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French Country Style

Updated on July 23, 2011

French country style decorating is based on the casual, yet elegant feeling of the French countryside. The mood that it creates is cozy, warm and rustic. Most of the colours are inspired by natural surroundings including bright yellows, lavenda, cobalt blues, gold’s, greens, beige, brown and deep reds. 

With a rustic appeal and oldyworldy comfort the French country still is easy to replicate.

To emulate the French country look you might find in a cottage in rural France you should have a combination of natural stone floors, rooster motifs, carved wood furniture, wrought iron furnishings, plastered-surface walls painted or washed in butter-yellow paint. A primitive farm table would look good with a Provencal tablecloth. Crockery should be bright and match your overall colour scheme.

You can accessorize your home with baskets, crockery, linen, copper pots and much more. Fabrics come in all kinds of country style colours.  Stripes and checks are popular as are the plainer type of designs.  You can get lovely flowered fabrics with small prints or larger.  Sunflowers are a popular design.

You can finish off your look with fresh flowers, which is an essential part of the French Country feel.  They can be fresh, dried or silk; you will get the same effect.  Obviously fresh flowers will give off a lovely fragrant.

French Country Style Blackboard
French Country Style Blackboard

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