66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

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 Pinterest
represents some of my favorite French Country,
French inspired, and European inspired country
interior design goodness.

What are the secrets to achieving a French Farmhouse decor look in your home? French farmhouse style originates from the lovely landscape of rural France with its hills and valleys. Patience, ma cherie! The French take a very effortless, unhurried, and nostalgic sort of approach to their home decor which unfolds over time since family treasures are handed down through generations. Timeless over trends. Instead of following trends and redecorating every decade, the French prefer timeworn finishes and appreciate patina which results from age and wear. It’s an elegant, sophisticated look that is never contrived or overthought. The ultimate mix masters. There is often a sense of refinement in French Country homes where a mix of old and new result in interiors that feel balanced and sensible, yet soulful and interesting. Old World charm and collected antiques and heirlooms impart a sense of rich character.

Mismatched masterfully. 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. Surprisingly 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 much of the furniture tends to be weathered, chunky, and not delicate, pieces get better with age and use and work hard no matter where they are put into service. Nature honoring. 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. Weathered to perfection. 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.

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.”

If you are seeking inspiration or decorating ideas for your home, I have sprinkled in a few home decor suggestions (affiliate links follow, and I may be compensated when you click them to make purchases) and do PIN these inspiring images to save for later!

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

Eda 1-Light Foyer Pendant #lantern #farmhouselantern

Aidan Gray Lantern Pendant…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

Home Decor ideas: Brick flooring, rattan furniture, and tall shutters in #FrenchFarmhouse on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

French 5-Light Candle-Style Chandelier #frenchchandelier #FrenchCountry

French Style Chandelier…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

Limestone #FrenchFarmhouse exterior with pink and blue #hydrangea on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

Home decor inspiration: Breathtaking #Frenchfarmhouse kitchen with chandelier over antique island on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

Paladino 6-Light Candle-Style Chandelier

French Style Chandelier…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

Medium French Market Basket #Frenchbasket #marketbasket #Frenchfarmhouse

French Market Basket…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

Hand-Woven Natural Area Rug #juterug #beachydecor

Hand-Woven Natural Area Rug…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

Breathtaking vista from freestanding bathtub in luxurious #Frenchfarmhouse bathroom on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

67" x 32" Freestanding Soaking Bathtub #freestandingtub #luxuriousbathtub

Soaking Tub…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

French Bergere Wing back Chair #Bergerechair #Frenchchair #Frenchfarmhouse

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

 

Decorating ideas & home decor: #Frenchfarmhouse with weathered stone and gilded mirror on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

Weathered stone facade of #Frenchfarmhouse with climbing vines and lantern on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

 

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

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 2}

French Farmhouse Decor Style Decorating Ideas
P I N  me!

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.

Shop this Decor Style!

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
French Country Chandelier
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
30″ 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

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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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