Eclectic living room with shabby chic accents. Very cute is it not? The antique wood flooring, the old wooden tables, and especially the wrought iron wall decor are in shabby chic. The grandfather clock that adding such beauty to the interior was also in shabby chic. All of these elements blended together to give you a country shabby chic home decor that is so very unique.
There are several ways to add shabby chic accents to your country home decor. First is the use of the vintage accessories. You can try to find an old and worn lace country clock or look for shabby chic accent pillows. You can even choose old and worn lace curtains that are in shabby chic. You can create a shabby chic kitchen with a simple light-colored kitchen table, a cream colored refrigerator and an old and worn dish rack.
You don’t have to limit your shabby chic living room designs to the inside of your home. Give your exterior rooms a similar country look by choosing rich and dark woods like mahogany and oak. Give your porch and patio a shabby chic look also. By simply adding country style throws, planters and baskets, you can transform your front porch and patio into a country scene complete with old furniture and decorative pillows. Add some old painted chairs and tables and you will have a beautiful country shabby chic look.
Another way to create country shabby chic living room shabby chic is to select a few patterned rugs on solid colors. These rugs can be accentuated by a few pieces of art in shabby chic framed frames. This can include scalloped edges on a coffee table or a wicker basket strung with little bells. Choose an eyelet headboard with an intricate pattern in a floral print, to finish off your country shabby chic living room. To create a more modern shabby chic look, choose rugs in geometric designs and frame them in metal or glass frames.
Country shabby chic furniture comes in many different styles and colors. Choose lightweight rattan pieces for the living room or a solid rattan and wood piece for the dining room. Pair shabby chic furniture pieces with either shabby chic fabrics in light shades like white or a delicate floral print or shabby chic fabrics in dark shades such as burgundy or black. Pair a country design accent throw with a few country scented candles for an easy and wonderful country shabby chic living room design.
If you have a fireplace in your country shabby chic living room design, then you can leave it uncovered or cover it with shabby chic curtains. The doors to your home will be your curtains. You can pick up an eyelet headboard or a basket and hang some country shabby chic curtains at the top. The curtains themselves can be printed with country scenes such as a garden with a pond and a few flowers or a field with cows and a fence. Your curtains will look great and help define the country shabby chic design style that you have chosen.
If you are a stickler when it comes to cleanliness and you want to maintain a shabby chic decor, then you should consider using shabby chic paint. You can find this paint in various shades and hues but one great country shabby chic color is light yellow. Apply the paint in layers and let it dry before pulling it off. A great way to use shabby chic paint is by painting one area such as the kitchen and ceiling to be used only once. Then you can paint another area like the dining room or entrance door in shabby chic paint to be used multiple times.
The best way to accessorize your country shabby chic home decor is by using accessories. Choose some vintage lace or even shabby chic purses and handbags to complete your country shabby chic look. You can also find many great accessories in the thrift stores and garage sales.