French Style Interior Design, Room by Room – the Shabby Chic Lounge

Well, its back to work today after a lovely bank holiday weekend. Problem is when you have a few days off, you get used to it!!!

Having finished Chichi’s A-Z of French Style, Shabby Chic Furniture, I introduce to you our new theme;

‘French Interior Design Room by Room’

Today I am going to start with the lounge and the Shabby Chic look – where furniture is often worn/distressed, achieving an aged/romantic look of soft opulence.

French Furniture can often be curvaceous and highly detailed, so be careful not to create a room that appears chaotic. A few choice pieces to define the space may be best. You want your eye to be drawn in and able to take in the scheme and not be darting around all over the place. Decide what is important and necessary in the room and what the focal point will be. For instance, If its the TV, why not rest the TV on a beautiful unit and hang a gorgeous French Mirror above it, this way when sitting down and facing the big black box, your attention is drawn to the stunning unit and mirror sandwiching the boring black screen and that area of the room manages to retain some style, rather than being purely functional. Consider the colour of mirror frame too, this could be a good way to introduce a new colour to the scheme – especially gold, as it contrasts yet compliments beautifully, breaking up any uniform colour blocks from larger items in the room, adding a hint of warmth and depth.

Coffee Table / Side Unit Ivory Mirror Gold Mirror

Maybe mismatch the seating a bit. A chaise or love seat could be fabulous as the main attraction, with 2 single chairs adding a bit more character without over doing it, this breaks up the continuity that matching sets can create. Using upholstered pieces in similar colours but different patterns or vice/versa can add a new dimension and texture too. You can then start to accessorize with curtains and cushions and begin to pull the look together.

Love Seat Love Seat


Think about whether or not you want a coffee table, you may decide to allow more space and just use side tables, why not an ottoman that can become a table/footstool and storage box.

Side Table Ottoman

I love walking into rooms that tell a story and where you can see the owners character so a gorgeous display unit could be just the thing. A great way to show off your treasures in a contained way.

Display Cabinet Display Cabinet

Finally, lighting. Don’t forget the vast expanse above your head. A beautiful chandelier will stylishly complete you room.



About Chichi Furniture

We've taken French furniture designs and given them a modern twist to create shabby chic furniture that will look gorgeous in your home. Chichi's exquisite French-style furniture will transform your home with a wonderful accent of shabby chic charm.

One response to “French Style Interior Design, Room by Room – the Shabby Chic Lounge”

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