I just spent a week visiting my fam in France, and I now have 5 new home decor cravings

La deco à gogo

French-inspired decor pics
(Image credit: Future)

Some walk a few blocks to their parents’ house and some go further afield. I go to France, and sure it takes a little longer when I just want to stop in for a cup of coffee, but as you can imagine, I have zero complaints. People often ask whether I feel more French or English, and it only takes a moment or two to realize that more cordon bleu than rouge runs through my veins. Heading back home means I get to hang out with my family and eat too many croissants. Every trip also always gives me a lot of home decor inspiration to bring back to my London rental

I have to highlight that to me, the French don’t “do” decor; it is just an intrinsic part of a space. Nothing is staged, nothing is even super thought out, or at least it seems that way… how do they do it?  

From sitting and scribbling in Wes Anderson-esque cafés to playing card games in my mother’s living room, I came away with five intense home decor cravings that no amount of cheese is likely to fulfill. Since I only had 20 pounds of luggage, this is what I’m shopping now that I’m back in town.

Camille Dubuis-Welch
Former Deputy Editor

I'm Cam, the former deputy editor of Real Homes who worked on the site from 2020 to 2023. As a renter myself, sharing a home with two friends (and my cat) in London, I know all too well the challenges that this can pose when it comes to creating your perfect setup. As someone who has always loved everything interior design-related, I cannot rest until a home feels right and I am really passionate about helping others get there too, no matter what their living situation, style, or budget may be. It’s not always the easiest to figure out, but the journey is fun and the results are so worth it.

After interior design, travel, art, and photography are my next big passions. When I’m not writing or editing homes content, I’m usually tapping into other creative outlets, exploring galleries in London or further afield, taking photos, scribbling, or drawing!