Decorating Ideas We're Stealing From French It-Girls on Instagram

Social media is possibly more important to our lives now than ever before, and we're relying on the posts of our favourite stylish influencers to provide us with inspiration for all things interior decorating. With a little more extra time on our hands, we're committed to making our homes serene sanctuaries for self-care, with pieces that bring joy to our day and homewares that make us feel calm and cosy. As usual, we're looking to the French for tips and tricks to easily revamp our rooms with minimal effort and dollars. Home has never looked so good.

Fresh flowers

From our extensive research (if you can call it that) we've noticed a pattern between the most stylish French it-girls on Instagram—fresh flowers. There are few things better than receiving a fresh bunch of blooms, and they have the power to uplift your home instantly while radiating good vibes. Some of our favourite florists are doing home-delivered bunches, so contact your local to get in on the floral goodness.

Collections

A single scroll of Clara Conet's Instagram feed will reveal a plethora of visual inspiration, from front-row runway viewings to cute snippets of her very own home. We love how she proudly shows off her collection of skincare and body products on her bathroom shelf. Your favourite products shouldn't be hidden away in a draw, they should be displayed in a group to give a stylish focal point to your bathroom.

Busts

The influence of the Mediterranean has definitely made its way to our shores when it comes to decorating, with whitewashed urns and cobalt blue accessories popping up on our feed constantly. Another trend that has origins in Italy, Greece and beyond is sculptural busts—some of well-known figures like Aphrodite and some with a more abstract aesthetic. Either way, we love the look of a bust on a buffet accompanied by vintage treasures.

Books

Like our precious Instagram app, good books are our saviour right now, and the French have been showing off their collections for decades that bear a resemblance to a public library. Whether it's colour-coded or bohemian in appearance, your bookshelf reveals a lot about your personality. 

White sheets

Forever chic and classy, our favourite French influencers know how to create interior spaces that look like a dream. Like Tina Kunakey, instantly refresh your bed with a set of crisp white sheets—we've got you sorted on that one.

Sculptural mirrors

There's no reason that a mirror has to be a rectangle. In fact, France's most inspiring it-girls know that geometric shapes and tactile materials make for a much more joyous experience at home. From pebble shapes to sun-like bamboo creations like Melissa Bon, experiment with shape to delight the eye. 

Decorative details

Your apartment might not be an original Parisian pied-à-terre, but you can sure give the illusion with your decorating choices. A recurring theme amongst the chicest French homes on Instagram is small decorative details such as cornices, mantlepieces and picture frames that add a layer of history and sophistication (even if you live in a new-build). Bonus points for brass and stone materials.

More Insta inspo? Check out these 11 feel-good accounts that will bring joy back to your feed.

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