French Interior Design

As the name implies, French interior design is influenced by the Parisian style. Imagine vintage meets sophistication when you think of this style. Stylish, warm, and welcoming are more adjectives that come to mind.

What is french country design?

So what’s the difference between French European design and French Country? It’s a subtle difference but French country interior design leans more casual and more rustic.

characteristics of french interior design style

  • warmth
  • antiuqity
  • rustic elegance
  • wood tones
  • stone work
  • character

French style kitchens

European style rustic kitchen
via: BHG

There’s lots to love in this kitchen. The cabinet detail, the unique windows, and the wall sconces all point to french interior design. The rustic wood beams warm it all up.

On the more casual side, The kitchen above is more french country style.

French inspired living rooms

symmetrical living room
via houzz

The chandelier, the warm wood tones, and the arched doorway all point to french style. The tailored lines of this room make for pleasing symmetry.

The stonework on this fireplace paired with the oil painting (which is actually a TV), the arched details and the artwork are all a nod toward French European design.

French style dining rooms

simple French interior design
via: BHG

This dining room has a very understated French elegance.

rustic dining room
via Romantic Homes

Louis XV chairs are a French classic. Crystal chandeliers are also a decidedly French accent, especially when they’re more ornate and moody.

French interior bedrooms

The French styled bedroom above is a more romantic take on the french design style.

moody European interiors
via elle decor

While this bedroom is a more moody take.

French Inspired bathrooms

A more modern-meets-classic french bathroom is a total stunner.

French interior design bathroom with checkered floors
Via Persephone’s Box

Checkerboard floors are another detail often associated with french design.

French candle giveaway

fleur and flame French inspired candles

In keeping with today’s French theme, we have a fun candle giveaway for one of you! These fleur & flame French-inspired candles are as unique as they are beautiful! To enter, be sure you are following Fleur & Flame as well as The Honeycomb Home on Instagram. Then leave a comment here with your Instagram handle so we know you entered.

Good luck! (giveaway now closed)

Design style series

If you missed any of the previous design style posts, you can view them below! Next week we will look at English cottage design, one of my favorites!


  1. Dana L. Norris says:

    My Instagram name is @norrisdana. I’m in Instagram heaven looking at The Honeycomb Home and Fleur and Flame.

  2. Love this! My instagram is @juliakwiecinski

    1. The French inspired designs look so airy and feminine, love them! My Instagram is @nicolegambacorto

  3. Beautiful examples of adding a few French touches to a traditional farm style.
    Can really transform a room. @diana_marie_a

  4. I am enjoying your design style series! @cindyhousley

  5. Mary Huff says:

    My instagram name is ChristFollowerinCarroll. I hopeI win a candle, I would love try the lavendar & Camomile sent, this sounds heavenly! Also, just found your blog today, I’m excited to see what some of your past posts are as well!

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