Your Ways around Shabby Chic Home Décor

A design idea that beautifully blends in vintage, elegance and worn-out

Shabby chic had a roaring popularity in the 1980s and has yet, once again, risen to popularity in contemporary times. What enhances the aesthetics is perhaps the deliberate look of a vintage charm on the paraphernalia. The style has appealed to homeowners who are inclined towards a more trendy, sophisticated and classy look. People who are bold enough to experiment with a design that boasts of a rich legacy and history.

As shabby chic style has evolved to blend in many modern aspects, here are some ways to incorporate this style effortlessly to jazz up your home.

Arrange Distressed and Worn-Out Furniture 

Furniture coated in chalk paint with a tint of floral patterns, muted tinges and ruffles is ideal to create this look. Nonetheless, the pieces should not be too loud or upbeat. They should rather emanate a relaxed and vintage look. In fact, professional interior designers vouch for props that are scratched, nicked and painfully bruised to add to the charm.

Choose the Right Décor Props

Since the last few decades’ aesthetics have changed, you need to be more cognizant of the new look that has emerged keeping in sync with the principles of minimalism. Today, this trend involves soft-hued colours without the razzle-dazzle such as extravagant embellishments. While trying this design, you may opt for floral wallpapers, vintage-styled accessories, wall mouldings and other props in organic materials such as jute and cotton. One of the key tenets of this design is the connection with the outdoors, and this could be achieved with the right choice in colour scheme and art materials.

Browse the Right Colour Palette 

Shabby chic has a separate set of colours—more subdued and mute in essence. Pastel shades in blues, pinks, greens and yellows are in vogue. Neutral colours – softened mint, light greys, peach, lavender and pink, are also relevant. Even when considering the bigger picture—choosing a chandelier or perhaps a set of chairs, this colour palate works just fine.

Redo the Furniture to Hone the Look

This unique appearance could be mastered with DIY techniques. Rubbing sandpaper on furniture to give the edges a rough look, putting sand lightly on a fresh coat of paint, using chalk paint for the rustic look, applying semi-gloss latex pain and using spray pain are some easy ways to make sure the belongings look weather-beaten and aesthetically distressed.

Puja Sinha

Coffee addict. Daydreamer. Hitchcock Fan. A post-grad in English Literature, Puja is a forever enthusiast of traversing long distances by rail. Her verticals of choice are entertainment, art & society. She can be found lazing in the garden when not fidgeting over deadlines.
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