French vintage design room ideas - 10 of the best 2013

Love French vintage design? Take a look at our pick of the best French-inspired room decorating and design ideas. For more home trends, or design and decorating ideas visit

Bring together a range of mismatching furniture, including reclaimed shutters and a distressed armoire, for a look inspired by rustic French design.

1/10 French-style kitchen diner

french kitchen with antlers on wall and crockery storage

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

Similar armoire
La Maison (Buckinghamshire)

2/10 French-inspired dining room

kitchen with wallpaper and mirror on wall and wooden table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Tom Leighton)

Mix a striking geometric wallpaper design with simple whitewashed furniture. Complete the look with a cranberry chandelier for an opulent, chateau-like feel.


Richard Taylor Designs

3/10 Living room with floral wallpaper

living room with mirror on wall and stools

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matthew Williams)

Mix old and new for a fun, French-inspired room design. Here, antique chairs and traditional wallpaper complement the contemporary coloured floor and modern prints.


4/10 Rustic-style home office

home office with white wall and telephone on table

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Duchas)

Create a simple design scheme with white panelling, an old-fashioned desk and plenty of traditional touches - perfect for giving your home office a distinctly French feel.



5/10 Glamorous French bedroom

bedroom with wooden floor and white door and glamour pillows

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

Create a feeling of opulent glamour with ornate furniture and textured bedlinen. This bed, in a silver-leaf baroque design, will make you feel like you're staying in a French chateau.

La Maison

6/10 French-inspired bedroom

bedroom with wallpaper on wall and pillows on bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Add some romance to your bedroom design with a pretty flock wallpaper design and lace bedlinen. Complete the look with vintage touches such as hanging hearts and ornate photo frames.

Wardrobe doors

7/10 French-style living room

bird curtains homes and interiors

(Image credit: Future PLC/Tim Young)

Choose fabrics with a flamboyant motif design for a statement, French-inspired scheme. A window in mirrored glass and a distressed love seat complete the look.

Osborne & Little

8/10 White dining room with rustic table

dining area with white wall and windows with floor lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Choose white walls and a rustic table for a simple French-inspired dining room design.

Similar table

I & JL Brown

9/10 Child’s French inspired bedroom

child room with curtain on window and toys on chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matthew Williams)

Love French design? Choose a few quirky touches, such as this birdcage shade or distressed desk, to breathe new life into your child's bedroom.

Similar desk

Maisons du Monde

10/10 Rustic French hallway

wooden with mirror door and table under vessel basket

(Image credit: Future PLC/Jon Day)

Complement a charming faded table-top display with a beautiful floral wallpaper design.

Cole & Son

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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.