All type of furniture come in different styles and those are what reflect the style of a room. The French style has a vintage and antique, yet classy and elegant look. This dates back to the 17th and 18th century when the kings and queens wanted the highest quality furniture. The kings and queens would seek out and hire the most skillful craftsmen to create these elegant pieces of furniture. Curves and design were very popular among the furniture. Cabriole chair legs resembled animal legs and were very popular. Intricate lines, curves, and carvings were very popular and they were sometimes of grotesque scenes. Brass and bronze were very commonly used to decorate the furniture.
Beds, chair, sofas, and small tables are the most common of the French furniture. They all have similar traits such as the detail, curves, and classy style. They all serve a different purpose and sometimes carry different traits. For example you will notice, a headrest of a bed is often very large made from a hard wood and designed very intricately. On a small French table you will find primarily the legs are what is designed and they are often complete with cabriole style legs. They aren't always as intricate as the beds but the French style is very noticeable when looking at them.
Chairs and sofas are usally upholstered and in the 17th and 18th century they used the most elegant materials. It was common to use the highest quality woven silk and use colors to match the room that the furniture will be displayed. In today's lifstyle it is more common to find the furniture upholstered with a cotton fabric. It is not as smooth as woven silk but it is more durable and will last longer. It is possible to find antique furniture that still uses the fancy woven silk. But, the cotton fabric is more common in today's French style furniture.
Shades of brown and white are usually the most common colors used. You can find some black pieces, and some in pastel colors, but, primarily brown and white are most popular colors. Stains of all shades are used to color the wood to the perfect color to fit you room.