Thursday, May 17, 2012

Meeting with SHABBY CHIC deco

Shabby chic
is all about fabrics, colors, and patterns that work together with existing furniture and knick 

knacks. You don’t necessarily need to buy new furniture to create the shabby chic feel, as many of your 

current furniture pieces may be suited for distressing to help them blend in. The secret to pulling off the 

shabby chic style effectively is to use both vintage and new elements to create a warm and inviting 

environment with all of the appeal and comfort of a relaxing country farmhouse.

Typically, green, yellow, blue and red are the colors most commonly used in country house plans. Especially 

pastels. By using these colors in a variety of combinations along with whites and off-whites, the color scheme 

possibilities are endless. Painted walls or patterned wallpapers are often used to augment the shabby chic 

vibe as well. Incorporating a wallpaper border is another popular and affordable way to further enhance the 

country appeal around your home and add contrast to the colors.

Any type of solid wood furniture such as pine or oak and similar natural warm woods are ideal. You may

 also incorporate painted furniture pieces. The idea is to use simple, charming furniture that is less decorative 

like the type of furniture you’d likely find in a formal home. Antiques (both original and reproductions) make 

for great shabby chic accents. Some popular ones include jelly cupboards, pie safes, and kitchen queens. 

Don’t be afraid to experiment and mix different pieces of furniture up to come up with your own 


Look for fabrics that incorporate stripes, florals, and checks. Subtle stripes and checks are the hallmark of 

the shabby chic style, and they add a distinct, intimate feel to living areas and bedrooms.

Natural wood or ceramic tile flooring is most popular for shabby chic decors, but painted patterns or 

diamond/checkered designs can also compliment floors nicely. If you do decide to paint your own design, be 

sure to apply a top coat of varnish afterwards to properly protect it. However, even if your floors show signs 

of wear over time…even better! You may also want to add throw rugs in certain rooms for additional 


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