For those who have heard little about the French style of the interior, it is simplest to present it by comparison: the French interior, as a French woman, is simple and at the same time extremely elegant. This is indeed an exceptional style, where the classic is seasoned with modernity.
I chose a few worthwhile interior lessons to be taken from French.
Creating a home character by combining different styles.
French interiors radiate something that is difficult to describe and replicate. French houses are distinguished by the seemingly effortless refinement at first glance. This impression is partly achieved by the bold combination of different styles. In one room, French can combine interior accents of the 18th century with modern furniture and modern lighting. This combination of unexpected elements creates a truly special character of space.
The imperfection is part of the uniqueness of the home.
There is little perfectionism in the French interior compared to other interior styles. In such homes, old furniture and other interior details that have a history of origin are considered to be treasures. French also did not consider as home defects such as cracked floor tiles, smoky antique fireplaces or scratches on old leather sofas. Such details in French homes are even considered to be unique and adding an additional character to French homes.
Respect for the historical past.
In France, there are many blocks of flats built in the 17th, 18th and 19th century with their own unique stories and special aura. So, building a home interior takes into account the historic past of the building. There is no attempt to hide such a past and vice versa – it is an attempt to emphasize it.
Providing new life to second-hand items.
Usually, the latest interiors tend has no influence on the French interiors. Here, more effort is put into the resurrection of old things to a new life. In France, it is popular to look for furniture in various flea stores rather than in the latest interior salons.
A reflection of personal history in the interior.
Since houses have to associate with positive emotions, the home needs to be filled with the memories dear to heart. These may include photographs, travel souvenirs, favorite books, and musical recordings.
Natural lifestyle integration into the home space.
As I have already mentioned, the exclusive feature of French interiors is effortless sophistication. This sense of style simplicity they get by creating the house arrangement in a way that it fits perfectly with the movement of the house owners in the room. There are enough places to sit comfortably and accommodate all of your favorite items.