Shabby chic style was invented in 1980 by Rachel Ashwell who decided to renovate and restore some old pieces and then understood that they are very charming. Furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their age or new items are distressed to look vintage. Now this style is getting more and more popularity in décor, and that’s no surprising because it’s very chic and cool, it’s especially cool for feminine spaces. Today I’m gonna share some charming shabby chic living rooms that will excite your at first sight.
Shabby Chic Living Room Colors And Materials To Use
Re-creating a shabby chic look in your home doesn’t have to be complicated and costly. The style works much better with found objects, vintage furniture and antique-inspired accessories. Opt for pastels, white, buttermilk, beige and dusty and light shades in décor, add vintage floral patterns to give your living room an eye-catchy look. Feminine florals, lacy fabrics and some burlap with ruffles will give your living room a cool shabby look, opt for furniture cover.
Shabby Chic Furniture For Living Rooms
Shabby chic furniture can be bought at flea markets, for cheap, so you needn’t waste a lot of money for that. Another idea is to find or buy some simple furniture and then distress it the way you like: give it a whitewashed and worn look or paint it with pastel colors. Ruffled and lace furniture covers are a characteristic feature of shabby chic style, so sew some or buy ready ones that fit your décor.
Shabby Chic Style Accessories
This style is all about accessories and decorations, here you just can’t use too many of them. Go to the flea market or your grandma’s garret to find some cool old stuff: statuettes, pictures, angels, various signs and clocks. If they aren’t looking shabby chic, change the looks using whitewash paint, chalkboard pastel paints and then sanding them. Shabby chic picture frames, angel statuettes, fabric heart-shaped sachets, vintage whitewashed clocks and other stuff like will help you to create a desired mood. Get inspired!