Adding French style to your Cottage

6 Tips for Adding French Style to your Cottage

A cottage overlooking la mer would be a dream come true for many of us…but adding some French touches to your beach cottage can easily add that ‘cottage by the sea’ effect.  Here are six design ideas to help you create the French seaside cottage of your dreams…

1. Choose ticking and linen for upholstery fabrics

2. Bring a touch of feminine chic to walls

3. Position a prettily-carved desk

4. Opt for ornate bedlinen

5. Frame a window with shutters and blinds

5. Showcase items in glass apothecaries

Classic ticking fabric covers this over-stuffed chair beautifully.  Linen fabric on the wing back chair works well in this French living space.

Adding French style to your Cottage

What is a feminine wall covering? Soft floral designs on a wallpaper work perfectly!

Adding French style to your Cottage

A little ornate desk, especially when located in front of a window, adds a divine French feel to your cottage home.

Adding French style to your Cottage

Create pure French romance in your bedroom with layers of lace, soft fringed throws, crisp pillowcases with hand embroidered details.

Adding French style to your Cottage

Sew a homemade blind using an over-sized print on a linen background.  You can complete the look with a pair of vintage shutters and throw pillows tossed about.

French style cottage home design

Collect vintage jars {apothecary, pill, Mason} whenever you see them and turn them into a display. Fill large jars with French milled soap, seashells, dried flower petals for a French feel.

French style cottage home design

{Photos: House to Home}

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2 thoughts on “6 Tips for Adding French Style to your Cottage

  1. Michelle

    These are gorgeous!! I find myself leaning more towards this style, especially in the winter, it is just so cozy.
    Have a wonderful weekend sweet friend!
    xoxox

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