Bringing a touch of Paris to your Christmas celebrations at home is simple – classic decorations, enjoying the finer things in life and dressing the part are all ways to make it come to life.
Take a look at our tips and tricks below for how to have a Parisian-inspired Christmas this year.
If you want to infuse some French chic into your Christmas decorations this year, make sure to stay classic with your decorations. Keep the colour scheme traditional with reds, golds and greens, and luxurious textures with velvet ribbon, glass baubles and handcrafted ornaments that you can make yourself or buy online.
To tie everything together and make your home as festive as a glittering Eiffel Tower, be sure to add plenty of fairy lights to your tree, your windows, your doors.
THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE
The one thing you will find in every French home on Christmas, especially in Paris, is plenty of Champagne and chocolate. Starting from Christmas Eve, French households pour the Champagne generously throughout the festive season, and little pralines and chocolates are the perfect way to add some sweetness to your celebrations.
We would recommend serving Champagne in saucers, or as the French call them “coupes”, which are rumoured to have been shaped after Marie-Antoinette’s breast!
DRESSING THE PART
Unlike in many other countries across the world, Christmas is a black-tie affair in Paris! For the “réveillon” meal on Christmas Eve, people young and old dress up in their finest and sparkliest outfits. Velvet, sequins, satin in jewel tones are all popular choices.
Try making your Christmas extra festive this year by dressing up in your favourite dress or suit, and bring a little Paris magic to your celebrations.