In this post, I’m sharing seven French country design elements that work beautifully with fall! ⟹
French country style with its muted colors and vintage, aged, patinaed decor and furnishings just lends itself to fall in so many ways!
I definitely have an affinity for French decor. I think it comes from my Louisiana heritage and my love for some of the heirlooms that were passed down to me from my grandmother.
So when it’s time to cozy up our home for the upcoming cold months, giving my fall decorations a French feel provides a sense of comfort and connection for me.
These are a few of the elements that you’ll typically see in French country decor infused with some fall!
Fresh or faux dried florals in French baskets are a beautiful fall addition. I have some dried greenery and lavender in this one but fall-colored foliage would definitely make a statement for the season! And French baskets themselves add such a lovely, time-worn texture.
A French market basket looks so pretty with florals of any season. But for fall, stick to combinations of muted colors, like these salmon colored roses, lavendar, and dried eucalyptus.
Copper is a French country classic. Its glow adds a warmth and patina so essential for autumn!
I use copper accents everywhere in my kitchen and family room but add a few extra around during the fall season.
Dried hydrangeas and roses.
All year long, dried hydrangeas and roses are staples in French decor. Since they dry this time of year out in nature, decorating with them now definitely brings in the French AND the fall!
The colors of naturally dried hydrangeas are so soft…it looks like my velvet pumpkins were color-matched.
These roses are faux but look dried. Going deeper into the aged, salmon tones and away from fresher pink feels more appropriate for fall.
Boxwood and moss.
Boxwood adds French flair and a nice touch of greenery to any season…including fall.
If you’d like to know how I made these French inspired garden pots, click here.
Cindy at Edith & Evelyn Vintage combined both moss and pumpkins for green, French, and fall! She has a great tutorial on her blog on how to make these lovely moss pumpkins.
Chippy, aged urns just say French! They simply need to be filled with something aged as well to work for fall.
Atelier de Campagne Antiques uses fall colored dried hydrangeas here. And I’m sure this urn is the real deal. They always have gorgeous French looks!! If you love photos of French accessories you should definitely check them out.
Linen and grain sack fabric.
The textures of grain sack and linen with their washed and faded looks and muted colors fit into this season seamlessly.
They really add to the casual and cozy feel of fall and look like they’ve been well loved during many family fall gatherings.
And then of course there are the heirloom pumpkins in their natural French colors! Faded, muted, and soft. As a matter of fact, I believe most heirloom varieties of pumpkins actually originate from France.
Fall decor just feels more natural and home-like when it fits in with your usual style whether it’s French or something else, don’t you agree?
Automne Heureux (Happy Fall)!
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