Do you enjoy the rustic charm of farmhouses? Why don’t you create such feeling and look in your home? French country style homes are absolutely inviting and cozy. This can be created using bold, cheerful colors decorated with some accessories. The most important thing in designing a home in French country style is to select the right color palette.
As mentioned earlier, the color should be bold and cheerful to create a bright room. The most common colors used for this style are a combination of red and blue or red and yellow. But there are also other color options.
Those who want to have a more shooting country feel can opt for softer palettes such as light shades of yellow and green. Make sure you enjoy the color you choose. Avoid neutral and dark colors. The purpose of French country palettes is to create bright decor.
Unlike modern home which need simple furniture with clean lines, furniture for French country style homes has modest designs with some embellishments. Keep the embellishments from being overdone. Details can be added to the surfaces of tables, chairs, and armoires. It is actually fine to go for a simplistic look of furniture as in modern design. But that simple furniture is only an alternative.
Still the main characteristic of French country furniture is the one with little embellishments. The theme can be enhanced with a variety of textures such as velvet, toile, and weathered wood. They will add personality and appeal to your home.
As a result, your home will be more inviting. If you want the home to look a bit more old-fashioned, add ironwork to the decor. For examples, find chandeliers framed in ironwork. This can complete the overall look of the rooms.
Linens should also be incorporated to the French country style homes. Place table runners, mats, rugs, and the like. They look simple but they are able to give a wow effect to the entire home as the linens help add French country character.
Adding linens to the decor is a cheap way to help the home feel and look more “country”. For the rugs, consider jute, sisal, and other rugs made of natural fiber. Match the color of the rug with the rest of the room. It can be concluded that French country theme can be created through a combination of bold and bright colors, modest embellished furniture, and a variety of textures.