Rustic Elegant French Farmhouse Dining Ideas is a collection of inspiring Country French dining rooms, casual outdoor dining, French inspired decorating ideas, and resources to get the look. After stumbling upon this story about hosting a French Farmhouse dinner party, I have dreamed of hosting one under the open sky.
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Rustic Elegant French Farmhouse Dining Ideas
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Country French Dining Idea No. 1: Rustic Harvest Table
If there is one piece of dining furniture that seems to set the tone for farmhouse style, it would have to be the dining table. With so many options in every price range now, and with the accessibility to fine makers who will create them from reclaimed wood, the perfect harvest table for you is within reach. Find some suggestions further down in this post.
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Farmhouse Dining Idea No. 2: Elegant Lighting
The French are masters at creating a romantic mood, and French country inspired sconces and chandeliers can do wonders in an otherwise ho-hum space. Of course, a limestone fireplace, plaster walls, rustic wood ceiling beams, and a pastoral setting won’t hurt either…
Idea No. 3: Liberal Doses of White
The pale color story French country and French farmhouse interiors often follow is part of what makes the decor style irresistible to me. Additionally, white ironstone, white painted everything, soft neutral wall colors, faded textiles, plaster–white can unify disparate objects and impart calm in a magical way.
French Farmhouse Dining Idea No. 4: Green Accents
You have probably noticed a particular shade of green painted on the shutters of a great number of French farmhouse exteriors, and it’s a wonderful hue to bring inside as well.
Dining Idea No. 5: Mix With Modern
When a space is collected and layered, the old will very often elevate the new and vice versa. Antiques in an older home may look right at home, but if everything within the home hails from the same era, the mood may grow dull. Look to the work of exceptional designers who have learned the art of mixing modern and antique.
Refined Yet Rustic Dining Idea No. 6: Decorate With Plates
What a sensational way to showcase a collection, introduce your favorite colors, and additionally, display art in a sculptural and geometrically pleasing way.
French Farmhouse Dining Idea No. 7: Unfussy
My own preference for dining spaces is dictated by a deep need I have for unfussy, uncluttered, and serenity-infused spaces that feel airy and slightly mysterious.
In the breakfast dining area of our prior home, the beautiful forest outside the windows was impossible to miss and wonderful to enjoy — I tried to simply add function to the space and quiet color which would not detract.
In our current breakfast nook, the mood is also unfussy, and I often display simple branches from the yard in clear glass containers or garden roses. When entertaining, I cover all the tables with little clear votive candles.
French Nordic Dining Room Style
It doesn’t get much more unfussy than a simple vintage grain sack from Germany used as a table runner with an old galvanized bucket of dried hydrangea from the yard.
In the French country dining room of our Arizona vacation getaway (I had yet to add a very much needed rug for beneath the table!), I dressed the table equally as simple.
After refinishing a fussy dining room set, I layered on a simple linen panel with unfinished fraying edges and fresh hydrangea.
Treasures Found for a Dining Space
My giant linen backed mood board (which in the image below is bare because we were just getting settled!) has a crazy provenance: it waited patiently in a dumpster in a Home Depot parking lot.
Cost Conscious Farmhouse Dining Room Accents
Did you know you can find affordable farmhouse accents at Target?
Rustic Farmhouse Dining Room Accents in Which to Invest
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