Homes with a French Connection

Homes with a French Connection


When you want to design a home that looks sophisticated but beautiful, well detailed yet not over the top, and ever stylish then do it as the French do. French people are known for doing everything with a sense of style and panache which can be seen throughout their architecture and interior design. Here is how you can also create your French inspired dream home which you never knew you wanted!

Less is More

You can see it in the way they master the art of under-decorating that less is actually more. Go with the same approach while decorating your home. Pick only those accessories which you absolutely love and leaving a couple of walls completely bare, without any frames or fixtures, will only add on to the style.

Pick natural and soft fabrics

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Linen is one staple fabric for French style interior designing. Other fabrics like silk, cotton duck and cheese cloth are also used for their natural textures. You will see a lot of floral prints used in the main furniture pieces but rest of the décor has to be kept muted and subtle to let the florals shine through.

Go for Distressed Furniture and Rounded Upholstery

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Furniture pieces with a distressed and worn out look will add the French country style to your home. And in any French themed house one is more likely to see rounded upholstery and curvaceous silhouettes rather than just straight lines. The furniture should simply give you a sense of comfort and coziness,

Invest in an elegant chandelier

chandellier in french living room

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A chandelier can instantly bring that touch of elegance and grace which every French home should have. It can be the statement piece of your living room and might just as well have slight touch of gold for an extra glamorous effect. Other decorative items can also have a little presence of gold in them but refrain from going overboard.

Mix the old and new

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This is probably the most fun part of a French styled home. Everything doesn’t have to belong to the same era or even match. The key is to create a balance with beautiful antique pieces and contemporary minimalist items to create that French aura in your living space.

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