A glass of Sancerre supped delicately in the evening time, fondue shared over candlelight and the rolling hills of France, everlastingly beautiful through each changing season. A chateau, meaning ‘castle’, is a longstanding testament to the finer things in life and its aesthetic and lifestyle aren't specially reserved for these places.
You too can channel chateau atmosphere and a regal narrative at home with a French chateau-style bed, part of our range here at Revival Beds. Below, you'll see the most magnificent French chateau-style beds, redolent of a luxurious time that’s very still much alive.
- Creating Cosy Bliss With Sleigh Beds
- Capturing Dynastic Regality with Four-Poster Beds
- The Practicality Of A French Chateau-Style Bed
Creating Cosy Bliss With Sleigh Beds
Sleigh beds are created specifically with the French-inspired style in mind. While they channel the traditional feel of French chateau-style beds; deep wooden hues, organic and fluid lines, the feel of something that helps you enter a winter wonderland in the French alps - they’re also surprisingly contemporary.
Popular for their sleek and stylish design, sleigh beds are a flexible choice, with styling options available for all tastes. These types of beds find a home within, well, any home.
The Parisienne Sleigh Bed
The Parisienne sleigh bed is quietly bold. Inspired by 19th Century French style, the Parisienne displays a real ‘sleigh’ feel, with carved scrolling and top quality brass detailing. It’s an incredibly refined style, mirroring the original style completely, but with a nod to the size and stature demands of more modern tastes.
The most notable feature is how gentle this bed feels. Each curved piece of wood supports you through the night, with a low slung base to help you feel like you’re sinking into pure comfort.
With heavily moulded ‘ogee’ feet, brass accompaniments and discreet underbed storage, you’ll find true French aesthetics are captured with this stylish piece.
The Monaco Sleigh Bed
Monaco, the seat of Mediterranean luxury is where this next bed finds its namesake and its inspiration. With relaxing curves and a light feel, it channels the lapping blue bliss of the Mediterranean Sea in the height of summer. Like its namesake, this isn't a bed that’s rushed with craftsmanship that’s measured in expertise.
The motion of this bed is like the tide, leading you from three individual solid wood panels on the head and footboard, to the single piece of hardwood used for the leg scrolls. With a unique spacing for the wooden slats, you’ll experience true support throughout the night.
Many hours of work go into the Monaco Sleigh Bed and the finished product is something truly sublime. It’s a space in which you can spend many hours, enjoying sleep, a morning cafetière or a glass of wine after a long day.
The Camargue Sleigh Bed
The Camargue region in France is known for its natural beauty, from dramatic mountain areas to remote Mediterranean beaches. It’s a place rooted in a love for the outdoors and all things organic. The Camargue sleigh bed, with its quintessential fluid lines and strong legs, is the very same.
With the very finest materials, the Camargue sleigh bed embodies its name. The strength of those dramatic peaks are built into the bed itself and the flowing lines of the coast are represented in the smooth head and footboard. Untouched by the trends of modernism, this is a very classically-French bed, one that’s happy to represent a space you can escape to.
Let this bed transport you to the chateaus of Camargue, the walled city of Aigues Mortes, the red tile roofs of Saintes Maries de la Mer and the ‘wild west’ of Europe’s largest river delta. With this bed, the French lifestyle is captured in craftsmanship.
Capturing Dynastic Regality With a Four-Poster Bed
Four-poster beds, the royalty of the sleeping world. Crafted with absolute expertise and attention to detail, a four-poster bed is a statement of heraldry, turning a room from a ‘place’ into a ‘palace’.
The Orleans Four-Poster Bed
The Orleans four-poster bed sits at the very height of romanticism. A scalloped open canopy and ornately decorated head and footboards enclose you within a space that’s confidently opulent.
The design of the Orleans four-poster is one intended to not only recreate the feel of a family heirloom, but also actively become one, as hidden beneath the delicate curves is the beating heart of a robust, timeless bed. This isn’t a factory-made bed - it’s a unique and familial addition to any bedroom.
Pair this bed with floaty voile drapes to create an atmosphere worthy of the influential and historical narrative of French design, where you can imagine yourself living the lordly life in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
The Quebec Pencil bed
The French-inspired styles stretch across the four corners of the globe. Our Quebec Pencil Bed is inspired by that far-reaching influence, with a classic chateau-style, Quebecois simplicity and an inherently Gallic-inspired twist.
The Quebec Pencil bed differs from traditional four-posters as it does away with a canopy, leaving clean and elegant posts. It’s truly a bed that embodies the feel of a historic chateau while remaining contemporary in its minimalism.
The bed displays an exquisitely shaped and buttoned leather headboard that stands proud above you as you sleep. It’s also a bed style that’s highly customisable, taking on uniquely chosen finishes with grace.
The vermont four-poster bed
Vermont, from the French, Verd Mont, meaning ‘Green Mountain’; a coastal gem situation in New England. The French chateau-style bed that bears its name is inspired by this place, with a minimalist design that helps create a blissful and practical sanctuary. While it’s true to its New England namesake, the style is perfect for those looking to create the wooden interior of chateaus or chalets.
With clean, understated lines and immaculate panelling, this style of bed is the lord of subtlety. It’s a delicate balance of new modernism and classic tradition.
This a popular bed style to have hand-painted in tonal hues that accentuate or play off the colour scheme of your bedroom. If you want to go classic, choose solid oak as the basis of this bed and imagine yourself in the French Alps, comfortable and cosy as the snow falls outside.
Pair this bed with lightweight drapes and other pieces of hardwood furniture in order to capture the full narrative of the long-standing chateau - a narrative that stands the test of time.
The Practicality of a french chateau-style bed
While representing the beauty and grace of a time that can be difficult to capture within modern surroundings, the beds we have available are also undeniably strong. We build them from the finest, sustainably-sourced wood and hand assemble them so you don’t have to replace your bed every few years. These robust and long-lasting beds, created in a range of natural wood finishes, are a testament to fine craftsmanship.
With underbed storage availability and an extensive choice of finishes (ranging from solid Oak or Quebec Yellow and Scandinavian Redwood pine), rest assured that not only will these prove to be practical beds, but they’ll also fit your style of choice.
Design your bed to complement your colour scheme or to match the finish of other pieces of solid wood furniture that we handcraft here at Revival Beds. From bedside cabinets to wardrobes and even mirrors, we can help you create and customise each aspect of your bedroom and its furniture to your exact style and specifications.
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