If you feel like there's a certain je ne sais quoi about French country décor, allow us to break it down for you. This style is all about natural materials, muted colors, toile fabrics, extravagant lighting, touches of gold, tapestries, and more—all with a rustic touch. We gathered 19 stylish examples of French country style, from modern interpretations and eclectic visions to classic renditions. Read through and get inspired to incorporate French country décor in every room in your house.
In the dining room of this Cape Cod estate, designer Kathryn M. Ireland chose a sea-grass rug to cover the floor and reupholstered the owners' Gustavian chairs to keep a traditional touch. And then there's that fun Cubist moment in the corner.
With layers of laidback linens in a variety of hues, this bedroom exudes warmth and a timeless taste. The tall upholstered headboard brings in some bright, playful tones while sticking to the distressed character of French country design.
The gorgeous, large-scale antique lighting in this foyer really sets the tone for the rest of the home. The exposed beams, stone tile floors, and understated console table introduce that French country rustic look.
In the dining room of this Manhattan duplex, designed by Garrow Kedigian, is a mahogany table circa-1900 that's surrounded by antique chairs that were purchased at a Paris flea market and re-covered in a Schumacher velvet.
White painted bricks and stone tile floors set the country chic scene in this kitchen. And with that wrought-iron hardware and hanging copper cookware, we can almost smell the French food from here.
A full gallery wall complete with antique gilt frames and classic portraits is a great way to introduce dimension in the living room. And of course, a Louise XV-style settee is always a good touch.
Exposed ceiling beams, distressed wood floors, colorful textiles, and antique paintings and trays on display create a truly charming dining nook.
To mimic the rustic look of French country décor in a more modern way, opt for a jute rug in the living room. Then upholster a classic Louis XVI-style seat in a fun, contemporary fabric and adorn your walls with abstract art.
Though this sink area boasts a decidedly modern aesthetic, there are many French country-inspired details throughout the space. For example, the antique trays, water cans, and glass vases.
This cheerful study is bursting with charm, thanks to the bright green walls and personal items on display. The traditional upholstered chair juxtaposes the rustic vase, a contrast often found in French country interiors.
Designer Ramsay Gourd let the exposed wooden beams in this Vermont farmhouse serve as the focal point on the room, but a green couch and upholstered Louis XV-style chairs are a close second place.
The linen slipcover chairs and rustic wood dining table bring in that French country ease while the bold wallpaper and modern lighting anchor this dining room in the modern era.
Dramatic drapes, plenty of gold, and ornate lighting make this master bedroom a French dream.
Designer Marshall Watson uses a traditional plate rack to showcase everyday dishes as wall art in this Swedish home. Meanwhile, a vintage table and chairs with a blue gingham seat covering add a touch of rustic charm.
Pink marble? Sign us up. Though French country style is known for being more rustic and earthy, there are plenty of examples that feature much more extravagance. Ornate and intricate details like these are prominent in classic French design.
Designer Marshall Watson opted for traditional French country motifs on the window treatments in the dining room of this Swedish home.
Graceful prints and a muted palette create a cozy bedroom in this North Carolina mountain getaway designed by Jane Hawkins Hoke. The walls and valances feature Brunschwig & Fils hound-dog toile.
The mixture of high-end (the chandelier) and antique (the chair) in this Long Island, New York dining room, designed by Ellen Niven, makes it feel like everything was sourced from a flea market in Provence.
Designer Garrow Kedigan played up the classic architecture in this Manhattan duplex's living room by incorporating a symmetrical furniture layout around the room's stone mantel.