If you enjoy Shabby chic but also want something distinctive and different from the norm then why not try adding your own touch to Shabby chic furnishings and decor? It is possible to create a totally unique Shabby chic look with just a few well-chosen items, however it is recommended to start with a clean slate, by starting with a clean table and chairs, and don’t worry about the floor – we have a complete set of Shabby chic flooring and wall tiles to create a perfect shabby chic living space. You could also try using a variety of antique French doors, mirrors, aged bookcases or old bookcases to add some character to your space. You can then finish off the look with a wonderful Shabby chic lamp or candle.
Once you have created your perfect Shabby chic space you can play around with the colour scheme and overall feel of your space, you might like to create a very chic, un-cluttered environment, whilst others will prefer a bright, cheerful Shabby chic style. Don’t be afraid to experiment – it’s always a good idea to have at least one Shabby chic item in every room, as this allows you to break up the space and really make it your own. Once you have your furnishings in place you can play around with various Shabby chic accessories such as distressed furniture, lace curtain, Murano glass chandeliers, hand made curio cabinet etc. These can all be purchased or if you want to create a truly unique Shabby chic look then why not make your own?
With so many beautiful options available in the Shabby chic furniture range there are plenty of different ways to create a truly unique environment that will add glamour and interest to any room. Think about purchasing an antique French door, perhaps with an old Murano glass lamp inside – what better way to add a romantic charm to a bedroom or sitting room? Another idea is to purchase some new chairs, tables and mirrors, with maybe an old lace table clock or even a few original paintings hanging on the wall.
The beauty of shabby chic furniture is that it is much more ‘old home’ than contemporary designer furniture. This kind of furniture is soft, cozy, warm and inviting. Often the furniture has character and style of its own which makes it perfect for families or individuals who prefer to keep things simple and traditional. It is also very inexpensive and easy to come by.
If you have an existing shabby chic home then adding some pieces can really revitalise and invigorate your living space. If you are feeling creative then why not purchase an old piano lid or bookcase? If you have a wall that is blank then why not paint it shabby chic colours or add a distressed furniture effect? You could even think about a Murano glass lamp on your dining table – gorgeous!
But if you are thinking of renovating an entire room then you need to know how to accessorize so you can pull off your chic & shabby chic look. One of the best ways is to use lace, distressed and fringed pieces. These can be used to add height, create an air of mystery and give your space a soft and warm feel. Another idea is to buy a shabby chic French doors and frame them with lace or distressed furniture fabric. This will make a stunning French country living space – look out for some beautiful French chiffon scarves!
You can really transform a room in only a few hours’ time, if you have the right shabby chic accessories around. It’s all about planning well and keeping clutter to a minimum. Remember that a well-chosen mix of vintage and shabby chic furniture will help you achieve the chic look that you desire. And don’t worry, it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune either!