Shabby Chic is a term that is now widely used for stylish house decor. But how do we achieve an elegant and classy theme without your property appearing worn and tired?
Recently we have observed a huge boost in the popularity of vintage design and style interiors and more and more people are now using ‘shabby chic’ in every day terms when discussing interior design and decoration.
So where did this term ‘shabby chic’ come from? The design developed from the old English Country house style and the older French look and has now developed into its own distinct style of themed decor.
The two primary words here are of course ‘shabby’ and ‘chic’ words that have distinctive meaning. Shabby which means worn out, frayed or threadbare and ‘chic’ meaning stylish, elegant and fashionable.
So how do we acquire that ‘antique style’ look without our homes appearing worn and uncared for?
Furniture is a great place to start out with a lot of options. Many retailers now sell lovely distressed looking furniture such as coffee tables or side tables made from wood and painted generally in white or pastel colours, sometimes plain and sometimes with a design embellished into the wood.
Then there's the home accessories that are out there and many of our popular decor items for instance photo frames, hanging decorations and clocks all come in varying vintage style designs and at differing prices.
So why is this fashion so popular? Well there is always something pleasant and comforting about a home which is decorated in this style with a real vintage feel and the theme can be adopted for many rooms in the home for instance the kitchen, bedroom, conservatory and needless to say the lounge or living rooms.
The focus of many homes will be the living room and hall in which we have a tendency to find lots of shabby chic items like coffee tables, photo frames and wall decorations all offering a pale painted finish which has been lightly distressed.
So where else is popular for these vintage style gifts. Many homes will have shabby chic furniture or decor items in their conservatory and one of the favourites is the shabby chic garden bench with some pretty shabby chic photo frames or candlesticks to carry the distressed theme throughout.
There are lots of vintage style home accessories that endorse this distressed look and you don't have to spend large amounts of money to acquire a gorgeous authentic vintage style look around your home. Many online stores offer beautiful shabby chic home accessories and you should shop around as online shops or retailers can offer substantial cost savings when comparing to high street retailers.
So, think about vintage home style furniture, decor and home accessories and watch your own home develop into a classy vintage style elegant and chic yet warm and loving place to live with soft furnishings, light coloured fabrics, distressed style furniture and some unique accessories to obtain that ever popular shabby chic style effect.
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