The Shabby Chic

This style from the 80s came from the love and desire to commemorate the romantic past and create an elegant effect. The idea is to create a cozy and comforting atmosphere filled with happy memories. It permeates the softness of pastel colors and the charm of old items. Rather than buying new stuff it calls for an extensive DIY project with old items in your home. Here’s a look at some inspirations!

1. Soft Pastels
The soft pastel colors set the tone for this look. They give a warm effect and are soothing to the eyes at the same time. They can be incorporated in a number of ways like the frames, crockery, curtains and other accessories as well.

2. Shutter windows
You must be lucky incase you have an old shutter window to work with. The distressed look shall work magic in revamping these windows, and adding to your home décor. You can place them next to either side of your bed.

3. Accessories
The frames, canopies, teapots and lace ruffles work together with this theme. You can use the frames with or without pictures, as they shall look good both ways. Lace ruffles are an easy addition to give your normal lampshade a vintage feel. A headboard with a canopy is all you need to give the bedroom a chic look!

4. Floral  Patterns
You can include fresh flowers as well as floral patterns to add a natural element to the look. Just make sure the prints aren’t too huge and don’t dominate the overall look. You can also a flower wreath on the entrance for a complete look. One can also go for floral wallpapers to accentuate the walls.

5. Chandeliers
The crystal chandeliers are a thing of beauty and quite complement this look. It is the perfect home décor item to give the chic look its elegance and sophistication. You can also go for ones with candle stands for a little more grandeur.

The shabby chic style gives a romantic feel to a space, without going overboard, that is why it is often used as a theme in weddings. You can add to your home, little elements of this style for that comforting and elegant look. Happy Decorating!

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