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All The (French) Trimmings

Getting palatial grandeur into your boudoir doesn't always mean investing in an emperor carved French bed, or toile-de-jouey wallpaper on every wall...  A gloriously decorative French mirror, screen or trimmed cushion could give you all the detail you need.

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Clockwise from top left - Bonaparte Dressing Mirror (W87 x D52 x H185cm): £845; Boulevard Saint-Germain French Mirror (W82 x H132cm): £395; Kensington Screen (W51 x H178cm): £290; Stately Screens (Pair - Each screen is W39 x H180cm approx): £395; Trailing Trellis Mirror (W91 x H131cm): £325; Boulevard Saint-Michel French Mirror (W63 x H105cm): £240; Marquise French Mirror (W56 x H152cm): £240

Whether your boudoir's already filled with French style furniture or not, a showstopping stunner of a decorative mirror will change your space entirely - either by finishing the scheme with a bang, or creating its own "zone" in the room - perhaps a pair of wall lamps either side or some bold patterned wallpaper behind on the wall it sits against - you could be inspired to create a whole new area of interest in the room on the boringest of blank walls.  

You can also change your space with a decorative carved panel or bedroom screen - our dishevelledly distressed yet decadent styles look as though you've left no stone untirned at the reclamation yards to uncover an antique-style, packed with pretty carved details (but in fact you've just clicked a few buttons and ordered one from the site!). Use them in a room with your shabby chic furniture for practical or pretty reasons - section off an area of room by using panels as a screen, or frame and highlight a stunning sofa or bed by mounting panels on the wall behind them - this extra elegant layer will pep up the style stakes.

Osborne & Little

A selection of our favourite styles from Osborne & Little's new Corniche trimmings collection

From super-smart neutrals through to a Riviera palette of tuquoises and indigo blues, Osborne & Little’s new Corniche collection of trimmings, will decadently decorate any underperforming textile edge. From gradiating "ombre" on-trend ruffles to hobo-hipster coin-fringing, these little details are the finishing touch - and more. Transform your textiles instantly with these tempting trims - whether they're edging a flat bed sheet, a pair of top pillowcases, plain bedspread, Roman blind, a dressing stool where the upholstery meets the frame, or a single cushion on your favourite Louis chair - a touch of frilliness can be cool...

Author: , Founder of The French Bedroom Company, finder of pretty French style furniture, progressive design, beautiful chandeliers and shabby chic furniture

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