One of the characteristic elements of French country decor is the emphasis on windows, views and natural light. For this reason, many French country interiors eschew heavy drapery in favor of lighter, brighter or more minimalist window treatments. For living room, French country curtains can enhance the look of your living room. On the formal side, French Country curtains for a living room can be constructed from heavy velvet or beautiful damask. For curtains with a French Country cottage feel, plain wrinkled linen, ticking or simple lace panels suffice.