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Getting the Shabby Chic Look in your Home:
An Essential Guide

Shabby chic look furniture is just the start

The shabby chic look has been around for quite a while now, but it’s still as popular as ever. It’s perfect for people who love vintage things, fresh colour schemes, and a cosy feel in the home. This guide is perfect for people who want to get the shabby chic look in their home. Read through and see what you can use!

Use Pastel Colours

Shabby chic is a very fresh, cute, delicate look. There are lots of different colour schemes you can go for if you want the shabby chic look in your home. You could go for a totally neutral scheme, or even all white. You could use slightly warmer colours if you don’t want the room to seem too cold. However, if you enjoy having a bit of colour in your life, make sure you use pastel colours. Pastel colours work so well with shabby chic, especially during the warmer months.

Shabby chic look vintage table
Shabby chic look furniture is an important part of creating shabby look in your home decor. (Picture credit: Flickr.com)

Include Cosy Textures

Cosy textures will stop your room from feeling uninviting, and help it to look far more interesting. You can use all kinds of textures, from faux animal skin rugs to distressed wooden furniture. Having lots of textures makes any interior look more professionally done. Nearly all professionals will tell you that you should try to add as many textures as you can, so that your guests really want to explore your interior with their hands. That’s when you know you’ve done a good job picking different textures!

Look at Upcycled/Antique Furniture

Upcycled/antique furniture is vintage, and therefore looks amazing when used in a shabby chic interior. Find out more online about the kind of things you can use. If you like, you can create vintage looking furniture yourself with cheap items that you then distress. There are tons of tutorials online!

Add Elements of Luxury

You don’t want your shabby chic home to lack class. Make sure you add elements of luxury! Many people enjoy using chandeliers in their shabby chic decor, as they work really well. You can also add large, vintage style mirrors. You want to give a worn feel to the decor, while still making it look classy and upmarket.

Mismatched Paintings

Mismatched paintings add character and charm to a shabby chic decor. They can be anything you like. I suggest scouring charity shops, markets, and carboot sales to find something unique that works well. You can even mismatch other elements of your decor if you like this look, such as your seating arrangement.

The shabby chic look is perfect for lover of vintage decor who want their homes to still remain fresh and classy. It isn’t very hard to recreate either, especially when you see just how many tutorials, ideas, and stores there are online. It doesn’t matter whether you live in a genuine old house or not; any homeowner can transform their abode. If you’ve done this before, leave any tips of your own below. Make sure you visit again soon for more home tips!

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