Decorating Tricks to Steal from Stylish Paris Interiors

Decorating Tricks to Steal from Stylish Paris Interiors

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Nancy Mitchell
Apr 24, 2016
(Image credit: The Style Files)

Parisian women personify insouciant, one-of-a-kind style, and Paris interiors are no different. Sure, those high ceilings and chevron floors and Haussmanien moldings don't hurt, but Parisian decorators are sort of in a class of their own when it comes to effortless style. Here are five Paris apartments to feast your eyes on, and five ideas to steal for your own space.

Above: This is the Paris home of designer Vanessa Bruno, spotted on The Style Files. Every once in a while it will come back into my life, usually via Pinterest, and I will be reminded of how much I want my home to look EXACTLY LIKE THIS. My favorite style trick from this space is the two low shelves, almost like a console, mounted along one wall of the living room, one only a few inches above the floor. They provide a perfect spot for a collection of frames and treasured objects, and add a certain low-key sophistication to the space.

(Image credit: The Everygirl)
(Image credit: The Everygirl)

Haleigh Chastain Walsworth's Paris apartment, from The Everygirl, is proof that using pastels in a space doesn't have to mean making it look childish. The key: lots of white, the addition of natural, textured elements, and the use of desaturated pastels with a sophisticated feel.

(Image credit: Planete Deco)

This beautiful Paris bedroom, from Planete Deco, is proof that textured elements are a surefire way to add appeal to any space. The floor, the rug, the fireplace, that old trunk all contribute to a space that's both stylish and interesting.

(Image credit: The Socialite Family)
(Image credit: The Socialite Family)

Light blue as neutral? This apartment from The Socialite Family will make you believe it.

(Image credit: Vogue Living)
(Image credit: Vogue Living)

My favorite thing in this Paris apartment from Vogue Living is the oversized mirror behind the couch — also a great trick for visually expanding small spaces. But I also love the little collection of objects on top of the fireplace, which can be shifted and changed to inject a little newness into the space whenever the owners desire.

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