Shabby Chic Style For Your Home

Romantic fabrics, calming colors, and charmingly chipping paint — the shabby chic look embraces a laid-back lifestyle that celebrates imperfections. A popular design aesthetic for decades, this elegant, yet cozy style is easy and affordable to implement into any space. Looking for some shabby inspiration? Let’s get started… 

 

Upcycled Furniture

For the most part, the “shabby” part of “shabby chic” refers to items that feature a weathered or antiqued look — and upcycled furniture is a great place to start. Whether you scour flea markets for the perfectly distressed piece, or paint a tired family heirloom — a neutral matte paint and a little distressing can go a long way. For larger upholstered pieces, consider crisp white slipcovers, and add in touches of faded florals and delicate ruffles to complete the look. 

 

Well Worn Floors

Distressed flooring is an important factor in creating your shabby chic home. Whether you opt for a hand scraped engineered hardwood, a luxury vinyl plank with a shabby look, or a distressed ceramic tile — it’s easy to create a shabby chic style at just about any price-point. 

 

Mix & Match

Have fun taking time to collect shabby chic accessories. Old faded books, intricate picture frames, hand-turned candlesticks and crystal chandeliers make the space feel eclectic and homey. Repurpose old travel trunks as side tables, and salvaged window-panes as wall art. Mix and match textures and patterns for a cozy and casual space, using a repeated color-scheme to keep it cohesive. 

 

Nurture Nature 

Shabby chic homes have a light and bright feel, incorporating elements of nature into the overall design. Woven bamboo or wooden shades, and light linen curtains bring in tons of light and add elements of texture and depth. Utilize chunky wicker baskets to store extra blankets, and search for antique clay pottery to house your houseplants.