If the lived-in charm of cottage design speaks to your tastes, you'll love the European twist of French Country style. This classic design style is inspired by the humble homesteads of the French countryside where simple decor, distressed surfaces, and antiqued furniture create a homey, restful atmosphere. Traditional-style furniture with tufted cushions and carved detailing take on a softened, distressed look. Soft pastels like sage, lavender, summer yellow, light blue, and peony pink create a refreshing color palette to complement the space. Classic toile prints, whitewashed woods, linen fabrics, and botanical elements like vintage prints or potted plants are essential to a French Country design.
French Country style is both casual and refined. Gently aged furniture and a soft color palette give this provincial design a lived-in atmosphere. Find out how to get this charming French Country look in three easy steps.