Are you thinking about a French farmhouse kitchen? Here’s a bit of information about the style so you can decide if it’s the right thing for you. Whether you have a spacious kitchen that you’re planning on remodeling, or simply want to add a bit of style to your existing space, French farmhouse decor can brighten up any living area.
How to Set Up a French Farmhouse Kitchen
French farmhouse style is inspired by the traditional homes found in Provence, in the southern portion of France. The French farmhouse decorating style typically uses ruffles, distressed woodwork and a combination of bold and pastel prints.
Reds & Yellows
Reds and yellows often dominate the color scheme in a French farmhouse kitchen. A vase of beautiful daffodils next to a stack of red toile cloth napkins is an easy way to incorporate the style into your home. For a functional addition, add these gorgeous French farmhouse floursack dishtowels to your kitchen.
Distressed wooden cabinets, worn white paint and vintage finds are the ideal choices for your French farmhouse kitchen. Consider white walls with distressed cabinets as part of the overall theme. From there, you can add accent pieces to make the room your own. My personal favorites are these gorgeous chicken wire glass lanterns that are both stylish and functional. Consider adding them to the table as a centerpiece or on the counters as an accent.
Floral prints are an integral part of French farmhouse decor. You’ll find this theme repeated in the chair coverings, curtains, tablecloth and other linens. Don’t feel limited to fabric choices when adding floral prints. You can quickly add in flora print dishes like this stunning Floral Prima Vera Teapot.
If your goal is a French kitchen, there are many different accent pieces you can use to create the style easily. The cozy, timeless style will make your guests feel welcome to stop by for a breakfast of a cup of tea and pains au chocolat.