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Embracing Provence in 2024: Crafting the Authentic French Country Interiors

The relaxed atmosphere of the French Provencal lifestyle impacts the design of rooms and outdoor spaces. Provence style is distinguished by its natural harmony.


Furniture in the Provence style should not go beyond classic shapes and pastel colours. Upholstered furniture with modern ergonomic solutions is allowed but in moderation. But cabinets, furniture walls, chests of drawers, and other bulky furniture must have a visual antique look. Small objects (chairs, stands) can be woven from wood wicker. Furniture design is essential for “French country” because it essentially forms the basic concept of Provence, which for a long time made this style accessible only to wealthy families.

In 2024, furniture markets are already fully presenting high-quality pieces of furniture to buyers both indoors and outdoors. Even economical options are made from inexpensive materials that suit any style, including Provence. For example, an outdoor rocking chair produced in Dubai fits perfectly into an outdoor ensemble of furniture in the Provence style but at the same time fits perfectly into any other style. The 2024 trend is not a commitment to one style but the ability to fit universal things into your style.


Not every flower fits the interior style of Provence. Plants should not be significant and suppress the light colours of the general background with their bright colours. Multi-coloured tropical orchids and cacti are not suitable for “French country.” Flowers with white petals and small leaves are ideal for Provence. Bouquets can be placed in flower vases, pots, and baskets. Such bouquets go well with wicker rattan furniture, which can be found at – one of the largest suppliers of furniture in a similar style.

Artificial flowers are often used when decorating in the Provencal style. By 2024, decorative manufacturers have learned to produce high-quality plant imitations. Plastic copies of flowers are visually identical to their originals.

Natural materials

Provence loves natural materials, which are characteristic of the furnishings of houses in the French province of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Different stylish ideas exist to decorate outdoor yards or indoor spaces with wooden furniture or stone materials. Provence textiles do not accept synthetics and prefer cotton, linen, and wool. Silk (an element of oriental styles) is used only in exceptional cases and small quantities. Furniture, flooring, and decor are made from natural materials or substitutes with an external imitation of naturalness.


The Provence style concept presupposes the presence of specially introduced negligence in interior design. The result of finishing the ceilings leaves minor blemishes when whitewashed, and the furniture has scuffs and slightly faded shades of pastel colours. To give naturalness to the created room, the master decorator ensures the finishing team does not use modern technical devices when working. It is the archaic method of finishing that recreates an exact copy of an ancient Provencal room.

Disguise of modern technology

One of the unwritten design rules does not allow thematic decor to come into contact with modern household appliances in Provence. This contrast seriously dissonates the minds of the contemplator and does not allow him to renounce urban problems quickly. Therefore, all modern equipment (TV, stereo system, computer) is hidden in the niches of the furniture walls. An “unnatural” but necessary functional item is usually surrounded by numerous Provençal decorations. Proper positioning of household appliances disguises them from a superficial glance. The visitor does not immediately recognize modern technology among the more interesting thematic decor.

In its pure form, Provence has a powerful relaxing effect on the psyche of a resident of a modern metropolis. However, in the standard version, “French country” is rarely found. Deviations from the rules of stylistic design most often stem from the desire to simplify and reduce the cost of recreating a Provençal interior. However, even hybrid versions of Provence can harmonize consciousness to a certain extent.

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