When you think of a French countryside, whether you’ve ever been or not, you likely envision something like a weathered barn amidst lavender fields and cheerful sunshine. French country style is an enviable blend of elegance and humble simplicity. It’s given credibility by its old world aesthetic, strengthened by the stability and presence of rustic finishes, and timelessly appealing with refined curves and details.
Some of the inherent charm in French country décor comes from the mix of prints and patterns in textiles. The combinations needn’t be blatantly or boldly different from each other to be harmonious, though. Think of pairing toile with gingham, stripes with floral. The key is to coordinate color schemes within the patterns.