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How to Decorate Like a Parisian

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  • When you think of Paris, your mind probably conjures up images of a romantic epicenter full of rich culture and style.

    The buildings and apartment homes have a distinct allure that reflects centuries of history.

    Even if you don’t live there, you can certainly take cues from the City of Light to bring your living space to life.

    Here’s how to decorate like a Parisian.

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Mix old and new

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  • Parisian apartments often incorporate an eclectic mixture of old and new to create a pleasant arrangement tailored to the individual. Rather than buying all your furniture and decorations from a single store, introduce items of different origin.
  • Antique mirrors and Louis chairs can sit in smooth juxtaposition with modern silhouettes of straight lines and minimal detailing. A large mirror over a mantelpiece is especially effective for creating the Parisian style.
  • You could also mingle varied sources of lighting. A chandelier in the dining room is a natural choice, and it can work well even with more contemporary lamps in the living room and bedroom areas.
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Pare it back

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  • While you’re adding pieces to create a chic aesthetic, you should also remember to keep an air of nonchalance about the décor. Don’t go overboard and overwhelm the space with an overflow of bright colors.
  • Not every little detail needs to be in perfect order, either. Keep your color palette mostly neutral, with whites, browns, and grays dominating. You can place a pop of color here and there for a point of interest.
  • Allow pillows and other items around the home to lie about freely, and let your vintage items show their wear a bit. This will bring in some character without any aspect shouting for attention.
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Change the architecture

Notes:

  • The age of many Parisian apartments means that they have some beautiful architectural components already built in, which further enhances their look.
  • You may not have this baseline bonus to work from, but you can emulate the look by installing wall moldings or European-style doors between rooms.
  • For a simpler way to transform the overall appearance of a room, you could hang linen or silk drapes from ceiling to floor or use wallpaper with designs reminiscent of that old architecture.
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Add a rug

Notes:

  • Not every element in your home needs to be explicitly French, either. Add a dash of charm with a bohemian rug that reflects what a Parisian might bring home from a vacation getaway to nearby Italy or Spain.
  • Consider the dos and don’ts of adorning a room with a rug so that it can shine in a refined yet eccentric way alongside the other furnishings.
  • It’ll also serve the double purpose of softening your steps and prevent scraping on hardwood floor.
  • QUESTION?
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    view: area rugs vintage tapestry

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