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French Country Decor | Neutral Fall Decor You Can Leave Out All Year | Amitha Verma

French country neutral fall and holiday decor is highly underrated. These are the decorations you can leave out all year round without feeling too festive. 

Don’t get me wrong, you can still enjoy autumnal and seasonal decorations using only neutral French country home decor.

This is perfect if you’re a lover of seasonal decor, but hate to put it away. Go neutral, not boring.

Styling non-seasonal specific color palettes in a way that still feels festive sounds counterintuitive, but the new decor at my shop, Village Antiques, was specially designed with multi-function, longevity, and elegance in mind. 

In fact, my team and I have even put together a whole holiday decorating and shop tour event to teach you how to style your home using all of the new pieces and more. Click here to register.

I know not everyone has the time to attend, but I still want you to get in on some of my styling tips. That’s why I am sharing five different ways that you can bring in seasonal French country decor to make your house transition into the fall and winter without having to put it away once January hits:

  1. French Country Framed Herbiers
  2. Chippy Rustic Candlesticks
  3. French Country Farmhouse Shutters
  4. Textured Throw Pillows
  5. Neutral Table Runners

French Country Framed Herbiers

The first way to style neutral French country decor is with a set of beautiful herbiers. 

These are pressed leaves and florals that have been dried and then framed under glass. 

Gallery wall at Village Antiques of pressed leaves and florals that have been dried and then framed under glass called herbiers. Styled by Amitha Verma.

We just installed a gallery wall at my store using herbiers that include the green color trend in the framing, but with a Farmhouse by Amitha twist. The wood is chippy and aged, just like French country style would have it, and the floral prints look like they’ve naturally antiqued with time.

Close up details of herbiers at Village Antiques, styled by Amitha Verma.

It feels like rustic farmhouse fall decor, but as you can see, it’s such a beautiful, neutral color that it can stay out on your walls all year round because remember, green is a neutral!

A couple of blogs ago, I told you that you’re going to start seeing a lot of green this year and next year as a big interior design trend.  I’ve been using this color in my decorating for over a decade and I want to show you why it’s such a great color to use to embrace the seasons.

Warm toned gallery wall of framed French country decor antique herbiers styled in Amitha Verma’s home dining room.

You’ve probably seen these in my dining room, and I love how lived-in and dark and almost rustic style that they are that I don’t even take them down after the holiday season.

I love that moodiness that it brings into my dining room with just a little bit of natural art.

Chippy Rustic Candlesticks

Speaking of green, we just got new candlesticks into the shop that are the perfect piece of French country decor to use now, for the holiday season, and leave out for next year. 

Large French country decor chippy rustic candlesticks found at Village Antiques, styled by Amitha Verma.

The reason why I love these is because they have a beautiful, dark green and cream details, which gives me that very rustic Farmhouse vibe. They also have beautiful fretwork carvings that give the French country feeling that can easily be styled year round.

Close up details of French country decor chippy rustic candlesticks at Village Antiques, styled by Amitha Verma.

I love the heaviness that these bring onto a surface like a buffet, dining table, or side table. In the holiday season, we are usually drawn towards rich, decadent, heavy sorts of decor. This is a great way to still bring that in without placing a pumpkin or ceramic Santa figurine on your table.

French Country Farmhouse Shutters

On the topic of my dining room, you may remember last year I brought in a set of beautiful, weathered, dark toned shutters to add some rustic style into my home for the fall. This is a great way to bring in the feelings of the season, and keep it all year round.

 Rustic French country shutters styled in Amitha Verma’s home dining room, from Village Antiques.

I brought the shutters into my own home because I wanted to feel some of that rustic French country decor in my dining room, but I ended up loving it so much I left them up all year round. It gives my dining room a little bit of depth – a lot of depth actually, and a little bit of moodiness and broodiness, which makes for a very warm, welcoming, inviting room all year round.

And of course, if I love it in my home, I’m going to love it in my shop as well. We have tons of beautiful wall decor all throughout our shop on this big statement level.

Styles of French country shutters and doors found at Village Antiques, styled by Amitha Verma.

I’m talking wall panels, antique remnants, shutters with beautiful shades of patina in blue, gray, green, warm wood tones, you name it. It’s all throughout, and one of my favorite ways to add a beautiful layer of warmth onto my walls whenever I’m decorating a project.

Textured Throw Pillows

If you don’t want to go that big with your French country seasonal decor, you can easily look for a beautiful set of throw pillows that bring in the feeling of the season, but also can be left out all year round. 

A styled vignette corner at Village Antiques that highlights French country decor throw pillows, styled by Amitha Verma.

Some of my favorites are embroidered or cruel style pillows, something with a very rich, beautiful texture or, of course one of my favorite styles; a velvet pillow.

Embroidered, textured, and velvet pillows by Amitha Verma in the French country decor style found at Village Antiques.

Neutral Table Runners

Last but not least, one of my favorite French country seasonal decor items that I love to put out and keep out after the holidays are table runners. 

Non-season specific linen table runner styled by Amitha Verma at Village Antiques in Houston, TX.

My best tip is to look for something that’s not holiday specific, but still brings in the warmth of the season. This could be something textural, a pop of gold, or simply a layer of linen to be the grounding factor for you to add all your different seasonal decor on top of.

Different styles of French country decor table runners designed by Amitha Verma, found at Village Antiques in Houston, TX.

Tree Trimming Training & Holiday Decorating Workshop

Are you that type of person that loves to just put it out and leave it out for the entire next year? Or are you that type of person that loves to put out your seasonal decor and then swap it out for all the different seasons? Let me know in the comments!

If you are that person that absolutely loves French country seasonal decor, visit our event page where you can learn more about a very special holiday decorating workshop that we’re putting together on November 13th at 10:30am CST.

If you live in Houston, you can attend it live.

And if not, we are doing it virtually this year so everyone can soak in great holiday decorating tips so you can create all of that beautiful holiday magic in your home this season. 

Accessibility is important to me and my team, and that’s why we decided to put together our first holiday event in years just for you.

But hurry. Time is running out and there are only a few slots open for our holiday event. 

Grab your ticket here.

I hope to see virtually or in person on November 13th!

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Keep using your amazing design gifts to create heart in your home, 


P.S. You can find all of these early fall decorating items at our retail store, Village Antiques in Houston.

Please stop by and check out our collection of farmhouse-style furniture, french country home decor, antiques, vintage, chalk finish paints, and more!

We are open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

You can also reach us at (713) 468 – 3931. 

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