There aren’t many interior design styles which are as broadly appealing as French country decor. 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.
You may notice that French country decor shares many elements with coastal, industrial, victorian, and shabby chic decor. This makes it easy to adapt the style to your local geographic design aesthetic. 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. And whether you live in a modern loft, an old victorian farmhouse, or a suburban home, the comfortable homey feel of French country decor is sure to make guests and family feel welcome.
Take a look at the amazing pictures below and you will surely get inspired!