Shopping in Paris is a dream for decorators and design lovers. Wandering around Paris flea markets, finding antiques and treasures, and decorating your home with your finds might not be a possibility for you. But this doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your home in French flea market style. There are many online resources that import French antiques as well as local merchants and flea markets that have similar furniture and objects to the French markets.
French flea market style is an eclectic style that mixes antiques, salvage and garden decorations to create a romantic, nostalgic style room. Imperfections are welcome as they show age and give character to furniture and objects alike. Flea market finds in art work can decorate your walls with beautiful still life or anonymous portraits. Transforming finds into something new is also a hallmark of French flea market style. For example, a wood urn can be turned into a table lamp.
French grays and beiges create a neutral but sophisticated palette. Pale wood floors or painted wood floors work well with this style, as do faded antique or vintage rugs.
Look at blogs and magazines that feature French flea market style for inspiration. Build your collection one piece at a time for a beautiful room inspired by the flea markets of Paris.