12 Paris Apartment Interior Design Ideas

Apartments located in Paris are easy on the eyes, yet anything but easy on the budget. But that doesn’t mean you can’t steal the look for a bedroom, living room, or dining room in your own home. I am admittedly more of a country girl than a city slicker, but I do appreciate temporarily living like a local in cities like Paris to soak up inspiration and share it with you. 12 Paris Apartment Interior Design Ideas introduces decorating suggestions inspired by my stay in this apartment near Notre Dame.

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12 Paris Apartment Interior Design Ideas

Paris Apartment Interior Design Ideas

I gathered furniture and decor ideas that were mainly 3-figure rather than 4-figure, but there are a couple of Frenchie finds toward the end in the double digits! Affiliate links follow and won’t cost you a cent more to use them as they may earn this blog a small commission.

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Romantic Bedroom Decor

What made this particular Paris apartment bedroom romantic in style for me were its: sparkly semi-flush mount lighting, the use of lavender as an accent, the wrought iron balcony, country French furnituree, aged rustic wood floors, vintage door, and rich architectural moldings. While the architectural details may not strike you as budget friendly – that does depend on your level of DIY acumen and relativity of budget.

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1. Architectural Molding

Adding a more sizable baseboard is a change out that can improve the bones of your room and heighten its character.

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12 Paris Apartment Interior Design Ideas

2. Sparkly Chandelier, Ceiling Light, or Lamps

Catchings 5-Light Crystal Chandelier
Crystal Chandelier: FIND HERE.
Kobe 3-Light Drum Chandelier
Semi Flush Mount Crystal Chandelier: FIND HERE
Cooper Crystal 35" Table Lamp
Crystal 35″ Table Lamp: FIND HERE.
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Wanna snag vintage bedroom furniture? Take peek at what is RIGHT HERE.

3. Lavender Accents

Leavell Coverlet
Lavender Quilted Coverlet: FIND HERE.

Paris Apartment Interior Design Ideas

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12 Paris Apartment Interior Design Ideas

The bedroom in this pricey Paris apartment we rented didn’t even have a closet! This Nordic style armoire was the only clothing storage–there’s something to feel thankful for if your bedroom comes with any sized closet at all.

4. Country and Curvy Nightstand

Aurora 2 Drawer Nightstand
French country nightstand: FIND HERE.

Strong Color in Strategic Places

5. French Blue for Doors

This Paris apartment’s doors were magnificent and painted this striking French blue. Paired with the gold toned hardware, ooh la la. You can steal this idea for your own home, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a more budget friendly idea. If your home is graced with less-than magnificent hollow-core builder’s grade doors, consider painting them a cheery shade. You may recall that when we moved into our fixer upper and inherited cheap, paper-y 6-panel doors, I painted them light grey (leaving the trim white) since I had to live with them for awhile before replacing them with solid alder doors. You certainly don’t have to keep the color subtle as I did! Just look at the blue and be inspired!

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The same blue was used around the “lift” and entry doors.

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Blue doors were everywhere in the building.

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Finding the perfect French blue can take some effort and tweaking. This isn’t exactly the French blue from the doors on our Paris apartment, but it’s close…

Santa Monica Blue by Benjamin Moore
BENJAMIN MOORE Santa Monica Blue

And notice the strip of blue near the stairs – did you need permission to use color on doors and trim while leaving surrounding trim white or stained? You’re welcome!

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Airy & White Living Room

If you’re searching for just-right white paint colors, do SEE THIS. Were I to guess at the white paint color used throughout this Paris apartment we rented, I would say BENJAMIN MOORE White Dove. The white hardly changed through the day, and it was a soft creamy pure white without yellow or grey undertones. How to emulate the feel of wondrous French doors opening to beautiful wrought iron balconies AND do it on a budget? To capture the effect, my first advice is to direct your attention to the windows in the room and determine the amount of privacy you require. Also consider glare if the room is also used for television viewing during the day (if you only watch movies at night, maybe you can let go of window coverings).

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12 Paris Apartment Interior Design Ideas

Find Demilune Side Table options here.

6. Light & Airy Curtains

If you can get by without window treatments, consider nothing at all or curtains that can be pulled back as you here.

Rod Pocket Single Curtain Panel
Single Rod Pocket Curtain Panel: FIND HERE.
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Loved the fresh flowers awaiting us in this apartment! See lovely floral inspiration in THIS POST.
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7. Light Blue Sofa

Quiet light blue can be a beautiful neutral foundation as it is in this Paris apartment living room.

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Rhinebeck Sofa
Hushed Blue Sofa: FIND HERE.
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Rhinebeck Loveseat
Light Blue Loeseat: FIND HERE.

8. Ivory Accent Chair

Londonshire Swoop Side Chair
Light Blue Stripe Side Chair: FIND HERE.
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9. Gilded Frames

Whether on a picture frame, a painting, or a mirror, a rich gold frame is very at home in a Paris apartment.

Find options for vintage French gilded wall mirrors RIGHT HERE.

Traditional Sunburst Wall Mirror
Sunburst Gold Mirror: FIND HERE.
Tuckerman Ablenay Mirror
Wall Mirror: FIND HERE.

More Gold Framed Mirror Options RIGHT HERE.

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12 Paris Apartment Interior Design Ideas

More Glimpses of Living Room Views

If your space is lacking these Juliet iron balconies – keep your eyes peeled at the flea market for architectural salvage pieces (gates, fences, exterior ornaments) which may make the perfect accent piece. Don’t worry about the color since you can always tweak that!

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Here’s what you see when you gaze to the right.

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And this is the view to the left. It was wonderful to have grocery stores, bakeries, and shops selling vintage wares just outside the door!

The balconies are narrow and barely accommodate a table and chairs!

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Simplicity in the Dining Room

The dining room is open to the living area in this Paris apartment and consisted of a round dining table, simple chairs, and a small desk with a computer. A chandelier is accented with a gorgeous ceiling medallion, and the only decor on the wall is a large clock (both decorative and functional!).

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10. Dramatic Chandelier

These are less “Marie Antoinette” and perhaps more at home in a Country French dining room, but the drama is still there.

Aidan Gray French Country Chandelier. Large Landini Chandelier Landini Chandelier Swedish gray wood with rusted, white metal arms wood, metal Height 48" Width 48" Depth 42.5" Certification: UL listed Assembly Required: No Number of Bulbs:6 60 Watts (Bulbs Not Included) Base Type: Chandelier Voltage: 120V Power Source: Hardwired Suitable Places: Indoor Use only.
Landini French country chandelier: FIND HERE
Salento 6-Light Chandelier
Salento Chandelier: FIND HERE
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Laluz Chandelier: FIND HERE

11. Here are ideas for WALL CLOCKS.

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12. French Inspired Chairs

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Paris apartment dining room. Hello Lovely Studio.

Here’s a friendly priced set of 2…

Bluffton Side Chair
Louis Style Oval Back Dining Chairs – Set of 2: FIND HERE
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French dining room. In case you’re in the mood for…Parisian Design Details and French Decor Finds. Certainly lovely indeed! Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

For a modern acrylic Louis chair…these are the exact ones I own, and they are both comfy and stackable.

Louis Ghost Chair
Louis Ghost Chair: FIND HERE.

Tiny Modern European Bathroom

I loved the bathroom in our Paris apartment. It was light, bright, and so efficient. The use of a small space was a testament to European genius.

Modern Paris apartment bathroom. Hello Lovely Studio.
12 Paris Apartment Interior Design Ideas
Modern sink and tiled shower in Paris apartment by Hello Lovely Studio
Modern bathroom design in Paris apartment. Hello Lovely Studio.

Petite Chic Paris Kitchen

A tiny modern white kitchen with a view of beautiful rooftops. One of my favorite design details is the reflective flooring – it may look black, and black and white kitchens are certainly classic and popular – but it is navy blue.

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View out the kitchen window was so enchanting and such a glorious contrast from the sleekness and modernity of the kitchen fixtures.

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Wine as decor in a white kitchen? Why not! Here’s my favorite source!

Get the full scoop on staying at this Paris apartment at Haven In.

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Paris apartment balcony and shutters. In case you’re in the mood for…Parisian Design Details and French Decor Finds. Certainly lovely indeed! Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

More Charming Parisian Moments

Parisian bistro tables and chairs are such iconic eye candy. I saw the little recycled blue yogurt pots used as vases everywhere, and I brought home as many as would fit in my suitcase. It’s interesting that I snapped this photo below in 2012, when succulents were not yet EVERYWHERE in the USA.

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A cafe in Paris. In case you’re in the mood for…Parisian Design Details and French Decor Finds. Certainly lovely indeed! Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.
Lintgen French Stacking Patio Dining Chair
See this post for bistro chair ideas..

While this friendly-priced bistro set below wouldn’t be at home in this chic apartment, it’s Christmas-y green color spoke to me.

The quiet beauty of the architecture was intoxicating.

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Ivy spilling from window boxes in courtyard of Park Hyatt Paris Vendome. In case you’re in the mood for…Parisian Design Details and French Decor Finds. Certainly lovely indeed! Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

Steel Windows in Paris

Another gorgeous window and completely different…industrial steel windows that feel modern and work so well with any design style. If you read my post highlighting Chateau Domingue, you may recall they offer these custom made thin steel beauties.

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Furniture at Merci store in Paris. In case you’re in the mood for…Parisian Design Details and French Decor Finds. Certainly lovely indeed! Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

Window Hardware

Is there anything quite like old hardware – functional art work to enjoy everyday?

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Antique hardware on windows at Hotel Carnavalet. In case you’re in the mood for…Parisian Design Details and French Decor Finds. Certainly lovely indeed! Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

This window was in the dressing area of our hotel room’s bathroom, and you will note the richness of the gold-leafed wood.

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Gold window trim in Park Hyatt Paris Vendome bathroom. In case you’re in the mood for…Parisian Design Details and French Decor Finds. Certainly lovely indeed! Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

Luxurious Marble Bathroom

In our hotel room’s bath, there were so many elegant design details to note! Creamy honed marble, gold plated hardware, and no subway tile in sight.

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Luxurious marble bathroom in our hotel room at Park Hyatt Paris Vendome. In case you’re in the mood for…Parisian Design Details and French Decor Finds. Certainly lovely indeed! Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

Mahogany and Gold

More gold leaf on the woodwork, mahogany panels, velvet pillows, and simple delicate sconces spotlighting more Rosaline Granet sculptures flanking the bed.

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Mahogany paneling and gold trim in our hotel room at Park Hyatt Paris Vendome. In case you’re in the mood for…Parisian Design Details and French Decor Finds. Certainly lovely indeed! Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

Here is a wood floor pattern that blew my mind.

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Hardwood floor pattern in Paris. In case you’re in the mood for…Parisian Design Details and French Decor Finds. Certainly lovely indeed! Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

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More Paris Inspired Decor Finds

Genuine Paris Armchair
Paris Leather Arm Chair: FIND HERE.
Parisian Arm Chair.
French inspired Arm Chair: FIND HERE.
Louis Style Bench
Louis Style Bench: FIND HERE.

French Inspired & Lovely

French market basket. #frenchbasket #marketbasket #france
Frenchy Market Basket: FIND HERE.

Does Santa need to bring me you this?

White Bicycle.
In case a romantic retro style bike is in your future. White Bicycle: FIND HERE.
Slipcovered Linen Side Chair
In case  an elegant linen chair needs to come live with you. Slipcovered Linen Side Chair: FIND HERE.
Esschert Design AT12 Aged Terracotta 4 Flowerpots in Metal Basket with Handle
Aged Terracotta Flowerpots in Basket: FIND HERE.
European Chestnut Wood Bistro Chairs (Walnut Stain): FIND HERE
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Linen Upholstered Dining Chair
French Linen Upholstered Dining Chair
Campaign Style End Table
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Loveseat
French Loveseat
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Louis Ghost Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
PARIS Framed Print
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
Linen Curved Loveseat
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
French Upholstered Gray Bench
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Leather Club Chair
Leather Club Chair
French Linen Sofa
French Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Magnus Table Lamp
Magnus Table Lamp
Marble Column Lamp
Marble Column Lamp
Tufted Chesterfield Sofa
Tufted Chesterfield Sofa
Black Tray Table
Black Tray Table
French Country Wood Mirror
French Country Wood Mirror
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
Round Marble Side Table
Round Marble Side Table

Mosey over to OKL for even more decorating ideas for Parisian style.

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Is anyone easing into the spirit of Thanksgiving, advent, and holiday magic? We have a beautiful blanket of snow and chilling temperatures so it certainly feels like the holidays to me…see this CELEBRATION OF PLAID FOR THE HOLIDAYS for inspiration.

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-michele

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2 Comments

  1. c
    November 10, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Thanks for the virtual look at the beautiful Parisian apartment! What a lovely post for the weekend.

    • michele
      Author
      November 10, 2018 / 12:50 pm

      Thanks for taking a peek, friend. Enjoy the weekend – and peace right where you are.

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