LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 6, 2013) - It's elegant, romantic and classical, and is in stark contrast to the contemporary feel that homeowners have been aspiring to for the last decade or more.
It would appear that our tastes are changing and whereas cold, stark and sterile were once the order of the day, soft, warm and aged have now taken over. Window displays on almost every high street now depict the lived-in, 'shabby chic' look, one which epitomises luxury, elegance and timelessness.
The popularity of French-inspired furniture has grown, most notably as people try to turn their homes into relaxing, calm and stylish retreats.
A spokesperson for French furniture specialist, Classics, said: "People have fallen in love with French furniture and the ambiance it can create.
"They no longer want clean lines and angular shapes or the ultimate in contemporary furniture. People are aspiring to a more lived-in feel, one which is elegant and which mimics some of the most popular furniture designs in French history.
"Classics Direct French style furniture is intricately designed, detailed and beautiful to look at. It has been designed to provide a sense of the past - you can picture it in a chateaux or a small rural cottage.
"And what's more, whether people buy a one-off bed from the Classics Direct French beds range, buy a full furniture set or the odd chair to scatter here and there, the effect is still just as stunning.
"If you're not lucky enough to have had an original passed down through the family or don't have the budget to buy originals from an antique dealer, it doesn't matter - the modern-day versions really are true reflections of how the furniture would once have been.
"Hopefully these new additions to the home will be passed down to future generations just as they used to be in France."
French furniture comes in a range of styles and colours that can be used to complement any theme or colour scheme.
From 'shabby chic' to natural wood finishes, the choices available reflect French furniture through the ages and the advances in the design and build throughout the centuries. And you can buy French furniture for any room in the home, from the bedroom to the lounge and dining room.
Classics Direct sells high quality French furniture in a variety of painted, shabby chic and traditional polished natural wood finishes. To view the entire range, visit http://www.classics-direct.co.uk.