French Country Holiday Home Amazing Decor Inspo

Whenever I post a topic with “French” and “Christmas,” I will inevitably hear from at least one or more folks from Paris who say “But Michele we don’t decorate for the holidays like Americans do!” Clearly I need to do more research to get closer to the facts. Is it a city vs. country thing? Such research will necessitate spending a Christmas vacay in Paris and the French countryside, oui? Hence, these French Country Holiday Home Amazing Decor Inspo are brought to you in a lighthearted spirit of ‘how someone not living in the French country might infuse French inspired style into the decor.’

Bonjour Doormat and black door - McGee & Co.. #bonjour #frenchcountry #doormat
McGee & Co is hitting it out of the park!

After all, let’s face it, the French simply know their way around natural, rustic refined, lovely strokes of decorating genius. And what a lot of American decorators think of as “French Country” is often a whole different look than authentic decor and sensibilities seen in the French countryside.

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French Country Holiday Home Amazing Decor Inspo

Rustic Brass Bells & Jute Doorhanger
Brass Bells & Jute Hanger…in case you love a vintage hoilday accent.
Sacred Heart Milagro Heart Set of 3 First Communion Gift image 2
Milagro Heart Boxes Set…hello charming reproductions indeed.
Chester Handmade Brushed Brass Lantern
Brushed Brass Lantern…in case you need a cozy fireplace accent.
Chester Handmade Brushed Brass Lantern
Pottery Barn
Bottle brush trees for the fireplace mantel - McGee & Co.
Bottle Brush Mantel Trees...hello darling indeed.
Bonjour Doormat
Bonjour Doormat…in case you love a French greeting.
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Everlasting Christmas Trees…hello lovely indeed.
Antique Grain Sack Christmas Pillow Comfort & Joy. #christmasdecor #pillow #frenchcountry
Antique Grainsack Pillow...in case you love a vintage Christmas vibe.

Holiday Decor Inspiration from France

Here are some design details that particularly moved me. Maybe they will also inspire you!

Simple French Christmas Star

Whether we make one with twigs from the yard or wire, isn’t this beautiful inspiration?

Star Motif for a Christmas Table

Any ready-made runner for your dinner table could be customized with simple stars cut from a coordinating fabric.

Pink in Lieu of Christmas Red

When the pink is this delicious and appetizing, why not go for a softer, romantic look?

Dining room in a romantic french country cottage decorated with white and pink in Spain is decorated for Christmas with soft and quiet decor. #holidaydecor #christmasdecor #frenchcountry #decorating #cottagestyle #whitechristmas
El Mueble

Symmetry in Paris

When we visited Paris, we stayed just a few steps away from Chanel (Park Hyatt Paris Vendome) so I know this spot well! The blue of those spectacular doors is inspiring too.

Bûche de Noël

This particular Christmas yule log cake below is a vegan dessert created with raspberry and grapefruit sorbet. What a lovely way to bring France to your table!

Skip the Designer Tree

I love how Sarah Silm stays true to her relaxed style for holiday decor within her small chateau in SW France. The family tree is decorated simply with ornaments made by her children and little bits of cheer collected over the years.

Galvanized Rustic Romantic Charm

Beautiful exteriors and front doors decorated for Christmas! #christmasdecor #exteriors #outdoordecor #christmas
Inspiration Deco France

Go Big or Go Home!

Isn’t the scale of these teddy bears incredibly festive?

French Christmas decor with huge teddy bears on buildings in Strasbourg, France - Odrida. #frenchchristmas #christmasdecor #holidaydecor #frenchholiday #christmasdecorating #teddybears
@Odrida

Collected Milagro Hearts

What a thoughtful collection to deck the halls at Christmas as well as the whole year through.

Collection of antique late 19th century ex-votos milagro hearts from France - Peter Vitale (Veranda 2007). #exvoto #milagroheart #frenchantiques #gildedhearts
Photo: Peter Vitale for Veranda (2007)

Simple Fresh Greens in the Bedroom

The French are so good at those simple little touches that are just enough!

Billowy Soft Accents

When you love a white Christmas and tulle…

A beautifully restored 1864 home on the Maresme Coast of Spain is decorated in whites for Christmas. #christmasdecor #housetour #whitechristmas #romanticchristmas #frenchcountry #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
El Mueble
A beautifully restored 1864 home on the Maresme Coast of Spain is decorated in whites for Christmas. #christmasdecor #housetour #whitechristmas #romanticchristmas #frenchcountry #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
Photo: El Mueble

Christmas Blue

I could stare at this inspiration all day.

Humble Charm

French Farmhouse Christmas Decor Inspiration

Rustic French farmhouse kitchen decorated for Christmas - Vivi et Margot. #joyeuxnoel #frenchchristmas #frenchfarmhouse #christmasinfrance #christmaskitchen #frenchkitchen
Vivi et Margot
Rustic French farmhouse Christmas vignette with market basket filled with greenery and pinecones at a scrubbed wood door. Vivi et Margot. #frenchchristmas #frenchfarmhouse #frenchcountrychristmas #vivietmargot
Photo: Vivi et Margot
French farmhouse kitchen decorated for Christmas (Joyeux Noel!) - Vivi et Margot. #frenchfarmhouse #frenchchristmas #frenchkitchen #holidaydecor
Vivi et Margot

Holiday Greenery & Pretty Sweets

Let them have cake…to decorate as well as consume!

A beautifully restored 1864 home on the Maresme Coast of Spain is decorated in whites for Christmas. #christmasdecor #housetour #whitechristmas #romanticchristmas #frenchcountry #frenchchristmas #whitedecor
El Mueble
French country white Christmas decor in a historic living room in Spain - El Mueble. #christmasdecor #whitechristmas #frenchcountry #holidaydecorating
Photo: El Mueble

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
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Milagro Heart
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Edgecombe End Table
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Wide Pine Sideboard
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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
Antique Brass Pharmacy 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
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Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
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Gustavian Cabinet
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Bar Stool
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Rattan Armchair
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Cross Back Dining Chair
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Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
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Jute Area Rug
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White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
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Boheme Madera Bench
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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″)
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Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
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2 Comments

  1. Karyn
    October 9, 2020 / 9:40 am

    Thank you for the lovely inspiration. I hope you and your family are all feeling better. Restez saine et solide!

    • Michele
      Author
      October 9, 2020 / 6:28 pm

      Thanks for reading – we are getting there and appreciate all the loving support. 🙂

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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
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chairs
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
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
White Linen Club 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
Antique Brass Pharmacy 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
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
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
Cedar & Blossom Candle
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
Boheme Madera 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