5 Tips To Decorate A French Style Bedroom And 25 Ideas

5 tips to decorate a french style bedroom and 25 ideas cover

Parisians are particularly blessed when it comes to original features in their Haussman buildings; with their high ceilings, tall French windows, elaborately carved moldings, marble fireplaces, herringbone oak floors, and wrought-iron balconies. Not everyone has the luxury of living in a Haussmann building with classic features, but that doesn’t mean you can’t recreate the look and feel of a Parisian decor in your very own bedroom. Let’s find out how to style such a space yourself.

The Parisian decor style is minimalist, modern, contemporary but warm. The overall palette is neutral, and white is an all-time favorite color of Parisians. The decor and furniture are polished, sleek but kept simple. The philosophy of a Parisian décor is mixing up things – the old with the new and the refined with the rough. It’s unexpected and full of bold statements. A Parisian space is blended, eclectic, and brings the best of the old and new together. Effortless and chic are just a few ways to describe the style of Parisians and the way they decorate their homes is no different.

Beds

The bed is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your bedroom. Keep it simple, and opt for a minimalist, modern mid-century bed frame. Parisians usually avoid beds that are too big due to the limited size of bedrooms in Parisian apartments. Avoid any upholstered, tufted, or antique bed styles with huge and imposing headboards.

a beautiful and chic French style bedroom with a green accent wall, a bed with blue and teal bedding, a vintage fireplace, a floor lamp and some blooms

a beautiful and chic French style bedroom with a green accent wall, a bed with blue and teal bedding, a vintage fireplace, a floor lamp and some blooms

a beautiful French chic bedroom with an antique fireplace, a bed with neutral bedding, bold artworks and mustard curtains

a beautiful French chic bedroom with an antique fireplace, a bed with neutral bedding, bold artworks and mustard curtains

a beautiful Parisian bedroom with a faux fireplace, art deco lamps, a bed with muted pillows

a beautiful Parisian bedroom with a faux fireplace, art deco lamps, a bed with muted pillows

a chic neutral Parisian bedroom with a faux fireplace, a statement mirror, a neutral chair and a large bed

a chic neutral Parisian bedroom with a faux fireplace, a statement mirror, a neutral chair and a large bed

a chic Parisian bedroom with a gold bed, a crystal chandelier, a refined chair and blush and black curtains

a chic Parisian bedroom with a gold bed, a crystal chandelier, a refined chair and blush and black curtains

Lighting

When it comes to lighting in a typical Parisian bedroom there is a great idea – a vintage sparkly chandelier that will scream French style. Chandeliers create a focal point in your bedroom and add delightful sculptural interest to your ceiling space. Just make sure to find the right size and shape for your bedroom, and don’t go over the top or on a Versailles scale.

a chic Parisian bedroom with printed curtains, a crystal chandelier, a retro metal bed, a chic mustard loveseat and a marble clad fireplace

a chic Parisian bedroom with printed curtains, a crystal chandelier, a retro metal bed, a chic mustard loveseat and a marble clad fireplace

a chic sleeping space with grey textiles, a leather chair, a small desk in the corner, a non-working fireplace and a comfy bed

a chic sleeping space with grey textiles, a leather chair, a small desk in the corner, a non-working fireplace and a comfy bed

a creamy French chic bedroom with paneling, a blush tufted bed with a vintage design, a floor mirror, a fantastic crystal chandelier

a creamy French chic bedroom with paneling, a blush tufted bed with a vintage design, a floor mirror, a fantastic crystal chandelier

a creative Parisian bedroom with a catchy bed with acrylic framing, a green bench, catchy artworks and blush walls

a creative Parisian bedroom with a catchy bed with acrylic framing, a green bench, catchy artworks and blush walls

a fab Parisian chic bedroom with a non-working fireplace, a bed with neutral bedding, a printed rug, a large dresser and a fantastic chandelier

a fab Parisian chic bedroom with a non-working fireplace, a bed with neutral bedding, a printed rug, a large dresser and a fantastic chandelier

Gold Mirrors

One of the tricks the Parisians have adopted to keep their bedroom bright (other than keeping their walls white), is to add large-scale mirrors to their walls. Indeed, mirrors reflect light and keep your room looking spacious and bright. That’s why it’s very common to find a large ornate mirror with a gilded gold finish in most of the Parisian bedrooms. A gold mirror is usually placed above the fireplace.

a French chic bedroom with paneling, an antique non-working fireplace, a bed with pink bedding, built-in shelves and a mirror

a French chic bedroom with paneling, an antique non-working fireplace, a bed with pink bedding, built-in shelves and a mirror

a French style bedroom with a metal bed with neutral bedding, a pink rug, stained and painted furniture and a statement artwork

a French style bedroom with a metal bed with neutral bedding, a pink rug, stained and painted furniture and a statement artwork

a mid-century modern French bedroom with an antique fireplace, a large bed, some stained furniture and an oversized mirror over the mantel

a mid-century modern French bedroom with an antique fireplace, a large bed, some stained furniture and an oversized mirror over the mantel

a moody refined bedroom with a statement chandelier, artworks, stucoo, a dark upholstered headboard and sophisticated furniture

a moody refined bedroom with a statement chandelier, artworks, stucoo, a dark upholstered headboard and sophisticated furniture

A neutral Parisian bedroom with a blue non-working fireplace, a statement lamp, a chic mirror and an antique wooden chair

A neutral Parisian bedroom with a blue non-working fireplace, a statement lamp, a chic mirror and an antique wooden chair

Artworks

If your bedroom features white walls, adding some bold artwork to your room will give finesse to your Parisian-style bedroom. Paris is known for its abundant flea markets with multiple styles and periods of art for sale. And Parisians love to mix bold artwork with modern furniture, vintage accessories, and ornate moldings. I love abstract minimalist drawings, beautiful photographs (sea, nature, Marocco), and prints in the colors terracotta, blush, turquoise, and sand.

a pretty eclectic Parisian bedroom with a white bed with neutral bedding, stools and chairs, a crystal chandelier and a mini gallery wall

a pretty eclectic Parisian bedroom with a white bed with neutral bedding, stools and chairs, a crystal chandelier and a mini gallery wall

a refined Parisian bedroom with an antique stone fireplace, an oversized mirror, a vintage carved and stained bed and some stools

a refined Parisian bedroom with an antique stone fireplace, an oversized mirror, a vintage carved and stained bed and some stools

a refined white Parisian bedroom with paneling, a white bed, an oversized mirror, some chic vintage furniture and a beautiful artwork

a refined white Parisian bedroom with paneling, a white bed, an oversized mirror, some chic vintage furniture and a beautiful artwork

a sophisticated Parisian bedroom with neutral paneling, a bed with pastel bedding, mismatching nightstands and a crystal chandelier

a sophisticated Parisian bedroom with neutral paneling, a bed with pastel bedding, mismatching nightstands and a crystal chandelier

a white Parisian bedroom with a statement mirror over the fireplace, an upholstered bed, a chic tufted sofa and much natural light

a white Parisian bedroom with a statement mirror over the fireplace, an upholstered bed, a chic tufted sofa and much natural light

Accessories

Scattered coffee table books, a scented candle, plump cushions thrown on your bed, and some dried flowers are all a great way to achieve that subtly embellished Parisian style in your bedroom. A Parisian apartment is usually full of worldly accessories, each with its own meaning and purpose. Through their travels, Parisians love to pick up decor pieces, antiques, and other décor accessories. And a Parisian home is always a place that holds all these precious travel stories in the form of all these accessories. Take a look at various ideas below and get inspired!

a white Parisian bedroom with airy curtains, an upholstered bed, an artwork and a chic tufted chair in the corner

a white Parisian bedroom with airy curtains, an upholstered bed, an artwork and a chic tufted chair in the corner

an antique-inspired Parisian bedroom in neutrals and soft touches of blue, with sophisticated furniture and chic draperies

an antique-inspired Parisian bedroom in neutrals and soft touches of blue, with sophisticated furniture and chic draperies

an elegant French chic bedroom with a gold bed with neutral bedding, a zebra printed rug, a navy chair, color block curtains and a lovely chandelier

an elegant French chic bedroom with a gold bed with neutral bedding, a zebra printed rug, a navy chair, color block curtains and a lovely chandelier

an elegant Parisian bedroom with a herringbone floor, a statement mirror, a chic crystal chandelier and a refined chair

an elegant Parisian bedroom with a herringbone floor, a statement mirror, a chic crystal chandelier and a refined chair

an exquisite bedroom with a French feel, with a non-working fireplace, a white bed with a tan blanket, a refined loveseat and an oversized mirror

an exquisite bedroom with a French feel, with a non-working fireplace, a white bed with a tan blanket, a refined loveseat and an oversized mirror