Thursday, 23 April 2009

Clayton Interior Wall Painting

A Mas, or Provencal farmhouse, near Rognes in ...

Bringing The Provencal Look To Your Home

The Provencal style is characterised by its color scheme with a light background and the use of design in fabrics and walls. Bringing the Provencal look to your home includes using colors such as light yellow or white contrasted with a dark beamed ceiling. Natural wood is used on the rustic cabinets, chairs and tables.

A few original pieces should be incorporated. They can be painted brown, green or blue if not left their natural color or stained dark. The floors are often done in ceramic tile or wood plank and decorated with natural wool area rugs. The furniture is soft and comfortable, often overstuffed and will include flower patterns.

Fresh flowers garnish the tables, they can be small or large in size and either soft pastel or brightly colored. The materials used on the furniture pieces are made from simple and natural fabrics such as cotton, linen and calico. One of the most important rooms in the house is the kitchen.

Kitchen walls are often made from brick or stone, they can be glazed in colors of light green, pale blue or white if not left natural. Limestone rock is used when the natural look is sought after. The fireplace is used for cooking and as a decorative piece. Special attention is paid to the hardware. The mantel is decorated with local art and bundles of dry herbs that fill the room with their scent.

The ceiling joists are often dark wood matching the dark wood furniture in the room. Tablecloths on the tables will often have patterns of cages, there will be crockery and baskets set on top of them. The interior always suggests bringing the outside in. Outside there can be a small courtyard covered with plants and a traditional wooden table and chairs made of wicker.

Bringing the Provencal look to your home is easy when one knows what to look for. Provence conjures visions of fields filled with fresh lavender contrasted against cobblestone streets and the warmth of stucco walls. It is fresh, filled with texture, color and scents. Fresh flowers can be seen everywhere amidst ancient iron hardware. It is one of the most popular styles used in decorating inspired by the landscape, the colors, the textures and the countryside of France. It is charming and romantic using old worn elements combined with earthy casual comfort giving a look of elegance done in a down-to-earth way. Bringing the outdoors in is the theme of French Country design.

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Boutique Provencale offer a huge range of French Country Decorating accessories including Kitchen Accessories which will give any home that French country style decor your after.