Best French Country Table Lamps and Floor Lamps for a Baby's Nursery
Is there a special genre or niche for French Country table lampsin any store? If there is, I haven't found it. So, you've perfected the perfect shabby chic decor worthy of a walkup in Paris, but when you search for suitable lamps you come up with nothing? I believe that the reason for this is that Country French covers such a broad range of tastes and styles. You have your Country French torchiere lamp and then there is the antique black lamp that looks French Country enough. And then there are country style rooster lamps that look perfect in many country chic rooms. What's a decorator to do? Well, if you're not already confused keep reading!
To many, country French table lamps will be crackled ivory urns with an equally aged and worn decal of a faded pink rose burned into the ceramic base. Roses and other vintage floral motifs are popular in rooms that lean toward the shabby side of French apartment decoration. This type of lamp would be well suited for a girl's bedroom or boudoir as the case may be.
Something iron and in the shape of the Eiffel Tower is fitting in most any type of French decor. From the very sophisticated living areas to a pink French poodle baby's bedroom, pictures of the Eiffel Tower or French country table lamps made of iron in the shape of the famous landmark will forever be appropriate. In fact an iron lamp may balance the florals and wildly scattered color schemes that come into play in a true French Country themed room.
This is one decorating theme where a matched set of table lamps may not be appropriate. Different styles of French Country table lamps may need to play off one another as this is a relaxed, eclectic gathering of furnishings and accessories. There's no need to reach for an asymmetrical look.
Here are some ideas for choosing your French country lamps. On one tabletop, center a simple unadorned iron lamp and then find something on the opposite end of the French country spectrum for your other surfaces that require lighting. Bring in something softer to offset the metallic choice. Something in glass or ceramic will work nicely.
Black iron is not the only metal that will work for your French country table lamps. You may want to experiment with aged silver, pewter or copper finishes depending on the rest of your room.
There is no single answer to what kind of lamp is a French country table lamp. I would say that it's much simpler to say what is NOT a French country table lamp!
A French country lamp for the bedroom and one for your living areas will have a completely different style and appearance! In the bedroom or to complete a baby's nursery theme that has a set of French country baby bedding in place, French Country table lamps with shades can be embellished with pom poms, feathers and any number of fabulous edgings. Mini-shades for the chandeliers can be decorated to match. Stripes, toile prints, and polka dots can all be adapted for use in your decorating with success. Cover some old lampshades with scraps of your leftover wallpaper to carry little touches of print around any given area.
Those are just a few tips on how to match your lighting with your French Country baby nursery decorating ideas and home decor. I hope that you will come back to visit and upload pictures of the results of your own decorating project when you're done!