French Provincial furniture is influenced by the ornate style of the French Court of the 1600s and 1700s, as interpreted by the period’s less affluent merchants and peasants. The scale, lines and proportions of the home furniture echo those of Louis XIV and Louis XV, but with a decidedly country feel. French Provincial furniture has a handcrafted look, with a heavy use of cane and wicker. White painted furniture also suits the French Provincial style. Strong blues and yellows are popular, as are more muted shades like terra cotta and rose. Home furniture stores may refer to this style as French Country.
There are other types of expanding mechanisms which are also in use today, both for kitchen tables and formal dining tables where the space available is limited. Where a room has multiple functions, it makes sense to use a table that is full-size only when in use.
Here is a suggestion how to create such a focal point in your home. If you have a large column or square plant stand, either in your garden or consider purchasing one, first look at your living space and envision where a free standing column might add interest. That could be near a window, in an open area between two different use areas such living room to dining room, or between family and living room. I choose a location at the end of a dividing wall that separated the kitchen from the living room but was wide open to the dining room both from kitchen and living room.
When your bedroom space is quite small, avoid using a large bed. It is best to leave a wide space of floor area in your bedroom where you can move around freely but if you desperately want a king sized bed go ahead with it ensuring that the bed base and bed head and either hidden or virtually hidden. Leave your furniture to a minimum like a bedside table with drawer. Use light colors in your color palette too, as these create the perception of a larger space.
The column outdoor plant stand at the end of our patio looked a bit forlorn once the flowers had faded and we removed them and their pot. After looking at it for several days and wondering what could be place on top during the winter I began to change my thinking. Why not bring the stand indoors and enjoy it in the house during the cold season? The result after completion was absolutely stunning and resulted in many compliments and raves.
Buying local produces is also a helpful way in living a green lifestyle. There are stores nearby that produces, creates and makes their own furniture pieces out of locally grown materials like bamboo. Buying local product also lessens the cost and the need for shipping fees and fuel costs.
You should think about the vertical landscape. It is recommended to choose tall plants and flowing vines in the garden because these plants can hide the walls and fences. What is more, these plants create a great atmosphere. Include big trees, plants, and walls as a background in your yard’s plan. Outline the items you want to add on tracing paper and lay the sketch over main drawings to see how the items look together. If you decided to try gardening, you may think about an area in your garden with as much sun as possible, because fruits and vegetables will not grow in a heavy shade. Be sure to grow recommended varieties of vegetables for your area. You can ask for help at the local garden store for varieties available. Usually it is better to buy high quality seeds and plant them not too deep.
Like other parts of the home, bathrooms also need storage spaces for toiletries and other bathroom essentials. You want these things to be easily accessible so you will not have difficulty finding them when needed. Modern bathroom vanities provide great solution to your storage problems plus they also enhance the look of the bathroom. The use of bathroom cabinets and vanities also help create a clutter-free and clean bathroom. Every visit in the bathroom will be comfortable and relaxing if you have a clean and clutter-free environment. And considering that the bathroom is one of the areas in the home that you use often, this improvement will be a good investment for your money.
Occasional chairs include individual rocking chairs, antique chairs of a specific design that are set apart from the general living room furniture, and also specific chairs that are reserved for a disabled member of your family. An occasional table is one that is used for a specific purpose, such as a coffee table or cocktail table.