Don’t let the word “shabby” fool you when adapting the principles of shabby chic style into a room. The look may be unstructured and lacking in formal rules, but this timeless aesthetic can add an effortless elegance to your home. You might even have a diamond in the rough right under your nose – a down-and-out piece of furniture just waiting to be whitewashed and restored.
Shabby chic style, also sometimes known as farmhouse or cottage style and very similar to French country, is a very forgiving, warm, and friendly décor style to have. Many people are drawn to shabby chic styled spaces because they not only embrace imperfection, but they celebrate them.
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Some characteristics of shabby chic style are: simple and uncluttered, textural, natural , and weathered or worn.
While it might raise a few eyebrows, including your own, if you were to decorate your entire space in old, worn-out pieces, there’s something absolutely charming in striking a balance between the beloved and historic with the fresh and new.
A pale blue frame is kept empty in this all-white entryway, almost taking the role of a simple piece of art.
A weathered barn door is a fantastic piece of shabby chic décor…even if it leads to nowhere.
A trademark of shabby chic décor is utilizing furniture in spaces they aren’t traditionally meant for.
This entryway displays plenty of shabby chic décor traits, including weathered wood, chipped paint, woven baskets, burlap, and an overall simple aesthetic.
An old wooden window of almost any shape, and IN almost any shape, makes a charming shabby chic entryway component.
Ornate lighting fixtures, such as these candelabra-style wall sconces, add a bit of sophistication to a space that embraces the wear and tear of everyday life.
White slipcovers over larger living room furniture pieces and a weather-beaten trunk for a coffee table create charming shabby chic style in the living area.
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