Pattern Is A Must
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a French country house without some gingham hiding in it somewhere. Pattern is used to add color and character, including plaids, checks, stripes, and one of the most common, toile.
Traditional French country motifs also include lavender, roosters, olives, and sunflowers, though these are more typical for things like table linens and curtain panels. Most prints will be made of linen or cotton.