66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

Rustic decor in a charming dining room with French farmhouse decor. Rustic farm table topped with stoneware holding lavender, knotty wood ceiling, vintage lantern, and blue grey trim throughout this home by Desiree Ashworth of Decor de Provence. #frenchfarmhouse #vintagelantern #rusticdecor #diningroom #frenchcountry

French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

I’m so glad you found your way to FRENCH FARMHOUSE DECOR images and PROVENCE-INSPIRED decorating ideas in Lovelyland! I’m a huge fan of how the French conceive of effortless, unfussy, uncontrived French country interiors which always begin with function and pay little mind to what happens to be trending in interior design or pieces to impress. Function and comfort reign supreme.

Be sure to see the lovely Part 1 of this post so you don’t miss
a single moment of French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration!

This collection of images sourced from Veranda, Country Living, Segreto Finishes, Velvet and Linen, My French Country Home, and  Pinterest represents some of my favorite French Farmhouse, French Country, Old World, French Nordic,
French inspired, and European Country interior design goodness.

French Country and French Farmhouse inspired home decor and furnishings are sprinkled in for your convenience with affiliate links to beautiful sources of lovely. You won’t pay extra for using these links, yet I’ll earn a small commission (yay!). Meet me at the finish line after all the visual inspiration to discover a few secrets and ideas to guide your own French farmhouse decor dreams.

Are you ready to PIN serious French Farmhouse lovely?

Pamela Pierce #Frenchfarmhouse kitchen with ox head, white cabinets, and stainless work island on Hello Lovely Studio

See more of Pamela Pierce designs here! French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Stainless Steel Kitchen Cart

Stainless Kitchen Cart: FIND HERE

Tranquil #Frenchfarmhouse entry with dog lounging on stone steps at door with #blueshutters on Hello Lovely Studio #Provence

Lucky dog! French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

French Country storage baskets #frenchbasket #frenchcountry #rusticdecor

French Country storage baskets: FIND HERE

Patina Farm elegant yet rustic interior design in modern farmhouse - found on Hello Lovely Studio

(via Velvet and Linen) French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

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Paladino 6-Light Candle-Style Chandelier

French Country Paladino Chandelier: FIND HERE

Swedish antique painted cabinet at #PatinaFarm with vellum books, antique painting, and #farmhousestyle home decor

Design: Brooke Giannetti. French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Gorgeous #FrenchFarmhouse interior design and decor on Hello Lovely Studio #Frenchcountry

via Veranda. French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

White Oversized Farmhouse Lantern Pendant

White Oversized Farmhouse Lantern Pendant

French Farmhouse Decor Style Decorating Ideas! #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcountry #decorinspiration

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Gorgeous #FrenchFarmhouse interior design and decor on Hello Lovely Studio #limestone #FrenchCountry

via Segreto Finishes. French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Baxton Studio Armchair

French Country Arm Chair: FIND HERE

French Country linen Arm chair #frenchchair #frenchcountry #armchair

French Linen Armchair: FIND HERE

Inspiring interior design inspiration in modern French farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Design: Brooke Giannetti. See more of this kitchen here.

Padillo 30" Bar Stool

30″ Upholstered Bar Stool: FIND HERE

Home decor inspiration: limestone wall in #Frenchfarmhouse living room with rustic elegance on Hello Lovely Studio

PIN THIS immediately if it’s not on your boards!

Limestone exterior of #Frenchfarmhouse and #Frenchcourtyard with pea gravel and bistro set on Hello Lovely Studio

A sunny courtyard. French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Gustavian Home Decor ideas: #Frenchfarmhouse dining room in exquisite French home on Hello Lovely Studio

A minimal approach. French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Angecourt Wing back Chair #frenchcountry #linenchair #wingchair

French Country Wing Chair: FIND HERE

Charming limestone facade of rustic #Frenchfarmhouse with gorgeous painted wood door and cat near #climbingroses on Hello Lovely Studio

Camouflage! French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Breathtaking modern farmhouse kitchen - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Patina Farm kitchen. French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Charming limestone #Frenchfarmhouse exterior with climbing vines and arched door on Hello Lovely Studio

French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Exquisite limestone walls in #Frenchfarmhouse with delicate iron railing on stone steps and crystal chandelier on Hello Lovely Studio

If these stone walls could talk…French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

William Swivel Wingback Chair

White Wingback Chair: FIND HERE

Rustic wood gates to entrance of Patina Farm by Giannetti Home - found on Hello Lovely Studio

Entrance at Patina Farm. French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Milieu Classic French Sofa

French Classic French Sofa: FIND HERE

Decor inspiration: Limestone walls and antique console in #Frenchfarmhouse entry on Hello Lovely Studio

Isn’t the texture magnifique? French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Decorating ideas and home decor: #Frenchfarmhouse living room with vintage chairs with #grainsack upholstery on Hello Lovely Studio #Frenchgrainsack

Grainsack glory…French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

A deconstructed French Country wing chair! Fontaine wingback arm chair

Fontaine Wingback Chair: FIND HERE

Decor inspiration: Rustic #Frenchfarmhouse dining room with weathered wood table and shutters on Hello Lovely Studio

Look at the aged perfection! French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Deconstructed linen tufted chairs on a porch with a rustic table of topiaries and potted herbs. #patinafarm #frenchcountry French farmhouse french country porch - Patina Farm by Brooke Giannetti.

A porch at Patina Farm. French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

French farmhouse. Countryside. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcountry #toneontone #shutters

A quiet study in greys. French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

A gorgeous French Country decor piece for your living room! #frenchcountry #loveseat #settee French Country Settee Loveseat

French Country Settee Loveseat: FIND HERE

French Country Mirror

French Country Mirror: FIND HERE

Exquisite rustic weathered stone facade of #Frenchfarmhouse with #sagegreen planked wood #Dutchdoor on Hello Lovely Studio

A breathtaking green! French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

French farmhouse kitchen with rustic farm table, Swedish chairs, and white cabinets on Hello Lovely Studio #Frenchfarmhouse #FrenchKitchen #NordicFrench

Charming natural wood + white = Lovely! French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Farmhouse doors, herringbone floor

Weathered Wood and Herringbone floors! French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Beachy White Sofa

Beachy White Sofa: FIND HERE

Rattan Side Table

Rattan Side Table: FIND HERE

 Swedish antique painted secretary in #modernfarmhouse at #PatinaFarm. Gracie studio wallcovering, Giannetti Home furniture. photo: Lisa Romerein.

Patina Farm’s living room is a gorgeous interpretation of French Farmhouse!

Decorating ideas & home decor: #Frenchfarmhouse courtyard with mismatched #bistrochairs and #vintagebicycle on Hello Lovely Studio

Loving the mismatched chairs, oui? French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Industrial Folding Patio Dining Chair #industrialfarmhouse #bistrochair #Parischair #cafechair

Industrial Folding Chair…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

Home decor & decorating ideas: #Frenchfarmhouse kitchen with stone counter and #stonesink on Hello Lovely Studio

French pottery! French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Home decor: #Frenchfarmhouse with lavender, stone facade, and purple shutters on Hello Lovely Studio #Provence #Frenchlavender

Aren’t these lavender shutters to die for!?! French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Interior design inspiration: Modern farmhouse living room at #PatinaFarm with #FrenchFarmhouse and #Swedish influences

(via Velvet and Linen) French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Hardage Linen Throw Pillow

Natural Linen Throw Pillow: FIND HERE

Decorating ideas & Home Decor: #Frenchfarmhouse with stone facade, blue shutters, and stone patio on Hello Lovely Studio

Aged stone + French blue = YUM. French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Seaside Treasures Glass Hurricane #rusticdecor #lantern #hurricane

Rustic Glass Hurricane Lantern

Decor inspiration: #Frenchfarmhouse gravel courtyard and pergola on Hello Lovely Studio #blueshutters #Provence

Pea gravel courtyards! See more of Corbin Bernsen’s french farmhouse here!

8 Secrets to More Authentic French Farmhouse Decor

“Why are you calling them secrets and what makes you an expert anyway?” Maybe they aren’t secrets outside of mainstream America, but one browse around Pinterest, and it would seem there are more than a few inauthentic attempts at the look which can fall flat without studying the genius underneath this design style that makes it so charming in the first place.

1. Bear in mind where French Farmhouse style originates. French farmhouse style originates from the lovely landscape of rural France with its hills and valleys. If you can’t travel to the south of France, do spend time online or at the library studying the region to better understand the romance and allure. 2. Mix masters Genius. There is often a sense of refinement in French Country homes where a mix of old and new result in interiors which feel balanced and sensible, yet soulful and interesting. Old World charm and collected antiques and family treasures impart a sense of rich character. 3. Mismatch Magnifique. Many Americans still opt for matching furniture sets that fall from favor in style after a few years, which would never do for a French farmhouse. The French country approach to furnishing a home is much looser, and the goal is a customized harmonious and unhomogenized look that appears undecorated and not overwrought. 4. Refreshingly frugal and functional. French farmhouse style is practical since home decor pieces tend to work in a variety of rooms so they can be moved around to function in a flexible way. Since many furniture pieces are weathered, chunky, and not terribly delicate, pieces get better with age and use and work hard no matter where they are put into service. 5. Honoring Nature. The French love their gardens and bringing in flowers for home decor and arrange the blooms quite casually. Depending on the region, sunflowers, irises, and poppies are common flowers which flourish in the French countryside. 6. Distressing is Not Distressing. Since French Country is a style which imparts a sense of age and tradition, scratches, rust, and signs of wear are celebrated. Perfectly new painted finishes or stains do not blend well with antiques and vintage pieces with desirable patina. The same goes for rugs. The French don’t shop for a new rug because of fading or fraying since this look is attractive, and the practical thing to do is to use something until it is threadbare and beyond useful. The distress and wear which come from using furniture and objects are honored and exalted in French Country design. 7. Patience, mes amis! The French seem always to take a decidedly patient, unhurried, and thoughtful, and not-too-serious sort of approach to their home decor which unfolds over time as family heirlooms are handed down through generations. 8. Trends? Look the other way. Instead of following trends and redecorating every decade, the French understand the beauty of timeless and prefer timeworn finishes, patina, and character which results from age and wear. It’s an elegant, sophisticated look which is never contrived or overthought.

How do the French accessorize in their French Country homes? Houzz reports French Country home decor accents always have a purpose: “Rarely will accessories in a French country room be purely decorative. They usually have an undertone of usefulness: wall-hung plates that can be pulled down for service, jugs and jars that house kitchen staples, baskets that corral plump produce from the garden. Open shelving is a natural partner for this look — everyday items enjoy pride of place rather than languishing behind cabinet doors.”

Home decor & Decorating Ideas: #Frenchfarmhouse stone facade and #hydrangea on Hello Lovely Studio

A charming exterior softened by blooms…French Farmhouse Home Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire!

Are you thoroughly inspired by these nods to French Farmhouse decor? If you missed the first installment of this story, I hope you’ll mosey over for more lovely.

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French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Cara White Sofa
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
27″ Bar Stool
Rattan Side Table
Beachy White Felicity Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Aidan Gray Collier Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Country Altar Candlestick
French Tolix Style Metal Side Chair (Set of 2)
Modern Farmhouse Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Reclaimed Elm Accent Stool
Rustic Ring 12-Light Chandelier
French Upholstered Gray Bench
French Country Lantern Pendant
Jute ARea Rug
Old World 2-Light Sconce Pair
French Candle Style Chandelier
Swedish Writing Desk
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Accent Stool
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Linen Slope Arm Dining Chairs
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
Tufted Headboard
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Grey Accent Chest
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant
White Vase Set
Apothecary Chest
Grainsack Stripe Armchair
Santa Maria Sconce Set of 2
Fireclay Farm Sink
Striped Dress Form
Elm rustic stool
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Grey Bistro Set
60″ Round Pedestal Dining Table
Scrubbed Look Wood Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
French Country Chandelier
Teak Farmhouse Stool

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~michele

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6 Comments

  1. September 10, 2017 / 11:29 am

    Beautiful!! Fun to see a project of mine on your beautiful blog! xo

    • September 11, 2017 / 2:32 am

      I wanted your work at the tippy top! Thanks for creating so much lovely and reading, friend. xox

    • September 11, 2017 / 2:32 am

      Bon weekend, friend (what's left!)! xox

  2. Anonymous
    September 10, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    hope you always keep doing beautiful interiors..(white) mostly
    love Pamela Pierce designs…want to win lottery so I can have
    a home she designs..1! thanks again for your work

    • September 11, 2017 / 2:34 am

      I will! I will never tire of mostly white interiors–on that you can depend–so it will be a pleasure to keep spotlighting those projects. Nobody does it better than Pamela Pierce! I'm so happy Milieu keeps us satiated! xox

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