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Living Room French Country Furniture

Bring the shabby chic style of the French farmhouse to your home with living room French country furniture. Think light, bright colours, plenty of patterns and gingham and serpentine front chests of drawers and you have the French country style.

Much of the furniture will be painted white or cream. When matched with patterned wallpapers in similarly light colours and bright soft furnishings or drapes you will create a light and airy room. French country furniture is ornate yet practical, based on farmhouse furniture, it is naturally elegant.

Louis style chairs with their carved, sweeping frames and sumptuously upholstered seats and backs are perfect to help create your French country look. They are a comfortable arm chair which makes a statement in a room. Consider a simple, large patterned fabric or, to add maximum impact, a solid and bright contrasting colour.

Ottomans make a great addition to a living room. The French country style has even got a hold on these versatile pieces of furniture. Used as either footstools, storage or even as seating options, a brightly coloured ottoman will give your living room a rustic look.

Store your clothes in a sturdy French country chest of drawers . Made of solid wood and painted in fair shades they give a rustic seaside vibe. Some chose to sand these sets down to reveal their natural wood textures.

To add storage space, why not consider a sideboard , painted furniture in a cream or grey can add a simple style while giving you a place to hide away clutter! For something more stylish consider a Louis style sideboard, these are more finely detailed and add a level of elegance and style.

Shabby chic is becoming an important interior design style and French country furniture is often a good base for this style, look for pieces which have a distressed paint finish, this is available on modern pieces so you can have an antique look at a fraction of the price.