French toile bedding is enjoying a huge resurgence in popularity for bedroom decorating. What, you may be wondering, is toile bedding anyway ? Quite simply, toile (twaal) is cotton fabric with all over floral or pastoral prints.
The most common colors are black, navy or blue, red, and green on white or cream backgrounds. These prints work great with French provincial or traditional bedroom furnishings. Genuine toile bed linen comes only from France and is quite airy, allowing it to drape well when used in bedding, draperies, bed canopies, or just about anywhere in the home.
Numerous bedding manufacturers offer toile that is sure to please. Let's look at some of the favorites more closely-
Country Life in Black by Waverly features black on off-white print in a traditional 18th Centruly toile de Jouy motif coordinated with a classic country check print. Using three different fabrics, Country Life Black, Classic Ticking Black, and Cheerful Check Black, the ensemble offers a cozy, cottage feel to any bedroom.
Thomasville offers Provence, a whimsical twist on classic French toile. Using a sunny yellow background, the toile print features blue and white gazebo scenes framed in blue floral garlands. Blue and yellow awning stripes create a coordinating bed skirt and boudoir pillow. White and blue gingham check sheets add to the charm of this country-themed toile bedding. Coordinating accessories are available to design a unique bedroom look you'll love.
A.J. Moss Victorian Park bedding line boasts elegant yet colorful toile prints on ivory. Choose from blue, red, green, or traditional black to depict the detailed scenes of this French toile print. The comforter, shams, and reversible throw pillows reverse to gingham check print in the colors of the bedding. This gingham print continues on the matching bed skirt and European shams.
Cherrington is another offering from Thomasville in the French toile style. The sapphire and off-white tree of life pattern depicted on the comforter is offset by bold stripes on the bed skirt, European pillow shams, and throw pillows. Sheets are available which reflect the comforter colors, but in reverse colors, making this collection prefer for a master or guest bedroom.
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