French Country Decorating
by Giorgina Devereaux
French Country decorating comprises of many elements, with the resulting look being rustic, old world, and inviting.
This particular style is ideal for both country houses and elegant old homes, and offers a warm and casual feel.
colors used in decorating French Country are yellow, soft gold, bright red, rust, dark green, lighter
shades of green, cobalt blue, and lighter shades of blue.
An essential piece used in decorating French Country
is that of natural
Also, incorporating rusty type metal
lighting fixtures helps add warmth and creates an
interesting pattern of lines throughout the space.
furniture pieces that can
be utilized are those that are either new or reproduced, which have
curved panels, hand carved details, and consist of raw wood.
enhance the room, an armoire that can be used to store pots and pans,
linens, or tableware can be added.
Other French Country
decorative items include roosters,
olives, grapes, lavender, beetles, and sunflowers.
The toile themes include farm animals, Chinese patterns, country scenes, courting scenes, or monkeys.
Accessories used in a French Country room are colorful ceramics, tiles, delicately carved pieces, and Chinoiserie pottery.
Flowers abound everywhere. A floral arrangement consisting of geraniums or lavender in a basket, or in an old pitcher, copper pot, or glass vases, adds liveliness to this French Country theme.
Lastly, a colorful tablecloth and multi-colored pottery accentuate a French
Country table, along with your choice of roosters, olives, or flowers for the
Return from French Country Decorating to Choose a Style
Return from French Country Decorating to Decor Medley Home
Most Popular Pages
[?] Subscribe to Decor Medley
|© 2008 - 2013|