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Tips for Having an Inviting and Warm English Country-Inspired Home

English country style homes usually feature steep and thatched roofs, effusive gardens, and manicured grounds. The style can either be formal or casual, and the heart of this style is its functionality. It also associated with comfort and warmth.
Traditional Furniture
Chairs and sofas of English country style homes generally have covers of patterned fabrics. Bookshelves, display racks, and china cabinets also show family heirlooms and treasured items. Also, second-hand furniture is usually painted and sanded for a distressed appearance.
Color
You can use a variety of colors in English style decorating. Hues…

Ideas for Your French Country Style Kitchen

A French country style kitchen is an elegant and homey cooking space that has beautiful decorations. Imagine a kitchen with traditional furniture, posh oven hoods, and rustic accents. While old French country style homes may have Toile de Jouy curtains, collectible plates, and ceramic roosters, the present-day style is more functional and modern. Here are some ideas to make your kitchen a modern French country style.
French Country Style Range Hood
French-style range hoods usually fits single-colored kitchens with white cabinetry, tile backsplash, and sage island. You can add old rustic wood boxes with herbs to …

French Country Style Bedroom Ideas

French country style bedrooms usually are vintage beds and headboards. Aside from that, there are other traditional bedroom sets that are on the pricier side and can be found from specialized manufactures or antique shops.
Examples of these bedroom sets include canopy beds, Rod Iron, Victorian, and sleigh beds. Here are some ideas for your French Country bedroom furniture and beddings.
Dressers, Chests, and Armoires
Vintage armoires and wardrobes are excellent additions to your country-style bedroom. Also, you can try a fancy paint technique to your furniture, popularly known as crackling. This paint technique will …

How Do You Differentiate Country, Primitive and Rustic Style?

If you are familiar with decorations, then you might have heard the terms country, primitive, and rustic. These terms are common in the scene of decoration and some people use them in place of one another. Let’s look at the differences between these styles.
Country

As mentioned earlier, the country-style has many sub-styles: American Country, French Country, Coastal Decor, etc. All these styles have the…

The Beauty of French Country Style Architecture

Apart from homeowners, architectures and decorators also find great inspiration from French Country style homes. Also known as Provence homes, French Country homes incorporate stone facades and rustic interiors that have surges in popularity. They mostly display simple, neutral, and natural finishes.
Design Elements
French country style architecture draws its inspiration mostly from nature. For that reason, a French country style home naturally blends with its surroundings. Here are some of the distinct characteristics of this country-style architecture:
Natural Stone Exterior…

French Country Style Bathroom Ideas

French country design not only works best for the living room and bedroom, but also for the bathroom. Being a common theme, it is easy to use it and decorate your bathroom and achieve a timeless aesthetics. With that said, here are some French country design ideas that add elegance and beauty to your bathroom.
French Style Bathroom
A French-inspired bathroom can have two round and modern sinks on top of a wooden and antique table. This style gives a modern vibe with a taste of old school. Also, a French painted candle holder and mirror finish your bathroom’s elegant look.
French Style Shower Room
You might…

Present Country Decorating Designs

When we talk about “country decorating designs,” most people envision the 1980’s style which may not apply today. The present country decorating is classic, highly versatile, casual, and friendly or welcoming. You can even duplicate it even with a low budget.
The beauty of country decorating is the number of styles that come from it. The country decorating designs have sub-styles such as Americana, Cottage, English country, Farmhouse, French Country, Rustic, and Shabby Chic. These sub-styles are friendly, simple, and casual. Just like any decorating design, country style may rise and fall in its popularity, and may change from…

The Details and Basics Involved in Fresh Country Decoration

French country decoration will always give you a comfortable, elegant and warm feeling. You can think of creams, baby blues, warm pinks, and soft yellows. The decor should be simple and graceful.
As for the furnishings, French Country design features more on painted furniture. So, purchasing vintage furniture best fits this style.  Rusted metal and wrought iron are often part of this style. Also, fabrics mostly follow the pattern called Toile de Jouy, which is traditional.
Kitchen Decor
A kitchen with the French country style is recognized for its numerous numbers of jars stacked with …

French Country Style Living Rooms

French people have a rich history, and they love incorporating the present and the past into their styles. The elegance of French country-style living rooms honors French tradition amid the changes it undergoes over time.
French Country with a Hint of American Style

You can have a classic American fireplace in your living room and accentuate it with white French armchairs, a classic …

French Country Style Rooms

French country decor has its unique beauty and characteristics. Here are more French country style living room ideas that you can pick for your decorations.
Combining Styles
A French-inspired living room can simply have neutral colors such as browns, creams, soft whites, and tans to keep your living room inviting and cohesive. You can always add a different touch to French style.
Modern French Style
To incorporate a French country chic style in your living room, you can have greige, soft gray, beige, and tan colors to complement your modern furniture that has natural cotton and linen covers. You can add …

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