New looks for shabby chic

Love the shabby chic look but not sure which way to take it in your home? Be inspired by one of these style ideas.

Shabby chic continues to be the look that lives on and whether you loathe it or love it, you might find yourself embracing it without even knowing!It can be styled in so many different ways it’s easy to find an angle that works for you.

SHABBY CHIC STORAGE

Don’t hide away spare linens and covers, instead turn them into part of a display in a gorgeous wooden armoire. Try wallpapering the back of the shelves to match the wallpaper behind it and mix up folded sheets with knick-knacks and dried flowers.

SHABBY CHIC DINING ROOM

No longer do you need to match your dining chairs in colour or style. Get the shabby chic look and mix your colours up! And don’t worry if the paint becomes chipped or peeling, this just adds to the look.

SHABBY CHIC BEDROOM

Go for an all white scheme to create a French style shabby chic boudoir. It’s all about the bed for this look, so go grand, go white and go intricate!

SHABBY CHIC GARDEN ROOM

Here this shabby chic look has been achieved by combining the art of display, with hints of French style and colour combinations of reds, pale yellows and creams. This look shows if you have a collection of knick knacks- such as milk jugs- go ahead and display them!

SHABBY CHIC CABINET

Another great example of how to get the shabby chic look through display. This time instead of matching the wallpaper on the back of the shelves to the walls behind, the contrast of bright white walls on highlights the pattern.

SHABBY CHIC COASTAL

Another take on the shabby chic look is Coastal. Keeping the furniture white and the wood weathered, let the accessories do the talking and make sure the light is bright and plentiful.

SHABBY CHIC DISPLAY

A super simple way to add the shabby chic look into your home is through frames and pinboards, as well as postcards and wallpaper scraps. Try up-cycling tired, old wooden frames by simply adding a floral wallpaper to the back and hey-presto!

SHABBY CHIC FLORAL

Ok so this look may not be for everyone, but its an example of loving a look and just going with it! What is clever here is a fairly ugly/plain sofa has been disguised and simple conservatory space given a new lease of life.

SHABBY CHIC SMART

It doesn’t have to be all peeling paint and scuffed surfaces, as this room highlights. The sideboard here has actually been covered in a peeling paint effect wallpaper, which keeps the textures smooth and compliments the plain stone sofa’s.

SHABBY CHIC SUN SPOT

These armchairs have been placed in a lovely sunny corner of a room, to make tea time a real treat. It’s the weathered shutter doors that really create the feeling on shabby chic-ness, but the basket and up-cycled chest help too!

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