French country sofas can often be distinguished for their natural blending of hard-wearing materials, such as a sofa frame crafted out of solid or engineered wood, that is made to look soft and inviting with intricate carvings and ornate details. Some French country sofa frames may be made with additional metal supports. The feet of these sofas are most often made out of wood. Nathan Turner suggests finding a French country sofa with a poly or linen blend upholstery as they are both durable fabrics that are breathable and moisture-repellant. You will also find some French country sofas upholstered in cotton, microfibers, and microsuedes as well. For comfort, they are often stuffed with high-density foam, a feather blend, or a combination of sinuous and coil springs.
A French country sofa is often rectangular in shape and made with fabrics that are woven to help give it a softer appearance. The arms are usually recessed, pleated, or flared with some being armless to give a more sophisticated effect. Oliver M. Furth suggests opting for a French country sofa if you have a smaller living space as they're often made to accommodate two to three people at the most. You'll find a lot of turned and cabriole-style wood feet on French country sofas as well as carved medallions and curved lines. You'll also find that a lot of French country sofas are made in soft colors such as creams, light greys, and beiges. For added touches, there might also be button-tufting, nailhead trim, and aged or white-washed woods.
Fill in a gap in your living room or library with a French country sofa that's upholstered in a grey polyester with a rounded back, diamond button-tufting, and nailhead trim along the bottom near the turned wood legs. For a piece that will fit nicely in any modern home with its rustic charm, Robert Stilin suggests a high-back distressed wood frame with square arms and creamy polyblend upholstery that will match up nicely with neutral paint colors. If you're looking to give a more regal look, a beige French country sofa with an arched back, carved legs, and three toss cushions that showcase a contemporary Fleur-de-lis pattern will make an impact in any living room space. And for something eye-catching, a soft eggshell blue chenille French country sofa with dramatic floral carvings on the wood frame will set your living space apart.
It can make cleaning your sofa an easy task when you find a French country sofa that comes with removable or reversible couch cushions. For a complete look, Suzanne Kasler suggests choosing a French country sofa that comes as a part of a set, so your living room space looks and feels cohesive and finished. A contemporary amenity that you might also find comfortable and alluring is a French country sofa that comes with a matching ottoman. Toss pillows also work to bring additional comfort as well as make your seating area appear more inviting to guests. French country sofas can also be made in a durable and long-lasting fashion with stain, water, and tear-resistant fabrics.