Country French Interior Design

Are you inspired by the gorgeous interiors of Europe? Some of the most influential designers have come from the region. Now, so many homeowners are looking to inject European styles into their own homes! If this sounds like you, then you have come to the right place! In this Shop the Look feature I’m going to share my top tips and ideas on how you can create a Country French Interior that doesn’t compromise on practicality!

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How to Recognize a Country French Interior

A Country French interior will feature lots of different rustic textures and items. While the room itself may look polished or well put together, it’s usually through the accessories that the country feel really comes through. Focus on the architectural details that are on the natural and rustic side to enhance the beauty of the interior. Country French interiors may also have a few antiqued items to round off the look!

Fun Facts:

Many of the key features that make up a French Country interior dates back to the Renaissance period of Europe, generally between the 14th and 17th centuries. During this time there was a rediscovery of classical philosophy, literature, and art.

Nowadays, the beautiful features of French architecture has influenced many architects and designers worldwide. The rustic charm of French Country interiors can be seen in farmhouse-inspired homes, or more traditional spaces too.

The key to creating a French Country interior is to add rich colors, rustic textures, light colored linens, and ornate details on furniture and cabinetry.

Style Clues

This style often includes:

  • Rustic textures
  • Antique pieces
  • Traditional architectural details
  • Soothing tones, and soft colors

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French Inspired Armchair

An absolute must-have for any French inspired home is this ornate style accent chair!

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9-Light Chandelier

Use a multi-light chandelier in your interior to harness the essence of ornate and traditional French decor.

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Terracotta Table Vase

A textured and rustic vase like this terracotta one, is ideal for injecting texture into any space!

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Wooden Table Lamp

Add a wooden table lamp to your interior to add a touch of the classic French style! We particularly love the ornate detailing on this one.

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Vintage Area Rug

Use a vintage style area rug to clearly define a space, while injecting some subtle and soft tones.

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Traditional Bed

Add a wooden bed to your bedroom to add a French flair! The intricate details of this style bed is reminiscent of French interiors.

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Fringed Decorative Pillow

A fringed decorative pillow like this one, eludes to a French style interior because traditional French homes used to have lots of fringe detailing!

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Slope Arm Slipcover Sofa

This slipcover sofa is ideal for any interior that needs a French country flair! 

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Ornate Wall Mirror

A gold colored wall mirror is ideal for adding some traditional ornate details to your home!

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