It’s not just French fashion, skincare and make up I adore, it’s decor for the home. I like to put my own style on things though, as I don’t want my rooms to look like they are simply replicated from a magazine. It’s easy to create a French feel with a few additions and adaptations to your interiors.
The first place to start is to inject some white in the room. The majority of Paris apartments are renowned for being naturally dark and dull, which is why Parisians tend to paint their walls and furniture white to create the appearance of light. When I first moved into my newly built home, I was lucky enough to have light carpets with white doors, windows and walls all ready for me to move in. I injected some colour into my spare bedroom with a coral feature wall and my lounge with an orange feature wall combined with woodland features. However, I wanted my bedroom and en suite to adopt feminine style and I knew French accessories would do just the trick.
I wanted my bedroom to look chic and clean, not too girly, so started by painting my walls a very pale, silvery grey with a feature wall where my bed was situated painted a delicate dusky, nude pink. The white coving, skirting boards, windows and doors kept the room looking fresh and enabled me to build on the French theme by introducing white furniture. The ideal French white furniture can cost a fortune, but it needn’t. As I was on a budget, I shopped at Ikea and The Range for my furniture and found the most perfect French style white iron bed frame pictured in the image above. The furniture chosen was stylish, white with delicate detail on.
My white bed takes centre stage in my bedroom and is complimented by the matching bedside tables and white chairs at either side of the bed. Textured bedding and cushions add a touch of glamour and style to the bed, which allows you to get across your style via your interiors just as you do your fashion sense.
The small accessories added to a room will take it from a standard room to a French boudoir. Try and find something unique, such as lamps or ornaments and place them on cabinets and bedside tables. Keep a sense of individuality too; I recommend The Range and La Redoute for affordable style. They have so many French inspired products from candles and lamps to throws and trinkets which are almost as unique as goods found in a French flea market as they stock new products each week – and once it’s gone, it’s gone.
It’s so easy to add a timeless classic look to your home – even with just a few accessories. La Redoute have the perfect homeware to inject that French style – have a look at their gorgeous items here.