Some years ago, my husband and I embarked upon a road trip through Provence. Thus began an enduring love affair….with French Country architecture and interior design. We were charmed and seduced by bucolic french country homes embellished with stucco and field stone, sun bleached blue shutters topped by peaked and tiled roofs. Inviting crushed stone pathways lead to enclosed gardens and dining courtyards. Comfortable welcoming interiors were grounded by the warmth and patina of humble brick floors and white washed ceiling beams. We were smitten. I needed to live in a French Farmhouse! Even though that hasn’t happened YET, French country design has become a passion and led to my collection of rustic French furniture, lighting, textiles and accessories.
Creating French Flair in your home interiors is much easier and more affordable than you might think. French Country Decorating is about creating a balance between European Old World elegance and rustic rural charm. The French appreciate and celebrate the kind of timeworn patina that only comes with age. Achieve a casual and charming French Country ambiance with a soothing neutral color pallet and eye-catching mix of textures from burlap to weathered wood. Start your decorating plan with the back bone of a room, your furniture.
The greatness of European interiors lies in their ability to look like they just sort of happened over the years-which is often true. Things that have been passed down through generations of family, paired with rustic flea market finds converge into what are often the best examples of French Country style.
Indeed Decor’s French furniture delivers casual luxury to your living room, bedroom or dining room with classic sophisticated designs. European inspired love seats, chaise lounges, sofas and chairs offer distinctive style and comfort with gently carved distressed wood frames and natural linen tufted upholstery. We offer a wide array of finely crafted furniture by acclaimed designers; Aidan Gray, Eloquence, French Market and Mr. Brown. Bring distinctive style that is both timeless and time worn to your home with our Chateau French Furniture Collection. Put your furniture in the best light and create a warm ambiance with French lighting.
We love mix of rustic and refined in this stunning French Country bathroom! A rough, white-washed ceiling and faded stucco walls are the prefect unexpected back drop for plush velvet drapes and a glamorous, glistening French chandelier. It’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Just because you love all things French, does not mean you shouldn’t mix in something completely unexpected like these designers did with adding chandeliers to a bathroom or solarium.
Old-world wrought iron, crystal beading and distressed wood add time-worn patina and rustic elegance to Indeed Decor’s extraordinary, eye-catching French Style Lighting. Many of our French chandeliers, hanging pendants, table lamps and wall sconces were inspired by treasures salvaged from a Parisian flea market or ancient heirlooms found in a crumbling French Chateau. Choose from stunning lights from Aidan Gray and Cyan Designs to gracefully illuminate any room in your home. Now it is time for the fun part. Add interest and a glimpse of your personality with French Decorative Accessories.
A home should be colored by your personality, in order to make it uniquely yours and inherently more interesting. Don’t shy away from including all of your quirky treasures into your rooms. Your home should reflect your essence.
Have all the fun of shopping in a fabulous French Flea Market without leaving your home! Browse Indeed Decor’s unique French Home Accessories to find the perfect home accent for any room. Choose from vintage door knockers, wooden finials, time worn urns, and a plethora of antique reproduction candle holders and baskets.
Combine these elements with French table linens, wall decor, pillows and bedding and French garden decor. Invite warm and welcoming decorating style into your home with a touch of French panache. The best thing about French Country Style is that it easily fits into elegant homes and country houses alike.
Last but not least, don’t forget about your outdoor rooms. European elegance meets rustic country and old-world character to achieve the graceful and inviting style of country French gardens and courtyards.
French Garden Accessories
Indeed Decor’s French Garden Accessories Collection was inspired by the old world charm of intimate private courtyards and gardens in Provence and Normandy. Shop our collection of French wire garden urns, weathered planters, European-inspired stone finials and garden statues, old world wrought iron and faux bois outdoor furniture and unique vintage garden accessories to create your very own enchanted out door retreat.
For more French Country Decorating Ideas and Inspiration:
Say “Oui!” to French Country Decor with HGTV
Fabulously French! from the Enchanted Home
Country French Decorating Ideas from Better Home & Gardens