10 Ways to Make Your Home Feel French (and Impossibly Chic)

Give your home that je ne sais quois vibe.

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There's something about Parisian decor that feels so effortless, yet so hard to replicate. If you want to turn your home into an impossibly chic, French-inspired space, there are two rules you should follow: don't be afraid to mix styles, and don't overdo it. These products, from mirrors and furniture to decorative accents—and of course, a chandelier—can help you reach your style goals, whether you incorporate them into your home or use them as inspiration.

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Add a Gilded Mirror
Gleaming Primrose Mirror
Anthropologie $448.00+
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Nothing feels more French than a decorative gold mirror, whether it's full length or hung over a mantel. Not only is a mirror an easy item to incorporate into your existing decor, but it'll make your space look even more open. 

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Turn Your Fireplace French
Ambella "French" Fireplace Mantel
Neiman Marcus
$2,300.00
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You don't have to have an old home to have a stunning fireplace—with this intricate stone mantel, you can turn your basic fireplace into a French masterpiece.

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Frame Vintage French Posters
Art Nouveau Framed Print
Etsy
$134.00
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An ultra-easy way to infuse a little Parisian personality into your home? Find vintage and vintage-inspired French posters online (there are tons on Etsy!) and frame them. Hang them, or lean into that laissez-faire attitude and prop large pieces against the wall.

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Add a Chandelier
Luciana Crystal Chandelier
Pottery Barn
$278.99
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Again, in a French-inspired home, a chandelier is a must-have, especially one in gold—you know, to coordinate with that gilded mirror above the mantel. 

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Decorate with Vintage Rugs
Kalilah Rug
Revival Rugs
$597.00
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A vintage rug like this one will complement your decor and make it easier to mix old and new, it'll give your home some of those effortless, distressed French vibes.

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Use an Armoire
Lombok Armoire
Anthropologie
$2,998.00
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French homes often have gorgeous architectural details, but one thing you'll notice is they tend to lack is closet space. An armoire like this is both a design statement and a storage solution. 

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Mix in Vintage Furniture
French Bergere Chair With Gilt Finish
Chairish
$2,600.00
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When in doubt, add a piece of vintage French furniture, like this red and gold bergère chair from the mid-19th century. You can check local vintage and antiques stores, or websites like Chairish and Etsy for more finds like it. 

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Choose Distressed Pieces

Hooker Furniture Writing Desk

Perigold
$1,089.00

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If you can't find actual vintage French furniture, you can look for traditional style pieces with distressed and gilded details, like this writing desk that's sure to inspire tons of creativity.

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Add a Clawfoot Tub
Classic Victorian Clawfoot Tub
Restoration Hardware
$3,146.00
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Is there anything that will make you feel more French than soaking in a clawfoot tub? Bonus points if you sip your favorite wine in the process. Of course, a new tub is a bit harder to just install in your home, but if you're renovating and going for that Parisian vibe, it's worth looking into. 

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Infuse Little Details
Les Girls Coasters
Jonathan Adler
$232.00
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You don't have to go overboard with the French accents, you can simply add little details here and there to give your home the personality you're looking for. These "Les Girls" coasters from Jonathan Adler, for example, have a fun, colorful French vibe on their own. 

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