10 Inspiring French Country Decorating Ideas

Inspired by the stunning homes of Provence, French country design often incorporates ruffles, distressed woodwork, and both vibrant and subdued hues. Learn how to create an elegant look in your home with these inspiring design ideas.

French Country Breakfast Nook

Kitchen Corner

RMS user colbylucky's cozy breakfast nook incorporates hues of red and yellow, and soft patterned fabrics for a look that truly represents French country living.

French Country Luxurious Living Room Lounge

Brown and Blue

RMS user rachelcar created a calm but cozy living room with a symmetrical arrangement of chairs and dramatic chocolate-brown draperies that elegantly frame the fireplace.

Crate and Barrel Cucina Sideboard Kitchen Storage Cucina Sideboard, Crate & Barrel

A Side Story

With the perfect distressed effect and a neutral wood exterior, this simple sideboard can fit right into any French country theme.

French Toile Nursery

Baby Love

Creating an elegant space for a nursery came easy to RMS user MPLS, who mixed light pink with black and white toile. The look is fanciful without being fussy.

Ballard Designs Filigree Monogram Wall Hooks Filigree Monogram Hooks, Ballard Designs

Hanging On

Don't settle for ho-hum coat hooks. The place where your jacket hangs should be just as stylish as the coat itself. These antique-inspired monogram coat hooks will bring a personalized touch to your mudroom or entryway.

Simple White Paint and Neutral Tones Create Austere Aura

International Appeal

RMS user AdrianneD's dining room may be French country, but her mid-century chandelier came from Spain (and for a good price, too). What's the secret to creating a chic look on a tight budget? AdrianneD says to do \"a lot of thrift store shopping and scouring flea markets to find good deals.\"

Target Oversized Le Jardin Poppy Wall Clock Oversized Le Jardin Poppy Clock, Target

Pretty Poppies

Bring a French country look to your home with this gorgeous oversized wall clock of distressed Roman numerals and a billowing cluster of red poppies.

French Country Kitchen With Rustic Blue Island

Country Kitchen

The robin's egg-blue island is the star of RMS user aracely88's French country kitchen. Offsetting the ivory cabinets, the island adds a perfect pop of color.

French Country Narrow Kitchen

Just the Right White

For RMS user ginagypsy's kitchen redo, she opted for an all-white look to brighten the space. With tile accents and an oversized wall clock, this cheerful kitchen would be right at home in Provence.

Target Coventry Armless Nail Button Chair Coventry Armless Nail Button Chair, Target

Totally Toile

Who said comfy can't be charming? Add a touch of sophistication and antique appeal to your living room with the addition of a French country-inspired armless chair.

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