French Home Decoration

French home decoration Interior design tips for your French home

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to French home decoration, including interior design tips for your French home.

Here you will find everything you need to know about interior design for your house in France, whether you are looking for tips for preparing your home for guests, how to display your treasured Vide Grenier finds or creating an outdoor living space you'll find our guides indispensable.

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Decorating your French Home

How to add a touch of Je ne sais quoi to your home. A guide to interior design for your house in France. 

Practical Decorating Tips

Practical tips to help you enhance the original features of your French Home.


Les Mazures

Interiors Case Study – Back to Nature

Peter Clark and Vincent Caplier created their award-winning eco-guest house in Somme from scratch, where sustainable living is key – inside and out, says Sylvia Edwards Davis. Meet the Movers FrenchEntée Magazine: Why did you settle on France? Peter Clark:

Interior of classic French home

French Country Living

Carolyn Westbrook is a designer known for her love of French interiors and in her  book Through the French Door, she shares her romance with beautiful and inspiring interiors, and invites us into some beautiful homes, including her own. Photography

Interiors – French Inspiration

Carolyn Westbrook is a huge fan of the classic French style of interior design. Here she reveals the Parisian source of her own French homes inspiration and offers her take on why Gallic interiors have such enduring appeal The French

Buying into Burgundy

Former hotel-barge operators Eleanor Garvin and Dennis Sherman abandoned ship three years ago to restore a tired pile in Burgundy’s verdant vignobles. The proud hoteliers invite FrenchEntrée behind the scenes at the luxury Domaine de Cromey.   FRENCHENTRÉE MAGAZINE: What brought you to France?

French Finish Family

Mission Impossible – in Search of the Dream Hamlet

Marion Sauvebois meets a Finnish-French couple who clocked in 25,000km across 15 départements in search of their dream…hamlet FrenchEntrée Magazine: What drew you to Tarn-et-Garonne? Suska Karjalainen & Nicolas Prevot: After roughly four months of house-hunting, viewing 100 houses (including farms, castles, mills, ruins, you name it),

Villa Savoye

Design Notes: Modernist Architecture in France

France has some truly outstanding modernist and contemporary architecture, not just public buildings but also private dwellings. Many represent excellent value for money as they provide large, light, airy living spaces plus the bonus of living in an extraordinary, unique environment and a piece of architectural history.

Personal items in a bathroom

Preparing for House Guests in France

Feelings of excitement and anticipation turn to nothing short of sheer panic! Why? Guests are coming to stay! Keep calm and follow these tips.

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Paris Style at Home: Let’s Go Bobo!

Bobo is the contraction of two very contrasting styles of living, the bourgeois and the bohemian, or bourgeois-bohème, reflected in everything from fashion to food and, of course, also reflected in the the way to style the home.

Outdoor garden decoration

Shabby Chic: French Style Born in the USA

So many things today are labelled shabby chic. The style is everywhere and usually thought to have originated in France – hence the term ‘French shabby chic‘. It might therefore be surprising to learn that the concept actually began in

guest room

The Perfect Guest Room

“Oh isn’t this room just lovely.” Now that’s what you want to hear, whether it’s friends and family or paying guests …

Home staging a kitchen

Tips to Sell Your French Home Faster

What is the best approach if you’re planning to put your house on the market, or if it has lingered on the market for a while? Three ways savvy sellers can make their property stand out from the competition.

Vintage decoration

Decorating with Vintage Finds

Brocantes and vide-greniers are addictive! A few well chosen, good quality vintage pieces can mix well with all kinds of décor.

window treatment

French Style Windows, Light And Bright

Whatever your preferred French style – Provençal, Country, Parisian, Chateau or Shabby Chic, something light and airy can help to bring the outdoors inside.

My interior design business in France

Julie Kilgallon is a qualified interior designer based on the French Riviera. She grew up in Manchester and was inspired by her mother’s soft furnishing business to pursue a career in interior design.

Versailles silver bedroom

Romantic French Bedrooms

A French style bedroom evokes thoughts of love and romance and with good reason. Colors and textures balance each other in a sumptuous invitation to the senses.

French Christmas table

Celebrate the New Year with French Style

In France New Year’s Eve is called la Saint-Sylvestre or la fête de la Saint- Sylvestre, named after the saint of the day – a pope from 314 to 335 AD. It is traditionally celebrated with a special meal, Le

Party table setting room article

Set the Table for a Celebration

According to French tradition, a proper meal on New Year’s Eve will bring prosperity to the house–in which case all the effort that you put in to making it a success will definitely be worth it.

My Life as an Artisan in France

After 10 years spent living and working in London as a painter and decorator, Giles Stonor moved to France and established himself as an artisan. Amongst his biggest projects was the restoration of a Chartreuse in the Dordogne. Here Giles tells FrenchEntrée his story.


Buying from Brocantes

When Victoria Burton moved to France, she soon realised that her modern flat pack furniture would not look so at home in the granite house she had bought in Normandy. But how to achieve château chic on a budget?

furniture for france

Looking to furnish your french home?

Furniture for France is now into its twelfth year of supplying quality furniture to properties in France. Furnishing your Limousin home can be something of a challenge as it is not easy to find classic and contemporary designs of good quality at the right price.

silver doors

Two Natural ‘miracle’ Paints

Although recent EU legislation had limited the VOC contents of paints this does not mean that all paints are now “green”, safe and natural.

Shutters cleaned up

Restoring Wooden Shutters

Renovating a farmhouse is a labour of love for many expatriates in France and properties with character features like original wooden shutters are some of the most sought after – give them the attention they deserve and they’ll reward you for many years to come.

Terracotta Tiles

Treating and Protecting Terracotta Tiles

Terracotta is an attractive, rustic material for both old and new houses. If you’re not careful however, it can be very easy to become a slave to your terracotta floor. Here are some tips on how to avoid potential pitfalls when sealing, protecting and maintaining terracotta tiles.

Couple doing some DIY

DIY – Top Ten Money Saving Tips

There is no doubt that during a financial crisis we all need to pull our belts in a little and conserve our pennies. However this does not stop us wanting to carry on improving our homes, as this is often the biggest investment we will ever make in our lifetimes. Here are top ten tips for saving money on DIY…

Houses to inspire you…

Decorating your house and in need of some inspiration? Then take a look at our new section – gorgeous houses in France with ideas to steal!

Electricity System in France

Image not found.According to the French Ministry for Industry, 100KWh of heating costs around E12 using electricity, E5 using natural gas, E9 with bottled gas and E6 with oil …