It is my opinion that the French have stunningly, beautiful homes. French interior design is sophisticated and timeless so to achieve this classical concept into your home, I have a few points to help you on your way.
Use visual information from movies like, Marie Antoinette or Bel Ami to help inspire your mood boards and to help you get a good feel for this concept.
The image below shows a stylish entrance to a home which looks great with the lower walls painted out in black. The contrast with the white in this room is stunning.
Color: to capture the look of an elegant Parisian home you could opt for a beautiful collection of color:
PALETTE OF PALE: neutral colors of white, off whites, mushroom, taupe, soft grey, the fabulous duck egg blue and soft green. Touches of gold and silver would add that touch of luxury.
PALETTE OF BOLD:
look to use rich colors to add some vibrancy into your concept.
Peacock blue and teal look fabulous as do emerald green and shades of
The image below shows an impressive living room styled with French county home decor and just looks elegant and tastefully done. The fireplace is a real centerpiece and the floor rug adds warmth and a splash of color to the neutral palette.
Walls: You could add a feature wall using a glamorous wallpaper using the typical French design.
-Fleur De Lys
-Toile De Jouy
Decor: To top your French home decor, look for striking vintage furniture or antiques which will enhance your French interior design concept. Go for beautiful upholstery fabrics which could be of similar pattern to the examples shown above, in the collection of wallpapers or choose opulent fabrics of velvet, brocade, silks and lace to get your look of luxury.
The images below are of two different bedrooms and they are great examples of how beautiful French home decor looks just by using elements i.e. the magnificent bed in the left image or that fabulous, large floor mirror shown on the right.
Lighting: surely the wise choice of lighting is to go for a chandelier which would become part of your focal point within your space. There are some many ranges available to choose from. Look at both traditional and modern fittings and decide which would fit best into your concept.
A typical wall sconce would have a silk shade with plenty of fringes to finish it off. Occasionally they are also finished off with crystals, beads and feathers so why not add one or two into your room.
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