What in the world is Shabby Chic?
Shabby Chic is a decor style using aged furniture and other items to create a vintage look within a home. With a gently broken-in look and weathered edges, Shabby Chic furniture is the perfect balance between luxury and lived-in.
Frills and ruffles lend to a comfortable and soft space. Distressed furniture and vintage home decor bring intimacy to luxurious spaces, cozy up a large room, and utilize the nooks and crannies in your home.
For the decor enthusiast who strives to use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without, Shabby Chic is your cup of tea. Whether you prefer a terraced house in a misty London borough or a whitewashed cottage tucked into a rural hillside, this type of decor is beloved for celebrating the beauty of aging objects that transform a house into a well-loved home. It’s all about a collection of the things you love in a space you adore.
From taupe to mint green, a Shabby Chic color palette can include white, pastels, and creams. Start with a favorite neutral and work in rose quartz tones and muted greens to get a true Shabby Chic look. Add flair with pops of teal and turquoise or bold pinks and reds.
1. French Lighting
Did you know that light — or lack thereof — in your home (or anywhere else, for that matter) can have an effect on our emotions and our moods? It’s true.
And sometimes, adding a layer of light (whether it’s ambient, task, or accent lighting) can dramatically increase your home’s quality of light.
Some French style lighting fixtures to consider:
- Cut Glass Chandeliers
- Contemporary Lighting
- Lantern Lighting
- Floorstanding Lamps
- Table Lamps
- Wall Lights
2. Furniture Ranges
Providing a relaxed and romantic look through the use of distressed white headboards, bedsteads, and dressers, shabby chic furniture is one of the most popular themes and styles of bedroom furniture available in today’s market.
This style of the distressed white wooden furniture helps create a vintage look while simultaneously providing all of the required functions of bedroom furniture. Perfectly complementing pale or neutral decor or providing a calming contrast with a more vibrant color scheme.
With tons of different styles, Homes Direct 365 French Furniture Range offers vintage inspired bedroom furniture to create your perfect vintage boudoir.
3. French Mirrors
Mirrors are a decorator’s best friend, and with good reason — a well-placed mirror makes the most of a room’s natural light, enhances views, opens up a small space and adds some “oomph” to a room’s decor. The key lies in pairing the right mirror with the right location to maximize its decor-uplifting potential.
Some French style mirrors to consider:
- Decorative Mirrors
- Overmantle Mirrors
- Table Mirrors
- Venetian Mirrors
- Floorstanding Mirrors (a personal favorite)
And Now Back To You
Are you a fan of the Shabby Chic style?
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