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15 Spaces to Make You Fall in Love With French Country Decor

Learn what makes this style so special and bring a taste of Provence to your home with these stunning French country decorating ideas.

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Photo: Kristada. From: Casabella Interiors.

An Introduction, Plus Flower Power

French country style is undeniably charming. Inspired by the idyllic homes in Provence, France — a picturesque region complete with rolling hills and lavender fields — this style marries fanciful, feminine details with classic, country elements. The result is truly a match made in heaven — the ultimate blend of beauty and comfort. Here are 15 of our finest examples of French country style, as well as tips for recreating the romantic look right at home.

Florals are essential French country decor; they enliven neutral linens and evoke thoughts of picturesque Provence. For an organic look, simply pair a floral armchair or ottoman with fresh (or faux!) arrangements, just like Casabella Interiors did for this airy reading nook.

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Photo: Ansley Atlanta Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International. From: Ansley Real Estate Christie's International and Luxury Portfolio International®.

A Touch of Toile

Though first produced in Ireland in the 18th century, toile — a bleached cotton fabric featuring pastoral scenes — became so popular in France that it's pretty much synonymous with French country style these days. Over the years, it's been used for window treatments, bedding sets and even upholstery for ottomans. Try working it into your space in small doses, with a toile stool or toile linens for your dining table.

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Distressed Wood Finishes

This open kitchen exudes French country style, and it's all thanks to the distressed wood featured throughout the room. The cabinets, with their weathered finish and wrought iron pulls, as well as the island and chairs, add a rustic touch that makes the space feel cozy and lived-in. You can achieve a similar look at home by choosing glazed cabinets over gloss and pairing them with an ornate chandelier.

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Blue + Yellow Combos

Blue and yellow is a classic, French country combination. It's warm and inviting, and sets the perfect tone for guests in this sumptuous bedroom designed by Mary Anne Smiley. To make this look your own (and achieve French country decor on a dime), start with a blue-and-yellow comforter and then layer on coordinating pillows, preferably with a floral motif. For common spaces, consider blue-and-yellow curtains or even a blue-and-yellow checked accent chair.

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