Home Furnishings And Accents
Shabby Chic Decorating is easy to create. Learn here about the wonderful home furnishings and accents used to create this great cottage look.
Would you like to incorporate this Vintage Chic decorating into your home? This look fits perfectly into Cottage Style living.
Decorating Colors are: Soft pale shades of Pink, Blue, Green, White, and Yellow.
To create this cottage style you will want to start by painting your walls in whites and creamy shades. You could also use the pastel colors as shown here. Think about using a tinted white.
When you go to the paint store, look at paint samples of whites and you will see how they vary greatly. You will notice that they have tints of green, blue, pink,and other shades added to them.
Shabby Linens: With this chic style decorating you will see florals and stripes along with various textured fabrics.
You will want to mix and match your patterns and textures. Shabby Chic linens have a vintage look and time-worn appearance. You will want to mix different complimentary patterns together.
Shabby Pattern Ideas:
Here is a sample of fabric patterns you could use for shabby style decor.
You can also use old linens in Shabby Chic Decorating such as: tablecloths, quilts, lace, hankies, and bedspreads. You might find these at garage sales, thrift shops and flea markets. Begin to scout out these vintage treasures.
Chenille bedspreads can be used, as shown here in this Shabby Chic bedroom. If you like to sew, the possibilities are endless. You can take old things and create new items out of them.
You can use lace in a variety of ways. Buy old doilies and table cloths and use them over tables. Or cover a pillow with a piece of old lace.
Use old quilts to make pillows, or to throw over a chair or couch.. These will add a homey touch. Notice here in the bedroom above where they used an old window and backed it with a piece of quilt. That’s a great idea!
Home Decor And Shabby Chic Accents
Shabby Chic Decorating accents: Include pillows, curtains, bedding, lamps, rugs and more. You can purchase these new at your local Target retail store or Amazon, depending on your decorating budget.
These new Shabby Chic items are wonderful, especially if you don’t have time to hunt for a lot of vintage items. It’s always nice to start with new, fresh bedding.
I have purchased the Shabby Chic bedding, pillows and curtains and incorporated them in my home. Of course I bought them all on sale! Remember to be a savvy shopper.
You might like to look go to The Shabby Chic Home
for room ideas using these new linens.Or maybe you would like to return to
Cottage Style Decorating and explore all the other cottage styles.
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