Inspired by the City: Paris

Valentine’s Day is almost here. If we asked you ‘’which city is the city of love?’’ what is the first thing that comes to your mind? That’s right, Paris! But romance isn’t the only worth-to-remember thing about this city. Food, culture, high-end design, fashion – everything is just perfect and so inspirational in Paris.  Regardless of how it’s described, Paris has its own character and soul with all its sophisticated architecture, world-known landmarks, and Parisian lifestyle. You know what they say… Paris is always a good idea.

As well as all the mentioned above, Paris seems to steal everyone’s hearts when it comes to home décor too. Elegant yet effortless homes surrounded by a certain je ne sais quoi are very typical French style. We can also describe them as a mix of old and new which embraces the classical and contemporary twists at the same time. But all these terms may sound a little confusing. Don’t worry! Here, we’ve gathered up some Paris inspired decorating tips that will let your eyes travel to the city of love.  

A home full of history

Filling home with unique, vintage items that tell a history is a must-have for every sophisticated Parisian home. To incorporate it into your living space, you can start by going to a local antique shop and finding an item that appeals to your eye. It could be old books, a vintage mirror or rug. Whichever decorating piece you choose, don’t forget to pair them with calming neutral colors. It will surely help the item be the focal point of the room.  

Go with the minimal design

Parisians surely have a thing for minimal home décor. As the buildings in Paris are already iconic and naturally interesting, all that’s left for French is to enjoy the simple way of living. Keep the environment clean and fresh-looking while using color and texture in similar tones. Complete this soft display with earth-tone browns, blues, and greens and add some warm ambiance.

Bring the scent of love to your home

Since love is all in the air in this post, we can’t just skip one of the most romantic facets of the French culture, flowers! There is no doubt that eye-catching window boxes add a beautiful ornamental touch to the Parisian balconies. If you have a balcony suitable for such an arrangement, you should give it a try. If don’t, you can instead embellish your interior décor by using fresh flowers. Choose flowers that go together and don’t get too fussy with the color palette.

 

Keep the walls white

Most of the French people prefer their apartments to feature white walls. Setting a simple base can give you the chance to focus more on furniture and accessories. This way, from living rooms to kitchens, bedrooms to bathrooms, you can easily dress your wall with rich, elegant hues.  

 

Embrace the vibe of the city in your own inspired way

Some of these tips might sound a little pricey to you, but that doesn’t mean you should have to give up your Paris inspired dream home. Add a visual interest and bring the romance of the city to your living area. From pillow covers and tapestries to wall decals and curtains, Paris themed decorations can easily give your home a touch of Parisian elegance and charm.  

Maisie Pollard

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