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. With handicrafts, salvaged furniture and vintage textiles available not only in flea markets, but also in retail shops (often as reproductions), you don’t have to search high and low for the perfect piece. 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. That’s the beauty of shabby chic style – it’s budget-friendly and easy to acquire. Here are some ways you can get the look.
Seating you can sink into
Believe it or not, beanbag chairs are part of that laid-back, shabby chic vibe. Even Rachel Ashwell, who trademarked the term “shabby chic” back in the ‘80s, features a few beanbag chairs in her Shabby Chic Couture line. This one from Pottery Barn has been updated in a sumptuous, white, shaggy fabric – the perfect place to curl up with a book. Pottery Barn, $251.82.
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10 ways to get shabby chic style
These beautiful accessories will transform a space, giving it the essence of shabby chic style.
- Page 1: Seating you can sink into
- Page 2: A well-worn table
- Page 3: Antique frames for art
- Page 4: Give once formal seating a shabby chic makeover
- Page 5: Light up a room with a chandelier
- Page 6: Set the table with linen napkins
- Page 7: Create airy, beachy ambiance in the bedroom
- Page 8: Take it outside
- Page 9: Make use of well-worn storage options
- Page 10: Serve tea in vintage cups