Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

5 ways to get the French Country Cottage look with Balsam Hill

My look is a mix of French country and cottage style with a sprinkle of romance. It is a style that is inviting and charming and elegant, and a little bit rustic at the same time. I definitely go for mixing rather than matching in terms of my decor.

And today, I am sharing 5 pieces at Balsam Hill that I love and that are perfect for adding a little bit of French Country Cottage to your home.

1. Candles

I am a big fan of candles and candle light for ambiance, and the Miracle Flame candles are some of my absolute favorites.

I love to use the chunky wax drip candles year-round on the mantel or on the table, and the outdoor variety is perfect for using to line paths or adding a bit of flicker to your evenings outdoors. And they are safe and easy to use without the worry of one tipping over.

2. Lanterns

Speaking of candles and the outdoors, they are perfect for tucking into lanterns. Use lanterns around your outdoor dining area to add a bit of charm and soft lighting. But don’t just think of the outdoors: these lanterns are perfect inside the house as well.

3. Flowers

Flowers are a huge part of my look, and the realistic florals at Balsam Hill are amazing.

My favorites for using in every room are the ones that have a muted color palette and add just the right touch of pretty to any space.

4. Faux Wreath

Always a favorite: a wreath on the front door to welcome guests. I am a big fan of natural looks, so something like a faux lavender or faux bittersweet wreath are perfect accents for my door.

And the best part is that it won’t fade or wear out as a natural one does so you can enjoy it season after season.

5. French Country Ornaments

When it comes to Christmas, I am all about those soft and muted colors, and the French Country ornaments are my absolute favorites.

I love the soft silvers and barely blushing blush hues, and love to mix them with brassy golds and a frosted tree.

These are just a few tips and ideas for incorporating a bit of the French Country Cottage look in any setting. Which accent piece do you think would look best in your own home?

About the Author

Courtney writes the blog French Country Cottage where she shares lifestyle & design inspiration and the ongoing renovations of her 1940’s cottage.

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