Whenever I post a topic with “French” and “Christmas,” I will inevitably hear from at least one or more folks from Paris who say “But Michele we don’t decorate for the holidays like Americans do!” Clearly I need to do more research to get closer to the facts. Is it a city vs. country thing? Such research will necessitate spending a Christmas vacay in Paris and the French countryside, oui? Hence, these French Country Holiday Home Amazing Decor Inspo are brought to you in a lighthearted spirit of ‘how someone not living in the French country might infuse French inspired style into the decor.’
After all, let’s face it, the French simply know their way around natural, rustic refined, lovely strokes of decorating genius. And what a lot of American decorators think of as “French Country” is often a whole different look than authentic decor and sensibilities seen in the French countryside.
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French Country Holiday Home Amazing Decor Inspo
Holiday Decor Inspiration from France
Here are some design details that particularly moved me. Maybe they will also inspire you!
Simple French Christmas Star
Whether we make one with twigs from the yard or wire, isn’t this beautiful inspiration?
Star Motif for a Christmas Table
Any ready-made runner for your dinner table could be customized with simple stars cut from a coordinating fabric.
Pink in Lieu of Christmas Red
When the pink is this delicious and appetizing, why not go for a softer, romantic look?
Symmetry in Paris
When we visited Paris, we stayed just a few steps away from Chanel (Park Hyatt Paris Vendome) so I know this spot well! The blue of those spectacular doors is inspiring too.
Bûche de Noël
This particular Christmas yule log cake below is a vegan dessert created with raspberry and grapefruit sorbet. What a lovely way to bring France to your table!
Skip the Designer Tree
I love how Sarah Silm stays true to her relaxed style for holiday decor within her small chateau in SW France. The family tree is decorated simply with ornaments made by her children and little bits of cheer collected over the years.
Galvanized Rustic Romantic Charm
Go Big or Go Home!
Isn’t the scale of these teddy bears incredibly festive?
Collected Milagro Hearts
What a thoughtful collection to deck the halls at Christmas as well as the whole year through.
Simple Fresh Greens in the Bedroom
The French are so good at those simple little touches that are just enough!
Billowy Soft Accents
When you love a white Christmas and tulle…
I could stare at this inspiration all day.
French Farmhouse Christmas Decor Inspiration
Holiday Greenery & Pretty Sweets
Let them have cake…to decorate as well as consume!
Score French Country Styling Hacks
Peace to you right where you are.
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