French style homes offer a timeless beauty coupled with comfort. Style is the focal point of this type of decorating, and you must pay close attention to the quality of the items that you use since most of the items will be of the best.
It is dominated by light and bright colors with natural enhancements. This is often seen with dark woods for flooring and on furniture. It also marries the old and the new, and you will often see antiques mixed in with natural pottery. Quality items are very important since all of the things used are good, and meant to last for a long time as well as serve a purpose in the home.
One of the things that stands out from this style is the plaster walls and ceilings. You can achieve this with textured paints that add the look without renovations. Use off whites and golden yellows or add a pop of bright color with robin egg blue. Earthy tones are often seen like reds and mossy greens to achieve this look. Remember to also add the color to the ceiling, since the rooms are characterized by the one color.
Flooring should also be natural. Oak wood flooring is more authentic, but if you already have carpeting, then hand woven throw rugs that match the color scheme will adequately mimic the style. You can also add tapestry rugs instead if you find one that works better for your decor, since these are sometimes also seen.