When you decide to decorate your home using the shabby chic style, decide what space you want to change and what pieces you will need to spruce your place up with.
Here are a few tips when choosing some shabby chic décor for your space.
1 – Choose upbeat and pieces that will make you happy. When entering into a shabby chic space one usually feels happy with the light and airy feel. So, it is important that you choose accessories that will achieve this overall effect when decorating in shabby chic.
2 – Next, choose pieces that will compliment other pieces. For example, a mirror is a great piece to unify other pieces together and make the overall space feel larger and more airy. A small space will do well with a mirror placed in the thinnest are to help make the space appear larger.
3– Use a central theme.
If you have chosen to go in the direction of a more princess type shabby chic, then choosing pieces that fit in this theme will help complete the space. For example, a canopy bed with long lacy curtains around it and lots of ruffles on a makeup table and flowers on the wall will make the room feel more feminine if that is the style of shabby chic that you are looking for. Similarly, for a more eclectic shabby chic feel, one can continue with mismatched pieces that all play into a common feel. Bicycle décor, a large trunk to store blankets, and colorful pillows are a great way to play up the eclectic feel.
4– Flowers is something that is very important to the shabby chic style, and should not be overlooked. Living flowers are a great way to not only make a space smell better, but also feel better. In addition, one can choose different flowers which can add into their theme. Roses are great for the romantic shabby chic decor, and sunflowers are great for the eclectic shabby chic style. These live flowers are also a great way to add comfort to the space, as many feel more welcome in a space that adds these natural elements.
5 – Pillows and blankets are an important, piece to add to the space (except bathrooms and kitchens). Pillows and throws should match your overall color scheme and your common theme that you have decided on and add to the homey feel of your space. A space that looks lived in and homey is sure to feel more inviting and welcoming to guests.
6– Last, but not least of course, don’t forget the front door, it is very important in making your guests feel welcome and at home. Placing a wreath on a freshly painted door, paired with an oversized welcome mat will immediately be welcoming to your guests. When a guest walks up to a bare front door they may get the sense of an empty home. Whatever direction you may choose just be sure the space feels welcoming to you.
The great thing about shabby chic decor is how welcoming it makes people feel when they enter your home. Not only is shabby chic inviting, but it is also cozy, which is why the style has been increasing in popularity over the years.
As you can see, it is easy to add beauty and elegance to any room with the shabby chic decorating ideas. Combine imagination and creativity to gather together an eclectic collection of shabby chic décor and furniture which you will enjoy for years to come.