7 Décor Tips to Style Like a Parisian

posted on: Wednesday, February 24, 2016




how to style your home like a Parisian

I developed an admiration for French culture years ago, eagerly learning the language at a young age — and even went on to formally study the language and French history in college.

While I'd jet set to Paris again in a heartbeat — a girl can dream! — there's always a little piece of France in my heart. 

And while we talk frequently about French fashion and beauty, there's something about the home interior styles of Parisians that's so chic. (A certain je ne sais quoi, non?) Here are 7 décor tips to style your home and get the quintessential Parisian look:


SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW. | The charm of many French apartments lies within its vintage architectural elements, complemented with eclectic furnishings. Try mixing antique finds with newer, edgier pieces like a contemporary piece of art or printed pillows.

GO FOR GOLD. | Touches of gold and antiqued brass add a bit of opulence. These accents don't have to be pricey, either. A side table, mirror, terrarium or small objets are all easy ways to incorporate gold to a space.

EMBRACE WHITE WALLS. | Ever notice how most Parisian apartments have white walls? It's no mistake. White walls allow for a room to feel bright and offer contrast to its furnishings. For accent walls or secondary rooms, try a rich grey, dusty pink, or near black.

HANG A CHANDELIER. | Why not? A chandelier lends elegance and a little sparkle, along with properly lighting a room. The idea is to make your ceiling fixture look original. Browse crystal chandeliers like this favorite and this one on sale.

OPT FOR BOLD ARTWORK. | Just like 'something old, something new,' bold artwork balances vintage elements, like crown molding and traditional millwork. I love this collection for a variety of framed prints and artwork.

HANG WINDOW SHEERS. | Window treatments give instant drama to a space. If you don't want to go the custom drapes route, window sheers are an excellent (and less-expensive) option.

DON'T FORGET SCENT. | Candles offer ambiance, along with making a space feel like 'home.' Perhaps the most well-known brand originated and beloved in Paris is Diptyque. I adore this candle and home fragrance.


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