Spring Refresh: How to Incorporate French Style Homeware into Your Spring Décor.

It’s always a good feeling when you decide that your home needs a little refresh and of course, you can do it at any time, but there is something special about introducing a new look to your décor in the springtime, ready for the longer, sunny days ahead and something to be enjoyed all through the rest of the year. 

When you think of French décor, it’s likely that you just picture Eiffel Tower prints and haute couture labels, but France is a large and varied country, and its styles reflect that. From coastal scenes on the Riviera to lush meadows in the south and bustling, modern cities, there are so many design options you can explore when planning to incorporate this fabulous trend into your home. To help you find the perfect pieces to suit your needs, this blog puts the spotlight on each area separately, beginning with France’s favourite – the kitchen and dining rooms.

For those of you who prefer an interior with a chic flair, why not consider a theme inspired by the traditional Parisian bistro? Our Provence Wicker Carver Chair would look right at home on the busy pavement outside a charming café, and is the perfect piece of furniture to bring this look to your own dining area. The subtle time-worn finish and natural woven detail gives our wooden chair added character.

To complete the look, choose complementing tableware to complete the look, such as our apothecary-style storage jars, vintage metal cutlery holders and opulent glassware so you and your family can imagine yourselves on a bijou mini break when dining at home.

If your tastes lean more towards the rustic then there’s nothing more fitting than a farmhouse-inspired kitchen, calling to mind cosy cottages in the rural French countryside. To achieve this look in your own home, a large wooden table is a must, with matching ladder-back chairs for the whole family to gather round and enjoy a home-cooked meal together. Add our Belle Jardinere runner for a picture-postcard finishing touch, with wicker table decorations and classic glass serving accessories to set everything off beautifully.

Whether displayed in your living room, on a bedside table or in the hallway as a transitional piece, a well-placed table lamp offers an eye-catching feature and a simple, yet effective way to elevate a room with French charm. Our carved wooden lamps are reminiscent of antique treasures from time-honoured maisons, whilst our Manzarek French Cane Shade boasts a more boho-inspired feel, tying in perfectly with other rattan pieces.

Nothing suggests the classic elegance of traditional France more than the Fleur de Lys motif, so why not consider introducing this timeless feature to your home with our doorstop or bookends? Though small, these accessories are sure to suit any interior and are easy ways to revitalise tired-looking rooms.

France has always had a love-affair with flowers, and spring is the perfect time to fill your home with beautiful blooms too. A classic glass vase is subtly decorative and allows your chosen bouquet to take centre stage.

We may be a little biased in our opinion that French style home accessories offer the perfect balance of elegance and sophistication, though now you’ve been inspired by what this blog has to offer, we hope you’ll agree with us, too.