The French kings who lived in Versailles were said to have enjoyed their lives to a special degree. Since then, a life-affirming and enjoyable lifestyle has been generally associated with the French way of life. It is not for nothing that the phrase "like a god living in France" was born, which indicates a particularly pleasant and exuberant way of life. Marked by history, everything in France seems a little easier to be happier and brighter. In addition, the French have a sure hand not only for the delicious food, but also for the stylish furnishing and decorating their homes.
Setting up in French means above all to set up with ease. The atmosphere created is very individual and composed with great sensitivity and flair. Especially popular is the French Country style, which also here, as everywhere else, has many different faces. The furnishings differ according to age and region.
Buffet and dining table in a kitchen in Provence
French country style
French country furniture
French mountain romance
a real country kitchen
the french country house
Detached vintage style bathtub in front of window in the bathroom of a country house
Dark furniture from Normandy
In the north of France, in Normandy, one finds restrained, often darkly stained wooden furniture, which is characterized above all by usefulness and usability. The influence of the British island can be recognized quickly by the great rose patterns, the blackened wrought iron and the rustic stoneware. The colors of the walls are rather colored in the cold color palette of white and blue or decorated with wallpaper. The practical thing about non-color white is that it overcomes almost all style breaks. A space decorated in different shades of white and with rustic wooden furniture radiates peace and rural charm. Individual accessories such as dark, simple lanterns, "rosy" fabrics and stone, rough-looking planters are very typical of the furnishing flair of Normandy.
French country style
Kitchen in the French country style
Enjoy in French - kitchen in country style
Achieve happiness and lightness with accessories
The Mediterranean way of life
Wrought iron lanterns swinging under the porch roof, a few colorful pots of herbs, colorful rimmed, rattling shutters of farmhouses on which a little of the paint has chipped off - the charm of lightness characterizes the Mediterranean way of life. In the heart of this style of living are mainly the kitchen and the living room with possibly adjoining terrace or a beautiful and well-kept garden. The Mediterranean style of furnishing relies on earth tones. For example, ocher is very typical on the Mediterranean coast. The palette ranges from yellows to orange and red to browns. It is complemented by a delicate pink. But also lavender tones or greens and blues are part of the Mediterranean style. The walls are often adorned with romantic wallpaper with tendrils, flowers, pastoral idylls and even small-scale country scenes. It is rather simple furniture selected often in vintage or shabby chic style
Nostalgic fabric patterns with flowers or stripes in light nude tones match the French country house style.
Wing chair in French country style
Country house wallpaper
French mountain romance
The decor here is rather monochrome in warm-cold contrast, the main materials wood and stone offer. The furniture is rather dark wood. The textiles are dominated by cotton, leather and solid linen. The dominant feature is the color snow white. Traditional patterns like plaid, stripes or dots often appear in this country house look.
white kitchen table in the French country style
soft colors provide romance in the room
Toile-de-Jouy creates a rural atmosphere
The Toile-de-Jouy fits best to the French country house concept. This very tightly woven cotton fabric, also known as calico, was still in the 18th century as a wallpaper, upholstery cover or curtain indispensable decoration in French salons. Due to its fineness it can be printed with very small patterns and fits beautifully on numerous home accessories. This includes the durable linen, which is very popular in the French country house style.
By and large, one can unite that an atmosphere à la fran ç It is very easy to create. You take what you find beautiful and create your very own realm full of longing, lightness and enjoyment! We have collected some beautiful examples in our gallery for you and wish you "bon appétit" at the establishment of the French idyll.
Living in French
Living room in the French country house style