My French Noël - 7 ways to add French flair to your home this Christmas 2020 / 2021

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The holiday season is around the corner and it's time to start thinking about how to decorate your home this Christmas. Why not add French flair with these simple and stunning decorating ideas.

1. The French Christmas mantle piece

Welcome le père noël in style by adding French accents to your fireplace. Display candlesticks, glassware and silverware with Christmas lights and branches to make a sparkling impact.

This elegant fireplace is beautifully decorated with wicker baskets overflowing with pine cones, a garland adorned with lemons and limes and matching wreath hung from the antique French trumeau mirror, a pair of finials and a Louis XV armchair

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Silver mercury glass candlesticks and ornaments shimmer on the mantle piece and look fabulous displayed in collection. 

2. A Christmas mirror

Gilded and silver-framed mirrors reflect decorations and candlelight and make any Christmas display look impressive.

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The antique French mirror on this wonderful stone mantle piece is decorated with ornaments and a garland of pine, eucalyptus, limes and pine cones.

Louis Philippe mirror for christmas 

A simple green wreath adds a Christmas touch to this farmhouse kitchen. The 19th Century silver Louis Philippe mirror ties the room together - another lovely idea is the antique ceramic tian as a rustic champagne bucket. Classic white vintage ironstone is out on display on the kitchen counters. 

3. A unique Christmas tree

Place your Christmas tree in a different container this year to add a fresh touch. Consider using Medici urns, planters, baskets and rustic fruit boxes.

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French christmas decorating ideas

Gold decorations on a traditional Christmas tree are a classic choice and can be easily complemented with antiques such as altar candlesticks and gilded armchairs.

4. A Christmas Demijohn

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Demijohns have such a festive shape, and are really easy to work with to transform into Christmas decor. Perfect as a Christmas tree in an apartment or smaller home, and stunning with a strand of fairy lights up over and even inside!

5. A French Christmas tablescape

Vintage champagne buckets can be re-imagined as a stunning centerpiece. Antique candlesticks, silverware and crystal stemware will make your Christmas table feel special and welcoming.  

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6. Add a festive touch to every day objects

Decorating an elegant bust on a pedestal with Christmas greens makes a bold and stunning statement. 

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Vintage pottery and rustic containers are so easy to decorate. Chandeliers look beautiful adorned with branches and baubles. Use fresh cut rosemary and pepper berries to give your favorite collectibles a festive touch.

7. A Christmas bedroom

Add Christmas touches to bedrooms with decorations and lighting around mirrors, bedheads, fireplaces and windows.

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Recreate these ideas with our stunning collection of French home wares

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