5 French Provincial Decor Ideas for Your Home

5 French Provincial Decor Ideas for Your Home

By Tessa Bezuidenhout on Jun 21 2017

If you dream of sipping good wine in the blooming lavender fields of France, then perhaps you’d enjoy a French country twist to your home.

Elegant with a unique rustic feel, French Provincial is a simple and relaxed style that’ll brighten up any home.

Here’s 5 French Country ideas for your home.

1. Off White Colours

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French Country décor is all about being vintage and rustic, and you can achieve that look by incorporating off white colours into your home. Using a crisp white will look a little odd next to your French furniture, and is better suited for a modern Scandinavian look. Try for subtle beige and cream colours instead as a start to your French Provincial decorating.

Colours you can add to enhance the off white colours you’ve started with include light greys and navy blues. Bright, popping colours are uncommon, but there is a way to incorporate them if you’d like.

2. White wash

Vintage wooden furniture painted white (with a few hints of wood still poking through) is the signature of French Provincial style. Old wardrobes, hallway tables, sideboards, coffee tables, dining furniture, really anything wooden can be converted into a French piece.

Pick up an old vintage piece and start experimenting with white washing to add to your French Country look.

3. Little details

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Having little French details in your home will subtly add to the French country flavour you’re going for when decorating. Light switch decals, custom door and cupboard knobs, and burlap pillow cases with fleur-de-lis painted on them are all great ideas to add to your French look.

Why not add some signature French patterned fabric to your bed and sofas, or add some decals to your white washed furniture?

4. Elaborate lighting

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Another signature element to French styling is having elaborate lighting in almost every room. Chandeliers and vintage lighting pieces go really well over a dining set or above a bed with a beautiful head board.

Be careful with chandeliers, you want to avoid over-doing it with crystals and the like. Try to find a special piece that completes the look of your space.

5. French flowers

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A natural touch is always nice when decorating a home, and in this case including beautiful lightly coloured flowers that reflect the French style is almost essential.

Fill white pots with lavender shrubs, surround a pot of white roses or daises with varnished wicker, or just include a vase with an arrangement of your favourite flowers in them to complete any room.