Shabby is the French term for shabby chic. It is an interior decorating style that has been around since the 1970s. This type of decor is popular in homes of all styles and budgets. To accomplish the best shabby chic decorating ideas, you have to begin with a clean white or off-white foundation.
The foundation for this decorating style is a throw pillow that reminds one of the simplicity and charm of the past. Think about using an old white quilt or a baby blanket. If you like, you can trace the look of shabby chic wall art on an existing wall or any other piece of artwork you already have in your home. The key to this type of decor is the softness it radiates and the airy nature of the design.
Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to use shabby chic wall art and vintage old white washed rose paintings to brighten up the room. You can find these accents in any room of your home. For example, a bedroom is a great place to pair vintage white washed rose paintings with a pair of pale blue silk pyjamas. Matching accessories such as a matching jewelry set would complete the look.
In the living room, you can pull the shabby chic wall art and vintage furniture together by using a shabby chic wall clock. The design elements of the room should complement each other such as the vintage old white washed wall tapestries and vintage black leather furniture. In this design, you will want to keep the balance as the antique clock looks like it is falling apart in the center of the room.
Shabby chic furniture is also one of the best shabby chic decorating ideas for Valentine’s Day. You will want to select pieces of furniture that are either old or condition but always in wonderful condition. These pieces can be used in many different areas of your home as well as in your patio area. An interesting idea for furniture to pair with Valentine’s Day colors is a mason jar with a candle holder surrounding it.
In addition to the shabby chic wall art and vintage wall decor, you can also include a candle in the center of the room. Place this candle holder at an eye level and take out a bunch of white washed roses. Design the rest of the room around the candle in the center. Place candles in key places throughout the room and don’t be afraid to mix and match different colors.
For a unique Valentine’s Day decoration for your front door, you will want to use pink roses. These flowers can be placed diagonally against the front door and wrapped around the mailbox with pink hearts. If you do not want to tie the flowers in with the rest of the shabby chic floral design, you can paint each rose pink instead. Then you will just need to leave the tips of the pink roses free so that they can catch the attention of passing visitors.
If you really want to get into the shabby chic design style in your home, you may want to include some old world charm in the form of an old red and white lace door curtain. This type of curtain can be found online and in many fabric stores. Place the curtain on the door for an old world look and add in some old world rose petals that you can place on top of the curtain for an even older fashioned look. Finally, display a few bottles of vintage Chardonnay or Merlot at the dining room table. Just remember to keep it updated by adding in a modern shabby chic design in the form of some pink roses.