Give your bedroom a French twist

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When it comes to home décor, nothing quite comes close to the sophisticated elegance of traditional French style. The women are renowned for being the best dressed, so it should come as no surprise that their bedrooms reflect some of the same old-world charm, soft colours and sumptuous fabrics.

Thanks to this season’s Palatial collection from Sainsbury’s, it’s now easier than ever to create a French-inspired little haven of your own. Let the decadence of French townhouses and a pretty colour palette of natural linen, pale greys and dusky pinks inspire you to create a bedroom that is beautiful and tranquil, the epitome of elegance.

Mix and match 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.

Where texture is concerned, look for sumptuous faux fur, luxurious cable knit and ribbed, quilted silk-effect throws. Velvet is having a moment in the spotlight too and cushions, along with other textured fabrics, will help bring a dash of elegance to your home – and it doesn’t stop there.

From opulent glass to crystal and mirror, home accessories are shinier than ever before and best displayed in spots where the sunlight reaches to bounce natural light around the room. Large pastel faux flowerheads displayed prettily in small pots and vases are an essential finishing touch.

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