Chic French Interior Design
French interior design is bold, beautiful, and chic. It is also very quirky and personal. French interior design is known for its sophistication as well as its light-hearted approach. French interior design can blends regal with rustic. For example, rococo is an 18th-century French art and furniture style that is ornately elegant and it is often combined with a rustic decor look that dates back to the earliest peasant farmers living in the countrysides of France. This style of casual elegance is known as French Country and it’s still a popular type of decor that is now used worldwide. Colors used in French interior design vary. If the look is mainly French Country, rich saturated shades of gold, blue, red and green are likely to be used. Motifs such as roosters add a rustic, country appeal. Distressed wood finishes such as whitewashing help make furniture look casually elegant and armoires, ladder back chairs and farmhouse tables suit the rustic look.
A fireplace makes the ideal focal point in French Country design. Potted herbs and copper cookware make ideal accents for French Country fireplaces. One of the things that strike me about French interior design is the playful attitude towards the past. There is so much gorgeous old stuff sitting around in people’s homes that it doesn’t need any ‘packaging’ to make it look even more special, gorgeous, or old.