Interior designer Nicole Hollis notes that French provincial bedroom furniture is often constructed out of harder materials that feel grand in scale while showcasing finer details in a plethora of ways. For instance, you'll find a lot of beds, dressers, tall chests of drawers, and nightstands fashioned out of solid wood, like poplar and oak. One thing to be noticed about French provincial bedroom furniture is that there are usually hand carvings and moldings, which can be carved in the wood or even showcased through iron and metal accents. Speaking of metal and iron, most dressers and nightstands feature an antique touch with vintage-style metal drawer pulls or knobs. There can also be upholstered panels featured on the headboard or footboard of the bed. For a sense of added luxury that's still wearable for contemporary times, the upholstery is often polyester or cotton.
According to Katie Ridder, French provincial bedroom furniture is inspired by 18th-century France, so it lends itself to showcasing a European flair that's both interesting and bold at times. Oftentimes, you'll find arched headboards and footboards showcasing elaborate wood carvings, moldings, button-tufted upholstery, and apron overhangs. For some French provincial bedroom furniture sets, the dressers are bulky, rectangular, and grand in size with matching arched mirrors that can be attached. Most of the time this style of bedroom furniture stands out with its cabriole legs which are very reminiscent of the signature details from the time period. For a slightly modern take, you can find French provincial bedroom furniture that's finished in a whitewash or slightly distressed to add further personality.
Design expert, Leyden Lewis suggests finding a coordinating set of French provincial bedroom furniture if you're looking to create a cohesive aesthetic. There are various bed sizes available that will fit adequately fit in your bedroom space. As far as contemporary amenities are concerned, opt for soft-closing drawers on your French provincial dresser or chest that will help it hold up against repeated use. You might even find felt-lined top drawers as well that you can keep jewelry or other prized possessions in. For those who appreciate unique touches, French provincial bedroom furniture often showcases antique-style drawer pulls which add interest. Some sets also come with a detached matching mirror that can slot onto the top of the dresser. And for those who need a table at their bedside, you might even find a French provincial nightstand with built-in outlets that are ideal for a nightly charging station.