French Country Furniture
French country furniture is a decorative style that aims to evoke a simple, “country” feel, possibly rooted from the region of Provence in France. French country furniture is an eclectic mix of court styles, rural interpretations, local colors and materials and gentle aging. Usually, a house strewn with French country furniture has a cozy, “homey” ambiance. French country furniture has a well-used and rustic appearance. The look can be achieved with distressing techniques to give the furnishings the charm of older pieces. A big farm table is often used in the dining room or kitchen in the French country style. The rustic look of the furniture allows homeowners to purchase second-hand pieces and add paint in French country colors to coordinate with the decorating style. French country furniture is commonly made of heavy wood, wrought iron, or a combination of both. Chairs and benches often have seats made of woven straw.