As much as our classic range of French furniture and accessories has evolved over the years, the one thing we have been proud to showcase is our collection of French style beds. Inspiration coming from many celebrated styles, periods and regions from the Palais of Versailles to the rustic villages of Provence, if you are a fan of the French style - we have you covered.
We thought we would celebrate by bringing you our current top ten centrepieces to escalate your bedroom to a boudoir!
1. The Bonaparte French Bed
The Bonaparte French Bed, crafted from solid mahogany with ornate hand-carvings adorning the remarkable head and footboard. Regally sized, this luxury bed epitomises majestic elegance while possessing a delicate aura from the floral carvings and bone china blue colour palette.
Soft hints of distressing in the finish provide the perfect air of authenticity. Reminiscent of a charming powder blue Ladurée box filled with macaroons, this French bed is deliciously delicate - truly a bed of fairy tales!
2. The Chateauneuf Rattan Bed
An exceptionally dreamy rattan bed that focuses on the trend for natural, unfinished, distressed and weathered furniture while capturing a romantic and graceful aesthetic.
This rustic bed frame is hand-carved with an ornate central top carving on the framework of the headboard, and the foot end and dog-legs of the each of the four cabriole legs have acanthus scroll carvings. The curved double-layer rattan headboard panel gives the bed a graceful style as well as demonstrating the high-quality artistry.
It is constructed with a recycled mahogany frame, in a purposely rustic finish designed to reveal the true beauty of the wood, organic knots, cracks, grain and characteristics of the wood, adding to the authenticity of the purest and most beautiful natural material.
This French bed is the ultimate in pared-back romantic and carefree styling, taking inspiration from the styling of French country homes. The reclaimed wood finish gives this piece a gentle warmth which would suit both a fresh, bright white bedroom or a more classic French style bedroom.
3. The Delphine Low Footboard Bed
Taking its inspiration from the light rococo style made famous by Louis XV, the luxurious Delphine Low Footboard Bed is the perfect French-style bed, in calming neutral tones.
This classic luxury bed has been intricately hand-carved from mahogany with charmingly curved upholstered headboard and delicate cabriole legs. As a final touch, this bed undergoes our specialised 7-stage finishing process to give a timeless, distressed and antique effect. The front and back of the headboard are upholstered in cotton fabric in pale and subtle ivory ticking stripe and finished with piped edges.
We love the scrolls on the sides of the headboard, the gently scalloped side rails, and the cabriole legs - pure French charm. This French sleigh bed will sit beautifully with every colour scheme you might choose over the years thanks to its neutral colour palette.
4. The Lit D'Amour Bed
The most beautiful and luxurious bed. Including all of the trimmings, subtly introduced: hand carvings, buttoned upholstery, swags, acanthus leaves, floral motifs, cabriole legs (8 of them!), and lastly with a gently curved headboard and footboard. Hand carved from mahogany and hand painted in a fawn grey with ivory accents and very mild distressing.
Go full-on French with your styling and pair with different tones of whites, greys and glass details for beautiful Parisian-apartment style (all you need is a view of the Eiffel Tower from the windows!), or against a dark blue wall for a more dramatic impact.
5. The Palais de Versailles Linen Upholstered Bed
This luxurious and opulent bed the perfect balance with antique style carving and on-trend linen upholstery.
The frame is hand-carved from mahogany and then finished in an antiquated gilt with mild distressing. The hand carvings feature swags, acanthus leaves, and floral motives, and the gently curved headboard and footboard sit upon eight cabriole legs. The deep-buttoned linen upholstery with piped-edges ensures your bed will sit perfectly in either a classic or a more contemporary room scheme.
This French bed has been meticulously thought through right down to the smallest detail - resulting in pure luxury and perfect design!
6. Palais de Versailles Sacré Bleu Velvet Bed
If the linen is not for you, might the blue velvet version reign supreme? Designed exclusively by us and bearing all the hallmarks of its distinguished lineage, the Versailles Sacré Bleu Bed is strikingly decadent. Every detail contributes a singular note of refinement to create an alluring and evocative French-style bed beyond compare.
The French styling spans button back upholstery in royal blue deep-pile velvet, a hand carved mahogany frame with distressed antique gold gilt finish, quintessentially French floral hand carvings and signature cabriole style legs.
The combination of blue and gold is not only majestic, but it is highly en vogue; sapphire blue and jewel tones are big news this season. This French bed is a thing of beauty, to be handed down and treasured from generation to generation.
7. Palais de Versailles Sacré Coeur Pink Velvet Bed
If neither of the Linen nor the Blue Velvet has captured your heart then maybe the Pink velvet version is for you?
We were tasked with imagining our dream bed, so we did just that – antiqued gold frames and soft, plush velvet with a whisper of pink. The Sacré Coeur was born!
Named after the famously romantic Parisian Church, it's the epitome of elegance, the stunningly hand-carved and hand-finished gilt mahogany frame is highlighted by the blush pink luxurious velvet deep-buttoned upholstery.
Already a best-seller, this delightful gold gilt French bed can be styled in a myriad of ways: in an all-white room, or true bohemian style with splashes of colour and texture; or in an all-out opulent pairing with our glamorous Versailles collection of Gold French Furniture, soft sheepskin rugs and silk throws.
8. Palais Royal Avenue Upholstered Bed
As the floor to ceiling drapes are pulled back, throwing sunlight across the cloudlike buttoning of the Palais Avenue Upholstered Bed - it's the start of a beautiful day in Paris.
Part of our most prestigious collection of French style furniture, the Palais Avenue Upholstered Bed, features hand-carved, baroque style acanthus leaves and stylised florals that adorn the mahogany framework finished in a soft ivory antique crackle patina with gold highlights.
The luxurious deep-buttoned linen upholstery undulates like a cherub's dimples! This upholstered French bed is timeless elegance encapsulated; it is a classic bed sure to be an heirloom for future generations.
9. Sylvia Serenity Silver French Bed
We adore the simplicity of this silver French bed. It has it all - the glorious Louis design, cabriole legs, French scroll carvings and detailing aplenty, all in a softly distressed silver leaf. Handmade, hand-carved from mahogany and hand-painted, this is a bed to cherish and then hand down to your children and your children's children.
Show-stopping, eye-catching, this statement bed will sit so well with almost every other colour in your room! It looks great with our other Sylvia Silver items, but is also pretty when paired with white, or opt for a more masculine look and style it with pieces of black French furniture from our Sassy Boo range.
10. Provencal Sassy White French Bed
Our best-selling Provencal Sassy White French Bed is designed by our in house team and made exclusively for us. It embodies grown-up femininity, mixing timeless French furniture design and sassy 'oh-so-now' luxury styling. The shell-like carvings and acanthus leaves that adorn the edges of the headboard, footboard and the scrolling cabriole legs are all beautifully carved by hand from mahogany. Our white French beds are finished in a classic distressed antique shade. It's effortless luxe with the charm and lasting appeal of a black and white movie!
So that is our top ten, but we couldn't ignore our four-legged friends so as a bonus we have the Pooch beds!
A gently distressed pet bed with a hand-carved wooden frame in a white-washed finish, in either pink or blue velvet upholstery and double-piped edges. Your beautiful best friend will be able to slumber in comfort and pure prince or princess style, on a luxury mattress of their own. And think of the Instagram pics…!
Which is your favourite?