Home and Garden Furniture
Tastes differ and this is the main reason why people try to search for unfurnished accommodations. Especially when you have already made up your mind to purchase a house in France, to be more exact, in Brittany or in the mid Pyrenees one stands a better chance to find new houses unfurnished.
No matter what is the finite chain of your purchase is; either the house is going to become your home or it will be a holiday house it is a good idea to keep it looking French rather than English. If you decided to make a holiday home and grant it on lease when you are not in France as a holiday Gite (furnished holiday house in France, typically in a rural district), you should think about the local colour. Tourists expect from their holiday home a friendly French atmosphere. Living there they would like to plunge into the countrys culture and traditions. They wont want to come to France and rent a French Gite fitted out in English MFI, will they?
Ease of access
It is very convenient that there is no need to go far in order to find something appropriate for your new house. Visiting your local Brocantes can make it possible for you to settle a bargain and purchase plenty of old nice French things including furniture and other necessary items.
Moreover many brocante owners can turn out to be Englishmen so you wont have to worry about the language if you are new to France. As for French furniture it is important to mention that it is rather dark so you might want to mix it a little with some lighter wood. Local adverts will help you to find some furniture pieces that might be ideal for you. If you are buying second hand furniture in France be provident and check carefully for woodworm and other termites.
If you make plans not to grant it on lease you might have an idea to fill your home with beautiful modern, light, furniture there are plenty of shops to choose from. You can visit local French furniture stores or worldwide ones which are available in Brittany. You can buy beautiful French dressers here, and usually people have one of these in their maison commonly in their kitchen. They are just ideal for storing everything and in addition, if they are in the old Breton style, they have a lot of carving in their design often telling a story.
A lot of the shops also offer a made to measure service so take your measurements into them and let them do the hard work for you. If your French isnt great it might be a good idea to take along a French friend with you as you wont have any come back if you translate something wrong.
Some more advice
If you are selling your house in the UK to move to your new home in France then you will probably want to bring your furniture to France with you. In this case you will have to shop around to find a reputable removal company who offers overseas services to its clients.
If you dont have any French friends and nobody is to help you to get the things right, you can always hire someone to take with you. There are many services that offer translation and will go with you to sort out situations like this.