The French are well-known for their style. There are few experiences quite like sipping a cafe au lait and eating a buttery croissant outside a French bistro. You don’t have to travel to Paris, however, to enjoy such a scene. With a couple of small touches, you can give your kitchen an update that rivals the city’s best spots.
A room’s atmosphere often stems from its furniture and decor. You can start the transformation of your dining experience by replacing your current table and chairs with charming French kitchen furniture. Adding a simple, elegant centerpiece such as a small vase with flowers to the table can turn a regular meal into a special occasion. You may also consider switching out your existing lighting setup with fixtures that allow for subtle adjustments. New window treatments can completely change the feel of a room, so you may be able to create a bistro ambiance by changing the curtains.
Once you have set the mood for the room, it’s time to pay attention to smaller details. French restaurateurs know how to enhance a meal by focusing on the food and its presentation. A nice place setting can transport you to another place in your mind. For a breakfast that feels decadent, consider purchasing a French press and matching mug set. You get a strong brew and a beautiful way to serve it. Wire baskets can be used for multiple purposes. They can store fruit or, when lined with a tea towel, make a nice serving piece for crusty bread.
You can easily mimic the style and experience of a French bistro in your own home. Even small changes such as table settings or decorations can create a whole new look. If you want to make the transformation more complete, consider new furniture or window dressings. Bring the magic of Paris to your home.