Shabby Chic Design

Shabby Chic Design

If you love this soft and dreamy style, you’re in luck, because shabby chic design and vintage home decoration is easy and inexpensive to achieve.  The shabby chic look is possibly one of the most popular trends ever and is still going strong almost 20 years after the term was first coined.  An eclectic style that mixes antique furniture with pastel colours, lace and feminine floral items, shabby chic is often also referred to as country chic or vintage chic.

Shabby Chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear, or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique.  It’s a uniquely romantic way of decorating that first originated in the 1980’s in the United Kingdom.

Keeping the walls and floor simple with a coat of whitewash really allows accessories to shine.  Use our brick slips and then white wash them for the ultimate shabby chic design canvas.

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Although white is a key element of shabby chic design, soft pastel colours such as sky blue or a pale pink can also contribute to the look.  Faded linens and sheer drapes lend a peaceful, quiet air whilst salvaged wooden furniture and a pretty chandelier add a relaxed glamour.

Shabby Chic Design
Shabby Chic Design

Salvaged furniture is at the very heart of the shabby-chic look.  Antique mirrors, an over sized clock, vintage table and chairs or occasional table will tick all the style boxes.  Then add some ruffled bedding, curtains, mismatched floral paintings and other fabrics and allow them to steal the show.  Let your imagination run wild.

Shabby Chic Design
Shabby Chic Design
Shabby Chic Design