Inspired by the centuries-old farmhouses of rural France, this aesthetic can incorporate both new objects as well as antique or repurposed vintage items. Although relatively loosely defined as a style, the French country aesthetic often makes use of rustic antiques, natural cotton and linen fabrics, a white or neutral color palette, and generally evokes a sense of bucolic nostalgia.
Fresh cut flowers and bright green leafy houseplants such as ferns are often focal points of a room and bring in a touch of color and natural beauty.
Additionally, the simple color palette and incorporation of both masculine industrial elements and more feminine fabrics makes is equally appropriate for both men and women.
In short, French country design ideas can be incorporated into just about any style of home thanks to their wide appeal. Cozy elegance with indoor lighting from double finch lamps accentuates this rustic combination of French coastal and Mediterranean charm.
Along with the apron skirt sink, over-sized storage drawers with easy-pull handles, and double uncovered windows, this bright kitchen is a very inviting place to get into the spirit of cooking up culinary masterpieces. Bring back Grandma’s sense of style and wonder in hearth and home with this country-inspired foyer display cabinet. This inventive French country style recycled shutter-cum-display shelf adds a spirited influence on which to hang your coat and your hat. The fresco Greek columns on the wall add a gorgeously eccentric background to this French-inspired space with tall windows and a classy slim lighting feature. This is what happens when two worlds collide to bring you into a serene place to think, imagine, and drink a favorite tea or herbal beverage. Lumiere is essential when deciding how to dress up a cool fireplace mantel in white-washed brick, especially one with a warm and inviting French theme.
Pedestal flowerpots, built-ins, a framed theater-type print wall hanging, and a lovely ‘curio la pendule’ conjures up the imaginable world of inspired fantasy with country heartland. Whitewashed small, medium, and large terra cotta planter pots mounted in parchment paper are the perfect indoor décor whether just for the exciting looks or for functional formal kitchen use during fresh herb-planting and aloe-grooming season. Miniature open concepts are en vogue this season, and bathroom and linen closet shelves don’t have to be just a closed storage space.
This aged living room coffee table, with its contrasting hues of dark and light, nice curves, old school antique-like handles, and little peg feet holds its own weight in solid beauty and class.
There is nothing that cools a room off more quickly or warms it up faster than breezy crisp and clean or opaque light-blocking linen curtains. These French country cottage ruffles are imaginative and bold, but also clean with cupped cuts that look wonderful in a kitchen or a small bedroom.
Catch lovely rays and breezy days with charmed room accents like refurbished scrap doors and clear stained-glass prop-ups. Ships in bottles and bell-shaped cloches over dainty floral antique-like teapots lined with gold highlights make for the best off-beat focused table planters.
This inspirational and decorative centerpiece is an exciting conversational, especially when you can almost hear the sound of a well-tuned Carillon bell singing sweetly in the background. Filled with sterling fresh and airy country charm and top-loaded with pleasant over-sized professionally crafted accessories, this motivational couch table is quiet and attractive and solidly constructed for homes designed for kindred spirits.
A unique vision of loveliness, this white wicker chair and blue toile pillow is functional in form and exceptionally romantic. The complementary pillow with its large flowering effects and stripes features luxurious scroll writing and a button accent.
“Dear Lillie” escapes convention and goes for a nice eclectic off-center mix of both round and square chair shapes. This cafe-style two-tier wired display basket with its scrolled handle and open-air embellished design is an excellent tabletop ice-breaker, especially when filled with sentimental and symbolic touches that match the season of the year.
Use a lovely fringed throw hanging gently on the wall, a beautiful lantern, or corner bucket of flowers, or a small wooden or tin box filled with natural-colored yarns.
Old ceramic kitchen crocks can be splashed, covered, repainted, decoupaged, or even tinted and lined with tissue paper in order to create a unique vase for fresh or silk flowers.
For in-home use or even a nice finishing touch to a country garden wedding, these crocks set a beautiful standard. Armoires have never truly gone out of style, but now you can turn the older models found in thrift shops and antique stores into meaningful white-washed and aged restorations that brings back warm and fuzzy memories, as well as provides storehouse usefulness in just about any room in your home.
Tub’n’tin sinks with old-world fixtures mounted on them have a wow-factor all on their own, but when these antique-like boudoir or kitchen classics are topped off with the right shelving made of aged dark wood and metal hinges and scroll brackets, it’s look out world! A burlap sack filled with fresh or silk flowers and vines on the wall or a sideboard table adds a touch of old country charm to spruce up a space. There are traditional and non-traditional spaces, but there is something uniquely special about a themed bedroom made to inspire romance or just to feng shui a lifestyle filled with grace and gratitude.
Motivate yourself with built-in headboards, fluffy tall bedding, ringed window curtains, and elongated padded seating with area rug.
Warm up your whites with splashes of wood shelving and towel hangs, living greens, brown lotion bottles, nickel fixtures and tin… instant voila! Exposed cabinet shelves, milky white jugs and crocks, black chalkboards, and simple-cut bread baskets are many of the best elements available to mold a French-inspired kitchen from scratch.
With an added touch of English ivy, these natural elements find a friendly alliance with one another for a comfy kitchen display. Striped linen sofas, natural wicker chairs, wheat stalk accents, and beautiful potted vines with lovely ceramics in varied hues say “Hello, I’m home” any time of day or night. Accentuate the positive in round, rectangle, and square, then add elements of wood and glass with neutral throws and pillow shams.
Light-colored wood, tall wingback chairs in gold trim, as well as translucent flower petals in a large globe pendulum lighting fixture makes this room a spectacular creation in any home style.
When deftly decorated with luxury draped sheers hanging over shuttered windows, light and air have no excuse for staying outside. Classic, comfortable…toile fabric is a wondrous pattern for inspiring pastoral scenes of farm life, hunting, and fishing.
Combined with the right rustic elements and copper accents, there is nothing sweeter than sweet than entering another realm without exiting home by taking a seat in a cool linen and cotton chair. A beautiful wood buffet, gorgeous china plates, décor gourds, framed mirrors, and driftwood planters make this wall as elegant as it is classic.