Small mistakes and flaws give some furniture real charisma. The imperfections tell interesting stories and make the furniture very charming and attractive to the observer. In this way, they create a nostalgic but at the same time very romantic atmosphere in the room, as if the splendor of bygone days were once again shining. Perhaps that's why the Shabby Chic lifestyle has become one of the most popular furnishing trends in the world.
beautiful Shabby Chic kitchen
Vintage shabby chic with candlesticks and angel figures
Toile-de-Jouy pattern for the bedding
Toile-de-Jouy pattern at the Shabby Chic facility
Shabby Chic Wonzimmer with wooden floor
so dreamy is the shabby chic style
Shabby chic style in the living room
Another living room decorated in shabby chic
Shabby Chic living room with wall decorations
Shabby Chic - what is it?
In 1989, British stylist Rachel Ashwell opened a store in California selling beautiful flea-market finds, valuable antiquarian heirlooms, and individually-selected new items. The whole thing quickly developed into a new trend, which was a kind of counter-movement of the then popular and pompous Victorian style. Shabby Chic called her the new way of furnishing.
The Shabby Chic is reminiscent of its basic elements very country and vintage style, but looks a bit softer and more feminine. Longevity and quality of the furniture are highly valued. When setting up, you decide to design used items and prolong your life. Each piece of furniture becomes unique, with its traces of patina radiating nostalgia and charm in the room. At the same time, the individual idea of coziness in one's own home is strongly expressed. Anything that pleases and has meaning for him is allowed. Nevertheless, there is a lot to consider to create a harmonious ambience in shabby chic such as shape and color selection. The details we tell you gladly, so you can furnish your home after this romantic trend and make a kind of time travel with great shabby chic inspirations through our picture gallery.
Decorate bathroom in shabby chic style
Throw pillows with flowers fit wonderfully with this style of furnishing
Flowers are essential at Shabby Chic
Cotton sheets and curtains with shabby chic roses
Sheets and accessories in shabby chic style
Bed linen and other accessories in shabby chic
Bathroom in shabby chic
Shabby chic style furniture
The motto is: Old things are being redrawn. Scratches, signs of aging and scratches express the uniqueness of the old pieces of furniture and are thus an integral part of the Shabby Chic interior design style. The pieces of furniture are then lovingly restored and artfully arranged so that their coziness and individuality come into their own. However, not all vintage furniture is suitable for this style of living. Shabby chic furniture is usually very bright, often painted white, made of wood and look very rustic with carvings and curved shapes. Meanwhile, the romantic beauty of the imperfect is also often industrially manufactured by artificially causing the characteristic of the style traces of use such as rust or flaking paint. Even furniture made of rough untreated wood are very suitable for this. You can actually do it yourself with varnish and sandpaper and thus achieve the typical Shabby Chic used look. The love for the well-tried and natural is so strongly expressed in living.
Dining room with typical shabby chic decoration
Shabby Chic Accessories
Drawer chest of drawers with paisley pattern in shabby chic
Roses on the shabby chic box
romantic bedroom with wallpaper in shabby chic
romantic table decoration with flowers and candlesticks
Nature motifs in the decoration in shabby chic style
Kitchen in a romantic shabby chic style
bright and romantic in the living room with the shabby chic furnishing style
Decorate in shabby chic style
The Shabby Chic style is especially suitable for individualists who would like to be surrounded by a motley conglomeration of objects with character and own history. Above all, this style of furnishing has the advantage that it does not necessarily have to be expensive. Anyone who can not afford artful antiques from the retailer, looks for bargains on the flea or flea market and combines them to existing basics at home.
The shabby chic style of accessories like filigree porcelain cups, worn enameled bowls and jugs, tarnished silver cutlery and brass candlesticks. Old storage and spice jars, dish towels with floral imprint or toasters in retro style give the kitchen quick and easy charm. Matte metal frames create a playful contrast to the pastel-colored patterns of flora and fauna, which appear in most cases somewhat faded on textiles, wood or porcelain. Also popular are polished glasses, old mirrors, crystal chandeliers and picturesque shade lights. Many indirect light sources such as fairy lights or long-stemmed candles in neutral colors are suitable for a romantic atmosphere. Decorated throw pillows, vases with fresh cut flowers, patterned wallpaper from the 70s and small plaster figures, the flat in shabby-chic style also miss a nice, cheesy character. Even finds from nature may not be missing. Driftwood, stones, shells, snail shells and feathers are all natural and with great attention to detail in the decoration. Also in this case, the aesthetics is in the eye of the beholder, so that you can quietly try and draw decorating ideas from your own ingenuity.
Shabby Chic deco ideas
Shabby chic with vintage floor lamp
Shabby Chic crystal chandelier
Shabby Chic Nursery
Shabby Chic is very diverse
Shabby Chic is very romantic and feminine
Shabby Chic is very imaginative and individual
Shabby Chic decoration for the hallway
Shabby Chic decoration for the bedroom
Colors and materials in shabby chic
As already mentioned, the Shabby Chic furnishing style is definitely feminine and therefore very romantic and elegant. That's why his color and pattern world is very soft and harmonious. Strong contrasts, strong colors and above all the color black find no place in this romantic world. Delicate, matte nuances and pastel colors such as pink, light blue, light green, yellow, white, beige and violet, which bring nature into the house, predominate. Decorations of gold and silver complete this color palette and ensure feminine subtlety. Small, realistic nature motifs such as birds, butterflies and flowers in pastel colors appear bleached on pillowcases, tablecloths and bed linen. Also Paisley pattern and Toile-de-Jouy are very popular.
Shabby Chic loves natural fabrics such as velvet, silk, linen and cotton, which are very comfortable and provide much coziness and elegance in the home. Also knit, lace and tulle in bright shades are very typical of any shabby chic ambience. Wood is also essential, because it is just part of it. It does not matter at all, which wood it is exactly.
In summary, it can be said that the Shabby Chic style fits almost everything that does not look very modern. For purists Shabby Chic is certainly not suitable, but people with a romantic worldview can really enjoy themselves with this style of furnishing. Because the Shabby Chic sets the imagination no limits and offers an infinite wealth of decoration options. We wish you lots of fun trying it out!
Shabby chic with light blue walls
Shabby chic living room with vintage armchair
Shabby Chic living room in white
Shabby Chic home accessories
Shabby Chic bedroom with white furniture
Shabby Chic romantic bedroom with ceiling light
Shabby Chic pattern for the wall murals in the bathroom
Shabby chic furniture and mirrors