French country style home decorating has become one of the most popular styles of interior design today. In this style of decorating, you will find the charm and natural rustic setting of old farmhouses and country homes. When you think about French country decorating, flower filled meadows and warm sunshine often come to mind. The look is appealing and natural, without too much fuss.
The colors often found in this style of decor are soft green, rust, golden yellow and shades of red. You might also find splashes of pink, blue or even lavender. French country design often coordinates fabric patterns and colors that might be considered “too much” or “busy” in other styles of decorating.
The furniture often found in this popular home decor style is natural looking with a rural quality. Dark woods with a matte finish are well-liked, as are pieces that have been painted white. Furnishings do not have to look perfect, and in fact a few natural nicks or slight wear lends to the appeal. You will often find that wrought iron and antiqued metals blend seamlessly and add to the charm.
With furniture pieces such as a sofa or loveseat, you can either choose to use floral fabrics and add solid throw pillows for accents, or employ solid fabrics with floral accents. Avoid using a floral sofa accented with floral throw pillows, as the look will be confusing. Even though you may use several colors, all should complement or contrast in an attractive way.