66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Decor inspiration & home decor ideas: #Frenchfarmhouse facade with limestone, weathered blue wood door, and vintage bicycle on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Prepare for one of the prettiest posts in the
history of Hello Lovely packaged with magical
images of French Farmhouse decor, inspiration,
and impossible sensual splendor.

Is it all the limestone?
The aged perfection?
The rustic luxe?
The sensual romance?
Je ne sais pas.

Natural Teak Farmhouse Stool #teakstool #farmhousestool #Frenchstool #FrenchCountry

Leanna Teak Stool…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

No need to alert madame lovely a certain image or room
is in fact not located in France…oui, oui, here on
Le Planet Lovely we realize French Country
decor goodness and French inspired exquisiteness
may hail from Montana, Tuscany, or Chicago.
Yes, perhaps an image depicts a chateau,
bastide, or a country manor, not a true farmhouse.
Forgive madame for zee stretching of limits
of “farmhouse” for zee sake of simplicité.

There were a few too many to
include so visit Part 2 for more goodness.

It’s doubtful you need reminding to ****P.I.N.****
what makes your heart soar to a pretty board
to save for later French Farmhouse fantasy plans
yet remind you I will! Pin pin Pin so your friends
in Pinterestland may also enjoy the lovely!,

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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!

Shall we get our French farmhouse charm ON?

Breathtaking rustic #Frenchfarmhouse hallway with weathered stone walls, baskets, and industrial pendant light on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

French Market Basket #marketbasket #Frenchbasket #FrenchCountry

French Market Basket…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Oval Back French Dining Chair #Frenchchair #ovalbackchair

Linen Oval Back Dining Chair…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Charming limestone weathered walls and rough hewn beams in #Frenchfarmhouse living room with #Frenchlavender on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

French Lavender Flower in Pot #Frenchlavender

French Lavender in Pot…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Barcelona French Market Basket with Short Leather Handle #marketbasket #Frenchbasket

French Market Basket…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Authentic #FrenchrFarmhouse kitchen with checkered floors and rustic home decor on Hello Lovely Studio #farmhousekitchen

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

French 5-Light Candle-Style Chandelier

French Style Chandelier.66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}..

Farmhouse Dining Table #farmhousetable #farmtable #Frenchcountry

French Country Dining Table…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Charming #FrenchFarmhouse exterior facade with green shutters and #limestone

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

 

Gorgeous French Farmhouse interior design and decor on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Kitchen Decor: Frederic Fekkai’s South of France Home
Balustrade 26" Table Lamp #Frenchlamp #Frenchcountry #FrenchFarmhouse

26″ Balustrade Lamp…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Weathered stone floor, antique armoire, and limestone fireplace in this elegant #Frenchfarmhouse on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Home Decor: Interiors and Exteriors
Cream tufted farmhouse Settee

Tufted back Settee…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

6-Light Candle-Style Chandelier #Frenchchandelier #Frenchfarmhouse

French Country Chandelier…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Gorgeous French Farmhouse interior design and decor on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Home Decor: A charming courtyard
Industrial Farmhouse Folding Patio Dining Chair #industrialfarmhouse #cafechair

Industrial Farmhouse Folding Chair…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Exquisite French Country dining room with limestone mantel on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Home Decor: Dining Room via Veranda
Climbing vines of green and red on a #Frenchfarmhouse facade with cheerful green shutters on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Rustic Round Farmhouse Dining Table #farmhousetable #farmtable #pedestaltable

Rustic Farmhouse Round Table…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Picture perfect #Frenchfarmhouse stone house with blue shutters and outdoor dining area on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

French Bistro European Café Folding Patio Dining Chair #bistrochair

French Bistro Chair Set…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Lovely #Frenchfarmhouse kitchen with limestone floors and rough hewn wood on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Rustic Wood Round Cutting Board with Handle #rusticbreadboard

Rustic Cutting Board…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Rustic kitchen in #Frenchfarmhouse with distressed furniture, AGA stove, and open shelving on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Farmhouse Dining Table #farmtable #rusticdecor #rustictable

Farmhouse Dining Table…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Charming #Frenchfarmhouse kitchen eating area with #farmtable, antique hutch, farmhouse bench, and industrial light on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

French Blue Stripe Cotton Throw #FrenchBlue #Stripethrow #FrenchCountry

French Blue Stripe Throw…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

French Blue STripe Cotton Lumbar Pillow #Frenchblue #Frenchpillow #FrenchCountry

French Blue Stripe Pillow…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

A gorgeous #Frenchfarmhouse dining area with ladder, green cafe chair, and farm table with zinc vase on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

 

Pamela Pierce's #Frenchfarmhouse #FrenchCountry rustic elegant kitchen with ox head, lantern, and antique French pastry table on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1} via Pamela Pierce

Metal Handle Pitcher #rusticpitcher #crazedpitcher

Metal Handle Pitcher…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Limestone walls in exquisite #FrenchCountry style room with rustic shutters on Hello Lovely Studio #chateaudomingue #PamelaPierce

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1} via Pamela Pierce

26.5" Table Lamp #stonelamp #FrenchCountry

26.5″ Lamp…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

 

Distressed Round Pedestal Dining Table #pedestaltable #farmhousetable #farmtable

Round Pedestal Dining Table…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Weathered stone wall, antique crystal chandelier, and #Frenchfarmhouse charm in a small bedroom on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

French Country Linen Bedspread #linenbedding #FrenchCountry

French Country Linen Bedspread…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Distressed #farmtable and stone walls in a #Frenchfarmhouse dining room with crystal chandelier

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Weathered Raw Wood Candlestick #weatheredcandlestick #FrenchCountry #Frenchcandlestick

Weathered Wood Gray Candlestick…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Rustic elegant #Frenchfarmhouse dining room with rough hewn beams and red stripe tablecloth
French Farmhouse Home Decor: Ultimate Dining Room

 

Lofty #Frenchfarmhouse living room with grand chandelier, ceiling trusses, and minimal modern fireplace
French Farmhouse Home Decor: Interior Design Inspiration

 

French baskets on #farmtable with cafe chairs in #Frenchfarmhouse decorated room

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

 

Beautiful #Frenchfarmhouse exterior facade with brown shutters and #rusticdecor on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Home Decor: Authentic Rusticity

 

Gorgeous #FrenchFarmhouse bedroom decor on Hello Lovely Studio #FrenchCountry #homedecor

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

 

Beautiful farm sink in #FrenchFarmhouse kitchen with glazed subway tile, plants, and open shelf

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

 

Limestone fireplace and hearth wall in #PatinaFarm dining room with #FrenchFarmhouse and #modernfarmhouse decor

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

 

Curb appeal alert! Topiaries in pots at arched entrance of #Frenchfarmhouse with blue shutters on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Home Decor: Topiaries at Front Door

 

Charming wisteria in bloom on #Frenchfarmhosue with stone and white wood door

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

 

Breathtaking view from #FrenchCountry bedroom French doors #Provence #Frenchfarmhouse
French Farmhouse Home Decor: Bedroom with Blue

 

Magnificent #Frenchfarmhouse facade and courtyard with blooming hydrangea, rustic dining furniture, and arched door
French Farmhouse Home Decor: Pea Gravel Courtyard

 

Kathryn Ireland's glorious #Frenchfarmhouse with blue shutters and gravel courtyard

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

French Beaded Rim Pitcher #Frenchpitcher #whitepitcher

Charlot French Pitcher…66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

Clawfoot tub and wide plank wood flooring in #Frenchfarmhouse bathroom
French Farmhouse Home Decor: Charming Bathroom

 

Charming #Frenchfarmhouse outdoor sitting area with rustic stone, chandelier, and green bench

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

 

Breathtaking front facade of #Frenchfarmhouse with #blueshutters and limestone on Hello Lovely Studio

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

 

Gorgeous French Farmhouse courtyard on Hello Lovely Studio
French Farmhouse Home Decor: Charming Courtyard

 

Elegant #Frenchfarmhouse bathroom with clawfoot tub, crystal chandelier, and stone floor
French Farmhouse Home Decor: Elegant French Bathroom

 

Pink blooming branches in zinc vase on #farmtable #Dreamywhites #Frenchfarmhouse
French Farmhouse Home Decor: via DreamyWhites

 

Rustic wood #Frenchdoors to #Frenchfarmhouse

66 French Farmhouse Decor Inspiration Ideas {Part 1}

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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

Come get a closer look at my favorite
French-inspired farmhouse in Ojai
and this one owned by Frederic Fekkai.

Don’t forget French Farmhouse – Part 2!

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8 Comments

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:41 am

      thanks for reading. 🙂

  1. September 9, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    A highlight of my Interior Design career was traveling to France to help renovate a very old farm building, (could it have been 700?) into a Gite used for vacationers. This building had been used as an apartment for farm hands many years before, and lastly a barn for sheep. It was an amazing project and I left a part of my heart in the Limousine region of France. Your post brought back wonderful memories.

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:42 am

      That sounds like an amazing renovation, Karen. Thanks for adding to the beauty here. 🙂

  2. September 9, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Would you put a link to the site to nominate (vote) for your blog as THE BEST which it is?

  3. September 9, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    These are all swoon-worthy! I think architecture is a big part of French country appeal, those stone walls and old floors, so perfect!

    • September 10, 2017 / 2:45 am

      You know it, sunshine. Bon weekend, Holly. 🙂

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