Country French Kitchen Decor Combines Charm And Rustic Beauty

At our house, the kitchen is the heart of the home, and while we love the French provincial style it made sense to give our kitchen an appealing and comfortable country French kitchen decor. Since turning your kitchen into a French country retreat is one of the current trends in kitchen decorating, there are plenty of wonderful accessories available.

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Before you start to shop for your new country French kitchen, you will need to select your color scheme. While the original French country decor colors were blue and yellow, black and white or maroon and white soft chalky colors are now being used widely. Personally, I still like the traditional blue and yellow. You can use a pale golden yellow on the upper half of the walls and a darker golden yellow on the bottom half if you like, so the room looks bright and cheery without being intensely yellow. You can use some blue accents in the room to complete the blue and yellow color scheme.

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Inspiring Country French Kitchen Decor ideas.

You can buy new kitchen cabinets, but if you have old wooden cabinets that have usable shelving and the fronts are a bit shabby already, you can just paint them and maybe knock out the inside panels of the rest and attach some chicken wire to them instead. To do this, you simply cut a piece of chicken wire so it is slightly larger all around than the inside of the door. Then, bend the cut edges under so that you won’t end up cutting yourself on the sharp edges. Finally, staple the wire to the inside of the door. Now, you have given your cabinet door a country home decor look and you can display some of your favorite pottery, as well.

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Once the cabinets are in place, it is time to fill your kitchen with a French country ambiance. Rooster accessories are a hot trend that give your kitchen the right feel. You can use a framed French country rooster print on one wall and a few rooster statues on a shelf over the kitchen doorway. A gold and blue rug with a rooster in the center to the floor helped draw the room’s colors and décor together.

To finish off the country french kitchen decor, you can add a valance to your window made with a French country fabrics and prints. I like heavy, coarse linen with a broad border of Toile de Jouy (or Jouy print), and “Indiennes” fabrics where the patterns vary from very intricate, colorful florals to simple Paisley repeats. Matching seat cushions for the kitchen table will look great. But always choose natural materials like hemp, linen and cotton, either plain or printed for an authentic looking french country kitchen decor.

Image credit, special thanks to Susan Serra, CKD – License Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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