Try starting with a soft cream on the walls and add colours inspired by the French countryside.
Here at Dreams and Wishes we prefer a more contemporary feel with soft greys.
Exposed floorboards covered in slightly worn rugs is ideal...or paint the boards to compliment your scheme.
Furniture should be a mis-match of pieces either wrought iron or time-worn wood, natural or painted. Search thrift stores and flea markets for pre-stressed pieces.
The only lighting option is a vintage looking chandelier...! Consider a smaller style if you have low ceilings to avoid overkill...
Keep bedlinens plain and in muted colours while making a feature with cushions piled high.
Windows look good with classic wooden shutters and lightly draped natural fabrics.
Looking for further inspiration...? Try leafing through Caroline Clifton-Mogg's book on French country living.
French interiors offer casual comfort and a romantic feel...