33 European Country Style Interiors & Decor Inspiration

Is anybody else exceptionally happy to welcome JUNE? Yay! European Country Style Interiors is an oldie but a goodie and updated with glimpses of charming rustically elegant spaces. The collection sings with two of my favorite design qualities: timelessness and tranquility. If you admire romantic rooms that skip the fuss and honor the past with optimism and a light heart, this is for you.

Modern farmhouse living room with French Country decor by Eleanor Cummings on Hello Lovely Studio. #livingroom #frenchfarmhouse #oldworldstyle #antiques #europeancountry
Design: Eleanor Cumming; Architect: Kirby Mears; Photo: Timothy Street-Porter in Milieu. European country style interiors to inspire with photos as well as ideas to get the look.

European Country Style Interiors to Inspire

What interior design ingredients and home decor elements result in successful Euro farmhouse style? The answer will be addressed here with inspiring photos of interiors capturing the essence of European country decor style.

Ammonite by Farrow & Ball is a wonderful warm greyed white that provides an atmospheric, serene mood. #ammonite #farrowandball #paintcolors #lightgrey #diningroom #europeancountry #rusticdecor
FARROW & BALL Ammonite paint color on walls as well as rugged stone and plaster.

Authentic farmhouses in France, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, and across Europe easily trump imitators outside of Europe. Yet that doesn’t mean admirers of the aesthetics and sensibilities cannot honor and capture the flavor!

Serene and stylish Scandinavian kitchen with mossy green cabinets and modern adjustable arm sconces - Petra Bindel. #swedishkitchen #scandinaviandesign #nordicstyle #europeancountry #kitchendesign
Elle Decoration Sweden (Photo by Petra Vindel) – a clean, simple, and also efficient Scandi kitchen with laid back rustic elegance.

Let’s weave our discussion through a collection of photos with lovely inspiration not limited to any one region of the planet. I mean, have you even seen what designers in Texas or Atlanta can do!?!

Gorgeous breakfast nook in a kitchen with European inspired design, black and white check floors, light grey trim, white walls, modern lighting, and romantic timeless style. #homedecor #vintagestyle #fixerupper #kitchendesign #vintagekitchen #europeancountry
A Texas home with vintage style as well as Euro farmhouse influences – HGTV’s Fixer Upper

Guiding Principles to Achieve European Country Style

Benjamin Moore White Sand paint color on walls of my French country dining room with white hutch and dining set. German vintage grainsack used as runner on table with galvanized pail of dried hydrangea. Hello Lovely Studio. #frenchcountry #diningroom #paintcolors #benjaminmoorewhitesand #whitesand #interiordesign
Hello Lovely Studio – European country style interiors to inspire with photos as well as ideas to get the look.

What makes this farmhouse design style so lovely to the eye? 

French farmhouse kitchen by Vivi et Margot has a luxurious Ilve range and cabinets painted Farrow & Ball Smoke Green. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchkitchen #kitchendesign #farrowandballsmokegreen #greencabinets #ilverange #vivietmargot
Vivi et Margot – a charming farmhouse French kitchen with stunning FARROW & BALL Smoke Green painted cupboards.

Surely it flows from the roots of farmhouses in Europe which reflect timeworn beauty.

Breathtaking French country interior design in an office with reclaimed ancient limestone from France, lantern, linen, and rustic European antiques - Chateau Domingue. #frenchcountry #interiordesign #limestone #rusticdecor #frenchfarmhouse #chateaudomingue #frenchhouse
Chateau Domingue – European country style interiors to inspire with photos as well as ideas to get the look.

Over time, objects, walls, and surfaces show signs of age and develop patina as well as soul.

Wimborne White paint color by Farrow & Ball on walls of a glorious country kitchen by Siobhan McFadden of Homestead. #wimbornewhite #farrowandball #paintcolors #englishcountry #kitchendesign #whitepaintcolors #interiordesign
F&B Wimborne White paint indeed plays a starring role in a kitchen by Homestead

There is wabi sabi wondrous beauty to be found in rusticity, rugged materials, the threadbare and also the faded.

French farmhouse photos and design inspiration. Rustic decor, weathered stone and doors, European antiques, and French country decorating inspiration. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor #frenchcountry #interiordesign #frenchinspiration #frenchhomes #frenchdecor #europeanfarmhouse
Blue hydrangea blooming in an ancient French pot is certainly divine interior design inspiration from Chateau Domingue.

Where there is tumbledown, weathered, peely imperfect loveliness, there is often warmth and charm.

Beautiful antique French mantel and fireplace in Patina Farm's dining room - Velvet and Linen. #patinafarm #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #fireplace #giannetti #diningroom #limestone
Giannetti Home/Velvet and Linen – Patina Farm’s dining room with its reclaimed French mantel and also pale palette.

So Much Soulfulness!

It is not so much felt by the thinking mind as it is a sense of spirit penetrating the heart.

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Quite often, such soul comes from incorporating antiques…SEE THIS to have your eyes opened to the possibilities!

French bistro chair and stripe Turkish throw tucked in a corner of my garden to invite relaxation and reading (cookbooks are my idea of relaxation!). #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #bistrochair #turkishthrow #seagrassbasket #turkishtowel #outdooroasis #romanticgarden #outdoordecor #bistrochairs
Hello Lovely Studio – European country style interiors to inspire with photos as well as ideas to get the look.

Farmhouse French and European Country interiors feel both approachable as well as easy to relax in.

Pointing by Farrow & Ball is a paint color used on the walls of this English country kitchen with rustic ceiling trusses and farmhouse pendants. #pointing #farrowandball #paintcolors #calmpaintcolors #interiordesign
Pointing by Farrow & Ball in a rustic European kitchen with brick floor and also gabled roof.

Perhaps this is why so many folks who admire farmhouse style design in general are drawn to them.

French farmhouse photos and design inspiration. Rustic decor, weathered stone and doors, European antiques, and French country decorating inspiration. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor #frenchcountry #interiordesign #frenchinspiration #frenchhomes #frenchdecor #europeanfarmhouse
Reclaimed French limestone andalso European antiques in a stunning Houston bespoke kitchen by Chateau Domingue.

Decorating a country home works particularly well when you enjoy juxtaposition and appreciate living with THE MIX.

Ball Green by Farrow & Ball paint on the ceiling of a beautiful French country bedroom with chandelier and beams. #frenchcountry #frenchfarmhouse #interiordesign #farrowandball #ballgreen #paintcolors
Ceiling of this charming, unfussy bedroom with country French style is painted Ball Green 75 by Farrow & Ball...in case you need paint color ideas.

A mix of imperfect vintage pieces, antiques, family heirlooms, collections, old and new art, and contemporary conveniences.

French farmhouse photos and design inspiration. Rustic decor, weathered stone and doors, European antiques, and French country decorating inspiration. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor #frenchcountry #interiordesign #frenchinspiration #frenchhomes #frenchdecor #europeanfarmhouse
Breathtaking European antiques and French stone fireplace in a dining room (Chateau Domingue)…certainly breathtaking.

What decor elements factor into Euro country inspired style?

European inspired farmhouse decor frequently feels organic, close to nature, and uncomplicated.

French limestone lined walls as well as European antiques in an authentically designed space in Ruth Gay's French home (Chateau Domingue). #countryfrench #frenchfarmhouse #frenchlimestone #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #chateaudomingue
Chateau Domingue – French country and European farmhouse design inspiration…in case you love rustic elegance plus romance!

After confronting the chaos of a typical modern work day, here is a design style delivering comfort and LIVABILITY.

French farmhouse photos and design inspiration. Rustic decor, weathered stone and doors, European antiques, and French country decorating inspiration. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor #frenchcountry #interiordesign #frenchinspiration #frenchhomes #frenchdecor #europeanfarmhouse
Kids bedroom in a romantic restored French farmhouse by Vivi et Margot…certainly simple and lovely. Paint color on walls is FARROW & BALL Strong White – see more of this home HERE.
Inspirational quote from Henry David Thoreau: all good things are wild and free. #naturequote #quotes #inspirationalquote #thoreau

Antiques and vintage pieces are not just for show in European inspired farmhouse living, thus there is a strong sense of practicality.

Charming white stucco English cottage home with thatched roof - Heart Felt Home.Charming inspiration if you love white painted house exteriors! #whitehouses #whitecottage #thatchedroof #englishcottage #whitestucco
Heart Felt Home…in case you admire English country cottage design inspiration.

Objects old and handed down are honored and reverently beholden. Here is a decor style with a collected, timeless feel that ignores trends and the quickly disposable.

French farmhouse photos and design inspiration. Rustic decor, weathered stone and doors, European antiques, and French country decorating inspiration. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor #frenchcountry #interiordesign #frenchinspiration #frenchhomes #frenchdecor #europeanfarmhouse
Reclaimed stone, art, and also antique lanterns -Chateau Domingue.

It is not for those who despair over scratches on wood floors or stains on white marble! In fact, such historical signs of age and patina development may be joyfully welcomed.

Gorgeous white stucco French farmhouse inspired house exterior with tile roof - Reagan Andre. #pamelapierce #reaganandre #frenchfarmhouse #houseexterior #housedesign #whitestucco
Reagan-Andre Architects – also, who can forget that first issue of Milieu…subscribe immediately!!!!

No wonder there are legions of young American parents with a passion for modern farmhouse style and country aesthetics! Young children are excellent, built-in distressers of finishes!

French farmhouse photos and design inspiration. Rustic decor, weathered stone and doors, European antiques, and French country decorating inspiration. #frenchfarmhouse #rusticdecor #frenchcountry #interiordesign #frenchinspiration #frenchhomes #frenchdecor #europeanfarmhouse
Old apothecary jars, rustic antiques from Europe, and a concerned kitty too in a dining room by Chateau Domingue.

How can you begin to build a European country look? 

Home decor and furniture suggestions are shared here for ideas to bring elements of timeless and tranquil European country style to your interiors.

Gorgeous European farmhouse style in a New York apartment by Jocelyn Sinnauer.
European Farmhouse decor inspiration as well as styling ideas – Jocelyn Sinauer via Remodelista.

Plus, there’s an added bonus to decorating with an elegant yet rustic country touch: your bank account will thank you.

Quiet and humble beauty in a lovely country kitchen and dining area with shabby chic vintage style. A chunky antique farm table mixes with antique mismatched chairs and a white chandelier. #shabbychic #countrykitchen #beadboardceiling
Hello Lovely gorgeous interior design photos of French farmhouse, rustic elegant interiors, and also Euro inspired homes (Jocelyn Sinauer in Remodelista).

As long as you don’t intend to fill your shopping cart with collected, rare, and imported European antiques and handmade bespoke finds, it is a largely affordable look!.

An abstract painting by me on a white wall in a bedroom - Hello Lovely Studio. #benjaminmoorewhite #paintcolors #interiordesign
Hello Lovely Studio – Hello Lovely gorgeous interior design photos of French farmhouse, rustic elegant interiors, and also Euro inspired homes

What qualities help European inspired farmhouse decor feel distinctive from regular country decorating? 

There is a barefoot elegance and a refined nature to European farmhouse style which seems to distinguish it from other country styles.

Alder door opens into a neutral bedroom with linen upholstered egg chair and grisaille mural on wall - Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio – Hello Lovely gorgeous interior design photos of French farmhouse, rustic elegant interiors, and also Euro inspired homes

Taste comes into play for sure so hanging a plaque featuring a pig that reads ‘bless this LE MESS’ will likely miss the mark. (Yet it does have a certain charm, oui? Hahahaha.)

The charm of vertical built-in shelves in a vintage style kitchen is hard to beat! Ironstone, white dishware, and stoneware look elegant massed in this country style space with #shabbychic appeal. #ironstone #whitedecor #farmhousestyle
Hello Lovely white ironstone collection as well as topiary heaven –Remodelista (Design: Jocelyn Sinauer).

If you study authentic Euro countryside homes, you are not likely to spy kitschy metal signs that read PANTRY or LET’S EAT.

It is also doubtful man-made antlers will be lying on tabletops, sharing space with faux topiary.

This serene bedroom with European rustic elegance looks as though it might be in the South of France, not New York...see more lovely examples of European farmhouse decor you can bring to your own spaces at home. #Europeanfarmhouse #elegantdecor #countrystyle
European Farmhouse Style Interiors…in case you love the vintage styling of Jocelyn Sinauer.

We may be more likely expect to spy: natural woven baskets, fresh flowers, ancient earthenware pottery, recycled glass bottles, branches from the garden, and beautiful linens growing better with use and age.

Rustic elegance and uncluttered country decor sing in a French Nordic Farmhouse dining room with knotty wood ceiling and antique lantern. See more European inspired country decor in the story. #FrenchCountry #FrenchNordic #countrydecor
European inspired country homes and design ideas too – Decor de Provence

Antiques, personal mementos, painted furniture pieces in varying conditions and layered rugs (or none at all!) as well as plaster walls.

If breathtaking European farmhouse decorated rooms float your boat, come on over and soak up the inspiration from these European inspired elegant and sophisticated farmhouse style spaces. #FrenchCountry #elegantdecor #antiques
Warm terracotta and muddy tones in an exquisite home by Kelly Harmon…in case you love rustic elegance.

More authentic Euro country rooms will reflect an absence of plastic and synthetics, and the presence of furniture arrangements with a loose and non-contrived scheme that doesn’t feel rigidly appointed.

Is it a stairway to heaven? This lofty space with rustic elegance and country charm is a but one moment in this story brimming with interior design inspiration for admirers of European inspired country decor. #loft #rusticdecor
Inspiring photos of rustic decor as well as European inspired country interiors – Oz Architects/Interior Design: David Michael Miller (Photo: Werner Segarra)

Recipe for Euro Farmhouse?

The thing is, this look is always best when it evolves over time because it requires a thoughtfulness and personal touches. And the mix takes time to come together!

Elegant, refined, and masterfully designed, this kitchen with farm sink and arched window is but one moment in our tour of unforgettable interiors with European inspired charm. #farmsink #FrenchCountry #lightblue
Photo: Design Indulgence – also, see more of this 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse kitchen.

Americans are often impatient with their decor plans; yet patience yields enduring, alluring results.

There is nothing like authentic country farmhouse charm, and we will explore the interior design details which combine to create effortlessly elegant rooms with European farmhouse charm.
In case you admire steel windows and doors…Oz Architects/Interior Design: David Michael Miller (Photo: Werner Segarra)

Decor Ingredients to Consider

I scribbled down a list of European inspired farmhouse style decor ingredients to guide the journey.

Harvest tables
Antique chairs
Painted furniture
Natural wood finishes
Rugged stone and marble
Farm Sinks
Solid wood doors
Iron lanterns
Organic materials
Handcrafted objects
Plaster walls
Rustic freestanding cupboards
Exposed rafters and beams
Reading Nooks
Butcher’s Block
Exposed Ceiling Beams
Patina-ed everything
Weathered Wood and Metals
Fresh Flowers
Handpainted objects
Glazed tiles
Vintage Linens and Quilts
Clawfoot Tubs
Canopy Beds
Matte finishes (non-shiny metals)
Steel windows
An absence of plastic/vinyl/disposable

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I can’t seem to get enough of the romance and purity in these rooms! They are all so different yet they exude an effortlessness and gentle soul.

How about you?

If you missed THIS BREATHTAKING TOUR of exceptional European inspired designs with exquisite finishes…you’ll thank me!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
French Chaise
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chair Set
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Hand Carved 4 Door Sideboard
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
Gustavian Tub Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Rococo Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Adele Dining Chair
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Faux Bois Candleholders
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool
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14 Comments

  1. May 24, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Perfect rustic bliss! The beautiful old fireplace mantels and that library at the top of the staircase are speaking my language ❤️

  2. May 25, 2017 / 1:35 am

    I love those mantels too! would love to salvage one! 🙂

    • May 26, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      thanks for stopping to say so, lovely lady! 🙂

  3. Joyce
    March 18, 2018 / 7:11 am

    I love everything you post.

    • michele
      Author
      March 18, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Joyce. Happy Sunday to you. 🙂

  4. leslie croom
    July 26, 2018 / 3:43 am

    Serene ,peaceful, satisfying, this style speaks to my soul. The almost thread bare softness of old cotton and the joy of an oversized slipcovered chair. Soft to the eyes and comforting to the body Thank you for these post . Look forward to more. Slowly evolving my home to reflect this style.

    • michele
      Author
      July 26, 2018 / 8:42 am

      It’s a look that is never trying too hard, right? Satisfying, indeed. So happy to have you here soaking up the lovely. 🙂

  5. Felicia De'Anne Beddingfield
    September 25, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    I love it! ALL of it…absolutely gorgeous!

    • michele
      Author
      September 25, 2018 / 7:58 pm

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

  6. Barbara Everitt
    February 15, 2019 / 12:34 am

    Do you have a store or shop.if so where? I love everything you’ve shown. Thank you.

  7. Connie
    June 2, 2020 / 12:42 pm

    All incredibly lovely indeed! Each photo truly speaks to my heart!

    • Michele
      Author
      June 2, 2020 / 5:36 pm

      Thanks so much for enjoying them today, Connie. Sending peace. 🙂

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