Q: I really like French Country and would like to have a French Country Style kitchen. What do you recommend?
A: Whether you’re looking to add some French Country updates to your kitchen or looking to start over, we would recommend sticking to the basics of French Country Style Decorating:
- stick to typical French Country colors: everything from yellow, golds, rust, cobalt blue, black and white, bright red, etc. Keep your colors bright and cheerful.
- scratch it up: black, white or beige painted furniture is always popular – and it’s even better if it’s scratched up or weathered a little
- have fun with accents: bright sunflowers, roosters, pigs and more!
Speaking of roosters, sunflowers and pigs: here are a few of our favorite accents that you can use for your French Country kitchen, whether you’re just looking for a few updates or redoing the entire kitchen…
Not sure how much rooster you want to see in the kitchen? Start small with a rooster rug and go from there. Ready for more? We think this rooster chandelier is a fun accent to hang over an eating area or even a kitchen island.
Love bright, cheerful flowers? Not only will these flowers never fade, but they’re also a great French Country accent for any room in the house. The bright yellow sunflowers and cheerful red poppies of these Fields of Flowers Canvas Transfers will help brighten the room during even the most dreary winter days.
Good luck with your kitchen project and be sure to send us photos — we can’t wait to see how it turned out!
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