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Not only has the French given us  crepes,baguettes and the bikini, but they have also given us a great guide to decor.

Country French is defined by its elegant look, with a touch of nature and country mixed in. The French manor look can be yours by bringing in these elements: antiques, blue and yellow, florals and nature inspiration, gilded elements, rustic country-inspired details, trims, and finishes (fringe, lace), and decorative faux finishes (stucco, patina, distressed)

Originating in the sunny vineyards and fields of France, It’s casual elegance, sunny splashes of color, and emphasis on natural and rustic accessories makes French country decor popular worldwide.

Basics: French Country style has a warm, comfortable feeling. It’s best to stay on the warm side of the color wheel with colors that have medium to low intensity.

The furnishings should have graceful and simple lines. French Country features lots of painted furniture. Buying older distressed furniture would be a perfect fit for this style. Wrought iron or rusted metal accents are essential.