Anyone else exceptionally happy to welcome balmy JUNE weather? I can’t get enough of its comfort! European Country Style Interiors may be an oldie but it’s also a goodie; 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.
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.
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!
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!?!
Guiding Principles to Achieve European Country Style
What makes this farmhouse design style so lovely to the eye?
Surely it flows from the roots of farmhouses in Europe which reflect timeworn beauty.
Over time, objects, walls, and surfaces show signs of age and develop patina as well as soul.
There is wabi sabi wondrous beauty to be found in rusticity, rugged materials, the threadbare and also the faded.
Where there is tumbledown, weathered, peely imperfect loveliness, there is often warmth and charm.
So Much Soulfulness!
It is not so much felt by the thinking mind as it is a sense of spirit penetrating the heart.
Quite often, such soul comes from incorporating antiques…SEE THIS to have your eyes opened to the possibilities!
Farmhouse French and European Country interiors feel both approachable as well as easy to relax in.
Perhaps this is why so many folks who admire farmhouse style design in general are drawn to them.
Decorating a country home works particularly well when you enjoy juxtaposition and appreciate living with THE MIX.
A mix of imperfect vintage pieces, antiques, family heirlooms, collections, old and new art, and contemporary conveniences.
What decor elements factor into Euro country inspired style?
European inspired farmhouse decor frequently feels organic, close to nature, and uncomplicated.
After confronting the chaos of a typical modern work day, here is a design style delivering comfort and LIVABILITY.
Antiques and vintage pieces are not just for show in European inspired farmhouse living, thus there is a strong sense of practicality.
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.
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.
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 distressors of finishes!
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.
Plus, there’s an added bonus to decorating with an elegant yet rustic country touch: your bank account will thank you.
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!.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
Antiques, personal mementos, painted furniture pieces in varying conditions and layered rugs (or none at all!) as well as plaster walls.
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.
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!
Americans are often impatient with their decor plans; yet patience yields enduring, alluring results.
Decor Ingredients to Consider
I scribbled down a list of European inspired farmhouse style decor ingredients to guide the journey.
Natural wood finishes
Rugged stone and marble
Solid wood doors
Rustic freestanding cupboards
Exposed rafters and beams
Exposed Ceiling Beams
Weathered Wood and Metals
Vintage Linens and Quilts
Matte finishes (non-shiny metals)
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?
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Peace to you right where you are.
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