations just as well as your typical tree
As everyone has seen again and again in fairy-tales or Disney films, four poster beds are the first choice of long haired princesses or former-beast Kings. The obvious reason for this is the unrivalled luxury and opulence of the design. It completely changes the vibe of both the bed and the bedroom by adding a veil of privacy to your resting place.
the classic look of a Pinterest style four poster showcase, pssst. check out our Pinterest!
They are rightfully a symbol for beauty and wealth. Those who have the space for one of these undeniably large feature pieces have to make the most of those high Victorian ceilings and find one that's right for you. There is even an Independent top 10 for these beauties which is definitely worth a browse for some inspiration. It's a quick look at all the different design inspirations, some are minimalist, some take influence from the orient, some show African influence. All boast the high level of craftsmanship you would expect to go into such a marvel.
Our Moulin Noir seems very similar to a bed in the article...
Taking a look at our own catalogue, we can see that there is a small range of four poster beds, we provide a few basic designs since we have, so far, offered eccentric and flamboyant pieces in the form of regular beds. that is to change somewhat with the introduction of our new inspiration.
Our outstanding Juliette four poster has arrived!
As you can see, our Juliette is nothing like we have offered before. It offers a romantic atmosphere and soft neutral tones to create an utterly tranquil environment. It also adds a sense of flamboyance to our four poster range. Previously we have offered safe, comfortable designs, but this icon blows them out of the water with an amazingly soft button upholstery featuring jewelled buttons! Now that is unique, and completely new to our catalogue.