10 ways to create your French country farmhouse

French style outdoor living 

A summer's day in Provence is all about long lunches in aromatic gardens, heirloom roses, lavender and bubbling garden fountains. 

French farmhouse garden outdoor table setting

Rustic garden furniture, and weathered zinc and stone sculptures soften shady spots in courtyards and on terraces. 

French garden rustic furniture sculpture French garden fountain

Large garden pots

Antique weathered garden urns add structure and formality to outdoor spaces. 

Antique French urn planted with pink flowers French garden ideas

Classic French Anduze pots make a striking statement on the corners of an irresistible swimming pool. 

Pair of French anduze urns on corners of pool French Provence garden

Antique gilded mirrors

No French farmhouse is complete without an antique mirror. Gilded frames add warmth and gold tones on mantelpieces above a crackling fire.

Antique French mirror fireplace mantle mirror giltwood gilded

An antique French mirror in a powder room or bathroom adds a luxurious touch. 

Antique Louis Philippe mirror gilded French mirror powder room bathroom

Farmhouse dining tables and intimate dinners

Aged antique French farm tables make a dining room a welcoming space to entertain. Flickering candlelight from over sized candlesticks and large French lanterns bring a relaxed formality to the space. 

 Antique French chandelier lustre French interior design ideas

Framed herbariums

Bring nature indoors with framed herbiers a gallery wall of botanic specimens is quintessentially French and sympathetic to most colour schemes. 

Vintage French herbarium gallery wall French farmhouse interior design ideas

Country kitchen with rustic decor

A French farmhouse kitchen has a rustic simplicity that can easily be achieved by displaying worn chunky cutting boards, antique confit pots and collections of 19th century French ironstone.

French farmhouse kitchen ironstone mortar pestle

Beautiful artwork inspired by Provence

The light of Provence has attracted artists to areas such as Saint-Remy de Provence and the Cote D'Azure for centuries. Local artist Karibou captures this magical light in her paintings that are inspired by the abundant natural beauty.

French artwork Provence

Elegant lustres and chandeliers

Lustres, chandeliers and lanterns are essential choices for airy living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.

Patina Farm dining room French interior design ideas inspiration

Antique French chandelier lustre French bathroom decorating ideas

Vintage leather club chairs and open fireplaces

Winter nights by the fire call for comfortable chairs to lounge in. There is nothing more comforting than a vintage leather club chair and a woolly blanket to enjoy the ambiance of an open fire.

French leather club chair vintage fireplace French farmhouse interior design ideas


Cosy bedrooms

Antique bed linens and elegant bedside tables add a touch of simple French luxury to any bedroom.

French farmhouse bedroom ideas

Country French armoires make a beautiful focal point and are a stunning way to gain precious storage space - they are equally beautiful as a linen cupboard as a kitchen dresser. 

Antique French armoire Patina Farm decorating ideas

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  • Carol

    Love it, love it, love it!!! My idea of true French Country.

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