A boudoir literally means a woman’s private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The French word “bouder” means to sulk or to pout so you can imagine a woman living in an 18th Century castle retiring to her boudoir to sulk in private until her disposition improved!
Nowadays the word Boudoir has developed into a term used to describe a bedroom as a French inspired luxurious sanctuary.
French style decor is one of the world’s most enduring styles. I think it has universal appeal bringing together a mix of sophisticated European charm and understated elegance.
A French Provincial boudoir is all about romance and elegance in muted neutral tones with splashes of duck egg blue, soft green and ivory. Fabrics are all natural - pure linen and cotton in bedding, cushions, curtains and upholstery. Go for slightly distressed painted oak furniture.