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Styling16 Features Of Modern French Provincial Homes

Modern French provincial homes take a touch of European opulence and blend it with contemporary convenience. The result is liveable houses with loads of personalities that welcome Aussie families with open arms.

But the true beauty of a modern provincial theme is that even subtle inclusions can create that unmistakable French feeling. Whether it’s a double-lever tap or a luxe upholstered bed, the charm is in the details. And to help you get closer to your French vision, we’ve put lots of inspiration in one spot for you.

So sit back, pour a glass of anything French and enjoy these fabulous features of modern French Provincial homes.

Wrought Iron

Beautiful curved staircase with wrought iron balustrade.

There are staircases and then there’s this! The combination of wrought iron balustrade with an illuminated staircase demonstrates how well French Provincial style blends with modern living. The complementary wall sconces and chandelier are the perfect finishing touch.

Source: Platinum Projects

Upholstered Beds

Tufted upholstered bed with white and pink linen.

With tufted features, it’s little wonder that upholstered beds are right at home in this genre. Right down to the textured cushions and vintage side table, it captures everything there is to love about a French boudoir.

Source: Interiors By Feda

French Doors

Living room French Provincial windows opening out to a terrace and swimming pool.

No French Provincial home is complete without a set or two of French doors. Aside from being functional, they also bring a classic European flair to homes and create a connection to the outdoors. This home by Burleigh Beach Designs combines easy Gold Coast living with traditional French design – and nails it!

Source: Burleigh Beach Designs

Dramatic Pendants

Monochrome kitchen with arched mirror and round French pendants.

These dramatic Saxon pendant lights are a sensational focal point in this kitchen. They also tie the dark accents together beautifully, like the black sink, mirror and stools. With metal chains, ornate details and candelabra-style globes, they’re equal parts ornate and glamourous!

Source: Interiors By Feda

Arches (and more arches!)

InHaus Chateau French provincial home in Sydney.

It’s one of the most beautiful modern French facades we’ve seen – and it’s all thanks to those magnificent arches. Brought to life by Sydney’s InHaus Designs, this luxury home boasts loads of light, open-plan living and a swimming pool. It’s luxe modern living with a stunning French twist.

Source: InHaus Designs

White Stone Benchtops

White stone bench in a modern kitchen.

Paired with vintage pendants and upholstered stools, this white Caesarstone benchtop brings a luxe touch to a subtlely French space. But the best bit? It’s massively versatile, so whether you’re dreaming of brushed brass tapware or high-end appliances, you can do it!

Source: Caesarstone Australia

Decorative Wall Panelling

French Provincial wall panelling in a Parisian bedroom.

After a big talking point in your new home? Wall panelling is the answer! A hallmark of grand French Provincial homes, mouldings like these bring centuries of history and timeless grace to homes.

Source: Christophe Living


A French Provincial chandelier hanging from a ceiling above a brown leather sofa.

No French-inspired home is truly complete without a chandelier – or three! Dating right back to the 17th and 18th centuries, they’ve always been associated with opulent residences and grandness. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a little extra grandness in their home?

Image source: Christophe Living

Traditional Mantle

A white stone mantle with French mouldings in between two armchairs.

Traditionally, mantles were essential for heating and cooking – but today they’re an excuse to get creative! This beauty from Rococo Decor is one of our favourites, blending gorgeous French Provincial mouldings with a versatile colour palette. Cue your favourite candle holders!

Image source: Rococo Decor

Antique Desk

A Rustic black writing desk decorated with lamp and candle holder.

With just the right amount of old-world charm, this solid mahogany writing desk couldn’t be more perfect for French-inspired homes. Embellished handles, cabriole legs, gold trims and lots of classic French curves make it a talking point in any room.

Image source: Rococo Decor

Feature Windows

White and black kitchen with a large arched black feature window.

This French-inspired window is the unmistakable star of this room. Bold and beautiful, it brings classic history to a modern Melbourne house and lets loads of natural light pour in. We love that it doubles as a sink splashback in this space too – function AND flair!

Image source: White Sparrow

A Grand Entrance

A grand double staircase in a French Provincial modern home.

Why stop at one staircase when you can have two? Like something out of a movie, this entrance by Shorehouse Projects definitely hits the brief for luxurious French Provincial living. (Do yourself a favour and check out the rest of the house!)

Image source: Shorehouse Projects

Muted Tones

Large arched window in a narrow bathroom.

The combination of muted colours and natural materials gives this bathroom an authentic French vibe. And it’s made even more authentic with the addition of a huge arched window! The subtle colour is calming and the natural light makes the narrow space feel larger. Just beautiful.

Image source: Shorehouse Projects

Open Libraries

An open bookcase with a ladder positioned against a wall.

Open shelves are perfect for French Provincial homes and a great way to show off your favourite books. The addition of a ladder is a nod to old-world libraries and the white palette works in virtually any space.

Image source: Provincial Home Living

Cabriole Furniture

Vintage timber chairs with cabriole legs next to a fireplace in a living room.

Dating right back to the 17th century, graceful cabriole legs pay homage to the traditional craftsmanship of European furniture. Pair some padded chairs with a classic rug and cosy fireplace for an elegant room you won’t won’t to leave.

Image source: Oswald Homes

Claw Foot Tubs

A muted green bathroom with a claw-foot bath tub.

This rustic claw-foot tub brings instance French Provincial charm to a small bathroom – and we are here for it! The curved feet of the tub are actually inspired by animal claws and connected to the luxe interiors of the past. With a room like this, you have every excuse to splurge on fancy soap!

Source: Provincial Home Living

Top image: InHaus Designs

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