French Phrases About Love For A Truly Romantic Home


French is renowned for being the language of love and these romantic phrases are no exception, especially when teamed with dreamy hand lettering.

French phrases for romantic home decor

If you’re yearning to add a romantic look to your home décor then these French sayings will do the trick.

Reminiscent of hand written love letters, there’s nothing more charming or personal than calligraphy written in pen and ink.

Calligraphy and shabby chic styling go hand in hand

Displaying one or two of these hand lettered romantic French phrases in your home will add a whimsical touch to any shabby chic décor.

Present them as part of a shelf or vignette display of timeworn curios. Alternatively, frame them and prop them up on the mantle piece teamed with fresh flowers and a gilded mirror to give a distinctly romantic air to your home.

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Un coup de foudre: Love at first sight

This French expression literally translates as ‘a thunderbolt’ or ‘a lightning strike’, the perfect metaphor for the instant impact and suddenness of falling in love at first sight.



Tu me manques: I miss you

Or to directly translate from the French, ‘you are missing from me.’ Hand lettered on to a paper heart makes a lovely keepsake worthy of display.


Mon ange: My angel

Hanging paper decorations have a magical feel especially when hand lettered in French, adding a subtle element of interest to a neutral palette.


Mon coeur, mon amour, ma puce: my heart, my love, my flea

As far as French terms of endearment go, calling your loved one ‘my flea’ may seem unusual, but sometimes it’s the most unexpected sayings that make the most charming. Why not use these sweet tags as name labels for place settings at a French-themed dinner party to decorate the table and delight your guests.



Les gens tomben amoureux des facon mysterieuse: People fall in love in mysterious ways

This romantic phrase will effortlessly add an elegant accent to a bedroom when displayed in a vintage picture frame, perhaps resting on the dressing table or adding interest to a white wall.



Il etait une fois: Once upon a time

Where all of the best love stories start. These French phrases look equally lovely hand lettered onto pretty gift tags and displayed around the home. See this blog post for ideas on how to use gift tags as home décor.



Tout commence par un rêve: Everything starts with a dream

Gift tags written with gold calligraphy and displayed with vintage finds make the perfect romantic and dreamy combination. Old postcards, a length of crochet lace found at a French brocante and forgotten buttons all team beautifully together to complete the look.



Je t’aime de tout mon coeur: I love you with all my heart

Valentines cards too beautiful to be thrown away must always be kept and displayed or secreted away and used as book marks.


I hope you’re feeling inspired to add a touch of romance French style to your home with some of these fairytale phrases and maybe you’ll even memorise one or two to impress your loved-one with.


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Thank you for reading.

Charlotte x

Calligraphy decor with French phrases about love
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