Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Parisian Chic | 3 French Inspired Interior Design Ideas For Your Home ♥

Effortlessly cool and charming, it’s no secret that French-inspired interior design is a trend that is here to stay. If you’re keen to welcome a little Parisian chic into your abode, keep reading.

1. Focus on the detail
When it comes to achieving the Parisian look, it’s all about the detail. From the cuisine, to the architecture, to the fashion, the people of Paris have almost everything down to a fine art. In terms of interior design, you could take inspiration from this and focus on the detailing in your own home. A good place to start is with your furniture. If your current furnishings are looking a little bland, you could invest in a few intricately designed pieces. For example, you could swap your bed frame for a more sophisticated and unique-looking model, such as the ‘Sophia’ button upholstered bed from furniture specialists Crown French Furniture. Choosing a bed that features exquisitely carved detailing is guaranteed to transform your bedroom into a French-inspired boudoir.

2. Mix it up with old and new
There’s no denying that as a city, Paris strikes the perfect balance between old and new. From the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum to the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the entire city consists of a combination of historic and iconic landmarks mixed with ultra-modern buildings. The good news is, it’s fairly simple to inject elements of this style into your own home. For instance, positioning a stylish and modern-looking sofa next to an antique side table allows you create a contrasting yet chic vibe. Don’t be afraid to mismatch styles. Be creative with your interior styling and you should find you’re able to infuse elements of Paris’ beauty into your own home.

 3. Keep it neutral
To turn your home into a Parisian-inspired abode, you should aim to stick to a neutral colour palette. Keeping your decor minimalist and simple is a guaranteed way to bring Paris into any room. For example, you could update your walls with a lick of fresh, pure white paint. In fact, Parisians are notorious for decorating their walls in white to maximise the amount of light in the room and it’s a prominent design feature in many of the city’s apartments. However, if you crave colour, you could sneak in some subtle hues of your choice. For example, you could create an accent wall in a shade of grey or dusky pink.

By following these design tips, you should find that you’re able to perfectly depict the essence of Paris in your own home.

*Photography credits - Bench Accounting and  Aly Inay.


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