Here’s How to Get Parisian Interiors Like “Emily in Paris”

published Dec 27, 2021
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The majority of people with a Netflix account may be aware that the streamer’s love-it-or-hate-it or show, “Emily in Paris“, dropped its second season over the festive period, welcoming viewers back into the exciting life of marketing executive and social media influencer, Emily Cooper (Lily Collins).

The show provides some much-needed escapism with its bingeable episodes, and while they’re filled with plenty of love, lust, and drama, viewers also get a look at the seriously impressive architecture and interior design of Paris.

If you’d like to channel your inner Emily and give your space a Parisian chic makeover, here are three ways you can achieve this sophisticated style, according to interior designers.

Keep things neutral

Emily’s fashion choices might make a bold statement, but the interior colors are a lot more subtle and subdued.

“Add a touch of oh là là into your bedroom by keeping the style classy and sophisticated in typical French fashion,” says Lucy Ackroyd, Head of Design at Christy. “Like Emily, choose a neutral or light color palette using creams, whites, and blush pinks with subtle prints in your duvet design.”

Additionally, simple accessories will complement more complex accents and furniture pieces, such as the striking headboard that’s featured in Emily’s bedroom.

Add texture

Credit: Time4Sleep

Opt for some texture to add depth and character to the room.

“A wooden bed frame with a rattan headboard to create a timeless, elegant look, whilst giving a nod to stylish, contemporary design,” suggests Jonathan Warren from  Time4Sleep. “The soft curved edges of the headboard will help achieve an element of luxury, whilst the white exterior maintains a level of versatility, adding brightness to the room. To give the room a breath of playfulness, add some bold and patterned soft furnishings. This will work to add some depth to the room and complete the modern, classic finish.”

Incorporate brass accents

Finally, adding in brass accents will add a rich feel to the space, giving any room that luxe Parisian touch that’s widely associated with the French city.

“Adding metal accents can really add style to the look of a home,” says Paul McFadyen, spokesperson at metals specialists, metals4U. “Brass is great for a warm, golden finish, whereas aluminum will give you a brilliant silver shine or, if a darker metallic is more to your taste, then copper could be a great choice. Just ensure you use correct metal polish for maintenance and upkeep, this will keep the material clean and vibrant over time.”