With its sophisticated elegance, there’s something timeless about traditional French style. Think old-world charm, soft colours and sumptuous fabrics.
Now you can recreate this look in your bedroom and create a private space that is both beautiful and tranquil. And the good news is, with this season’s Palatial collection from Sainsbury’s, it won’t cost you a fortune. Inspired by a decadent French townhouse, this new collection uses a pretty colour palette of natural linen, pale greys and dusky pinks to create a feel that is clean, calm and elegant.
The floral print on the textiles was inspired by a vintage fabric sourced in France, and this gives the collection a delicate retro feel. Cue old-world damask cushions featuring large white roses on a grey background, and Bouquet bed linen, where grey flowers are set against a white background in an attractive linear design. Together, they make the perfect contrast.
Textures are sensuous too, with sumptuous faux fur, luxurious cable knit and ribbed, quilted silk-effect throws, plus cushions in plush velvet and other textured fabrics, either embroidered or embossed, in both plains and prints. Layered up, these throws and cushions create a eclectic, laid-back look that’s easy on the eye yet ultra stylish. Just mix up the cushion sizes and shapes and arrange them casually on your bed or chairs.
When choosing accessories for this look, opt for opulent glass, crystal and mirror. And don’t forget to add flowers – large pastel faux flowerheads, displayed prettily in small pots and vases, are ideal and will last all year round.
Updating your bedroom with the Palatial collection is easy, and you’ll soon have a relaxing room that is a joy to be in. Then you can close your bedroom door, breathe out a soft sigh of relief and leave the cares of the day behind you. Roll on sweet dreams!