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French Country Sofa

French country style is defined more by a feel than specific design features. Airy and welcoming, rustic and comfortable without being ostentatious, rooms created with this sensibility simply “feel” right, with careful attention to 18th century detail less important than the home’s atmosphere, form and function. Even thrift shop or “shabby-chic” pieces can look right at home in a French country living room.

That being said, there are certainly defining characteristics of French country sofas. Solid, lighter-colored wood frames are common; the wood is more likely to have a natural or distressed finish rather than a glossy one. Of course, natural wood is the most desirable and authentic choice – as well as the most expensive. Many reproductions, though, are manufactured using MDF or similar materials and are a budget-friendly option.

Whitewashed wood was popular during the period and remains a staple of French country furniture, including couches. You may also find some rustic sofas designed in the country style for sale today will feature a darker wood. These sofas make up for their lack of authenticity by providing a beautiful counterpoint to the muted light tones traditionally used in French rustic décor.

A French country sofa will commonly feature scallops or soft curves on the arms and the back of the couch, which may crafted in a highback or wingback shape. Legs are usually cabriole-style, curved outward at the feet and inward where they attach to the frame. Sedate and detailed carvings are a regular feature on the legs and frame base, often in flower patterns.

Full upholstery for furnishings had just become popular in the 1700s so French country sofas will be completely upholstered. In keeping with the light and sophisticated approach of the style, expect to see luxurious fabrics like linen (or more recent cotton/linen blends) used for cushions and side/back upholstery. They are likely to be display rustic motifs like toile, with scenes featuring farm animals, birds, flowers or discrete geometric patterns, in muted colors or shades of white, cream or beige.

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Cantata 91'' Upholstered Sofa
Cantata 91'' Upholstered Sofa
$1129.99 $979.99
This sofa anchors a French country aesthetic in your living room or den. It’s upholstered in polyester blend fabric with a woven look and warm linen hue. It features recessed and pleated round arms that pair with turned feet made from engineered wood for a rustic touch. The feet are finished in a distressed, light gray hue for a refined look. This sofa is made in the USA! Hand-curated by Kelly Clarkson.
Ealy 43.88'' Upholstered Settee
Ealy 43.88'' Upholstered Settee
$609 $469.99
This armless loveseat adds a finishing touch to your eat-in kitchen or reading nook with its cozy upholstery and petite size. It's crafted with a sinuous spring seat construction, and its back and seat are filled with high-density foam for extra coziness. This settee features accents we love, like diamond tufting on its back and nailhead trim around the seat's edge. Its solid and engineered wood frame sits on four solid birch legs in a purposefully distressed finish.
Strauser 52.25'' Upholstered Loveseat
Strauser 52.25'' Upholstered LoveseatThis loveseat brings an abundance of French country charm and antiqued style to your space. With its solid and engineered wood frame and arched back, it rests on solid wood cabriole legs with a natural finish. The seat is upholstered in 100% polyester with a solid color over a foam filling for just the right amount of padding. Carved floral accents and fluted woodwork complete this look. We love how the fabric and the white-washed wood are distressed for a farmhouse finish. This loveseat is just right for smaller living rooms.
Ianthe 47.25'' Upholstered Settee
Ianthe 47.25'' Upholstered Settee
$875 $649.99
Settee with a distressed, antiqued finish and authentic white streaking distinguishes the traditional French design within the discount-furniture arena. Foam-cushioned beige cotton upholstery offers visual versatility, while a combined contoured and straight-edged Mindi wood frame speaks elegance and offers superior stability.
Passabe 53.1'' Upholstered Loveseat
Passabe 53.1'' Upholstered Loveseat
$799.99 $619.99
This loveseat combines an old-world feel with contemporary comfort. Made with a solid wood frame, this piece is upholstered in polyester-blend fabric over foam filling and sinuous springs. High square arms show off subtle carved details and clean lines, while the back is made complete with two toss pillows for added cushioning. We love the antiqued look of the turned legs and carved floral details paired with the beige fabric. Best of all, the seat cushion is removable for easy cleaning. At 53.1'' wide, this piece works well in small spaces.
Cutlip 64.75'' Upholstered Loveseat
Cutlip 64.75'' Upholstered Loveseat
$749 $539.99
The Button-Tufted Loveseat features a tight, button-tufted back for eye-catching appeal, completed by two seat cushions and rolled arms with individually placed metallic nailhead trim. Inside its two seat cushions, individually pocketed coils and foam provide just the spot for you to kick back and relax. And, this loveseat is upholstered in a neutral linen-blend fabric that pairs perfectly with its solid wood-turned feet.
Cadmus 54.53'' Upholstered Loveseat
Cadmus 54.53'' Upholstered LoveseatThis Cadmus 54.53" linen flared arm loveseat from RC Willey is the perfect addition to your living room. Featuring a brown finish, tapered legs, and cushioned seating, it provides a stylish seat for both comfort and style. The sinuous spring, polyester filled seat cushions, and foam filled back cushions offer extra support. The flared arms and button-tufted back bring tailored touches to this streamlined design. This loveseat blends in with your surrounding decor effortlessly. Removable cushions make cleaning easy: simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth.
Duffield 65'' Upholstered Settee
Duffield 65'' Upholstered Settee
$1219.99 $1219.99
This arching settee with carved legs elevates your space with a traditional design. It's upholstered in smooth microsuede and features fabric that is tear-resistant for everyday use. The foam and synthetic fiber-filled cushions support you, while the seat cushions are removable and reversible so that it's easy to vacuum and keep fresh. This loveseat is just right for space-conscious living rooms. Best of all, it arrives ready to use at your door so no assembly is required.
85.5'' Upholstered Sofa
85.5'' Upholstered Sofa
$999.99 $719.99
The Chesterfield-inspired three-seater sofa is a classic piece that can change the whole flow of your living room. With plush upholstery and nailhead accents, this streamlined sofa features a deep button tufting and scrolled tuxedo arms. The sofa's clean lines are accentuated by its beautifully turned legs and rustic birch wood details.
Cali 49.5'' Upholstered Loveseat
Cali 49.5'' Upholstered LoveseatThis French country-style loveseat is built with a solid birch wood frame and features a cabriole-inspired silhouette thanks to its exposed frame with carved detail. The whitewash finish and straight, turned legs give this sofa a hint of heirloom charm. The seat and back cushions are wrapped in polyester and filled with foam to provide just the right amount of support as you sit. Button tufting decorates the tight back cushion, and a nailhead trim frames the couch for a touch of vintage appeal. Hand-curated by Kelly Clarkson.
Rohrbach 65.3'' Upholstered Loveseat
Rohrbach 65.3'' Upholstered LoveseatThis loveseat showcases a classic silhouette and neutral palette. Crafted in the USA from engineered wood and wrapped in linen-blend upholstery in an off-white hue, it stands on bun-style feet with a brown finish. The cushions are covered with foam and supported by sinuous springs to help resist sagging over time. The rolled arms and pillow back complement its country-inspired, modern farmhouse feel. The seat cushions are removable for easy cleaning, and this sofa arrives fully assembled with two included toss pillows for immediate use.
Jahid 56.25'' Upholstered Loveseat
Jahid 56.25'' Upholstered LoveseatOur loveseat bench is the ideal addition to any interior space with its traditional design and elegant elements such as beautifully turned spindles and gracefully flared armrests. Featuring stunning button-tufted diamond stitching, this loveseat stands as a streamlined statement piece that can change the whole flow of your living room, creating an open, clean space. Finished with gorgeous nailhead trim and turned legs, our loveseat provides a sophisticated touch to any room.
Aida 85'' Upholstered Sofa
Aida 85'' Upholstered Sofa
$779.99 $779.99
This sofa showcases a low back, rolled arms, and deep button tufting for that classic chesterfield look. It has a solid and engineered wood frame and features solid wood legs with two turned, front-facing ones for a traditional aesthetic. Two removable seat cushions are filled with foam, polyester, and pocket springs for support as you recline for an afternoon nap or pore through a few magazines. Two toss pillows are also included. Hand-curated by Kelly Clarkson.
Cutlip 88.35'' Upholstered Sofa
Cutlip 88.35'' Upholstered Sofa
$899 $729.99
Composed of a tight, button-tufted back, rolled arms and two seat cushions, this sofa is an attractive addition to traditional living rooms. Inside its two seat cushions are individually foam-filled seats that provide just the spot for you to kick back and relax. And it's upholstered in a neutral linen-blend fabric that pairs perfectly with its solid wood turned feet.
Nathaly 72.8'' Upholstered Sofa
Nathaly 72.8'' Upholstered SofaThe Nathaly Sofa is an elegant, classic-inspired piece crafted from solid oak wood. The sofa showcases a charming white-washed finish for an aged appearance. Beige linen fabric upholstery gives the piece understated elegance. Inspired by traditional French furniture, the Nathaly features button tufting on the sofa seat and back, as well as tapered legs. The wooden frame is crafted with a striking cut-out design on the back, making it ideal for placement in the center of a room.
Haley 90.1'' Upholstered Sofa
Haley 90.1'' Upholstered SofaThis sofa delivers a classic look that's been updated for today's casual style. Crafted with a solid and engineered wood frame, it features a silhouette with nods to the classic Chesterfield design—a look that's been updated with foam filling and mildew-, fade-, and scratch-resistant viscose upholstery. The high density foam cushions and thick seat cushions provide comfortable seating. Plus, with details like nailhead trim, turned feet, and button tufting, this sofa features a few elegant elements for a French country feel. Three toss pillows with text designs add stylish flair to your living room decor. This piece requires 40'' of doorway clearance when reclining. Hand-curated by Kelly Clarkson
Buie 88'' Upholstered Sofa
Buie 88'' Upholstered Sofa
$1639.99 $1639.99
Regal, refined, and dramatic, this luxurious chenille sofa blends bold patterns and colors into a stunning statement piece. Patterned pillows and wood carvings add drama to a traditional living space.
Bremen 78'' Vegan Leather Sofa
Bremen 78'' Vegan Leather Sofa
$1329.99 $1079.99
This sofa, featuring luxurious comfort and functional design, is fully upholstered from back to seat in black and beige two-color. The button-tufted back with nailhead trim and diamond-stitched seat bring a luxurious look to this piece. Sloped armrests provide the perfect angle and position for your arms. Enjoy spending time with your family on this lovely and cozy sofa.
Tasker 86'' Upholstered Sofa
Tasker 86'' Upholstered Sofa
$5059.45 $3269.99
This button-tufted sofa features a fabric back design for a traditional home. Accent pillows are included. Thanks to the sturdy frame, this sofa is strong and durable. This classic country-style piece adds charm to your living room and is a delightful addition to any home.
Rudnick 76'' Upholstered Sofa
Rudnick 76'' Upholstered Sofa
$2699.99 $2399.99
This elegant sofa features a French cabriole silhouette, carved details and a natural finish. It perches on graceful cabriole legs and showcases its antique-inspired profile. The nailhead trim accents give this piece a modern touch. It is beautifully upholstered in natural cream linen to complement your home and magnify your personal style.
Ryman 43.5'' Upholstered Settee
Ryman 43.5'' Upholstered Settee
$1503 $1039.99
This loveseat can comfortably seat you and a friend in the living room, or host children putting on boots in the entryway. Crafted of solid oak wood, it has a driftwood hue for rustic appeal. Vintage-inspired cane back upholstery pairs with neutral linen-blend seat upholstery for the perfect French country look. Four fluted legs, two arms, and a carved frame finish off this loveseat in style. Hand-curated by Kelly Clarkson.
Baxton Studio Chantal Sofa and Loveseat Living room Set
A two-piece set of living room furniture consisting of a larger sofa and a smaller loveseat. Both pieces are made out of walnut wood frame with a distressed coat of white paint and white upholstery made out of cotton.
French Country Sofa | - Images Galleries ...
Embodying well the shabby chic or French cottage style, this ornamental sofa is designed for 3 people. It enchants with its intricate details, like ornately carved legs or armrests. Upholstered with beige linen.
French Country Sofa | - The Image Kid Has It
Vintage look for an elegant, French country styled sofa made out of a wooden frame with a white-washed, weathered coat of white paint. The couch is upholstered with a cotton material in a beige color and is fitted with two throw pillows.
French Country Two Seater Sofa - Divine Events
A pretty French country style sofa for two. A woody frame is finished in beiges. Its 6 paw legs, aprons, arm fronts and arched backrest feature curved lines and grooving. The frame, a thick removable seat, a backrest are covered in white fabric.
Seraphine French Country Louis XV Distressed Oyster White ...
French style for a country, Louis the XV sofa made out of oak wood with a distressed oyster white coat of paint on the frame. The sides and the back of the sofa are fitted with a fabric upholstery and a thick seat cushion.
Pierre French Country Sage Moss Curved Back Sofa | Kathy
Embodying the charm and warmth of the French country style, this Sage Moss curved back sofa enchants with its ornamental, curvy silhouette and beautiful pale blue upholstery.
Emelie Settee
Traditional design for an old-fashioned loveseat couch with a contemporary twist. The frame made out of bright birch wood with a distressed coat of white paint contrasts the modern, gray upholstery made out of cotton.
French Country Sofa | - The Image Kid Has It
Sophisticated design for an antique, old-fashioned French-style country sofa, made out of oak wood with a distressed coat of white paint on the frame, nicely matching with the thick seat cushion made in a white color.
Tom Dixon Wingback Sofa Wing Modern Contemporary High Back ...
A classy French country style sofa having a woody frame with a distressed finish in browns. It features curved lines of legs, aprons, a wingback and arms. Upholstery is of beige fabric outside and off-white on inner surfaces, a seat and pillows.
French Country Leon High Back Linen Sofa Dining Bench
French style for a country-looking high back linen sofa, perfect for a dining bench replacement. The sofa is made out of oak wood with a distressed coat of white paint and has a cotton upholstery in a beige color.
Emelie Upholstered Sofa
Old-fashioned take on a simple sofa made out of distressed wood with a weathered coat of grey paint. The seat and back of the sofa are made out of velvet material in a grey colour, providing a complementing look.
Eleanor Standard Settee
Vintage approach to an old-fashioned settee made in a French style, making it a perfect replacement for a living room sofa. The settee is fitted with a thick seat cushion and a tufted back, all made in beige colour.
Adger Wing Loveseat
A chic sofa with a wooden frame and angular legs in mid browns. Removable seat cushions, rolled arms, a beautifully button tufted wingback are foam padded and covered in beige linen. Black nailhead trims are along a bottom edge and on arm fronts.
Milieu Classic French Sofa
A chic 3-seat sofa in the antique French style. An oak wood frame has an antiqued finish in browns, gently curved lines and low-raised ledges at full length. Seats, a back, arm pads, pillows are foam padded and covered in plain beige-grey linen.
Anfel Loveseat
Vintage look for an old-fashioned loveseat couch, made out of bright and light pine wood with a subtle coat of weathered white paint around the frame, which nicely matches with the striped beige upholstery.
Baxton Studio Corneille French Country Weathered Oak Linen Upholstered 2-Seater Sofa, Beige
Old-fashioned take on a stylish, French-themed country two-seater sofa made out of weathered oak wood with a distressed coat of white paint and upholstered in a cotton fabric in a matching light beige color.
Beziers French Country Ivory Monogram Upholstered Small ...
An adorable French country style woody sofa with black angular legs. It features a high-profiled gently arched backrest with a wavy top edge and low rolled out arms with nailhead trims. Upholstery is of light beige linen with white monograms motifs.
French Country-Style Sofa - Contemporary - Sofas
A luxury French country style sofa with a woody frame in browns. It features curved lines of carved legs, top rails of arms and of a back (with oval finials), a ladder design of sides, turned stretchers. Upholstery is of plain snow-white fabric.
French Country Collection - Farmhouse - Sofas - other ...
A chic French country style sofa with a woody frame finished in grey. It features turned tapered legs, subtle carvings on edges, same height full arms and a backrest. The frame, removable seats and vertically grooved back are covered in grey fabric.
French Country Living Room Ideas Modern Room-cream Color ...
Embodying perfectly well the glamour and chic of the French cottage style, this living room set will bring a bit of classic refinement to the space. It comprises a loveseat sofa with two armchairs and an ottoman/coffee table.
Pierre French Country Sage Moss Curved Back Sofa | Kathy
A French-looking country sofa with a frame made out of white-washed oak wood with a distressed coat of light gray paint. The sofa is upholstered in a cotton fabric in a gray color and has two matching throw pillows.
French Country Collection - Farmhouse - Sofas - other ...
French design for a vintage, country style sofa for living rooms with a frame made out of solid wood with a gray coat of paint. The sofa is upholstered in a cotton fabric in a beige color, decorated with matching throw pillows.
Buy French Country Sofa : Living Room at Plaid Parasol
Embodying perfectly the French cottage style, this lovely wooden sofa will bring in warmth and sunshine of the Southern France straight to your living room. Upholstered in a soft cotton blend, measures 5.4" L x 26.2" W x 33.9" H.
Best 25+ Antique sofa ideas on Pinterest | Antique couch
Enchanting with its white curved silhouette, this wooden antique sofa with soft cushioning will be a stylish proposition for all refined, classic interiors. Ornately carved wood emphasizes the unique character of the item.
Adele French Country Top Grain Leather Burlap Barrel Back Sofa
This leather upholstered sofa combines formal lines with textural grained leather, some jute upholstery on the back and a distressed sage green oak frame. It provides the essence of the French cottage style.
French Country Sofa | - The Image Kid Has It
A classy French country style sofa (for 3) with an off-white finished woody frame and turned tapered front legs. Its backrest and thick seat are beautifully button tufted. Sloped panel arms have carved edges. Upholstery is of plain off-white fabric.
French Country Sofa | - The Image Kid Has It
A chic French country style sofa with low beige turned tapered wooden feet. It has a thick long removable seat, same height low button tufted arms (with brass nailhead trims on fronts) and a back with rolled out top edges, white fabric upholstery.
BF8311 Traditional French Country Leather and Fabric Sofa
Traditional approach to a large, French-style provincial sofa, upholstered with a combination of fabric and leather materials in a beige color with a tufted pattern and finished with a set of decorative throw pillows.
French Country Leon High Back Linen Sofa Dining Bench ...
Country style for a French provincial high-back sofa, which doubles as a classy dining bench. The sofa is made out of walnut wood with a white-washed finish and is upholstered with a fabric material in a beige color.
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Vintage design for an old-fashioned, elegant sofa couch with a set of wooden legs made out of white-washed wood. The sofa is upholstered in a cotton material in a beige color with a tufted pattern on the back.
NL8320 Traditional French Country Sofa
An elegant French country style sofa with a blue wooden frame. It has angular legs, tall round upright tapered upwards posts joined by a top frame, flat arms. A split backrest is covered in grey fabric with a diamond pattern, seats - in plain grey.
French Country Sofa | - The Image Kid Has It
A chic French country style sofa of wood with a bit worn finish in grey . The whole frame features grooving, arm fronts and 6 upright turned tapered legs - gently carved. The frame, a backrest and removable cushions are covered in darker grey fabric.
Rue du Bac French Country Linen Feather Down Sofa |
Combining bright wood and high-quality, white linen upholstery, this beautiful sofa adds vintage elegance to any living room. Hand crafted of sturdy oak in a slightly distressed whitewash finish. Measures 35.5" high x 85" wide x 28" deep.
St. Germain French Style Red Stripe Linen Louis XVI Sofa
This French country style sofa catches the attention with its beige, linen upholstery and the characteristic red stripe running across. Ornamental framing evokes associations with the glamorous Louis XVI style.
Baxton Studio Corneille French Country Weathered Oak Beige ...
A chic French country style woody sofa with a weathered finish in browns. A frame features curved lines of all elements, subtle grooving and scrolls. A rectangular seat, an arched back and sloped arms are covered in plain grey fabric on both sides.
St. Germain French Country Natural Oak Louis XVI Natural ...
A classy French country style woody sofa having a distressed finish in light browns with golden undertones. Six upright turned tapered fluted legs, a horizontal back, sloped arms are adorned with subtle carvings. Upholstery is of light grey linen.
Harcourt French Country Solid Oak White Wash Sofa
French design for a vintage sofa with a frame made out of solid oak with a white-washed, distressed finish. The sofa is upholstered in a beige-colored cotton fabric and has a plethora of throw pillows on it.
Chic French Country Walnut Sofa Tussah Silk Upholstery ...
A shabby chic sofa made in a French country style with a frame carved out of solid wood with a dark coat of brown paint. The sofa is fitted with cotton upholstery in a cream color and has four decorative throw pillows on top.
French Country Sofa | - The Image Kid Has It
Antique take on a French provincial sofa made out of walnut wood with a white-washed finish on the frame. The sofa is upholstered with a cotton fabric in a beige color and is decorated with a plenty of throw pillows.
Antique & Italian Classic Furniture: French Country Sofa
An Italian-styled, old-fashioned country sofa with a frame made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint and a white-washed finish, paired with a microfiber upholstery in a beige color with matching throw pillows.
Ausbert French Country Grey Linen Dining Bench Sofa ...
Representing the beautiful French cottage style, this grey linen dining bench sofa will be a perfect addition to a stylish, spacious dining room. It will help you recreate the sunny, warm ambiance of the French province.
Rue du Bac French Country Linen Feather Down Sofa |
Elegant and cozy at the same time, this 3-person living room sofa represents the best features of the French cottage style. Gently curved lines and the best-quality materials stand behind the refinement of this item.
Vienne French Country Wing Back Beige Sofa | Kathy Kuo
A cute French country style vintage sofa with a gilded wooden frame. It features curved lines and grooving of all elements. Paw legs, wavy aprons and an arched wavy wingback are additionally subtly carved. Upholstery is of plain light beige fabric.
Medlife BF8322 - Traditional French Country Sofa
A charming French country style sofa with a woody frame in white with pinkish undertones. All elements of a frame feature curved lines and grooving. Top parts of paw legs are carved. The frame is covered in flowery fabric, a seat cushion - in grey.
French Country Louis XVI Natural Oak Frame Linen Sofa |
Antique take on a French country sofa in a Louis the XVI style with a frame made out of white-washed oak wood with a light tint, upholstered in a beige-colored cotton fabric with thick cushions and two throw pillows.
Chambery French Country Beige Ivory Paisley Upholstered ...
French style for a country-looking sofa couch with a frame made out of white-washed oak wood with a beige coat of paint, paired with a thick seat cushion made out of cotton fabric with four matching throw pillows.
Zentique High Back French Country Style Sofa - Polyvore
Embodying the charm and warmth of the French cottage style, this beautiful sofa with high back evokes associations with the glamorous style of Louis XVI. Ornamental, gently curved frames emphasize the unique character of the item.
French Country Sofa | - Images Galleries ...
Embodying the best features of the French country style, this beautiful loveseat sofa will help you create a cosy, romantic leisure spot. Ideal for a classic, shabby chic or cottage living room. It delights with its arched backrest.
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This beautiful sofa embodies the glamorous French country style. Inspired by Louis XVI, it delights with its ornate design. Gently curved lines and a high backrest encompass this gorgeous item for 3 people.
French Country Sofa | - The Image Kid Has It
Evoking associations with the best French cottage interiors, this beautiful sofa creates a perfect proposition for all, who want to create a charming living room decor. It catches the attention with its gently curved, adorned legs.