66 Beautiful French Farmhouse Decor Images {Part 2}

I’m so glad you found your way to Beautiful French Farmhouse Decor Images and Provence inspired decorating inspiration and 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.

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. Beautiful French Farmhouse Decor Images #frenchfarmhouse #vintagelantern #rusticdecor #diningroom #frenchcountry

Beautiful French Farmhouse Decor Images & Decorating Ideas to Inspire! Decor de Provence.

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.

Beautiful French Farmhouse Decor Images to Inspire

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.

Beautiful French Farmhouse Decor Images

Tranquil French farmhouse entry with dog lounging on stone steps at door with blue shutters on Hello Lovely Studio. Beautiful French Farmhouse Decor Images#Provence #frenchfarmhouse #exterior #frenchcountry

Lucky dog! Beautiful French Farmhouse Decor Images

Antiques are Right at Home

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

via Veranda. Beautiful French Farmhouse Decor Images

Linen Upholstery

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

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

Rustic Stone Wall

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!

Simple French Country Elegance

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!

Charming Age

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!

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!

Natural Wood Finishes

Natural Fiber Rug

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

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

Grainsack Goodness

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

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

Weathered to Perfection

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

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

Elegant Settee

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

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

Limestone

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!

Rustic Farm Table

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

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

Herringbone Patterns

Farmhouse doors, herringbone floor

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

Bistro Chairs

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

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

Stone Sink

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

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

Lavender

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!

Neutral Upholstery

Charming Courtyard

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

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

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

Pea gravel courtyards! Remodelista. 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.

Get the Look!

Teak 3 Leg Stool
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Wing Back Twin Platform Bed
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Country Sofa
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Linen Footstool
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
Laluz French Country Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
30″ Bar Stool
Rattan Side Table
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Antiqued French Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Country Altar Candlestick
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
Rustic Ring 12-Light Chandelier
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Jute ARea Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Swedish Writing Desk
French Linen Sofa
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
White Slipcovered Sofa
Tufted Headboard
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Aged White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Grey Accent Chest
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Apothecary Chest
Grainsack Stripe Armchair
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
Rustic Rectangle Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool

Peace to you right where you are.

~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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