Inspired by the country houses of Great Britain, the Shabby chic style is characterized by pastel tones, flowers and the recovery of ancient elements
Choosing the Shabby Chic style for your home is to bet on elegance, warmth, and femininity. Of course with a touch of the past as if it were a beautiful heritage. Because shabby means ‘worn by the passage of time’. And this trend is committed to giving those old elements a more sophisticated and refined ambience, hence the word chic.
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Origin of Shabby Chic
This style of decoration has its origins in B
The main color for the base is white, mixed with pastel shades such as pink, beige, sky blue or water green. These colors are both for the walls, as well as in the furniture and other decoration elements. Always clear tones to get that happy and bright feeling of a happy day in the field.
As for the fabrics, they emphasize their floral prints and embroideries and lace that bring a flirtatious and romantic air to the environment. And always follow same color palette. The curtains have a great role too.
If we talk about the accessories, the protagonists all those old details like chandeliers, small works of art, vases, upholstered and restored furniture, china and porcelain tea or coffee sets, candles, candlesticks, mirrors with silver frames or preferably gold, cubes, pots, jars or metal milk jugs, glass bottles, wicker baskets …
Shabby Chic Look
The furniture, for the most part, is ornate classics, restored, distinguished and exquisite. In the Shabby Chic style, wood and iron are fundamental materials and always with an aged look. The wood is looking painted with the same tones, but pickled or aged, giving prominence to furnitures. And the old iron of the headboards is a charm.
If you want to get some pieces of this style, it is best to look at local markets and antique shops. Although you can also choose to do crafts at home applying two techniques: pickling and decoupage.
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The pickling gives a look of worn, aged to the furniture and furnishing accessories. While decoupage can decorate different surfaces, such as wood, brass or candles, applying papers or romantic fabrics, varnishing them later, and getting the result to look like a real painting. It is not difficult to apply them. Inform yourself well and you will be proud to have given your personal touch to this decoration.
The Shabby Chic style is so fashionable, that it is not only reflected in homes but in any place that requires exquisite decoration. It is very typical to see this style in the decoration of wedding banquets, baptisms, communions, and other parties. The result? A charming decoration where you can breathe a romantic, feminine, cozy and somewhat retro but very attractive atmosphere.
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