Features defining French country farmhouse decor include bright colored fabric, textured walls and distressed painted furniture. Antiques, slipcovers and cast iron light fixtures are also aspects of the style. It mixes Old World designs with country style, emphasizing simple elegance combined with country comfort.
French country fabrics are bright in color. Blue, yellow, red and white are popular choices, as are striped and checked prints. Window treatments can vary from long lace panels to a simple valance. Furniture is often hand-painted or upholstered in soft patterned colors. Accents include decorative pillows, sconces and table lamps. Gold-framed paintings of sunflowers or roosters are classic choices in a French country look.