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FRENCH COUNTRY STYLE OF DÉCOR

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Summary: The French style of décor is one such oldest but elegant style of decorating. Here we are going to discuss about the various elements that are required for decorating the home as per the French style of décor. This style uses classical antique furnishings and floral fabrics in decorating the houses.

The French country style or simply the French style of décor is one of the oldest styles of decoration which has got several distinct architectural characteristics like wall made of stones, better floors, raw wood, light colored ceiling beams. The French style is one such classic and elegant styles of décor in whole of Europe. It uses various tempting colors like shining gold, rich blues and motifs in its decorative style. This style mixes the antiques and flea market and new items to create its own magic of French beauty. As we know that any form of décor is based on certain elements that are required to keep that particular décor style genuine. Some of those elements can be named in this article.

At first simple country style furniture shall be used having curvy panels, hand done decorations and natural wood into the picture. Then a dining table being large in size either rectangular or round in shape and having a dull waxed finish must be there. The chairs to be used shall either be of ladder back style or vertical spaced chairs with proper seating. Secondly it’s about the flooring which should be rustic made up of stone, brick or clay. Sometimes even wooden boards are used for flooring. Thirdly it’s all about the wall color and texture. A typical French décor uses contrasting colors and textures. The colorful printed fabrics are set off against light-shaded natural seating. Next is the type of windows and doorways being used? Deeply cut and narrow windows are used in this particular type of style. A design called toile is used as fabrics. These toile themes include various types of farm animals, monkeys and patterns of china, and courting scenes of the 18th century and are usually printed on cotton or linen. The French country style of décor always includes fresh natural flowers kept in transparent glass vases or copper pots.

We have already discussed about the major things that the French décor style includes and hence we can conclude that this traditional European style of décor has got many things to attract a lot of people.

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