Visualize a rustic villa in the peaceful European countryside, and you’ll understand the appeal of French country furniture. It is charming yet substantial, and combines a traditional look with a lighter, casual feel.
Visualize a rustic villa in the peaceful European countryside, and you’ll understand the appeal of French country furniture. It is charming yet substantial, and combines a traditional look with a lighter, casual feel.
A dining table is the centerpiece of the room where families often spend the most time together, making the table essential to the creation of a welcoming atmosphere. Most French country dining tables feature wood as their primary material, setting a warm, rustic tone for the rest of the room. In some cases the entire table is built from hand-crafted wood (or pressed wood materials, for less-expensive reproductions). In others, wood is prominent as a secondary or accent material and still frames the look of the table.
The largest group of French country dining tables is rectangular in shape, although smaller oval- or round-shaped tables can be chosen in order to save space; square-shaped tables are harder to find in the French country style. The tabletop’s finish will be dull rather than glossy.
Neutral colors are a hallmark of this design approach, so it’s unlikely you’ll see many French country dining table sets featuring pastel colors or accents. Greens or oranges may be included in patterned upholstery for the chairs, however. Those chairs are likely to have slat or ladder-style backs in keeping with their rustic design, and antique or high-end sets may also display the curved lines and carved detail often seen on French country furniture.
For a true country feel, you might choose a rectangular French country table with benches instead of dining chairs, and many tables include an extender leaf to be used for large family or group dinners.
Antique, vintage or hand-crafted French country sets can be a stunning design statement and set the tone for an entire home, and they are extremely expensive. But many lower-end or mass-produced French country dining tables, whose design has been inspired by those masterpieces, are available at budget-friendly prices.
This 60" L extendable dining table with a leaf is the perfect choice for your eat-in kitchen or formal dining room. It can be extended to 78" L to seat family and friends for dinner parties.
The Reclaimed Walnut Wood Round Pedestal Dining Table with Diamond Veneer Top creates a charming farmhouse allure for your dining room décor. This round dining table features a diamond veneer top in a reclaimed walnut wood finish, and an antique cream finish on the pedestal base beautifully complements the tabletop, creating a warm farmhouse look. With its simple design, this round dining table pairs easily with your décor and serves as the focal point of your dining space. Assembly is required and tools are included for your convenience.
This farmhouse table is crafted from solid rubberwood in a neutral, rustic finish that works well with any color palette. Its high design features a rectangular tabletop above four turned legs for a hint of accent – making it ideal for everyday meals with the family and dinner parties with close friends alike.
This dining table's mixed-material design gives it a coastal farmhouse look that complements any home. The base is engineered wood in a black finish with visible wood grain for a rustic, yet refined look. Tapered legs and minimal aprons give this table a clean-lined silhouette. The tabletop is genuine white marble with taupe and brown veins that pair beautifully with the black wood base. It measures 64" wide so you can fit six people comfortably without crowding around the table. Assembly is easy: just attach the legs.
This classic solid wood dining table is the perfect addition to your living space. Designed with a round pedestal base, this dining table features an intricate wood grain and a smokey walnut finish with distressed markings that put a rustic element into your dining area. Its transitional design is an ideal fit for your home with your existing traditional decor and furnishings.
This rectangular table features a dark honey-brown finish that adds rustic style to your dining room. Crafted from Birchwood, the trestle-style base uses two turned pillars to create an heirloom-like feel, while the weathered surface gives the table a farmhouse look.
San Rafael is crafted from solid mango wood and features frame-and-panel construction, oversized styling and a beautiful antique finish. Each piece is made to last for many years with our unique seven step finish process adding extra protection against moisture and scratches.
This Solid Wood Dining Table has solid wood construction and a warm gray finish, making it an appealing piece of furniture that promises lasting appeal. The intricately carved base highlights the wood's natural grain, creating a subtle tone with distinct charm. This table will elevate the decor of any space.
This dining table combines the rustic farmhouse style of the past with contemporary design to create a unique piece that will be the talk of any dinner party. Crafted from solid acacia hardwood and finished with a natural stain, this substantial double pedestal base features turned posts and stately millwork in a distressed finish for a well-worn look. Up top, a fiber-reinforced concrete tabletop strikes a clean-lined rectangular silhouette for a touch of industrial appeal. Measuring 30" H x 79" W x 40" D overall, this table comfortably accommodates up to eight guests.
This extendable dining table ensures you always have room to host friends or your extended family, and does it in rustic style. The tabletop measures 88'' W, and expands to 112'' W when fully extended. Perfect for comfortably seating six when it's collapsed, it can easily accommodate up to 12 guests when fully extended. This table is crafted from solid wood—a natural material that ages beautifully over time—and showcases a classic trestle base with carved, double columns. An overall distressed finish gives it a weathered look, just the design to pair with French country aesthetics.
The dining table is the centerpiece of a dining ensemble. When choosing one, be sure to consider the number of people you will seat regularly and how much room you have in your dining area. This table is a great option for seating everyone in classic seaside style: crafted from a blend of solid and manufactured wood, this piece features a mahogany-finished surface on four white, turned legs for an on-trend two-tone look. Featuring a removable leaf, it can comfortably seat up to six.
The table top detaches, allowing it to be expanded into an eight-person table in a matter of seconds. Plus, its French country style will look fantastic in any dining room or eat-in kitchen. The table is constructed from solid and engineered wood, and has a distressed brown finish for a lived-in look. A trestle base underneath has two legs with carved scrolling details for just the right finishing touch. Hand-curated by Kelly Clarkson.
The unique design of this transitional, counter-height dining table adds a pop of personality to any dining space. The design offers comfort, convenience and style with a special touch of character and country-inspired elegance.
This rectangular dining table, inspired by a French country design aesthetic, is crafted from solid wood and the natural grain variations are highlighted by the light whitewash. The gracefully curved legs and scalloped apron add fluidity and a touch of elegance to this handsome piece. It measures 64" long and, in addition to use as a dining table, it is well-suited for crafting, office paperwork, and kid’s art projects. Chairs are sold separately. Best of all, this table arrives at your home fully assembled.
This dining table is a must-have for the modern home. The table features an hourglass-shaped pedestal base and a round tabletop for a traditional silhouette. Crafted from concrete, for a modern, industrial edge, this table can be used both inside and out. Measuring 59" across, you can comfortably fit four people or six in a pinch. Some assembly is required.
This Extendable Dining Table from our Monaco Collection features a two-tone finish that blends harmoniously. The turned legs and crossbars of the base have an abstract bamboo or spool design that curves into connecting blocks and ball feet, all with a distressed patina for that vintage appeal. The top has a lighter, grey rub-through with a cream undertone finish, and with two 18-inch inserts, you can adjust the table's size to suit your needs! Coordinating Dining Chairs are also available for added comfort and convenience.
The handcrafted nature of this table is evidenced by its unique color variations and natural markings. One Allium Way®’ Santa Fe Balustrade Dining Table features true rustic appeal and timeless design. Not mass-produced, this table is handmade by true artisans for a one-of-a-kind design element. Manufactured from sustainable tropical wood, this table is made to last a lifetime. These tables are finished by hand, therefore the actual color or finish may vary slightly from lighter tones to darker tones in each one. The image shown may differ from the actual product.
This trestle-style dining table is made from wood in a weathered espresso hue, and showcases four turned legs and bracket feet for a traditional look. Its tabletop features white marble with veining for a modern twist on the classic dining room table, making it perfect for French country or farmhouse aesthetics. This table comfortably seats eight for homemade brunch or Thai takeout. Hand-curated by Kelly Clarkson.
The Rustic Natural Finish Rectangular Extension Table with Built-in Storage Drawers is a dining table that creates a warm boho setting for future gatherings. It's crafted from solid and engineered wood with scoring and knots that give off a distressed look. The rectangular tabletop features rounded edges, and it includes built-in storage drawers that let you tuck away place settings, silverware, and other items to help eliminate clutter. The spacious dimensions of this table allow you to seat six people around it comfortably, ideal for casual dinners and special occasions.
This collection marries elegant style with simplicity, creating graceful spaces that are warm and welcoming. The wide variety of hand-rubbed finishes and carved legs make each piece a statement piece in your home, inviting a double-take every time your eyes glance at them.
This table is made from distressed, reclaimed wood. The intricate carved cross trestle base creates an aesthetic flare to this sturdy dining table. The top of the table highlights the organic beauty of the wood grains and coloring. The gray-wash finish adds flair to the piece. The table ships ready-to-assemble, but assembly is quite simple as all tools and hardware are provided.
The Kelly Clarkson Home Trestle Table is the perfect place to enjoy a quick weekday breakfast or a large Sunday dinner. The slightly tapered post legs support the table and create an understated silhouette, while at each short end of the table there is a hidden drawer where you can stash serveware or tablecloths. This trestle table can seat six people comfortably.
Showcasing classic elegance and practicality, the rectangular dining table features a trestle base with turned legs and double molded edges.
The Rustic Wooden Dining Table features a trestle base for a picnic-inspired look. Crafted from solid and manufactured wood, it has a rustic and neutral finish that blends well with traditional and modern farmhouse aesthetics. The table measures 38'' L x 60'' W x 30'' H, and can comfortably seat six for dinner or drinks.
The tabletop has a rectangular shape, and it comes with an 18-inch extension. It can fit up to 8 chairs. The wood has a smooth finish. When the table is 90 inches long with the extension, it has a Transitional Style.
The size of your French country dining table should be proportional to your dining space. Kelly Wearstler recommends leaving 30-40 inches between your wall and table. This will give you enough room to get to each chair, serve dishes, and move about comfortably. If you don't have the space to do this, try and leave as much of a gap as you can. The more space between items, the more striking your dining area will look. It will also appear more welcoming, as a cramped dining area can create a closed-in look that may feel uncomfortable to sit in. Keep in mind too that extendable dining tables will need enough room to stretch out.
If you want something sturdy and dependable, a French country dining table made from solid wood is the best option. As stated by Darryl Carter, solid wood is built to last, although it can be expensive if you have a specific budget to stick to. To maintain solid wood, you only need warm water and a cloth. However, always squeeze out the cloth well, as too much water can seep into solid wood and make it less durable. Reclaimed wood is also a good and more sustainable option if you're looking for something environmentally friendly. Reclaimed wood is of the same caliber as solid wood and will last a long time if you maintain it properly.
Dining chairs may be separate from a dining table, but they should be considered too. For example, tall wide backed chairs will look out of place with a round table due to the asymmetry and create an awkward look instead of a cohesive one. A better choice would be sloped or Oxford chairs. With rectangular and square French country dining tables, you have more choices. If you choose a tall rectangular table, you'll need tall chairs to match. Tall chairs generally create an antique vibe, whereas shorter and sloped chairs can offer a more contemporary vibe. The legs of dining chairs matter, too. Spindle legs will add to a vintage vibe, whereas slim or tapered legs will update your dining space.
French country dining tables come in a variety of shapes, though the most popular are round, square, and rectangular. A round table in a French country style is also a good option for farmhouse and coastal décor schemes. However, you may not be able to fit as many people around a round table due to the curved shape. If you have a large dining room, a rectangular dining table will look grand and fill up the space so it doesn't look empty. Per Frances Merrill, if your dining space is small or you have a combined living room and dining open-plan area, a square table will still exude traditional French country style without taking up too much room.
According to Amy Lau, a French country dining table will usually have a set of unique main characteristics. This could be a distressed or whitewashed finish to lend your table country charm, or ornate scrollwork detail on the legs and sides for more of a regal French feel. It's important to ensure the design of your French country dining table matches the rest of your décor, too. An ornate table will look out of place if you have a modern dining space. There are changes you can make, though, such as placing a mosaic rug underneath your table for a traditional look that works well on carpet, tiling, or wooden floors. Moreover, several country dining tables have a two-tone finish, which gives you more freedom when decorating.
Rustic design for an austere, French-style extendable dining table in an oval shape. The table is made out of walnut wood with a white-washed finish and has a frame with decorative engravings, which gives it an elegant finish.
Antique setup for an old-fashioned dining room with a large dining table made out of white-washed wood with a distressed coat of white paint and a set of matching dining chairs with tufted, cotton upholstery.
Rustic setup for a spacious dining room with a rough, unfinished dining table made out of unpolished walnut wood. The buffet cabinet with a hutch in the back provides a nice detail and a lot of storage potential.
An attractive French rustic style dining table for 6 persons. It's crafted of wood with a distressed finish in mid browns. It has a rectangular top, simple aprons, ornate upright turned tapered legs.
An adorable French country style dining table for 8 persons. It's made of wood with a finish in off-white. It features rich grooving along tall curved tapered legs as well as along edges of beautifully waved carved aprons and a rectangularish top.
Ideal for 4, up to 8 people, depending on the variant you would choose the given day, this fantastic trestle dining table features a functional extension leaf, helpful while hosting more people. The overall size of the item is 76'' L x 42'' W x 30'' H.
Rustic natural wood top combined with a weathered olive-grey finish on the table base provide together a lovely French cottage proposition. The table stands on sturdy legs, that distinguish themselves with stability and expertly carved style.
Calm setup for a contemporary dining room with a rectangular dining table made out of polished walnut wood, fitted with a set of four dining chairs with upholstered backs and seats and a little bench with a giraffe print.
An aesthetic French country style dining table for 4 persons. It's crafted of solid wood with a lacquered finish in light browns. It has a rectangular top with simple aprons and 4 tall gently curved triangular section angular tapered legs.
An enchanting French country style dining table for 4 persons. It's of wood finished in white. A round top has a bevelled edge and a simple apron. A short turned vertically grooved column is joined with 4 high-profiled curved feet with end scrolls.
A pretty French country style extendable dining table for 4-6 persons. A rectangular top is made of solid reclaimed wood in natural worn brown shades. Simple aprons and upright thick angular tapered legs are white.
A pretty sturdy French country style dining table for 4 persons. It's crafted of reclaimed solid wood with a weathered finish in natural shades. A round top has a grooved edge. A showy thick ornate pillar is joined with 4 long wedge-like wavy feet.
A charming a bit shabby French country style vintage dining table for 8. A rectangular top of wooden planks has glossy mid brown hues and metal corner fittings. Simple aprons and upright turned grooved tapered legs with carved top fittings are white.
Being a good example of the so-called French country style, this dining table distinguishes itself with curved legs and bright wood finish. Properly brushed and sanded to emphasize the rustic character, it creates a warm, cozy ambience.
French style for a spacious dining room with a vintage vibe. The dining room is furnished with a large, rectangular dining table made out of polished oak top with a base painted with a white layer of distressed paint.
A classy French country style dining table for 4. Its oval top is of solid wood in natural hues. A recessed ornate base of bronze coated metal is built of 4 bowed inwards legs with straight bottom ends and 2 size-varied diamond-shaped stretchers.
A lovely traditional French country style dining table (for 4 persons) of off-white finished solid wood. It features grooved both tall curved tapered legs and wavy aprons with beautiful floral carvings. A rectangularish top has curved short edges.
A simple setting for a cozy conversational area created in a dining room with the use of a round dining table made out of white-painted wood with an unpainted top and a set of four chairs with beige seat cushions.
Rustic composition of furniture in a large dining room with a rectangular-shaped dining table made out of white-washed wood with a solid, unpainted top surface and a set of ten matching dining chairs made in a similar fashion.
Traditional setup for a compact dining room with a rectangular dining table made out of oak wood with a white frame and an unpainted top, all fitted with a set of four dining chairs in white with upholstered seats.
A pretty French rustic style dining table. An ornate base of wrought iron has an aged finish in browns. Two showy W-shaped beautifully scrolled legs rest on flat feet of unfinished solid acacia wood in aged greys (like a rectangular top).
Being a classic example of the characteristic French country style, this two-coloured dining table enchants not only with its painting but also intricately adorned silhouette. A must-have for all, who like the charm and warmth of rustic furniture.
A vintage-looking dining room, furnished with a small, rectangular-shaped dining table made out of light oak wood with a smooth finish and paired with a set of six simple dining chairs and two more elegant armchairs.
Embodying perfectly well the rustic charm and warmth, this French dining table. The set owes its cosiness to the stylish combination of two-coloured wood - white base and rich wooden top.
Being a great example of the French cottage style, this beautiful rectangular dining table actually features some cool DIY work. The glamorous two-colored finish is a homemade project.
An ideal way to bring in some charm and warmth of the Southern French village, straight into your dining room. Designed for 6, this dining set enchants with its lovely two-colored wooden appeal and intricate design.
A pretty French country style vintage dining table of solid wood with an aged finish. It features a rectangular top in brown shades. It houses 6-8 persons. Simple wide aprons and ornate upright turned tapered legs are white with creamy undertones.
Light and bright arrangement for a spacious dining room made in a country style, furnished with a rectangular-shaped dining table made out of oak wood and paired with a set of six matching dining chairs with seat cushions.
French design for a country-style dining table made out of salvaged pine wood, giving it a unique appearance. The table has an unpainted finish and is fitted with decorative carvings along the bottom frame.
Minimalistic approach to a traditional dining table made in a shabby chic style. The dining table is made out of oak wood and has an unpainted, polished top and a frame covered in a distressed coat of light green paint.
An attractive traditional French country style dining table accommodating 6 persons. It has a rectangular wooden top finished in glossy light browns. A dark metal base is built of 4 upright angular legs and a horizontal curved X-like stretcher.
Embodying the charm and warmth of the shabby chic or French cottage designs, this dining table delights with its two-coloured wooden finish, where the white base corresponds smoothly to the dark-stained, properly brushed and sanded top.
Finished in a whitewashed pine wood, this square dining table constitutes a beautiful example of the French country style. An ideal way to provide a rustic ambiance in your dining room or kitchen.
Minimalistic design for a classy dining table made out of solid pine wood with a rough, unfinished appearance. The legs of the table are carved in a decorative manner, providing the table with a unique element.
French style for a country-looking dining table made out of solid oak wood with a light tint and a rough, unpainted finish. The table is made in a rectangular shape and has stylish engravings on its frame and legs.
Rough finish for a unique, stylish dining table in an oval shape, made out of walnut wood with a light tint. The frame of the table has a cross-shaped stand and a curved structure with fashionable engravings around.
Austere take on a French, country-styled oval dining table with a long structure, made out of reclaimed wood with a rough, unpainted finish. The table has decorative engravings along the frame, giving it an elegant vibe.
Enchanting with its two-coloured finish, this charming dining set represents the beautiful French cottage style. It catches the attention with the beautiful, gently curved legs and ornate adornments.
An attractive French country style dining table for 6-8 persons. It's made of solid wood with a finish in mid browns with greyish undertones. It has a rectangular top, a butterfly leaf, a ledged apron, 4 upright sturdy thick square legs.
Austere arrangement for a compact dining room, fitted with a dining table with a frame made out of white-washed walnut wood and paired with a stone top surface, matched with some chairs made in a similar fashion.
Rustic setting for a spacious dining room, furnished with a long dining table made out of walnut wood with a shiny, polished finish. The table is matched with a set of five cross-back dining chairs as well as a longer bench.
A vintage-looking dining room, furnished with a rectangular-shaped dining table made out of walnut wood with a white-washed finish, paired with a bench and a couple of chairs, all upholstered with a cream-colored cotton fabric.
Crafted from reclaimed wood and pine, this dining table features a classic distressed brown finish. Its base offers up 2 intricately curved legs connected by a centre bar, while the top has a slatted design to tie the look together.
Made from rubberwood in a tastefully distressed white finish, this French country dining table will enchant you with its tasteful millwork and mouldings, and a hinged tabletop. It measures 62'' L x 18'' W x 30'' H.
The rectangular top of this fabulous French country dining table is supported by a trestle-style base with carved, scrolling beams. Simple yet stylish, it takes inspiration from cottage-chic designs. 38'' L x 38'' W x 30'' H.