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I wanted people to feel like they were in Paris when they walked into my bedroom, so I started looking at different web sites getting ideas for my room.
I got a mini Eiffel Tower and clock, and a pillow with a city that looked like Paris. I painted my room like a city and painted my bed frame white with the Eiffel Tower and Paris written on it. I added two poodles to the back of my black chair and one to my white chair. I even have a vintage phone I got at the pawn shop that actually works.
Now when you walk in my room, it feels like Paris!
By rebekah from Sugsta, GA
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I'm 15 years old and am redoing my room. I want to do a Paris themed room and paint my walls lime green at the same time. Will this work? Also, I need some good decor ideas and ideas for furniture. Thanks a bunch :D
By Alex from NJ
My first advice is don't over do it. Just give a few hints of Paris in your room. Look in Ballards designs catalog for ideas on making a European look. I bought a magnetic board and glued a pic of the Eifel tower in black and white onto the front. I use it for picture of our friends. I think making a French bulletin board, the ones with ribbon criss-crossing would be cute. Bold fabric in lime and white and black or brown might work well for curtains and pillows. Good luck. :) (07/30/2010)
Darling, don't use too much lime green. When you look in the mirror, you'll look sick! Lime green is one of those colors that bring other colors together. It's much better as an accent, like one wall (not the one with the mirror, lol) and I would use a peppermint pink and black and white combination. If you have a window, that's the wall that should be green. How about a wide black on white pinstripe, ala fifties Paris chic?
We just finished my daughter's room with the same theme. Hers was in black, white and pink. We painted 2 walls pink and left two walls white. Picked new bedspread and throw pillows to match. Purchased a 6 foot Eiffel tower peel-n-stick for the wall in black. I purchased 4 fashion art prints on ebay cheap then bought 4 matching cheap Walmart frames for under the price of one print framed at Target. A wire Eiffel Tower from Target office supplies sits on a dresser. It was cheap and easy. (08/02/2010)
Thanks so much you guys your posts were really helpful! :) I will post pics of my room when its finished!
I'm 15 and I recently redid my room with a vintage France theme. I deliberately painted my walls lime green as well. My room looks amazing! Everywhere I looked people were doing the pink/black Paris theme and I wanted to be a bit different. Instead of hanging Eiffel Towers and Paris-like things, I wanted my room to be like a typical French bedroom. Lots of thrift stores sell French-style furniture. I got an awesome bed frame and chair for my desk.
If you're room is lime green, try painting your furniture black, it will look stunning and tone down the green so it doesn't overwhelm you. Hanging a canopy over your bed will be a nice focal point and, hung properly, look very French! (09/11/2010)
I would like to get some ideas for decorating a bedroom with a Paris theme.
By jasey from Midland, TX
I would find an Eiffel tower and make a lamp out of it. (02/01/2010)
Here's several ideas:
On TV, I saw where they took plain pillows, pillow cases or plain fabrics or sheets, then took gray and black fabric markers and wrote French words all over the fabrics. They wrote in a slanted lines and just wrote many French words.
I think it would be nice to copy a love poem or a love letter that was written in French. First lay a yardstick or ruler on the fabric then use a special "disappearing ink" pen from the fabric store to draw your straight lines (these lines will disappear in several hours, for a longer lasting line, buy a marker that comes off when dampened with water). Keep your French words in cursive writing "free and easy" and slanted a bit, not "stuffy and stiff".
As far as colors and themes:
I think that black, gray, and a little silver would be nice with pink as your accent color. This would give the room a 1940's Art Deco look. Or you could use a tea-stained parchment color with these words done in brown to look kind of old and faded. This would be more of a late 1800s Paris.
I'm wondering what a big mural, photo, or artwork of the Eiffel Tower would look like on your closet doors? Or better yet, how about buying a big print of Paris then putting an old window over this print. This would make it look like you were looking out the window on to the streets of Paris!
Then how about hanging a little flower planter window box under that fake window-frame. Put little silk flowers in plastic or real clay pots inside the little window box with silk ivy and Spanish moss trailing down. This window box would look nice in old-looking wood or in black wrought-iron.
Also, think "Paris Cafe" and think of using a round wrought-iron table and chairs as your computer desk.
For prints, you might think of something like can-can girls or old art-print copies. But first, you need to decide the "era" you care going for. This with help you pick your colors. Do you want Old Paris, like late 1800s? Or do you want 1930 and 1940's Art-Deco Paris? Or modern "right now" Paris. Pick an era. If you chose the late 1800s (World's Fair era Paris) you could do can-can women prints along with tea-stained fabrics and lace. With the Art-Deco area: Go with silver, pink, gray, and black with W.W. II area prints.
You want a classy-looking Paris style bedroom and not a "cartoon" of Paris. I think that knowing a bit about the history of Paris and choosing a time period will help you a great deal!
I did some hand painted tiles and ceramic kitchen accessories for a French woman and French teacher who moved to the USA. She said that each area in France has their own colors and design. The area she was from was Provence and the colors aand designs were Sunflowers, yellow and blue. I don't know what county or state Paris would be or what their colors are, but I thought I'd mention this. (02/01/2010)
Hey all, I was wondering if you could help me with my room problems. I'm 15 years old and I want to do a Paris theme for my room.