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  • How to choose the right French style bed for you

    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!

  • Finding your comfort

    We do have some magnificent beds in our store and some of them might be difficult to buy at this moment in time. So, we thought we should help everyone with our astonishing deal, trust me you will love it. Over a period of 12 extravagant months, you can now pay monthly for our beds so you can find the comfort that is perfect for you! This is suitable for everyone.

    We always say the perfect sanctuary of sleep begins with choosing the right bed and as well adding a touch of elegance and glamour to your bedroom. We have various styles of beds with unique colours such as classic white, cream, silver and genuine gold leaf French beds. All these can optimize the shabby chic look.

    One of our outstanding additions to the Beulieu furniture collection is the Beaulieu Antique White Upholstered French Bed, the bed frame is finished in antique white and upholstered with a light grey linen fabric. It’s unbelievably comfy and perfect to have sweet night’s sleep.

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    Most significantly we have over 60 beds in our collection and all of them offer a unique purpose to your bedroom and not every bed is right for everyone depending on your style!

    Why not have a browse through our collections? We have some striking classic beds that could be a suitable fit for you. Check out the Lille Classic Sleigh French Bed, it takes us back to an 18th century design with rich wood tones. This is made using fine timbers and created to the highest values.

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    The Versailles Gold Leaf French Button Bed makes a sense of pride within your bedroom and adds a touch of glamour and prosperity. Enhance the authentic look and is one of our most glamorous beds. Sneak a peek and you will most likely fall in love with it.

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    Honestly, take advantage of this deal we are doing, you will find the right comfort for you and I might try and find my dream bed as well… The most magnificent beds can be found here at Crown French Furniture and we always want to help you find your right comfort, we want you to be impressed and have a snug night sleep. Have a little look and maybe you will find a bed of your dreams or a bed that will match your bedroom look. Let this summer be the summer you won’t forget!

    Fern xx

  • Trends: Summer

    I know, Summer is just a season … well arguably much more than just a season … but it most definitely does mess with the stylish funk of everyone’s interiors and so we will call it a trend. Suddenly we have to think of bright colours, glare, ventilation, preventing fading fabrics and garden furniture!!

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    Lighting

    As always, we must stress the role of lighting in a classy environment, however, with the skies a little clearer and the Sun a little brighter we are sure you will start to notice southern facing windows (assuming you live in the northern hemisphere) getting brighter and more hard hitting upon your rooms.

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    This impact can seriously hinder your suave style by creating shadowy corners and eye-burning reflections. Make sure to place mirrors out of direct sunlight (also preventing that odd patch of light from the reflection) and perhaps keep darker pieces out of the light to avoid that searing hot seat.

    Fading

    As you can tell, one of our focuses is how the Sun becomes too intense and messes with everything.

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    It doesn’t take as long as you think for your furniture to discolour or darken in intense sunlight. This is natural and will inevitably happen to everyone... But Keep an eye out for anything you will need to look fresh, sitting in the heat as you can add a few years to its life by avoiding those rays.

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    Outside!

    Despite all the beaming rays and stuffy rooms, this time of year is amazing and it welcomes the return of lazy days outside on the garden furniture.

    Take a stroll outside and garden! Take a stroll outside and garden!

    Select a few comfy pieces from our range of outdoor furnishings, decorate with some accessories and finish with ice cold lemonade.

    Tan isn’t just for you

    A Final thought; tan colours, beiges and neutrals are everything right now, they exude class and an edgy modern style. Be sure to explore some of these new trends over the season as they work splendidly in the warm weather to give a holiday feel.

    101st post! Fern xx

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  • Summer Sale! In store now!

    As Summer comes and goes we’ve seen an impressive flow of accessories coming in and out of our doors, additionally we’ve picked up on your favourites! With the season coming to a close we’ve thrown together what we believe are some of your most loved pieces and a few newbies we’ve just had in store into a collection of discounted products to give you a last taste of Summer before Autumn kicks in and the hot chocolates come out.

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    Come in store and browse our Summer sale, its sure to delay your winter blues!

    Fern xx

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  • What a good day...

    What lovely weather we are having!

    But the big question is how long will it stay for? Pop down to our showroom whilst you can and take a browse. We have one of our top quality Ivory rattan beds now available to view.

  • Rain Rain Go Away!

    When will this rain ever stop???

    I'm desperate to use our new garden furniture in the Adele range! its a good job its treated and won't come to any harm. Will just have to dream of lazy sunny days to chill out on the sofa. :)

  • NEW Rattan Garden Furniture

    Hi,

    We have a brand new seasonal range with some beautiful rattan garden furniture from chairs to sofas for those lovely sunny afternoons. It also includes metal benches, glass tables and cushioned stools so you can put your feet up after a day in the garden. Also all of our rattan furniture is weather treated to withstand the traditional British weather.

    Fern x

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