Looking for a gorgeous coffee table with a European flair? I’ve rounded up the best French Country coffee tables in a wide array of price points. See my favorites here!
French country style is a sophisticated look that evokes the seeming simplicity of French culture. The French country style is inspired by the English country style, but with a modern twist.
French country tables favor quality materials over showy decoration. The style emphasizes relaxed charm, which is one of the reasons that it is so popular in the United States today. French country coffee tables are an excellent way to accent this décor style and bring rustic elegance to your home.
A coffee table really is more than just a place to set your cup of coffee. It’s an important piece that can elevate your room’s design! It helps to define a conversation area and of course, a great place to showcase decor that is meaningful to you.
Just recently, a reader asked me to write about the best French Country coffee tables after asking about my beautiful coffee table. I have two coffee tables (well, actually I have three but I’ve never photographed my outdoor room!)
My Coffee Tables
I found the coffee table below on Facebook Marketplace. It’s solid wood but was green when I purchased it. I left it green for several years before finally deciding to paint the legs a gray/blue color and create a faux wood finish on the top.
My living room coffee table was also from Facebook Marketplace. It’s the Restoration Hardware Brickmaker’s coffee table and I got it for a fraction of the retail price because I bought it secondhand!
Now, this is probably not what you think of when you hear the term French Country, but it is an authentic pallet that was used to cut and transport bricks over 100 years ago at a Belgian brickwork factory. And you know I love things with a story…So while not technically French Country, it’s European so that counts, right?
Characteristics of French Country Furniture
French Country is a style of its own, but the great thing about it is that it effortlessly pairs well with Traditional, Farmhouse, Rustic, Transitional, and more.
The French Country style is reminiscent of the French countryside full of warmth, charm, and comfort. It’s really a mix where refined elegance meets rustic charm. It really can be the perfect piece in a room to add a finishing touch.
When shopping for a French coffee table, look for:
- Graceful, curved lines
- Simple carvings
- Distressed or neutral painted wood
- Solid woods including oak, elm, maple, and walnut
- Matte wood without sheen or gloss
- Wrought iron and rusty metal accents
The Best French Country Coffee Tables
I’ve highlighted some of my favorites below, including ones similar to mine. And you can find even more options at the bottom of this post.
This table has a weathered finish for a rustic look and features a mosaic top of hardwood solids and baluster legs
The Tivoli coffee table has a French traditional design with cast iron legs and a Carrera marble top
This table is similar to the one in my family room with its cabriole legs. It’s constructed of a limed gray oak frame and has two drawers for storage.
This table has impressive craftsmanship made from Mexican oak! It has a unique design that allows for natural cracking giving it a rustic aesthetic
This French Country style coffee table has so much rustic charm showing the various imperfections of the elm wood! And the planked bottom shelf provides extra stores or display space
This upholstered coffee table can double as an ottoman if needed! It features nailhead trim and a storage shelf underneath.
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