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 seasons Palatial collection from Sainsburys, its 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 doesnt 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.
Check out our gallery featuring some of our favourite pieces from the Palatial collection, available from 11 September at selected Sainsburys stores. To discover the full collection and find your nearest store, visit sainsburyshome.co.uk
Add a little shimmer and sheen to your bedside table with this ultra light-reflecting lamp, a must-have piece from Sainsbury’s pretty Palatial collection.
An easy way to add decadence to your room is to layer textured throws and cushions in different shapes and sizes on your bed. This quilted silk-effect design in rose pink is divine.
Dress your bed with vintage-style floral designs for French chic style, and choose cushions in shades of purples and dusky pinks for a co-ordinated colour scheme.
This elegant and decorative optic-finish vase will add a classic touch to any room. Simply fill with your favourite variety of flowers.
Frosted glass accessories like this stylish candle add the finishing touch to bedside tables or shelves.
Old-world damask teams perfectly with faux fur and sumptious velvet a for a coordinated but eclectic look.
Shiny textures like glass, crystal and mirror are some of this season?s interior micro-trends. Make this charming vase a focal point in your bedroom.
Create a serene place to rest with beautiful vintage-inspired colours – this tactile and splendid pink cushion will complement more ornate prints.
Adding a vase of florals to your room is any easy way to channel the palatial trend. Opt for pretty artificial roses that will look after themselves.
Place a black-and-white old family photo or vintage postcard in this lovely square frame to add a personal touch to your room.