Striking the perfect balance of beauty and comfort, country French style easily fits into elegant homes and country houses alike. Beautiful fabrics and provincial patterns are hallmarks of country French style.
To balance today’s hectic lifestyles, softer colors and more delicate patterns have become popular choices. Pretty fringes, decorative trims, and lacy accents add an elegant finish.
Architectural details that harkens to yesteryear easily give a room country French flavor. But you don’t have to live in an ancient chateau to create the look. Rustic stone tile and hand-scraped wood beams add the charm of an old French eatery to this new kitchen. Curved archways, intricate molding details, and painted finishes also enhance the look. Check out the pictures below.
In this elegantly low-key living room, a cluster of white slipcovered sofas creates family-style seating arranged. Hence, to create an area for gathering and conversation. A beautiful historic gray stone fireplace is the focal point of the room, not a large screen TV. And arched window frame details are painted in soft gray to echo the fireplace. Also, call attention to the pretty shape of the windows. Walls, ceiling, and hardwood floors in pale neutral shades create a cohesive look and a comfortably modern feel. A chandelier anchors the living space and adds a vintage note.
Soft and Romantic
In a decidedly romantic take on French country design. Hence, this California living room from Courtney at French Country Cottage. Thus, it features rustic elements like dark wood ceiling beams. Also, it is softened with comfortable seating upholstered in muted colors. A vintage chandelier and a pair of stacked antique gilded French mirrors. Hence, leaning against the wall add a note of history and romance. French-style doors help create a French country feel.
Modern French Country
This French country style living room from French designer Nathalie Vingot Mei. Hence, is what the French call style campagne chic, or chic country style. Here, a muted palette of greige, beige, soft gray, and tan complement comfortable modern upholstered furniture. Thus, with classic lines in natural fabrics like linen and cotton. The room is accessorized with elegant vintage sconces. And a simple rug covering the traditional terracotta floor tiles in a hexagonal shape that the French call tomettes.
In her French country-inspired living room, Sheila at Maison de Cinq added an antique Mora clock from Sweden. Hence, that works beautifully with the overall aesthetic. Thus, demonstrating that you can achieve French country elegance without adhering to French-only style. The tone-on-tone neutral palette of light soft whites, creams, tans, and browns keep the room feeling cohesive and inviting.
Country in the City
Ceiling moldings and a classic fireplace give this city apartment living room a formal vibe. But, the French country touches like a painted vintage mirror, a simple elegant chandelier. Also, slipcovered furniture in white and a dark floral, and a homey old-style floor lamp channel a timeless. Hence, relaxed French country vibe.