10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas!

Gorgeous interior with romantic decor in a #Parisapartment with gold accents, herringbone floor, crystal chandelier, Bergere chairs and chic pillows.

10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal! via ParisPerfect

Raise your hand if your heart beats faster when you confront the charm, patina, timelessness, and effortless elegance of a beautifully appointed apartment in Paris in person or in photos! Gurrrrl, svp (that’s pleeeeez in France-ville)…I’m waving mine in the air. Oh, kids. I have Paris PINS for you to PIN today, and I hope you’ll snag em all!

And I wish we could simply paint our walls the perfect creamy white, buy a few vintage chairs, let our romantic drapes pool on the floor, and BOOM arrive at the perfect “Paris apartment-ish feel” interior. But there is simply no substitute (in my head, I am Catherine Deneuve saying soob-stee-toot with a killer French accent) for: historical architecture, patina-ed herringbone wood floors showing fabulous age, heavenly pink Parisian light, years of collecting decor and art, and the proportions of many Paris apartments which can vary significantly from the proportions of spaces outside of the city.

Romantic neutral interior décor details in the Castillon apartment on Place Dauphine via Paris Perfect. See more inspiring Paris apartments for interior design inspiration and decorating ideas!

10 Charming Paris Apartment Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal!via Paris Perfect

We should chat for a sec about how we should NOT approach this decor style. Perhaps the worst thing one can do is buy what is on a typical mainstream “Paris apartment” bestseller list at any given time which may include: cheesy signs that say Paris, anything with dollar-store feather boas and plastic rhinestones attached, frilly polyester everything, and awful art starring French poodles (with some exceptions of course!). Instead, it will serve us well to gaze closer at Paris apartment interiors and know we can perhaps capture a bit of the magic or essence but not the full package. What we are seeing upon deeper study of these interiors is decades of living, layering, and subtracting to achieve.

10 Parisian Decor Ideas to Steal! Find inspiring interior design and decorating ideas for a Paris apartment look in your home.

PIN me to SAVE for later!

If you need proof of the magnitude of this lofty challenge (to arrive at spaces on par with their French counterparts), consider how homeowners with deep pockets turn to reclaimed stone, reclaimed wood, reclaimed doors, historical architectural salvage, and mortgage-priced antiques in their own attempts to bring home the je ne sais quoi. It is no easy feat.

So have I sufficiently snapped you out of your Paris apartment decor trance completely with my reality check? Ha! Let’s keep our focus narrowed to educating ourselves more about the decor milieu there and how the French live with objects, furnishings, space, and the light. In this way, we won’t be swayed by the marketplace into decorating spaces which could feel contrived, overworked, overbaked, kitschy, too precious, too frou frou, and here’s the biggie: too INAUTHENTIC. If your decor doesn’t feel natural in the space where you live, you should change it. There. I’ve said it. There are things far more important than decor, but since we’re talking about spaces at home where you will interacting, resting, dining, and making memories, why not be intentional and have some fun in the process?

Pink French toile in a charming bedroom with wallpaper. #femininedecor #Frenchtoile

10 Charming Paris Apartment Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal!via FleaingFrance

Keeping all of this in mind, I offer a little list of 10 ideas to ignite your imagination and perhaps help you to see with more clarity how the ingredients and dynamics in the decor mix combine to impart a sense of beautiful romance.

10 Charming Paris Apartment Decorating Ideas!

1. Hush the Palette.

Need suggestions for a beautiful white for the walls?

We've featured quite a few places by A+B Kasha before: this Paris-based real estate and design firm excels at creating meticulously detailed apartments where just the walls and floors themselves are a work of art. My current favorite project of theirs is a little jewel of a one-bedroom, 270 square feet of perfection tucked away on the top floor of a 19th-century building in Paris' 6th arrondissement.

10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal!via A+B Kasha

See inspiring romantic decor in these Paris apartment photos & decorating ideas! Arcadia 18" Stool #rusticstool #modernfarmhouse

Rustic wood stool 10 Charming Paris Apartment Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal!

2. Bring in a Bergere.

Bright and airy Parisian chic space with luxurios details like chandelier and plaster of Paris

10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal! via Loombrand

Come see photos of beautiful Paris apartments and score decorating ideas! Bardot Bergere Wing back Chair #bergerechair

White Wing Bergere Chair 10 Charming Paris Apartment Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal!

3. Embrace Minimalist Chic.

This Chic Paris Apartment Is a Perfect Mix of Old & New This is so me, just some colour would be nice

10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos &  Decorating Ideas to Steal! via ApartmentTherapy

Minimal modern decor can be beautiful - see this collection of beautiful Paris apartment interiors. Maxime 26" Swivel Bar Stool

Modern Swivel Bar Stool 10 Charming Paris Apartment Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal!

4. Go for the Gold.

A Dreamy Paris Apartment | A Cup of Jo

10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal! via CupofJo

Eliana Arch Gold Wall Mirror

French Gold Wall Mirror 10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal!

5. Mix In Modern Furnishings.

a blog about interiors, design, art, illustration and other creative fields.

10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal! via Emilie Bonaventure, photo: Nicholas Matheus

Cozy modern chic Paris apartment decorating ideas! Ottavio Modern #Sheepskin Armchair

Modern Sheepskin Armchair 10 Charming Paris Apartment Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal!

6. Enhance the Architecture

the first apartment, in the Boulogne-Billancourt district of Paris, looks like a Wes Anderson inspired dollhouse. the second apartment, in the 16th arrondissement, has a stuffed peacock in the lounge. it's fabulous.

10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal! via MissMoss

7. Think Vertical.

Impeccable moldings and art in a lofty beautiful luxurious sophisticated bathroom in a Paris apartment by Jean Louis Deniot Interior Design, Paris.

10 Charming Paris Apartment Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal! via Jean Louis Deniot

8. French Doors in the Kitchen.

The Easiest Way To Get Your Dining Area Ready For Fall

10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal! via Loombrand

Steele Continuous Weave Wicker Dome 1-Light Inverted Pendant

Wicker Dome Pendant Light 10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal!

A charming Paris kitchen with herringbone flooring and waterfall countertop. The rest of the spaces wrap around an internal courtyard. “You can walk around the entire apartment in a loop, which makes it feel bigger than it is,” says Martin. “From the main bedroom you can see the kitchen, and from the bathroom you can look into the sitting room. It’s like we’re our own neighbours.”

10 Charming Paris Apartment Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal! via Vogue Australia

9. Antiques & Interesting Chandeliers.

Charming Midcentury Modern interior design in a Paris apartment with the French doors wide open to the city!

10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal! via Feedly

Lemoyne Side Chair

Modern White Side Chair 10 Charming Paris Apartment Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal!

Inspiration from Paris apartment interior design ideas - a charming living room with stone fireplace and paneled walls with ornate brass sconces and a magnificent floral arrangement.

10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal!

Sanders 2-Light Candle Sconce

Candle Sconce10 Charming Paris Apartment Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal!

Beautiful parisian loft show how to do small space living in the bathroom, bedroom, living room. A gorgeous mix of old and new in a bright, stripped back space.

10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal! via SouthShoreDecoratingBlog

Beautiful romantic decor from Paris apartments! Coral Gables Slipcovered Sofa #slipcover #beachystyle #whitesofa

White Slipcovered Sofa 10 Charming Paris Apartment Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal!

A gorgeous sophisticated Paris apartment bathroom with clawfoot tub. Your bathroom may not be your main decorating priority, but these elegant tubs prove that powder rooms can be just as stylish as the rest of your home.

10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal! via ElleDecor

Beautiful romantic decor in Paris apartments to inspire like this Jacqueline 63" x 28" Soaking Bathtub #clawfoottub

Clawfoot Soaking Bathtub 10 Charming Paris Apartment Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal!

<p>Ornate and minimal are essentially opposites, but design duo Gilles et Boissier somehow embody both in their vision for this dreamy Paris apartment. The color palette of primarily white, black, and

10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal! via Gilles et Boissier

10. Romantic Drapes + Edgy Art.

ZsaZsa Bellagio – Like No Other: House Beautiful: Dreamy Ivory

10 Charming Paris Apartment Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal! via ZsaZsaBellagio

 Black painted paneled wall in a Paris apartment living room with huge horse painting or photo

10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal!

Looking for edgy horse art piece? 'Horse Trot' Photographic Print #horseprint #horseart

Horse Photography Print 10 Charming Paris Apartment Photos & Decorating Ideas to Steal!

PARIS PHOTOS | Paris France | Eiffel Tower | Visit Paris | Notre Dame | French food | Montmartre Paris | Streets of Paris

10 Charming Paris Apartment  Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal!

Place Dauphine, Ile de la Cité

10 Charming Paris Apartment Interiors & Decorating Ideas to Steal! via ParisPerfect

What do you find enchanting about Paris apartment interiors?

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

Follow:

12 Comments

  1. February 19, 2018 / 3:34 am

    High ceilings, big windows and elaborate moldings make any space look great.

    • February 19, 2018 / 9:52 pm

      Aint that the truth! 🙂

  2. Gwen
    February 19, 2018 / 8:22 am

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. I so enjoy the amazing calm they represent. Beautiful!

    • February 19, 2018 / 9:53 pm

      Thanks for tuning in, Gwen. Happy to serve up peaceful inspiration. 🙂

  3. Alice Genzlinger
    February 19, 2018 / 8:33 am

    French doors. French doors in the kitchen, French doors in the bath. French doors everywhere. To me that’s the first step to the beginning of the French influence. Juliet balconies, iron railings, chandeliers, and fresh flowers. Marble. And large old mirrors. And that’s just the beginning.

    • February 19, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      Oui oui, Alice! 🙂

  4. Joanna
    February 19, 2018 / 11:40 am

    I love looking at romantic French homes. So beautiful! But, I’m not sure they would fit into our everyday lives with children, pets and messy husbands. It is nice to have dreams though.

    • February 19, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      I’m one who has always lived with white and romantic decor, and daily life’s messiness is cleaned up just like within a colorful home – what needs attention is just more apparent right away!

  5. Mary
    February 19, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    Bonjour, Michele. Isn’t it funny that we Americans enjoy and appreciate so much of the European, Old World style, while so many Europeans have come to and are still moving to the United States, to embrace all things American? Is this the, “grass is greener on the other side”, psychology, or are we all, on both sides of the Atlantic, very talented and creative when it comes to the home atmosphere? Creatives always work hard to achieve that teasing level of visual perfection. It’s in our DNA. I think God put it there. What drives you in working so hard, mentally and physically, to get it just right?

    • February 19, 2018 / 7:14 pm

      You’re so right! I also like to think it’s our divine spark that may explain our creativity and our desire to seek and find beauty. Thanks for adding to the beauty here, Mary.

  6. Ellen Shook
    February 19, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    Beautiful photos, and I wish I was there! I wanted to pin some, but unfortunately, I cannot seem to. Each one I tried, all I could see was the big P inside a pink circle! I don’t know if this is my computer problem or if anyone else has the same problem.

    • February 19, 2018 / 11:15 pm

      Hi Ellen! Not sure why that is happening for you. The ability to pin images from this post works fine on my computer. I hope you can get to the bottom of it and pin like crazy! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *