The Allure of French Farmhouse Décor

Adele Shotton-Pugh | Posted

Maybe it's the back to a slower and more relaxed pace of life that's the allure of French farmhouse décor. Eating al-fresco, sipping wine as the sun goes down, tearing a piece from a crusty baguette, whatever your reasons there's some stunning designs to be inspired by and use in your own French farmhouse – even if it is the middle of a bust English town or city.  

French farmhouse kitchen with white and natural wood furniture

Home Bunch

White walls and bleach wooden furnishings have all the hallmarks of French farmhouse style.  

French cottage living room design in green and red

Pinterest

Calming colour schemes are essential – after all the French don't like to be rushed! Greens, reds and creams are ideal for creating the right ambience.  

Luxury cream dining room with ornate light fixture and large table

Interior Design Files

Tiled or stone floors are a must if you're going to get the look right. You'll never find fitted carpets in a French farmhouse.  

 

Rustic French farmhouse kitchen

Home Hunts

Rustic charm is the key – don't try and over complicate things; use authentic furnishings to get the vibe right.  

 

French rustic bathroom in cream and white

Alove of The Past

Even in the bathroom the colour scheme is soft and neutral so that it compliments the way of life and the building.  

White, cream and grey stylish and elegant living and dining room

Indulgy

The French have a panache for displaying keepsakes; family is extremely important, so make it show via your accessories.  

White and cream bedroom with the word love above the white wooden bed

The Lennoxx

Renowned for romance, bedrooms also have a light and relaxed atmosphere, coupled with a unique charm that screams French, without the sexy boudoir!  

Loft bedroom space with three raised metal beds

Perfect DIY Ideas

The whole farmhouse theme is used throughout- even the children's bedroom has a soft and rustic charm.  

White and cream hall with cream floor tiles and coat hooks

Interior Design Files

As some French farmhouses aren't that big, it's quite acceptable to hang coats in the living room – but only if they're done so on a rustic coat rack. Storing shoes in wicker baskets keeps the theme authentic.  

French rustic garden seating and eating area

Prosa Trecos E Cacarecos

No French farmhouse is complete without an alfresco eating area. It doesn't have to be high-tech, simplicity is perfect, just as long as you're sharing a meal with people you love.

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