Have you wanted to create a French Vintage look in your home but don’t know where to start? This post contains 8 tips on how to create the French Vintage look yourself! Jamie from So Much Better With Age does it perfectly, and I’m thrilled to have her here today to share with you.
I’m so excited to be posting on Rachel’s blog today! Rachel and I have been blogging friends for a number of years now and we get to see each other every year at the Haven Conference in Atlanta. I simply adore her and her style and I think my similar style might be something you lovely readers will like.
I live in Vancouver, BC Canada and have been blogging for over five years now. I love all things French and I’m pretty sure that’s how Rachel and I first connected – over our love of France!
I try to incorporate elements in every room that give it a bit of a French flair but it’s definitely not overdone. I love mixing new and old and I’m currently living in an 80s house that was been renovated with modern elements but I added French Vintage decor so I definitely know you don’t need a villa in France to recreate this look (although wouldn’t that be amazing?!).
I have a chandelier in almost every room of my house but this one in my dining room is by far the largest of them (and my favourite!). Having a chandelier can make the biggest impact in a room to create a French Vintage look.
Even my office has a chandelier.
#2 Curved Furniture
Every piece of furniture doesn’t need to be curved but a couple of curvy accents chairs throughout your house will do the trick.
#3 Add Some Gold
Gold is so French and I’m so glad it’s made a comeback with home decor. I don’t need everything to be gold though.
This gold mirror (in my powder room) mixed in with a modern light fixture and modern faucet looks great together and makes the mirror really pop.
Even brushed gold looks amazing like the faucet and handles in my renovated kitchen.
#4 Add Some Old
French Vintage wouldn’t be the same without the ‘vintage’. I’m always finding unusual objects that are old to display like using this old champagne bucket as a vase.
Old books and a set of keys is another way to bring in some old.
I love white walls with natural woods neutral furniture. Some color is nice to throw in but I usually keep it subtle and pastel.
I love baskets and French market baskets are the perfect way to add that French Vintage flair to your kitchen.
Flowers are a must. Any room just comes alive with even a small bouquet of flowers. Grab your own flower bunches from the grocery store and arrange them yourself to save money.
#8 Anything Linen
I love this antique linen runner I picked up in France last year. I love linen clothing and even if it isn’t actually linen, I love a linen look.
I hope you found these 8 tips on how to create a French Vintage look helpful!
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