In this post: Here are 20 beautiful ideas for decorating your holiday home in French Country style, using Christmas tree decorations and other holiday decor.⇒
I’m not really sure there’s such a thing as a French Country Christmas tree.
But that doesn’t mean I’m going to avoid writing all about them.
Much like most decor, defining a tree and related holiday decor as ‘French in style’ is kind of in the eye of the beholder.
Yes, there are certain things that are unequivocally French when it comes to the home, like Louis XIV chairs for instance. But for much else, it’s a lot less specific and falls under the “you know it when you see it” category.
In part, the look can be determined by color, with romantic pale colors, whites and neutrals, and metallics like gold and copper leading the way. Vintage elements also help define the look with distressed ornaments, chippy candlesticks and antique items lending authenticity to the style.
There are also signature motifs that read distinctly French to my eye, including soft pale flowers, pearl garlands, anything fleur de lis, and crowns and cherubs. And my personal fave is using vintage tea cups as ornaments.
French-inspired Christmas Tree Decorations
Here are 10 ways to add French style to your Christmas tree:
- Elegant Ribbon:
- Use satin or velvet ribbons in soft, muted tones like ivory, gold, or pastel colors.
- Drape the ribbon vertically from the top to bottom for a classic French look.
- Vintage Ornaments:
- Incorporate antique or vintage-inspired ornaments with intricate details.
- Opt for ornaments in shades of gold, silver, and champagne for a touch of French sophistication.
- Fleur-de-lis Accents:
- Integrate fleur-de-lis ornaments or accents to bring in a distinct French symbol.
- Look for fleur-de-lis embellished ribbon or ornaments for a subtle yet stylish touch.
- Lavish Bows:
- Tie large, luxurious bows with wide satin or silk ribbons and place them strategically on the tree.
- Choose bows in coordinating colors to add a regal and refined touch.
- Candles as Ornaments:
- Hang small, flameless candles as ornaments to evoke a French country ambiance.
- Place them sporadically to create a warm and inviting glow on the tree.
- Lace and Fabric Elements:
- Wrap lace or sheer fabric around the tree to add a delicate and romantic French flair.
- Consider using fabric with subtle patterns or textures for added interest.
- Monogrammed Ornaments:
- Personalize the tree with monogrammed ornaments featuring initials or French-inspired words.
- Select ornaments with calligraphy or elegant lettering for a touch of sophistication.
- French-inspired Miniatures:
- Incorporate miniature Eiffel Towers, French chateaus, or other iconic symbols as tree decorations.
- These small details can add charm and a whimsical French touch.
- Toile Tree Skirt:
- Choose a tree skirt featuring traditional French toile patterns.
- Opt for soft, neutral colors to complement the overall aesthetic of the tree.
- Crystal and Beaded Decorations:
- Hang crystal or beaded garlands for a touch of glamour and sparkle.
- Select ornaments with reflective surfaces to catch and reflect the light beautifully.
20 French Style Christmas Trees
Scroll on to find inspiration from 20 beautiful trees that read French Country to me. The first four are my own recent favorites and then we move on to the most beautiful ones I’ve seen from my French Country blogger friends. They are almost entirely from people I know, and link back to their original posts, so if you’re looking for more information, you should be able to find it at the enclosed links.
Express your unique style with this French inspired Christmas tree. It puts delicate tea cups to work as the star of the show for a stunning and stylish holiday tree that everyone will admire. This is a lovely way to display your collection, or to incorporate items that have been passed down through the generations into your holiday decorations.
Bring a classic touch of French charm to your holiday decorations. While this tree might be simply styled, it will look perfect in your home. This decorating idea spares you the garish bright lights, and opts for soft pink, rose gold, silver and gold baubles with white lights for an elegant tree that won’t require too much effort to decorate.
In your flurry of decorating, wrapping and baking, don’t forget to dress up the dining room. This flocked tree adds a focal point that is stunning, yet simple. Metal ornaments in silver, gold, white and soft pink look gorgeous against a fluffy flocked tree that loved ones can admire as they enjoy a holiday meal.
Add a pop of color and a touch of romance to your holiday decorating with this gorgeous pink Christmas tree. It is modern, stylish and cheerful and incorporates roses for a unique touch that catches the eye and captures the heart.
Adding blush to your decor adds a softness that is so cozy. With pinecones, soft pink baubles and white lights, you can set a scene that feels so serene, and gentle for a happy holiday at home with all of your favorite people.
Pass the current trends this holiday season and opt for a classic touch with these decorating ideas. With simple classic elements like french linen stockings, and quaint swags of wooden beads and greenery over the mantle, your loved ones will feel like they are settling in for the holidays in the most charming french village!
An illuminated tree like this will draw oohs and ahhs from your family as they gather around to exchange gifts. With white lights and plenty of golden accents, this decorating idea is sure to light up your holidays in timeless style.
With these tips and tricks for decorating, you can make your home look like it was styled by a professional. With ideas for where to place wreaths, table decor ideas and tips for making the tree the star of the room, this post has ideas you can implement in your home for an elegantly styled home.
Holiday decor can be cozy without being overwhelming. With a few simple yet stunning touches around the house, you can make a scene worthy of a magazine. Use blanket and pillows to add textures that will invite your loved ones to settle in and make merry!
As you are decking the halls, don’t forget about the master bedroom! These classy touches add a seasonal touch to the bedroom that will have you dreaming of sugarplums as you settle in for the night.
These charming farmhouse decorations might make you feel nostalgic for grandma’s house. With knitted stockings hung with care on the mantle, candle lit trees, and wooden beads strung as garland, these easy touches can be used in your home for a distinctly classy yet country themed holiday.
These simple decorating ideas add a lovely french style to your garden house. From homemade decorations, to greenery placed in the perfect spot, you can find some inspiration to use in your home for the holidays.
This home tour is filled with sweet touches that are a nod to a childhood spent at grandma’s house in Europe. I know you will find a few ideas that would be lovely in your home this year; from the mantel, to the tree, and all of the little touches that make a house feel like home at the holidays.
Skip the silver, red and green decorations and go with a classic combo like gold with soft pink blush for a picturesque holiday tree, fitting for display in the most serene winter wonderland. Add soft touches like ribbon on the staircase and plenty of greenery for the perfect touches.
Do you add a tree to your bedroom for the holidays? If not, you should! There is something undeniably cozy about falling asleep to a twinkling tree with simple accents around the room will have you dreaming of a white Christmas, and all of the magic to come!
If you want to create an elegant Christmas scene, consider using soft colors like rose gold, blush and copper in your decor. This home tour features a gorgeous contrast of soft and vibrant against the tree, with natural touches like a gold gilded garland made of branches.
Add a touch of magic to a girls bedroom with a flocked tree, some chunky white lights, and textured pillows. Every morning of the season, your special girl will feel like she is in a Christmas wonderland.
For a snowy holiday look, a flocked tree will look perfect in a neutral white living room. Add white baubles and these stunning touches will have your friends and family dreaming of a white Christmas.
Have a blue Christmas this year! Maybe, not the kind Elvis was singing about, as this idea is so much classier! With some french blue ornaments carefully added to your tree, you can have a gorgeous blue holiday that is full of cheer!
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