Shabby chic bathrooms to inspire you

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The shabby-chic decorating scheme lends itself so well to bathroom décor as the key elements can create a perfect sanctuary to relax in. It’s foundations are country style but by adding a French twist and vintage accessories you can create a beautiful shabby chic style.

A neutral palette of off-white or cream walls makes a perfect starting point to offset this decorative scheme or why not enhance the femininity with soft pastel tones of pink or powder blue?

Furniture is where the term ‘shabby’ really comes into play. Often an eclectic mix of different styles in wood or ornate metal, distressed chalky storage pieces will bring in a French or Scandinavian element to the cottage character. With the opposite of a fitted bathroom in mind, a traditional roll top or slipper bath is a must, not only does it look luxurious but it will tie the assortment of furniture together. Ornate feet and a lived-in look are part of the shabby-chic charm so a reclaimed and well-loved tub is perfect. In the same instance, older fittings work well so choose traditional fixtures. If you are daring enough, look in antique shops as a Victorian style pull cistern will truly fit the part.

Finish the elegant look with decorative bathroom accessories that are pretty and delicate. Glass jars, tiny floral prints and pretty candles will all suit the relaxed and feminine Shabby-chic style for your bathroom.

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