The French have always been known for their effortless style, just like their fashion sense. They have a knack of incorporating old and new, and letting unique pieces complement one another, rather than creating a stale look wherein every piece matches. Their secret to mastering the classic and contemporary mix is to not hold back and have a no rules policy. Their Interiors are all about passion, personality and pulling attention to detail.
Here a few tips to help get the Chic Parisian look in your home.
Keep it chic and simple with a uncomplicated colour palette. Staying neutral will bring balance to your space. Entering a room with unfussy walls creates a sense of calm, as it’s easy to understand and live with. It will also maximize the amount of light and make the room feel larger. But if you do crave some colour, create a striking accent wall.
Old and New
Add attitude and warmth to your space by matching your flea market finds and placing them next to modern pieces of furniture. Worn in objects what make a space unique and feel like a home to you. Achieving a truly French space is about the right mix of rough and refined. Grouping furniture arrangements and art objects of various textures in surprising ways, you create intrigue and diversity.
Be daring and create that wow factor by adding in some large whimsical art or abstract paintings. With a neutral colour palette you have the ability to be fun with colour through different forms of paintings, photography, sketches, or children’s illustrations. These will help balance out the home’s serious elements and give your home its own personal taste.
Touch of romance
Paris being the most romantic city in the world evokes a certain fairy-tale charm. Embrace the amorous aesthetic with a classic chandelier above the dining table or in the living room. Big ornate frames and antique gilded bronze furniture and hardware is the closest way to getting your home looking like the Palace of Versailles
Paris is famous for its flea markets bursting with different antiques, jewellery, lighting, sculptures, painting and furniture. These hidden knickknacks are perfect to display in your home adding a sentimental touch and visual interest. When choosing gems and curiosities for your home, do spend some time on online vintage sources or at your local flea market, to pick out something that is truly individual to the style of your rooms
The ground to any Parisian apartment your likely to find the classic herringbone wooden slats. White wash or aged always ages a touch of history and beauty to the woodwork making it a lovely feature. It’s the simplest way to introduce a bit of Parisian style into your home. If too noisy a thick rug is a good way of muffling the sound and adding colour (as well as warmth) to your space.
Hopefully these tips will be able to help you embrace the true Parisian style. By adding in just the right mix of traditional design offset by modern pieces you will be sure to create a stylish and unique home fit for Paris.