Guess what today is, it’s time to see a simple French country spring decorating ideas tour. Welcome to our home and I hope you grab a cup of your favorite coffee or tea and enjoy spending time touring our home. If you are new to Cloches & Lavender welcome.
The weather is a bit confusing here. One day it feels as though spring is on its way and the next cold. But the sun is bright and a few Daffodils are blooming.
Our cherry blossom has tiny buds forming and our lilacs are showing signs of waking up for their show. I also saw my first Robin. My grandma used to say the first Robin means warmer days are closer.
Here I love to share easy-to-make crafts, furniture painting, and simple-to-make recipes. So, be sure to click on our DIY category and the Recipes to see many easy ideas.
It’s also the Bloggers’ Best Spring Home Tour 2023, my friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew is hosting this tour and it has tons of spring inspiration to help with decorating ideas for your own home. I have known Kelly for quite a while through blogging and she is true to herself and has always been supportive.
Here you will see 30 of my blogging friends’ beautiful homes with their own design style and there’s something for everyone so get ready to be inspired. This tour will be running all week so make sure to check back every day so you don’t miss a thing.
If you are visiting Robyn’s beautiful home from Robyn’s French Nest, welcome, her simple spring decor ideas are filled with beautiful things and Robyn shares tons of great ways to add pieces to the home.
Table of Contents:
What Is French Country?
French Country Decorating
Basically, French Country decor is a mixture of European elegance mixed with rustic pieces and elements in the home. Neutral hues, mixed with soft patterns can be found in this style of home.
As you’ll see in our home antique pieces are mixed with newer pieces to add a collected look to our home. For example, in our home, I add Florentine pieces to add a bit of elegance.’
What Types of Accessories Are Found in This Style?
Types Of Accessories Found In This Decor Style
- Toile wallpaper
- Toile accent pillows
- Soft-hued accent pillows as well
- Mirrors accented in gold
- layered fabrics, think linen, ticking, and soft floral fabrics
- transferware in soft hues
- in our home lavender is often scattered throughout our home
- assorted baskets
Materials Often Used In This Home Design
Often Used Materials In This Rustic Design Style
- natural materials are often used which is one of my favorites to add to our home
- wood beam ceilings
- stone fireplaces
- wood floors
In our home, you will find antique rustic wood crates from France overflowing with flowers. A large antique Jardiniere filled with soft-hued greens.
Simple French Country Decorating Ideas
Easy Ways to Add French Country Style To The Entry
The first thing you see when entering our front door is this easy natural spring wreath. It hangs from a DIY antique mirror where I share how to make this using no harsh chemicals.
Our foyer is filled with many of my favorite things with a color scheme of soft blue, light tan, and grays. Because our home is a semi-open floor plan the color palettes need to have a cohesive look.
This year I also shopped our home barely using any new things for our French spring home decor.
I have a fondness for topiaries so adding this topiary I made is a breath of fresh air. This is extremely easy to make and guess what I made fake dirt too, get all the details! It literally takes 3 minutes to make and is one of the best ways to make any faux flowers look real.
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French Country Decor Accents Bombay Chest
French Country Look With Accessories
On our chest, a cloche filled with terra cotta pots, green mini sonnets from 1884, and a bird’s nest is an easy way to add spring with a French style.
Dried lavender is a must in any French home and reminds me of Provence’s beautiful French countryside. It’s in one of my wicker baskets and looks as if it is ready for a French flower market and adding a rustic look for early spring. Notice the satin ribbon tied as a men’s necktie which adds a bit of whimsy.
A large church lantern with a small moss wreath, a rabbit statue, and a pitcher with spindles and a small crown finish the spring foyer.
French Country Decor Ideas Dining Room
French Dining Table Spring Decor Inspiration
To add a touch of spring I added silver dollar eucalyptus and delicate ivory spring flowers to a French antique jardinière.
Our dining table has a rustic finish with antiquing oil so I never cover our table. In fact a table runner on this table and our table in our French kitchen. By the way, these runners are actually curtains from our old home. Not fitting the length of our windows in this home it was an inexpensive way to use what I already owned. I bought these from Country curtains so they are very well made. Remember their stores? I loved their selections, did you too?
I love Florentine so a Florentine side table is filled with French decor. Florentine pieces can often be found at flea markets and thrift stores for fantastic prices. So keep a lookout while shopping
Ironstone pitchers are a must in our French home. Keeping it simple with a large Santos crown and pussy willows is perfect.
Lastly, is this wreath hanging on an old door? It has all of my favorites in one piece. Grapevine, moss, a bird nest, and dried lavender buds, oh my! It makes me smile every day and is so fast to make!
French Country Family Room
Adding Spring To Our Living Room
This is one of my favorite rooms to decorate with the seasonal decor in our French country cottage. I usually begin with our bookcase and this year I kept it in a neutral palette and I’m loving it so much. We all go bonkers that time of year with decor. Don’t you think so too?
French antique pink books and an antique chocolate rabbit mold and a chalk ware bust with a spring ribbon and more green sonnets from 1848 keep the shelf neutral.
The addition of other French books inside an ironstone tureen bottom with a French egg I made is perfect. Continuing with simplicity a pink Peony canvas, a flowerpot, and dried chamomile buds with some of my crown collection are all the spring items needed.
More French Touches
Other Pieces for French Flair
Changing the throw pillows is a must for the warmer months and the toile is classic and never goes out of style. It still gets cold in NJ so a throw in another basket is great to still snuggle while watching a favorite movie. Soon it will be baseball every night in this house and we can’t wait!
Every coffee table needs a centerpiece so I kept it simple with an assortment of flowerpots. This is in my opinion the easiest way to get vintage aged terracotta pots that look realistic and natural.
Of course, Reeses had to say hello. His sister Peanut is blind and spends time on the couch while mommy takes pictures to avoid getting hurt.
Last but not least is my French wood crate filled with dried hydrangeas which makes for a dramatic look. This moss wreath is still a favorite, it is so simple it will blow you away!
I hope you enjoyed your time visiting our home and seeing our simple French country spring decorating ideas tour. Thank you so much for taking the time in your day to spend time with us.
Now, hop over to Mansa from This is Simplicite to see her modern spring tour which is so pretty.