10 Items to Get a French-Girl Apartment on an IKEA Budget

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The French have mastered the art of collecting vintage wares and they often show off their flea market finds in unexpected places in order to curate spaces that have that certain je ne sais quoi. Take style notes from Jeanne Damas, who uses a vintage-inspired bistro chair as a bedside table, lending a casual air to her Parisian bedroom.

Cool girls everywhere are currently losing it over the paper lantern décor trend -French girls included. If you’re an apartment dweller who can’t swap out an existing pendant light fixture or who simply wants to light up an especially dark corner, make like Jeanne Damas and cast a warm glow over your living room with a sculptural, arched floor lamp.