French Country cabinets are unparalleled in style, function, and versatility. Use these charming cabinets in living rooms to display pictures, books and treasured objects, in dining areas to store dishware and linens, in kitchens to hold pots, pans and food staples, and in family rooms as unique entertainment centers that complement other French country décor beautifully. Characterized by stunning hand-carved wood, French country cabinets are usually substantial in size and often serve as a room’s centerpiece, adding a sense of warmth and stylish sophistication. While many feature open shelves or glass doors, the most traditional French country cabinets boast rustic chicken wire doors. And whether these gorgeous cabinets are stained or painted, one color or embellished with painted flowers and scrolls, an aged and distressed look is de rigeur for French country style.
Here are some examples of French country cabinets we found online. Which one is your favorite?
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Weathered chicken wire doors add texture to this fantastic French Country display cabinet. Lovely arched details and a heavily distressed finish add even more visual appeal. Cabinets like this one offer hidden storage as well as protected display shelves for cherished treasures. Larger objects take pride of place atop the cabinet for a ceiling-to-floor display that fills a room beautifully.
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This Dijon painted country French cabinet is perfectly rustic. Kitchens are the perfect place for colorful cabinets in shades of yellow, green, or even red. Whether mounted on the wall to conserve space or placed in a prominent position, these useful cabinets are the perfect place to store your most cherished kitchen tools, pottery pieces, and other culinary ephemera.
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Hand-painted details add an elegant touch to pieces like this floral French painted cabinet and secretary. This one has painted chicken wire doors; consider choosing cabinets with glass doors for more formal settings,
Stained wood, antiqued hardware, and screen front doors make cabinets like this one unique. As in this example, French country styles can be mixed and matched with one another for a fantastic effect that’s beautiful while not at all fussy. Choose colorful fabrics and make the most of distressed finishes for rich visual impact.
Store cookbooks, glassware, extra dishes, large soup tureens, and other essentials inside a big cabinet and make the most of the vertical space in your food prep area. Perfectly spacious, Class French country cabinets like this one feature stained wood and chicken wire doors for a look that’s welcoming and stylish while serving a completely utilitarian purpose.
For more inspiration, view the French Country cabinets at Belle Escape!