Are you looking for accents to complement your shabby chic home décor decorating style? The answer is to use lace-new or old lace is an excellent choice since lace symbolizes grace and style. Tips for using lace in your shabby chic home decorating ideas include:
*Lace curtain panels – This is a tried and true use of lace. Lace curtains allow light into a room while also adding a touch of elegance. They may be tied back, hung straight to the floor or hung straight and left to “pool” on the floor.
*Lace valances – Lace valances may be used alone or with lace panels. I used a beautiful creamy lace valance with salmon-colored 1” wooden window shades in two living room windows. They looked elegant as well as light and airy and worked in perfectly in my shabby chic home décor style.
*Lace placemats or doilies – Use lace placemats for each table setting or as part of a table centerpiece. Doilies are versatile and add a touch of style to any piece of furniture. My favorite use for doilies is to place them so they hang over the edge of a shelf for an attractive, pretty look.
*Lace-trimmed decorative pillows – Lace pillows are a “must” in shabby chic decorating. You might want to use your own suitable pillows and add lace trim.
*Lace handkerchiefs – Browse in antique shops and flea markets for vintage lace handkerchiefs. They can be used much the same as doilies as a shabby chic home décor accessory.
*Lace scarves – They can be used as runners on furniture as well as draped over furniture. I especially like lace scarves or short lace panels draped over the rungs of a small wall coat rack or mug rack.
*Lace-trimmed linens – You and your guests will love sleeping on lace-trimmed linens. Purchase these or add the lace yourself.
*Lace wrist pin cushion – Yes, there are lace wrist pin cushions-something for everyone! Do an internet search, and you will find them.
This should give you incentive to start shopping for lace, lace, and more lace! Be creative and have fun including lace accessories in your shabby chic home décor.
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Lynn Cressy is the owner of Lynn's Home Decor , which was created out of a love for decorating and shopping for home decor. There you will find shabby chic home decor and furniture and wrought iron home decor and furniture as well as home decorating ideas and unique wedding gift ideas.