Give Your Home a Parisian Makeover

Give Your Home a Parisian Makeover

Lydia Lohshini by Lydia Lohshini on Jun 24, 2017
Why you should care

Add a touch of je ne sais quoi.

Parisians give off an air of sophistication and class that we all seem to want to replicate. Their nonchalant and effortless sense of style is making its move into homes across the globe.

We take a peek into some Parisian homes and pick out what sums up a perfectly balanced space.

1 Warm and White

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French homes are synonymous with neutral tones as you rarely ever see bright hues on the walls of their homes. Generally, it’s all white or a warm inviting tone of off white. Too many bold and whimsical colours would look misplaced in Parisian homes as it’s all about creating a subdued, tasteful environment.

2 Chic and Clean

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Embrace the minimalist in you and value breathing spaces. When it comes to décor, Parisians opt for clean and sleek pieces. Their homes are never cluttered with furniture and décor items. Think clean cut tables and classic chairs paired with accent features. If you’re ever in doubt about your use of space, use Coco Chanel’s trick and “take one thing off”.

3 Old and New

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Parisian homes stand the test of time and trend shifts because they have the perfect mix of old and new. Unlike us, they have the added bonus of living in historical, architecturally gifted buildings. Emulate the look by combining antique and timeless pieces with modern and trendy features.

4 Subdued and Glamorous

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Sometimes it’s okay to go over the top with accent pieces; go ahead and indulge in eccentric and opulent furniture. Whether it’s a jewel toned couch or a larger than life metallic framed mirror, these pieces will refine your space. The key rule to these accent pieces is to make sure they are positioned against or amongst neutral furniture or walls. This allows for a perfect combination of muted glamour.

5 Drama and Grace

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French interior designs are synonymous with dramatic chandeliers and we love them. Although having a multi-tier chandelier in your home may seem out of place, there’s a chandelier style and size for every space. To complement the drama of chandeliers and crystals, the French add a touch of grace with draped curtains and elegant fabrics that make the space tres chic.

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Why you should care

Add a touch of je ne sais quoi.

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