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Incorporating French Architectural Styles

Few regional architectural styles are as timeless and romantic as French design.

According to House Digest, while there is no universal French style when it comes to architectural design, there are quite a few commonalities and trends between each variation. There tends to be a focus on natural elements, such as the wooden maisons à colombage, or half-timbered houses, in northern France, or the large and historic stone bastides found in western and southern regions of the country (via Mary Anne’s France). You don’t have to live in a French cottage or a historic Parisian apartment to get a taste of French architecture in your own home, though. There are plenty of elements of French design you can take inspiration from and incorporate into your own home.

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