Charming Shabby Chic Interior Style
Love the shabby chic look? Possibly one of the most popular trends ever, shabby chic is still going strong almost 20 years after the term was first coined. An eclectic style that mixes antique furniture with pastel colours, lace and feminine florals, shabby chic is often also referred to as country chic or vintage chic. If you love this soft and dreamy style, you’re in luck, because shabby chic interior style is easy and inexpensive to achieve. Here are a few of the basic elements that make up a shabby chic interior style that you may want to try in your own home. Painted furniture is another key element in a shabby chic interior. Furniture can be purchased at flea markets and garages sales, and then painted for that old but loved look. Adding paint to an item of furniture gives a clean appearance, and painting several items all one color (typically white in shabby chic) gives unmatched furniture a look of an imperfectly matched set.
Shabby chic interior style also features light fixtures and lamps that typically appear to be flea market finds. Often the light fixtures have glass or crystal beads which in juxtaposition to the casual furniture creates an unexpected look. Lamps are often painted, and feature fabric shades made from printed fabrics.