With the MCO relaxed a little for now, it’s the best time to give your home an uplift, if you were planning one. If you want to change the look and feel of your home, you can get some inspiration from French houses, which are famed for being tasteful and elegant. French houses are uber-contemporary, which is great if you’re looking for simplicity, but with a wow effect at the same time. You need not go over-the-top with fancy chandeliers, rustic centrepieces or bank-breaking furniture to give your home an enriched look.
When it comes to French décor, often times less is more. Quality is always preferred over quantity, so you will notice that they focus on a handful of well-made pieces. You will get a classic feel despite the room looking slightly spartan.
Want a few tips on how you can give your home a taste of France without having to go there? Follow these tips and you’ll have a tasteful home with French-inspired décor. Don’t worry, it’s much easier than learning French!
Instead of filling the room with multiple, average pieces, the French like to pick one piece of furniture that will become the center of attention. If we are talking about a living room, this focal-piece can be a gorgeous sofa that screams quality. This way, you will be spending way less money – yet your room will look so much more elegant. You can count on the French for being efficient with their wallets!
Now that you have one statement piece, you need to give it some room to really breathe. This means you need to get rid of all decoration pieces and furniture that you have just to fill the room. French homes always have a feel of sobriety and harmony. Overbearing is not the look you want to go for. Doing this will not only give your room a touch of elegance, but will also earn you some bucks when you sell the extra pieces that you were holding on to for no reason!
Another dominant feature of French interiors and furniture is eclecticism. They do not like to a single aesthetic, or designs from a single period in time. They prefer diversity in their homes – for example, mixing items from a range of different periods in time. Through this, they treasure their past, while keeping up with the trends of the present. If done right, this can truly up your interior game!
Parisians are particularly fond of handmade items because true beauty lies only in real craftsmanship. Handmade items provide a very unique look to your room and give it a homey feel.
The few tips that we mentioned above can put you on the fast-track to a beautifully-decorated house. Decorate your maison in a way that makes it look more “you” because at the end of the day, you are the one who is going to spend the most time there.