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French Country Design for Your Home


French Country Design for Your Home

Warm, muted color palettes, gorgeous floors, rustic furnishings, antiques, elegant florals, and touches of gold, there is a certain “je ne sais quoi” about French country design that makes our hearts skip a beat. From the traditional French country look to the more modern French country design, there is a timelessness about this luxurious style that can suit any home. And it is easier than you think to incorporate this classic design aesthetic.

Natural Look Floors

Natural looking materials are at the heart of French country design and your floor is central to achieving this gorgeous style. Hand-scraped wood flooring is the perfect backdrop for a rustic, old-world French country escape.

If natural wood is not the right solution for your busy household, light-colored natural look Luxury Vinyl flooring will set the stage for this charming design style.   

Area Rugs

If brand-new floors are not in the budget, update your existing floors with a French-inspired Custom Area Rug. 

Antique Furnishings

French country furnishings should have graceful and simple lines, and of course, an antiqued painted or distressed finish. If you are doing French country on a budget, head to a yard sale, grab some old furniture and a few cans of chalk paint, and you will have that perfectly French “I didn’t even have to try” look in no time. 

Detailed Window Treatments 

The addition of an elaborate valance, an elegant roman shade, or a fabulously draped curtain are a great addition for any French country room. The key is to keep things light, bright and natural.   Opt for a blossoming floral print, a traditional toile, or keep things simple with a classic stripe. 


From upholstery to window treatments, linen fabrics are incorporated everywhere in French country decorating. This heavyweight, natural fabric has a durable, timeless quality that brings rustic style to a French country room.   

Give your furniture an update with linen slipcovers or upholstery fabric to pull your room together.

Regal Touches 

Gilded mirrors? Crystal lighting? Touches of marble? Yes, please. Although French country style is known for being rustic and earthy, there are always extravagant touches scattered throughout. You can always paint an old wooden mirror with gold spray paint, and search for antique crystal chandeliers on neighborhood sale sites to get that regal touch.

From the more traditional feel to a more modern take on French country design, there is something to suit every home with this easy style that is luxurious and timeless. Our Design Consultants can help you to choose the perfect flooring to help you achieve your style.

Gather your ideas and stop by a RiteRug Flooring Location or schedule an In-Home Shopping Appointment today!