Top 8 French Inspired Home Ideas
In my opinion, a french inspired home is beautiful, elegant, and has the ability to evoke relaxation through a variety of design elements. Personally, it is my style of choice. In today’s video, we discuss the 8 elements that homeowners can consider when choosing a french inspired home. For inspiration to get started, CLICK HERE.
- Natural Elements
- Muted Colors
- Use of Fabric
- Extravagant Lighting
- Touches of Gold
- Symbols or Landmarks
First, using natural elements as a feature wall or design element is the perfect way to add a french flair to any room. In my opinion, you can do this with budget-friendly design elements like faux brick paneling. Additionally, painting or exposing stone or brick is another way to highlight natural materials in your home.
As far as I know, most items can be painted. At least those are words that I live by these days. That being declared, pick a color scheme that works for you and have fun.
Of course, muted colors are the color palette of choice if you are going for a french inspired look in your home. If you are stuck on deciding (since there are so many great colors), then find a paint brand that suggests coordinating colors that can help you narrow down your choices.
Because a french home leaves no detail behind, using fabric to set the tone is essential. Drapery is the perfect way to hang fabric in a home.
Third, since shopping for drapery or window dressing can be a task, always have your color pallet on hand to keep your focus. Also, remember to measure the length of the window and consider going to the floor to add a touch of elegance.
Forth, in addition to fabric, adding light fixtures that are trimmed in crystals or chandeliers are a a perfect addition to any french inspired home.
For this reason, you can’t have enough lighting and there are many ways to add lighting to your home.
- Night Lamps
- Bedside Lamps
Remember, if you can’t find what you are looking for in a store, then try a DIY project to add your own design. CLICK HERE for step by step instructions of how to add bling to a lampshade.
Touches of Gold
Fifth, touches of gold set decor items apart from the rest. Additionally, adding gold to anything is a great touch. You can paint numerous items in your home to tie in color and design such as:
In my opinion, these are all great DIY projects that can help you save money but still connect with the french vibe in your home.
Sixth, while I have not used tapestry in my own home, I did find several Etsy shops that had stunning designs. If you want to add a scene to your wall, you could purchase an amazing tapestry HERE.
For example, this beautiful work of art is the perfect addition to a wall where you want to add a unique twist to canvas art.
Adding Script Writing
Similarly, our seventh idea considers adding scriptwriting to just about anything in a french inspired home. So, we have painted or used fabric with a french script on numerous surfaces.
Also, adding script can be as easy as buying a shower curtain and adding a ruffle to the bottom to give it an elegant touch.
Symbols and Landmarks
Last, nothing says french inspired in your home like the Eiffel Tower. As a result, you can find numerous winks and nods to french culture using many symbols of the culture.
- Arc de Triumph
- Cafe Benches
Thus, adding any of these symbols can evoke the feeling of being in France which, in my opinion, is always a great!
So, grab a croissant and a cup of tea and start dreaming of the elements you are going to add to your home. I can’t wait to see what you decide to do in your space.
Have an awesome day,
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