Thinking of all the different interior styles, I began to wonder what exactly brought to the modern style? I know it’s got something to do with our hectic daily schedules, and the need to have a home that encompasses such a busy lifestyle, so it’s all about simplicity. Though the style I adopted in my home is also modern, I couldn’t help but notice how monotonous it became over time.
Trying to find the ways to inject my home with some vividness, I came across the timeless beauty of the French provincial style. Unlike the modern, this style apart from simplicity, oozes in elegance, and that’s why century after century its charms still haven’t faded. Though I wasn’t sure of the result at first, French provincial is all about brightness, and in a way so is modern, so that eventually persuaded me to give it a try, and much to my surprise it really worked!
You can easily instill a blend of modern-French provincial home by starting out with smaller changes, like the addition of French side tables. The seamless design, crown moulding atop a drawer, and brass hardware features of one of these side tables are sure to bring about luxury in any room you decide to add them; all this without even trying too hard, or having to pour more money down the drain. Fill them up with vintage books, and be prepared for a magical outcome.
Furthermore, you can match the beauty of French side tables by an intricate whitewashed French provincial coffee table, or a pair of gorgeous armchairs with delicate floral upholstery. This way you immediately create a timeline, making a connection of today and the past without even shaking up the harmonious ambiance. You might reconsider the thought opulence always demands considerably breaking the bank, because this mix of two styles is the proof it doesn’t.
If you don’t think you can afford to get more French provincial furniture pieces, fret not, that’s what accessories are here for. My love for mirrors was able to thrive with this mix of styles as I was able to include vintage framed mirrors in just about every room I set my mind to, and I don’t want to brag but the result is jaw-dropping.
If you feel like your home could do with more light, place mirrors strategically so they reflect your windows and gorgeous lighting fixtures (bonus points if you have a chandelier). You can never go wrong by throwing in the charms of flowers around, so get a French provincial vase, arrange colourful bouquets of your own, and you’re done. So, after all these convincing points, I can say my answer to the article’s title is a definite yay.