The French style cannot be reduced to a simple decoration recipe to be followed since it includes a variety of nuances: its territory and history is so vast that there is something for everyone, the farmhouse, the colorful Provencal, the exotic look of the French Riviera, etc.
We particularly appreciate the “Parisian apartments” look: a clever mix of modernity, tradition, elegance, and glamour. It is therefore based on these that we humbly present our version of the French style.
Here are a few key elements to embrace the trend without moving to a castle or renovating everything!
The mix of new and old
In perfect harmony, the furniture and lighting with contemporary lines fit into a traditional setting: moldings, rosettes, checkered French doors.
Moldings, cornices, rosettes
Add moldings, lots of moldings! Ornamented roses on the ceiling, coffers on the walls, molded doors, add decorations above the doors, don’t be afraid!
For paint colors, the palette remains sober, all white, and ivory.
In the choice of materials and fabrics, think shine and texture. Anything that evokes richness and adds a glam accent is also appropriate: crystal chandelier, mirror with gold ornamented frame, silk, velvet, polished brass, mirror-covered furniture, etc.
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Of course, not everyone is lucky enough to live in an apartment like this one with very high ceilings. But you can “cheat” and accentuate the effect of height in a room by hanging your drapes as close to the ceiling as possible.
Beautiful wood floors
Wood flooring installed in a herringbone pattern is unsurpassed in giving a room a European look. An investment that is well worth it because it is a classic that you will never get tired of!
Addition of elements that have a history
Go to flea markets, antique shops, and flea markets to find objects that have a patina and a life experience.
Large size paintings
An oversized abstract painting placed on the floor or classic frames superimposed in front of a mirror on a shelf or the fireplace mantle.
Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.