French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration

Even though Nichole of Corner French Cottage is just gearing up for this year’s Christmas decorating, the talented designer of French country interiors invited us to merrily tour her charming white home’s Christmas past. Beautiful French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration awaits!

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

Cozy living room with flocked Christmas tree. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls.

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration

If you love white on white decor, shabby chic simplicity, and French country goodness, I do believe these cozy moments of vintage and holiday happiness will tug at your heartstrings. In fact, this Illinois home’s tour has inspired me with all sorts of gorgeous ideas for holiday decor since the vignettes stay airy and fresh (as opposed to getting stuck in granny-land if you know what I mean). I wonder if being a young mom of a toddler gives Nichole a decorating advantage?

Ha!

Let’s get to know Corner French Cottage!

What do you love about French country design?

“What I love the most about French country style is that it is timeless and inviting. It’s elegant, yet realistic. I love being able to hang a crystal chandelier over a vintage table that shows signs of age with its chipping layers of paint, topped with an old zinc bucket filled with beautiful blooms.”

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Fresh garlands decorate a charming front porch railing. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Need festive plaid ribbon for your decor? SEE THESE OPTIONS. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls.

A Love for French Inspired Beauty

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Floretine side tables and feminine bedding in a lovely French cottage bedroom. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Is a vintage Italian Florentine table calling your name? FIND OPTIONS HERE. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls. See vintage crystal candelabra options RIGHT HERE.

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

Serene and spare, the dining room’s rustic table contrasts sweetly with vintage cane backed dining chairs. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls. FIND EMPIRE CHANDELIER OPTIONS RIGHT HERE.

Love a vintage French country dining set? Me too. See some options HERE.

Bing Crosby quote. When I'mworried and cannot sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #quote #bingcrosby

Bing Crosby quote. When I’m worried and cannot sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep.

What catches your eye at the flea market?

“I am always on the hunt for gilded mirrors or anything Florentine. Also, crystal chandeliers. I believe every room deserves one.”

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Gilded frames plus cherubs and roses equals ooh la la. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Shabby chic, French cottage decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decor dreams. FIND ORNATE GOLD WALL MIRRORS HERE.

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

A flirty skirt on an arm chair, mercury glass, and white on white splendor for Christmas! Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls. FIND FLOCKED CHRISTMAS TREE OPTIONS HERE.

Lovely Mirrors Reflecting More Lovely!

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White roses are always a good idea, and we don’t often see them in brown glass! Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Shabby chic, French cottage decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decor dreams.

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

Vintage chandeliers and sconces dripping with sparkly crystals, anyone? Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Shabby chic, French cottage decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decor dreams. FIND ORNATE GOLD WALL MIRRORS HERE.

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

Detail of a gorgeous Christmas ornament on the tree. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls.

Charming Living Room

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

A cozy von cozy living area with a hushed palette and mood. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls. FIND FLOCKED CHRISTMAS TREE OPTIONS HERE.

The room above didn’t always look so inviting…check out the before below.

BEFORE

Quote from Buddy the Elf. Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #quote #elf

uote from Buddy the Elf. Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins.

Nesting Table Love

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

Vintage style is timeless and lovely. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! FIND ORNATE GOLD WALL MIRRORS HERE. Shabby chic, French cottage decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decor dreams. Is a vintage Italian Florentine table calling your name? FIND OPTIONS HERE.

Tell us about your approach to decorating for Christmas.

“At Christmas time our living room is my favorite space in the house.  We put up our main flocked tree, accompanied by a few other small ones throughout the room.  Christmas scented candles fill the air. You will also hear classic Christmas music sung by, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole playing in the background. Curling up on our sofa under a chunky knit blanket, staring at the twinkling lights of the tree is where I spend most of my time in the winter months.”

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A pretty bedroom of which Marie Antoinette would approve. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Shabby chic, French cottage decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decor dreams. Is a vintage Italian Florentine table calling your name? FIND OPTIONS HERE.

Christmas Decor at Corner French Cottage

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

Charming holiday wreath with sheet music and bells. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls. FIND LOVELY CHRISTMAS WREATH OPTIONS HERE.

White Christmas quote. May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be WHITE. #hellolovelystudio #quote #whitechristmas

White Christmas quote. May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be WHITE.

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

Fuzzy wuzzy trimmed knit Christmas stockings hung by the sideboard with care. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls. FIND KNIT CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS OPTIONS HERE.

Rustic Chic & Ready to Party

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An empire chandelier twinkles above a naturally simple chic tablescape below in the dining room. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls. FIND EMPIRE CHANDELIER OPTIONS RIGHT HERE.

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

A rustic console table is perfect for layering on white Christmas trees and decor. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls.

White Christmas lyrics. Where the treetops glisten, and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #quote #whitechristmas

White Christmas lyrics. Where the treetops glisten, and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow.

Sparkle & Glow!

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

Fresh greenery, pinecones, silvery spheres, and white deer adorn a charming dining table. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. FIND EMPIRE CHANDELIER OPTIONS RIGHT HERE. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls. FIND KNIT CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS OPTIONS HERE.

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

Comfy slipcovered furniture for snuggling. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls. FIND CHUNKY KNIT THROW OPTIONS HERE.

Flocked Christmas Tree Magic

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

In case you needed another idea for repurposing a vintage dresser! Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls. FIND FLOCKED CHRISTMAS TREE OPTIONS HERE.

Buddy the elf quote for Christmas. Son of a nutcracker. #hellolovelystudio #christmas #elf #quote

Son of a nutcracker…quote from Buddy the elf.

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

Pretty on its own, reflected in an ornate mirror, this vignette sings. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Shabby chic, FIND ORNATE GOLD WALL MIRRORS HERE. French cottage decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decor dreams. See vintage crystal candelabra options RIGHT HERE. Is a vintage Italian Florentine table calling your name? FIND OPTIONS HERE.

Lovers of White Rejoice

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

Magical touches for maximum holiday joy. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls.

Love how Nichole decorated this tabletop tree!

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

White on white decor can be so striking when done right. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls.

Baby Makes Three

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

Elegant nursery decorated for Christmas with its own mini tree. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration. Romantic Provence inspired interiors with elegant shabby chic charm. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Holiday decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decking of the halls. Here’s a lovely SCONCE OPTION.

French Country Christmas Decorating Inspiration from Corner French Cottage! Come see more of the house tour! #frenchcountry #interiordesign #christmasdecor #shabbychic

Romantic, white, and Frenchie perfect. Photo/Design: Corner French Cottage. House tour of a charming French cottage…certainly lovely indeed! Shabby chic, French cottage decor ideas and vintage style to inspire your own decor dreams. Here’s a lovely SCONCE OPTION.

White Christmas quote. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas. #hellolovelystudio #whitechristmas #quote #christmas

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas. Pin me!

Thank you so much, Nichole, for sharing the beauty of your enchanting home.

WHAT A TREAT THE SNOW HAS ALREADY BEEN FALLING HERE…have you seen any white stuff in your neck of the woods?

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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8 Comments

  1. November 13, 2018 / 2:05 am

    So many pretty photos. Dec. 6 is kind of the official start of Christmas season here. It’s St. Nicolas day, when children receive little presents. It’s hard to find live Christmas trees before that, though I noticed that my town, Carcassonne, as well as Toulouse and Montpellier already have lights strung in the streets, but not turned on.

    • michele
      Author
      November 13, 2018 / 7:56 am

      What the French must think of the extended season over here! Truth be told, I’d take 19 meaningful holy days of wonder over 60 overwhelming Santa-saturated ones. Except give me 365 nights of twinkling white lights (solar-powered?) – help me, I love ’em. Americans start searching the internet in early October for Christmas and holiday decor so this blogger must be on her game. 🙂

  2. Alice Genzlinger
    November 13, 2018 / 8:57 am

    I love this post and the simple house that she has chosen to love. I’ve always thought that it’s not the mega mansion I would chose to live in but an old house with a little character to love on and the things in it would bring the house to life. Add and old fashioned kitchen with a fireplace to sit by and I would be in happy.

    • michele
      Author
      November 13, 2018 / 9:58 am

      Isn’t that the truth? When we were building our prior French country home, what I wanted was sensible square footage and high quality finishes. The builder, on the other hand, could only see the value of size and fitting into the neighborhood. The result was something we were not completely satisfied with – too big and lacking in cozy character. So I totally get it! xox

  3. Joanna
    November 13, 2018 / 10:28 am

    Beautiful, serene pictures this morning, Michelle. I love her subtle nod to the Christmas season.
    I, too, find the Christmas season is being rushed. Decorations and music in stores in October? I’m afraid it’s all about the buy, buy, buy more stuff mentality. I like the quote, “ It’s not what’s under the tree but who’s around it”.

    • michele
      Author
      November 13, 2018 / 11:10 am

      Yes – always rushed and oversaturated even when the madness debuts in October! It’s a keeper for sure.

  4. c
    November 13, 2018 / 10:40 am

    I’m really loving the white on white with green color scheme this year. This is my plan for Christmas 2018. Thanks for such lovely inspiration photos. 🙂 Lovely as always.

    • michele
      Author
      November 13, 2018 / 11:08 am

      Thanks for reading – peace to you, friend. xox

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