We can’t always be in Paris, so why not bring Paris to you! No matter where you live, these seven simple changes will make your home look and feel effortlessly French.
Grand Mirror – The first step to incorporating French style into your home is acquiring a large scale, gilt frame mirror. This elegant décor essential has been popular since the 17th century, and adds a certain je ne sais quoi to any space. Place it in an entryway or bedroom for utilitarian purposes, or over a mantle for a true Parisian vibe.
White Bedding – Create a peaceful oasis in your bedroom with all-white bedding and upholstery. Shades of white never go out of style, make the room seem bigger, and are essential to creating a relaxing, calm atmosphere in your home.
Natural Fiber Rug – Natural fiber rugs have replaced traditional French Aubusson rugs in more recent Parisian interior design. From sisal to jute, a fiber rug is a great way to add a textured, earthy element to an otherwise sleek, contemporary space.
Perfume Collection – Whether it’s on a vanity table in your bedroom or in your bathroom near the sink, a perfume collection on display is about as French as it gets. Depending on the design of the bottle, sometimes even an empty perfume bottle can make a lovely element in the vignette. Place your perfumes on a glass tray, and if there’s room, you could also add a small vase of clipped flowers or a mini picture frame for extra charm. Looking to incorporate another perfume into your collection? This one by Rose et Marius is our current favorite:
Accent Chair – A room isn’t complete without an accent chair. Whether it’s your living room or bedroom, a lonely corner or a sitting area can be completely transformed with an out-of-the-ordinary chair. When it comes to an accent chair, sky’s the limit. Consider something upholstered in a sumptuous fabric, an eye-catching antique, or something with a unique shape or texture.
Art Collection – The French take their art very seriously, so don’t forget to invite a piece or two into your living space. Art collecting is a process, so always be on the lookout for unique pieces that speak to you – not just compositions that fit your decorating scheme.