French Furniture and Soft Furnishings

Add character to your home with soft furnishings

Think of soft furnishings as the textiles of your home. Cushions often make your couches. Towels make your bathrooms. Linens make your bedrooms. Without soft furnishings, your home might be seen as slightly bare… Imagine jumping onto a couch without cushions- it just isn’t the same!

When I started furnishing my new home soft furnishings were one of my priorities. There isn’t anything I love more than diving into my couch and cuddling up with my dogs and a good book. The cushions make the couch! And of course, your bed needs to be the most comfortable place in the house. Ultimate relaxation is the goal. There are few things as beautiful as gorgeous French interiors, which is why that is the look I wanted for my home. So, I gathered up a few examples and some fabric swatches and I headed off. Piece by piece I gathered my home collections, leaving the warehouse with 15 pillows, yes, 15, and some Egyptian cotton linens, AND the fluffiest towels I had ever seen. I couldn’t wait to finish off my rooms. Needless to say, I got home and tossed those cushions onto my couches. My creatures immediately curled up on the couch and looked exceptionally cosy. Hmm, perhaps I’d join them with a cup of tea…

All in all, soft furnishings are absolutely necessary when you need to finish off the look of your home. They add to the atmosphere of the home and also add points of interest.

When it comes to interior design, the phrase “it’s the little things that count” couldn’t be more accurate. Especially when you’re inspired by the effortless elegance of French interiors, knowing how to choose and use soft furnishings can make all the difference. Whether it’s plush cushions, luxurious linens, or sumptuous towels, soft furnishings not only add comfort but also elevate the overall aesthetics of your home.

What Are Soft Furnishings?

Simply put, soft furnishings are the textiles that adorn your home—cushions on your couches, towels in your bathrooms, and linens in your bedrooms. They play an indispensable role in adding texture, color, and comfort to your interiors. A room without soft furnishings can feel incomplete, like a beautifully wrapped gift that’s empty inside.

Why Are Soft Furnishings Important?


For many, the ultimate goal of interior design is to create a haven of relaxation and comfort. Soft furnishings are integral to this. Imagine curling up on a couch without cushions or sleeping on a bed without soft linens—it’s hardly the epitome of comfort.

Aesthetic Appeal

French interiors are renowned for their sophisticated yet relaxed look, and soft furnishings are a big part of this. From embroidered cushions to toile de Jouy curtains, these items add a layer of beauty that can’t be achieved with hard furniture alone.


Soft furnishings contribute to the atmosphere in your home. The right selection can transform a room from cold and unwelcoming to warm and inviting.

My Journey in Curating Soft Furnishings

When I began decorating my home, I knew that I wanted it to exude French elegance. This meant paying special attention to soft furnishings. After gathering some inspiration and fabric swatches, my journey led me to a warehouse filled with home décor treasures.

I returned home with an assortment of 15 pillows, Egyptian cotton linens, and the fluffiest towels imaginable. The impact was immediate. As soon as the cushions hit the couch, my pets curled up and looked incredibly cozy. It was a sight that beckoned me to join them, cup of tea in hand.

Final Thoughts

Soft furnishings aren’t just decorative items; they’re essential elements that make your house a home. They provide comfort, add aesthetic appeal, and contribute to the atmosphere. And if it’s French elegance you’re after, then soft furnishings are the pièce de résistance that will bring your vision to life.

So, go ahead, dive into that cushion-filled couch with a good book or snuggle into that luxurious bed. After all, isn’t ultimate relaxation the goal?

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