It’s understandable if the word “ornate” comes to mind when discussing antique French design. French Provincial furniture, however, does not feature the ostentatious Rococo look commonly associated with the period. The creation of Provincial furniture was a deliberate reaction to the elaborate pieces favored by French aristocrats in the 18th century, with the ornate design extras stripped away to create furnishings which were beautiful and elegant, yet understated and less expensive to produce.
The French Provincial bedroom furniture available today falls into two categories. Antique handmade pieces will provide a stunning, sophisticated look, with a patina – and price – to match. More recently-produced furniture in the Provincial style contributes much of the same ambiance, without the patina of age – or the extraordinarily high price.
These pieces feature relatively-simple curved and scalloped designs, bronze or brass hardware, and cabriole legs which are concave at the bottom and convex at the top. Provincial furniture is often associated with French country style, so the hardwoods used to construct it are usually lighter than the deep-browns many associate with “antique” furniture. The wood is sometimes whitewashed, with the natural color of the wood showing through in spots and attesting to a piece’s authenticity.
Some French Provincial beds have four-poster canopies, and while their design may be whimsical they won’t have the showy flourishes of Rococo furniture. Matching nightstands, armoires and chests (many in highboy style), side chairs (to be placed in a sitting nook) and ottomans or benches (to sit at the foot of the bed) are commonly seen in a set of French Provincial bedroom furniture.
Unless you are fortunate (and wealthy) enough to have one of these exquisite bedroom sets passed down through your family, your choices will likely be limited to piecing together a room with closely-matching antiques, or purchasing a newer set manufactured or hand-built with French Provincial designs. The popularity of the style, though, means there’s a large selection of new French Provincial bedroom furniture on the market, with both high-quality and less-expensive options available to elevate the look of your boudoir.
Traditional setup for a spacious master bedroom with a French provincial style to it. The room is furnished with a king sized bed with wooden headboard and footboard, both painted with a white coat of paint.
Provincial setup for a French styled bedroom with a gorgeous set of sophisticated furniture, consisting of a long wardrobe with two arc-shaped mirrors and a decoratively carved bed with a coat of weathered white paint.
Chic French country style bedroom furniture. A queen bed and a nightstand of wood in creams have bun feet and curved aprons. An arched headboard has a carving atop. A nightstand features a brown top, drawers with ornate shell pulls, carved posts.
A chic French country style woody drawer chest. It features curved front panels and front paw legs, a wavy apron. A top, an apron and partitions are light beige, the rest of a frame and drawers panels (with ornate white metal C-pulls) - white.
A vintage collection of French provincial bedroom furniture, consisting of a large dressing cabinet with a built-in decorative mirror and two little night tables, all made out of white-washed pine wood which provides an elegant vibe.
French style for a provincial bedroom, furnished with a spacious dressing cabinet with six larger drawers and three smaller ones, made with white-painted oak wood which nicely fits in with the ornate mirror on the wall.
Antique setup for a French provincial royal bedroom, furnished with a king-sized bed with a sophisticated frame covered in tufted upholstery made out of a velvet material, nicely combining with the wrought iron edges.
Sophisticated setup for a grandiose bedroom made in a French provincial style, furnished with a king-sized bed with an oversized headboard and footboard made out of gold-painted wood and fitted with faux leather upholstery.
A traditional arrangement for a spacious bedroom furnished with a king-sized bed with a set of decorative draperies above it. The bed is made out of painted wood and has a large headboard with faux leather material in beige color.
Vintage design for a shabby set of bedroom furniture, consisting of a large wardrobe and a smaller dresser cabinet. Both pieces of the set are made out of oak wood with a white coat of paint and provide a lot of storage space.
Gorgeous French provincial style bedroom furniture of wood in white and gold. A queen bed frame, canopy posts and a frame, a mirror frame with a showy intricate openwork top arch are gold. A bench, armchairs and a sofa have white fabric upholstery.
Wonderful French country style bedroom furniture of white finished wood. A queen bed with an arched curved headboard, drawer chests, a nightstand feature ledges, showy ornate carved corner posts, open bases. Drawers have decorative metal C-handles.
Luxury French provincial style bedroom furniture of wood in beiges and greys. A king bed headboard and a mirror top rail feature split curved arches. A bed and a drawer chest have fluted corner posts. Drawers have black metal pendant C-handles.
Stunning French provincial style bedroom furniture of wood in beiges. A queen bed arched upholstered headboard, a footboard, aprons of a nightstand and of a dressing table feature beautiful scrolls and carvings. All pieces have S-curved carved legs.
Ideal for a shabby chic or cottage interior, this French provincial bed comprises elegance, charm and solidness. Intricately shaped headboard and respective footboard distinguish itself with their adornments.
If you the charm and warmth of the shabby chic or cottage style, this French provincial bedroom shall delight you. Maintained in white colours, it creates a very gentle, subtle appeal, enchanting with intricate silhouettes.
A simple yet classy take on a large dresser cabinet for a bedroom, made out of solid wood with a beige coat of paint and wrought iron handles on the drawers, which are spacious and provide a lot of storage space.
French arrangement for a large bedroom, furnished with a king-sized bed with a white-painted wooden frame with upholstered headboard and footboard, paired with two identical nightstand tables on each side.
Its ornamental form evokes associations with the most glorious interiors, known from the Louis XVI ties. A large, off-white, wooden bedroom cabinet, coming with a complementary etagere and a small side cabinet.
Embodying the charm and elegance of the French provincial style, this bedroom furniture will help you create a perfect shabby chic bedroom for any princess. White bases and golden accents present together glamorously.
This beautiful bedroom furniture constitutes a good example of the French provincial style Embodying the characteristic charm and warmth, it enchants with its soft-toned lacquers and ornate accents.
Beautiful French country style bedroom furniture of wood finished in mid browns. A queen bed has a rectangular headboard covered in brown and white checked fabric. All pieces feature quite tall curved legs, wavy aprons, rich carved front panels.
Charming French country style bedroom furniture of wood finished in off-white with golden accent lines. A nightstand, drawer chests, a dressing table with a hinged flip up mirror feature curved legs, aprons and tops. Ornate C-handles are of metal.
Stunning French country style bedroom furniture of wood finished in white. An impressive arched curved carved headboard and a bench seat are beautifully button tufted and covered in white fabric with nailhead trims. All pieces feature curved legs.
Antique setting for a cozy and compact bedroom, furnished with a queen-sized bed made out of white-washed and white painted solid wood with decorative engravings, nicely matching the shabby furniture in the room.
French provincial arrangement for a vintage, luxurious bedroom with a king-sized bed. The frame of the bed is made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint and has thick, leather upholstery with a tufted pattern.
A vintage setting for a spacious bedroom furnished with a king-sized bed with a frame made out of white-washed, distressed wood with headboard and footboard covered in cushioned upholstery in a white color.
A vintage set of bedroom furniture, consisting of a spacious dresser cabinet and two matching nightstand tables. The pieces are all made out of wood with a silver coat of reflective paint and white handles.
Chic French country style woody bedroom furniture in off-white with faint green undertones. A queen bed has tall carved posts; an arched headboard, a rectangular footboard and a bench seat - bluish upholstery; nightstands and a bench - turned legs.
Classy woody white French country style furniture. A bed, a drawer chest and a nightstand (with dark tops) feature subtly carved curved legs and wavy aprons. A headboard and a footboard are arched and have vertically striped grey and white covers.
Embodying the distinguished, glamorous appeal of shabby chic furniture, this French provincial credenza enchants with its beautiful, intricate design, full of ornate curves and volutes.
Give your little princess a bedroom she deserves. Embodying the cozy climate of the French provincial interiors, this bedroom set enchants with its intricate finish, i.e. ornamental drawer pulls, arched shapes and wooden tooling.
The combination of white and gold always stood for style and chic. This glamorous set of bedroom furniture embodies perfectly a shabby chic spirit, ideal to decorate a princess bedroom.
French country vintage bedroom furniture of wood with an aged creamy finish (1 drawer is white) and dark accent lines. Dressers, a bed, a stand have curved legs and wavy aprons, drawers - brass pulls. A headboard and a mirror frame are arched.
A stunning French country style queen bed crafted of wood with a light greyish finish and white ornaments. Its short curved legs, arched winged headboard and arched footboard with rounded side panels feature elaborate floral and rope carvings.
A provincial set of old-fashioned bedroom furniture, consisting of a long dresser cabinet, two smaller cabinets, a large wardrobe, two-floor mirrors and a spacious clothes organizer, all made out of cream-painted wood.
The industrial-looking nightstand in a French style provides this contemporary bedroom with a vintage vibe. The nightstand is made out of solid wood with a distressed coat of pastel paint and has a handy cupboard on the front.
Traditional approach to provincial bedroom dresser cabinet with a frame made out of solid wood with a yellow coat of paint. The cabinet has nine spacious drawers for storage which are finished with decorative handles.
A nautical look for a corner in a bedroom, furnished with a dresser cabinet with three drawers and a tall organizer with six tiers of compartments, both made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint and sea-themed decorations around.
Representing the charm and elegance of the French cottage style, this stylish bedroom set will help you create a master bedroom. Finished in smooth light grey, it will provide a warm, cosy decor.
If you want to create a glamorous bedroom, check out this beautiful proposition. Well-tailored, cohesive items create together a refined decor. All surmounted by an ornamental crystal chandelier.
Chic French country style vintage bedroom furniture of wood in white, pale creamy and bluish shades. A dressing table, nightstands, a drawer chest have curved legs, aprons, tops edges, ornate metal C-pulls. An arched double-headboard is of cane.
An adorable French country style vintage drawer chest of wood with a bit aged finish in light blue shades with golden accent lines and drawer frames. It has gently curved paw legs, aprons, top edges, convex front panels. Curved C-pulls are of brass.
A set of two matching dresser cabinets for bedrooms, made in a vintage fashion out of solid wood with a beige coat of paint. The cabinets each have a handy dresser on the top and a large and spacious cupboard on the bottom.
Old-fashioned take on a large dresser cabinet for bedrooms, made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint and decorative silver drawer handles. The dresser has five spacious drawers, which give it a lot of storage room.
Intricately designed, with a fabulous pistachio green lacquer, this chest of drawers delights with its charming appeal. The 5-drawer item stands on gently curved legs. Ornate drawer pulls only emphasize the overall appeal.
Produced by Drexel. this stunning french provincial furniture set from the mid 1950s through the mid 1960s called Touraine is still quite popular today. Its beautiful curvy lines come from the inspiration by Louis XV furniture.
Comprising two-pieces, this beautiful chest of drawers contains 5 drawers, creating an impressive storage space. Each of the drawers is opened with an ornately designed drawer pull. The item constitutes a great example of the French cottage design.
Create a warm, charming ambience in your bedroom, known from the best French provincial interiors. This gorgeous 5-drawer dresser will be a perfect choice for all shabby chic or French cottage decors.
This 3-drawer cupboard constitutes a smooth example of the French country style. Bright wood, nicely tooled emphasizes the warm, cosy character of the item. 2 of the drawers are opened by pulls, one by handles.