Picking the Perfect Bedroom Dresser

So you’re renovating your bedroom. You’ve picked out a new bed that fits your color scheme, arranged your curtains, and decided what to do with your wall space-what’s left? A bedroom dresser. Not only are dressers essential pieces of bedroom storage, providing plenty of room for clothes, but they’re a great way to bring your space together. In this post, we’ll talk about what to look for when picking yours out, and show a few pictures of some of our favorites. With so many wonderful options on today’s furniture market, it’s hard to keep track of them all! Whether you’re looking for a chest of drawers, solid wood headboard or other bedroom furniture, you’ve got options. 

For a synopsis of bedroom decor in general, head on over to our post here.

Bedroom Dresser Styles

For those decorating their sleeping space, there are a wide variety of styles available to choose from. We’ve even seen customers decorate their entryways and living rooms with a quality 4-drawer dresser. Below are just a few of the many styles you could consider. 

Victorian

Among our best sellers are Victorian style bedroom dressers and bedroom chests. These will bring a Dickens-ian type of luxury to any space. Many of these were crafted in the early 20th century, a contrast from more modern pieces. A quality antique dresser that has stood the test of time is a great way to spice up your home decor. 

Victorian Inspired Dresser, Jonathan Charles

Mid-Century Modern

For something a little more recent, we’d recommend the Mid-Century Modern. Despite being a vintage movement, some pieces in this style look more futuristic than today’s furniture! You will be drawn to the sleek lines and smooth color schemes. Paired with the right end table or bed frame, a quality vintage dresser could bring your entire space together. Regardless of your preferred size and number of drawers, there is something in this style for everyone! 

For more information on this movement, check out our post about it here!

Rustic

Rustic decor is a natural, old fashioned style that still brings much to the table! These bedroom dressers are a great fit for those with a log cabin, or those who want to create that effect! The warmth and sophistication of these pieces will be the first things you notice. 

Another Lovely Jonathan Charles Dresser

Where to Place Your Bedroom Dresser

Now that you’ve picked out your new favorite piece of furniture, it’s time to decide where to put it! Generally speaking, a good place to put your antique or modern dresser is to the side of your bed, against the wall. You don’t want it to be to close, as it will be hard to get out of bed! But you still want it to be within a few steps. After all, a big reason dressers are so useful is their accessibility! We’ve had customers that find them so useful, they put them in their home office! 

Whether you choose a small dresser, 6-drawer dresser, 5-drawer chest or even an entire bedroom set, we hope this post has been useful to you in your journey of bedroom decor. If you’re in the market for a new piece, we’d be happy to help over at EuroLuxHome.com! You can check out or bedroom dressers on this page. Our new arrivals include other furniture such as bookcases, sectional sofas, dining room furniture and more!

How to Decorate Your Bedroom: A Guide

Bedroom Nightstand

The average human spends more time in the bedroom than in any other space in the home. Quality interior design can ensure that that time is well spent! Everyone wants to sleep in style, to wake up in an immaculately decorated area. But with so many furniture and lighting options, the process of creating your perfect sleeping  can seem daunting. But if you stick to your style and know how to pick the right pieces, you’ll be living in luxury for years to come. 

Bedroom Ideas: Picking Your Style

If you can imagine it, then chances are a furniture maker has created it. Interior design is an art form that has been honed for centuries to match all sorts of tastes.

Further Reading: Design Styles Defined

Victorian Style Decor

If you’re looking for a regal, old fashioned style, we’d recommend checking out some Victorian pieces. As the name would suggest, this style is inspired by the craftsmanship of 19th century England. This is a great route to go when considering how to decorate your bedroom.

You can consider Victorian design a “revivalist” style- that means that its original creators used motifs from other styles past. A history within a history, if you will, since many of Victorian pieces you’ll find are genuine antiques! Tastes change over the centuries, but this English furniture style has withstood the test of time. As an added benefit, referencing other styles means Victorian furniture can match with most Old World styles too. Versatility, beauty, and craftsmanship from generations ago- what’s not to love? 

Mid-Century Modern Design

Maybe you’re a more modern person. But not too modern. If that’s the case, then perhaps the Mid-Century would be a better fit. As the name suggests, this type of design rose to prominence in the 20th century. Its sleek, clean lines are a change of pace from more antiqued furniture styles, reflecting the modern, changing mindset of the era. If you’ve ever watched the show Mad Men and admired the layout, this is the design for you! This is a style that will fit well if your desired home decor is more contemporary, but might look out of place among the patinas and veneers of antique furniture. 

A wooden chest of drawers
Mid-Century Chest of Drawers

French Bedroom Furniture

As European antiques dealers, we can’t help but give a mention to a wide array of antique French furniture styles. Many of Europe’s most prominent design movements originated from France. It was customary for many monarchs to popularize their own furniture styles, leaving a creative legacy that still exists today! Whether you’re looking at a Louis XV or Louis Philippe piece, one thing you’ll notice is how each ruler adds a touch of their own personality. For example, if the King was an avid hunter, then the carvings might include animal scenes. 

Whatever your style, just know that you have options. There really is something for everyone in the world of furniture.

A tip about antique beds- most antique beds were made before the standardization of mattress sizes. You’ll probably need to have a mattress fitted for optimal comfort, but we think the luxury makes it worth it. Back when furniture was designed by and for kings, king size was whatever the king wanted it to be. 

Louis XV Bed

How do I tell if my furniture is high quality? 

So you’ve decided how to decorate your bedroom, and now you’re choosing your pieces. The first thing you should look at is the material used. High quality furniture is generally crafted from solid wood such as mahogany or oak. These materials make up most antique furniture, and are a large part of why it lasted long enough to become antique! 

Depending on the age of the furniture, imperfections may be a good sign! Keep in mind that most antiques were crafted by hand. A slight curve or blemish in the construction can signify that the piece is a legitimate antique, not made on an assembly line. A slightly crooked desk may actually be much more valuable than a perfectly shaped one! Not to say that modern pieces aren’t lovely as well. It’s just important to consider the age of your bedroom decor when making any judgements. A slight blemish here and there won’t harm the integrity of the piece- it’s survived this long, after all. 

If you find something in need of refurbishing, don’t write it off just yet! Check out our guide here to see if your piece is salvageable.

BONUS TIP: If you’ve found what you’re looking for, don’t forget to measure your door frame to make sure it fits! This is usually only a problem with larger pieces of furniture, such as sofas and desks. Still, there’s nothing worse than finding your next centerpiece, only to realize you can’t get it inside the house! 

Organizing Your Bedroom Furniture

So you’ve picked your style. You’ve bought all the furniture you need, and have even managed to get it through the door! So now what? It’s time to arrange.

Mid-Century Modern Bedroom

A few things to keep in mind- first, make sure to consider natural lighting when placing your bed. You may not want the sun shining in your eyes every morning. Or maybe you do. You’ll probably want to choose a lighter color of paint, even if you have dark furniture. This is because dark furniture has a way of absorbing sunlight. The more natural rays flowing into your room, the more spacious it will feel and the more it will complement your furniture. 

Storage Matters

Unless your bedroom is several square miles across, you’ll have to think about space limitations. Fortunately, there are a variety of lovely decor options that serve this practical purpose. Maybe a dresser with plenty of drawers could be the versatile piece your home needs. Nightstands, especially larger ones, are also a great way to meet this need. If you can imagine a piece of bedroom furniture, chances are a storage variant of the piece exists! We’ve even seen footboards with added compartments for your belongings. The more items you can store in your furniture, the more room you have for furniture. 

Further Reading: Maximizing Your Bedroom Storage

Tall furniture such as shelves or tall dressers can also be a great way to preserve floor space. Think vertically!

A square white bed with storage compartments at the bottom.
Storage Bed

Bedroom Lighting 

The lighting you choose for your space will drastically impact the look of your furniture. Whether it’s bedside lighting or a chandelier hanging from your bedroom ceiling, picking the right light fixtures is important. When deciding how to decorate your bedroom, you’ve got to think of the glow!

Not every room is wired properly for a ceiling light, and not ever ceiling is tall enough for a chandelier! This can seem like a barrier between you and your bedroom lighting ideas. Fortunately, there are still plenty of great choices, such as floor lamps, table lamps, wall sconces and more. Remember, lighting has as many different different styles as furniture, so make sure the piece you get matches the rest of your interior design! Victorian style overhead lighting probably wouldn’t be a very good blend with a Mid-Century Modern bedroom. 

For a more in-depth look at one of our favorite lighting choices, check out our chandeliers guide here!

And of course, we can’t forget natural light. A few well placed mirrors can amplify the sun coming through your windows, providing a warmth only nature can offer! 

Combine the right ambiance from natural light sources with quality lighting fixtures and your furniture will thank you for it! 

Nickel Chandelier

Picking the Right Bed

Most standard furniture rules apply to your potential bed. You’re looking for something made out of a solid, high quality wood. Whether it’s a modern bed or antique bed, the bed frame should be sturdy. If you’re going with a piece that has an upholstered headboard, make sure it’s crafted from leather, faux leather, or a durable fabric. The last thing you want is a scratch or tear in your brand new king bed! 

Here’s an example we couldn’t help but mention. We delivered this Louis XV bed to a customer in Ocean Springs, MS. Notice the level of detail in the carving. It may sit low to the ground, but it’s certainly not low profile! The bed design features an ornate wood frame, carved on every inch. There is not a single space on this piece that its creator did not decorate. 

This bed is a lovely intersection between the Rococo and Louis XV styles. French Rococo is a tried and true movement in home decor. It often features these sweeping curved lines, adding a sense of elegance. This particular bed is crafted from walnut wood, guaranteeing its stability. After all, that’s why this piece has lasted since the early 1900s! 

Don’t Forget Platform Beds!

A platform bed may provide a “sleeker” look than a traditional box spring, if that’s what you’re going for. These can still offer all the lovely upholstery, tufted headboards and modern design you could want! Platform bed frames come in all shapes and sizes, with different slat types to suit your needs. You could even consider a metal platform bed for added stability. Contemporary beds are often crafted with specially engineered wood to produce the same durability. 

A flat platform bed.
Platform Bed

Don’t forget about storage beds either. These are a great way to improve storage space in a small room, making even more room for your furniture! 

Keeping Your Bedroom Decor Personal

At the end of the day, everything comes down to your own personal taste. We can help point you in the right direction, but home decor is an art- it reflects who you are. There’s no “correct” headboard to choose, and there’s no accent lighting that will work in every situation. You are the master of your own master bedroom. 

If you’re a minimalist person, then choose a minimal style! There’s no need to overdo it if you don’t consider yourself a fancy person. 

Whether you have a modern style approach, or an antique bed that fits into neither the king size or queen size category, there are options. 

Don’t Forget Bedroom Accessories

Once you’ve got your fundamental pieces in place, it’s time to fill in the gaps. This is where you can really let your personality take over! For additional floor decor, maybe an area rug could be the splash of color you need! These can create a focal point, and enhance a small space or piece of furniture. A set of throw pillows could make a daybed pop! 

A light brown throw pillow.
Throw Pillow

A bookcase could be great for any readers out there, and has the benefit of storage space to organize your belongings! It also opens up even more decorating ideas, giving you the option to display all your favorite trinkets.

With these tips, you’ll be sleeping in luxury! Don’t forget that your home decor is a reflection of you and your tastes. There’s no right or wrong way to do it, so get creative!

Upholstered Bench Done Right

Upholstered Bench

Nothing can add comfort and style like a quality upholstered bench. Whether you’re in the market for a tufted piece for your living room or a storage bench for entryway, you’ll be impressed by the versatility of this furniture type. Picture this scenario: you’re having company over, and are trying to figure out seating. You’ve got a set of chairs that matches with your interior design, but they’re too small, or not comfortable enough. A bench with upholstery is a great solution. 

Linen Upholstered Bench

These pieces are generally upholstered with brown or black genuine leather/faux leather. This gives them the ability to blend with all sorts of color schemes and styles. Any style can benefit from more comfort, whether it’s Mid-Century Modern or Victorian. You could also consider a storage bench, perfect for making good use of a small space. The cushioned seat of a leather bench allows for more comfort than your standard seating options.

A durable, attractive Upholstered Bench

There’s one example of this type of furniture that we couldn’t help but mention: this reproduction upholstered bench. There’s a lot to love about this piece. One thing we always look for when collection furniture is durability. This bench meets that standard. Its solid wood legs and construction ensure it will last for generations. After all, there’s no sense in crafting a lovely upholstery if it isn’t supported by a sturdy wood frame. 

Reproduction Upholstered Bench

As you might have noticed, this wood bench is easy on the eyes. We can guarantee that any guest who lays eyes on it will be impressed. The deep black color of the leather was crafted using a technique known as an antique blackwash. Not only is the finish beautiful in its own right, but it also gives you options. A piece like this has the ability to blend with more color schemes than others, so you’ll find all sorts of great places to put it! Whether you want an entryway bench, bedroom bench, or even a dining bench, this piece fits the bill. This bench features a leather upholstery on the seat for added comfort, in addition to its durability and beauty. For something similar, check out this King Henry bed bench!

Upholstered Benches Enhance Every Space!

Just imagine how a piece like this could blend with your coffee table, dining room furniture, or other bench seat! You could also consider putting one in your home office, enhancing both your work and home decor. From padded seat cushion to sturdy legs, you’ll be impressed by this bench.

French Country Counter Stools

French Country Counter Stool

We sold a customer a set of French Country counter stools and this is the result! Lisa from Sarasota, FL put them to good use. We love what she did with her kitchen area. Notice how well these counter stools match with her kitchen island countertop! The styling of these wooden bar stools blends well with her existing setup. Lisa, we are impressed by your home decor chops! Thanks for sharing. 

We always love to see the designs our customers make with our furniture. Especially when it’s a design with one of our favorite styles, French Country!

The French Counter Stools

Quality French Style Furniture

These handcrafted counter or bar stools are truly a sight to behold. From wood frame to backrest, it’s hard to imagine a kitchen, bistro, or dining space where they wouldn’t look spectacular. Notice the luxurious carving in the wood bar stool’s wooden seat. These bar chairs are among some of our most popular pieces because of how they allow you to connect with friends! Not only is their construction beautiful, but these stools are built to last. The solid wood frame has stood the test of time, ensuring durability and class. 

One thing we look for in fine furniture is versatility. The more purposes a piece of home decor serves, the better! These French Country bar stools meet that standard. They could bring a new vibe to your home bar, adding elegance as you share drinks with close ones.

Whether you’re looking to decorate a Rustic dining area or a Farmhouse style breakfast bar, you won’t be disappointed by these stools. 

More French Country Furniture

French Country Writing Desk

If these pieces of furniture have piqued your interest, you might be interested in other French Country decor! Simply put, the French Country style is a joining of worlds. From one end, we can see Rustic influences in the designs: carved wood legs, old-fashioned wood finishes, etc. The other side of this style is its European influence, with clean lines and gentle hues that are easy on the eye. Rattan and beige, ladderback and rush seats: this is a style with many options. 

You can always expect quality materials to be used with French Country products. Whether it’s walnut, oak, mahogany making up the frame, it will be durable. And whether it’s a wood seat or faux leather seat, it will be comfortable! 

If you can imagine it, it exists in the French Country style. From dining chairs with elegant linen upholstery, to pub tables with a lovely oak finish, this style can impress anyone. From your dining room to your kitchen counter, you’ll see why this style is one of our best sellers.

There are always more options!

If you like these stools, we have some other recommendations! Perhaps a swivel or backless piece could provide a more casual accessibility to your space. A counter height stool, or something with an adjustable height, might be more suited to your needs if you’re pursuing a Mid-Century Modern space. The options are limitless.

Aimee owns EuroLuxHome.com  with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique  furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture  to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves  her 9 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Biedermeier Furniture

Not only is Biedermeier furniture an enticing style of home decor-its history is pretty interesting too! Like many forms of antique furniture, the Biedermeier style reflects the time in which it was built. Even though it originated in the early 19th century, expert craftspeople and cabinetmakers have kept the tradition alive by using its techniques to create lovely modern pieces. 

Biedermeier Chest of Drawers

The History of Biedermeier Furniture

This type of furniture became prevalent in Germany in the early 1800s. The rising German middle class began to invest more in their interior design. Demonstrating that typical German efficiency, they turned toward practical yet attractive forms of furniture. And so Biedermeier furniture was born. At EuroLuxHome.com, we believe that furniture tells a story. In this style of furniture, we step into the shoes of a 19th century resident of Berlin. And frankly, those folks had good taste in furniture. 

Prior to this period, the only people who were able to afford high-quality furniture were rich nobles. They preferred luxurious, regal styles such as French Empire, Empire Style, Napoleon II, etc. The Biedermeier style takes influence from these, but offers a more understated, simplistic approach. It is luxury ornamentation combined with working class charm. Over time, this type of furniture design spread to Scandinavian countries such as Denmark and Sweden! The addition of Austrian and Swedish craftsmen during the Biedermeier period helped the style flourish! 

Simple, Elegant Style

This type of furniture features solid woods such as fruitwoods and birdseye maple. This is because the original craftsmen of this style did not have access to material such as mahogany. You will find that a secretary desk, side table or dining table is as sturdy as they come. More advanced pieces, such as armoires and cabinets often feature inlays, and are among the most decorative pieces in this style. That’s because the original craftsmen took influence from from Neoclassical and Art Deco designers. 

Upholstered Biedermeier Chair

Many seating options, such as dining chairs and Biedermeier sofas, feature quality upholstery for added comfort. 

Each piece in this style features a simple yet elegant beauty. The craftsmen who made these works of art clearly have an aesthetic touch- but they don’t feel the need to overdo it. This style is the middle class mentality, brought to life through elite carpentry. From writing desk to center table, Biedermeier chairs to a Biedermeier chest of drawers, this style is bound to impress. 

If you’re interested in this style, you can check out our selection of Biedermeier pieces here!

The Joys of Nesting Tables

Nesting Table

If you’re looking for versatility from your dining room furniture, look no further than our selection of nesting tables! Whether you’re looking for some smaller nesting side tables or a larger style statement, we’ve got the home decor for you. From home office to entryway or even as a piece of living room furniture, a quality nesting table is sure to impress.

What defines a nesting table?

A nesting table is different from a coffee table, nightstand, accent table or dining table. Unlike these other furniture types, a nest piece has an adjustable tabletop. Simply put, it can be large or small! This versatility makes it great for a variety of situations. Use it for casual lunches, or formal dinners. With one of these pieces of furniture, the world is your oyster! From large space to small space, you can’t go wrong with these. You get all the benefits of a small table while still having space for company! 

A standard nesting table set usually features the glam of a quality solid wood top. This is because a glass top or marble top does not lend itself well to adjustment. Don’t worry though- whether you choose a large or smaller table, you’ll find our wood nesting tables to be sturdy. The styling on these pieces, just like the rest of our home furnishings, are sure to enhance your living space.

Quality furniture design

Theodore Alexander Tables

Just check out this set of tables from one of our favorite vendors, Theodore Alexander. This is certainly a different take on this concept. Notice the fascinating shape. The creators used a unique technique, gradual tapering. This is why the shape seems to be so striking. They’re triangular, but not only triangular. There is a complexity to this furniture that makes it an enticing find! We think these could be a great fit in a contemporary or Mid-Century Modern room. This is the type of craftsmanship you don’t want to miss out on!

Nesting tables and more at EuroLuxHome.com

We have many other quality tables available for purchase! We offer round tables in addition to rectangular dining tables. Other furniture options include antique and modern style console tables. These pieces of furniture feature quality materials such as metal frames, metal legs, white marble, firwood, and more. Other best sellers include nesting end tables, coffee table sets, and end table sets. Browse our selection of quality dining and nesting tables today to find your new favorite piece of furniture!

10 Expert Tips To Give Your House a Makeover On a Budget

Living room with brick walls and antique furniture pieces

July 16, 2020 by Julia Weaver

Since a lot of us are spending more time at home than ever before it’s easy to grow tired of the interior, no matter how much you used to love it. But whether you’re living in Atlanta or Dallas, or anywhere else, remodeling doesn’t come cheap. So sometimes small, low-budget upgrades are the best choice, and can even make the most impact. Don’t know where to start? We’ve asked experts to share their best budget-friendly tip on how to give your house a makeover on a  budget and make your space feel like new.

Living room with brick walls and antique furniture pieces

Create a space that supports your goals and dreams

During the pandemic, we’ve all spent more time at home and are now beginning to recognize spaces in our home that we otherwise would tolerate or ignore because of how busy we are. Everyone has “that room”, the one that operates as a storage room. Think about creating a home office, your own movie theater, or a wellness room. The possibilities are endless and can be tailored to your needs, wishes, wants, and desires. – Aaron B. Duke

Decorate with photos of your favorite memories

Displaying photos of great moments is always a great way to freshen up space and give your house a makeover on a budget. Try framing photos of a trip or an important event. Minimalist, modern frames can really help make a room feel not just new but also personal. – Frameology

Enhance the beauty of old furniture without overshadowing it

Old furniture can have great bones that are overshadowed by a tired and worn finish. A few inexpensive ways to update dated pieces are to clean them and wipe away years of neglect, swap out the hardware for something a bit more modern, or give them a fresh coat of paint. A little elbow grease goes a long way. – Eight Hundred Furniture

To protect and enhance the beauty of a wooden piece you first must wipe away the years of dust and old polish. Then using a colored wax wipe it into the grain. The colored wax will not show up as much as if you used an aerosol polish. –Furniture Medic by Bespoke Restoration

Add a pop of color

A bit of eye candy in the form of bright colors can freshen and bring vitality to a tired interior. Try a red lampshade for instance. It’s one way to give your house a makeover on a budget that won’t break your color scheme and will build a focal point of interest. – The Reflective Designer

Restore the beauty of your antique pieces

Many people believe that antique furniture must be stripped and refinished, but most antiques just need to be thoroughly cleaned and waxed in order to restore their beauty! -Aimee Talbot, EuroLux Home

Bring back the shine

If you have a metal object that has lost its shine, and normal cleaning methods won’t work, try Amaco Rub N Buff. It’s a bit pricey, but a little goes a long way and can make a huge difference. – Nostalgia Antiques And Collectibles Store

Wood stains and finishes are your best friend

Refinishing or repainting old wooden furniture gives you the option of restoring the piece to its original condition or updating it with a new color or wood stain that better matches your interior decor. Furniture restoration professionals can help give your house a makeover on a budget one furniture piece at a time by safely removing the current paint, stain, or finish from your furniture and they adding a wood stain or paint color. – RestorationMaster

Updating old wood furniture usually requires stripping off the old finish, sanding the surface in preparation for the new finish, and then of course applying the new finish that gives an updated look. Traditional finishes are applied in multiple layers, each layer requiring time to partially cure and then sanding before the next layer. Thankfully, updating your old wood furniture and giving your house a makeover on a budget can be done easily thanks to wood finishes that allow you to add color and finish in one simple application. – Rubio Monocoat

You’d be surprised at how dramatically you can rehabilitate that old wooden piece with some wood stain. Always sand your piece before you stain, so you can remove blemishes and scratches first – otherwise, the stain can emphasize those flaws. You can also use stainable wood filler in any chips, sand your surface smooth, and apply stain afterward. For an even easier, no-risk way to revitalize and preserve wood surfaces, lightly apply Old English Scratch Cover oil with a rag. With these simple steps, you can get your furniture to fit seamlessly into your décor, rejuvenate an old piece, or simply update your aesthetic. – The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Oakland

French Country Farmhouse Furniture

Many of our customers love French Country Farmhouse style, whether they are buying our antique French Country furniture or newly-crafted pieces that stay true to the look. French Country Farmhouse style promises easy living all year round. In summer, the relaxed and casual feel is perfect for long hot days. It’s perfect when we want to kick back and feel cool and close to nature. In winter, the cozy and comfortable appeal of this look ensures that you will want to snuggle up and surround yourself with family and friends. And probably lots of lovely warming food, too, as would befit a farmhouse!

From coffee tables for your living room, to nightstands for your modern Farmhouse bedroom, to console tables that can benefit any part of your home decor, EuroLuxHome.com has you covered in style! From living room to bedroom to entryway to home office to bedroom furniture, we’ve got what you need. We have best sellers for every color palette. Adorn your home today! 

Farmhouse Furniture Done Right

This French Country Farmhouse kitchen in Louisville, KY, is a great example of the look. Notice the traditional rooster on the island. Roosters and chickens are typical of this rustic French decor style, and the look is also associated with good, nourishing food and a relaxed rural way of life. Family and friends are always welcome. Everything is designed to be easy to live with… distressed finishes mean that you don’t have to be precious about your furniture!

For this reason, the style is especially well-suited to kitchens and dining rooms. It’s where everyone gathers to make memories. Whether you are sharing small everyday moments over a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, or enjoying a lively feast for in a bigger celebration, it’s a perfect choice. That’s why we love this style. It’s versatile.

French Country Stool in the kitchenThis photo of our customer Stephanie C.’s kitchen in Kernersville, NC, includes a counter stool. This piece is from our selection of French Country stools at EuroLuxHome.com.  The newly-crafted stool is beautifully made, with intricate wood carvings, a hand-woven rattan or rush seat, an antiqued blackwashed stain, and the curvy cabriole legs that are typical of French Country style. The silhouette of the stool looks stunning and creates exactly the right mood!

Quality Entryway Style

Thanks to the welcoming quality of the French Country Farmhouse style, it also looks great in an entryway or foyer. Notice the muted colors. The soft dusky blue is perfect for the rustic and serene atmosphere. Also notice the combination of natural textures. Woven baskets, a throw pillow on the chair that looks like hessian or flour-sack canvas, and more! A woven rattan seat on the chair, an open weave lampshade, and a wood planked floor, etc.- your options are limitless.

To find out more about the typical features of this style and how to recreate it in your own home, read my blog post:  Elegant Comfort: French Country Farmhouse Style.

Do you love the French Country Farmhouse look? Tell us in the comments box and share your own photos with us too!

Quality Materials

Simply put, we love this style. Whether it’s distressed wood on a sideboard, or a quality Farmhouse table or chandelier, this style is delightful as part of any room furniture. Quality materials used in this wood furniture include reclaimed wood, faux leather, solid wood, upholstery and more. Other wood options include rustic wood, pine wood, and more.

And if you are looking for some pieces to freshen up your own home, remember that we always stock a lovely selection of new, vintage and antique French Country Farmhouse furniture and home accents in our online EuroLuxHome.com store and shipping is always free. And by always free, we mean always free. From side tables to bookcases to end tables to dining chairs to headboards and everything in between, Country Farmhouse decor is a lovely style. Other decorating ideas in this style include bar stools, area rugs, or maybe even a bookshelf!

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Strong Curves in Furniture Trends

Antique Art Nouveau Buffet Sideboard

Strong curves in furniture were a key trend in both the 2019 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and the last Las Vegas Winter Market, according to Houzz. The curves might be in a more traditional piece of furniture or in a modern and streamlined piece. Either way the strong curved shapes break up the hard edges of straight lines and angles and give a softer and more welcoming look.

Antique Art Nouveau Buffet SideboardLet’s take a look at some great examples of curvy furniture available in our online new and antique furniture store.

We recently found this gorgeous antique Art Nouveau server or sideboard in France and shipped it back to the USA to put in the store. Dating to 1900, the beautiful walnut wood Art Nouveau cabinet boasts curvy side rails in the flowing style typical of Art Nouveau, framing the many useful shelves.

This versatile piece is perfect as a dining room server, but you could also use it as a home bar or — thanks to the mirror back — even as a vanity in your bedroom.

Theodore Alexander Chest of DrawersThis Theodore Alexander bowfront chest of drawers features a bold curved front that creates a fabulous profile. The chest is based on original Louis XVI style furniture and it is crafted in burl with brass engraved panels. You can picture two of these flanking a doorway, window, or other architectural feature where the strong curve of the bowfront will create visual interest in a room otherwise full of straight lines.

La Rochelle settee

If you are looking for curves, you look to Rococo! The swirling Rococo style of furniture is full of seduction, as you can see from this newly crafted La Rochelle settee. The new settee is designed in the French Rococo style with a solid wood construction and black velvet upholstery. The eye immediately goes to the settee back with its curves and flourishes and intricate lace carving. The French cabriole legs also add a softness to the settee, which has an antique gold finish to add to the glamour and romance.

Curved Settee Handcrafted USAIf you are looking for something with a more contemporary silhouette, this new blue settee is hand-crafted in the USA with a wood frame and blue leather upholstery. The lines are clean and modern with a back that slopes down into curved arms.  This is a more architectural and tailored interpretation of the strong curves trend. If you wanted to keep the tailored feel, you would add a couple of square throw pillows, perhaps in a bold contrast color like red or black. To soften the look, a chunky knit cream throw draped over one side would add texture.

Dovetail Chaise Longue Mid ModFinally, this new Dovetail Furniture James chaise is even more spare in design, letting the curve of the chaise do all the talking! This chaise is a great choice for a Contemporary, Modern or Mid-Century Modern style space, and it is beautifully made and hand-finished. It is crafted with a chrome plated steel frame and hand-finished vintage look leather upholstery.

So… think outside the box! Whether you prefer minimalist structures or more flamboyant traditional styles, there is a piece of furniture with strong curves that will suit your interior design scheme and give a new twist to your decor.

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.

Paint Color Trends 2019: Cool Blue, Gray, Green

Metropolitan Benjamin Moore Living Room

Cool blues, grays and greens are always a popular choice in home decor, but they’ve been given a new energy with dramatic versions of these colors selected as Colors of the Year 2019 by several paint companies. In my last blog post I showed you the more warm and earthy coral and clay colors of the year.  Now it’s time to go cool!

Metropolitan Benjamin Moore Living Room

Let’s start with Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2019, called Metropolitan. This refined gray is calm and composed, creating a soothing and meditative atmosphere. It is also quite light and from the several photos I’ve seen, it changes in depth according to the light in the room and the colors around it. It almost feels like a basic neutral, like a gentle upgrade from white!

Behr BlueprintDialing up the color a little more, Behr has selected Blueprint as its 2019 color.  This is a new take on a denim blue, and, just like a favorite pair of jeans, the color looks incredibly versatile. I can imagine this in a casual room with a laid-back vibe, or dressed up for a more elegant space.  It’s shown here in a Mid-Century Modern room, but I can also picture it in a more traditional space… perhaps a Dickensian London style library or an Old World living room. Some ornate gold picture frames and a crystal chandelier would be the perfect accent for the Blueprint paint!

Kelly Moore Peacock Blue

Cyan Design Peacock Blue Feather Glass VaseKelly-Moore Paints doubled down for an even more intense blue with strong green undertones, selecting Peacock Blue (above) as its 2019 Color of the Year. Actually, professional interior designers and members of the American Society of Interior Designers choose this color in a Kelly-Moore Paints survey, so we guess those guys know what they are talking about!

Some people might find this saturated blue too strong for a large expanses of wall, so opt for a feature wall or use it to highlight an architectural detail.

Or get a similarly dramatic effect with an accent piece  like this gorgeous Cyan Design Peacock Feather blue vase.

Night Watch paint PPG

PPG Pittsburgh Paints chose Night Watch (above), a color from their Aquas color family as their 2019 trend color. This dark jade aqua-green has a sense of luxury to it… you could really jazz it up with bold furniture and metal accessories for a glamorous look. But it also has a feel of lush greenery and the natural world, so it could be great to frame a window that looks out into a garden. Crisp white will brighten it up, while understated camel tones will pair beautifully for a sophisticated look. You could also think of it as an alternative to black as an accent on trim, or for doors and shutters.

What do you think of these cool blues, greens and gray that have been chose as 2019 Colors of the Year? If you’ve used them in your home, please tell us in the comment box and maybe send a photo!

AimeeAvatarAimee owns EuroLuxHome.com with her husband and best friend, Greg. Aimee sources amazing antique furniture, vintage lighting, & high-quality reproduction furniture to help her customers decorate their homes in a unique way. She loves her 8 (you read that right) fuzzy children and is renovating a 1920s bungalow in South Carolina. Find us on Facebook or connect with EuroLux on Google+. Or you can sign up here to receive this blog in your inbox.