I have discussed Industrial Chic a few months ago and now I’m going to talk about a different sort of Chic styling you could have heard quite a lot – the Shabby Chic. Some might question and raise their eyebrows, since when did shabby become chic? But believe me, when done appropriately it might be an ideal style for your house of yours and also since it’s popular, it might be also the ideal theme of the home you’re currently staging.
What is “Shabby Chic” and , it appealing? Shabby Chic is really a selection of interior styling in which a piece of furniture is chosen for its aged appearance or wear look. It’s said to have started in Britain and it’s really reminiscent from the form of furnishings within country houses – from faded furnishing paints to worn-out linens. You’ll even see some interior designers use new items then distress those items so it can have that vintage finish. This is usually made by bleaching fabrics or sanding the very best coat to show the bottom coat or wood. In my own opinion, it’s appealing for several reasons: whether it’s a reminder of a humble home you used to live in growing up; maybe as it offers you a feel of the countryside; it’s this warm, cozy and alluring charm; it’s budget friendly (particularly if you’re home-staging) – either recycle what you already have or find pieces in garage sales; or maybe it is just as this style is quite an easy task to achieve. And the list continues on, but trip you are probably might be, if you’re looking to possess that shabby chic look here are some of the actions you can take:
Paint Colors: The easiest paint colors to work with a shabby chic concept are white, tan or cream along with limit yourself to that. There are other popular colors realistically work with this particular theme like passed or light hues of yellow, green, blue or even gray.
Distressed Furniture/Furnishings: This could be items that you already had before which includes that worn out appearance or buy furniture and according to your color palette you may create the shabby chic effect (as mentioned above) by just using paint and sandpaper. Apply a few coats, let it dry after which sand down the surface or certain areas with the object just to reveal the paint underneath or its natural material.
Linens: White, cream or fabric printed with soft colored flowers, paisley patterns or even damask patterns work just the thing for this style. But again, fabric colors depend on your color scheme, working around soft hues, light earth tones or pastels may do just fine.
Other Home Accessories: Some common accessories that may help you finish off your thing can be wooden frames, wicker baskets or chairs; old chandeliers, traditional perfume or bottles, scrolled iron and vintage mirrors. A great thing to keep in mind will be as your using distressed items, try and choose items which are made of natural materials.
So there you go! Try to start your “shabby chic” project and produce out that cozy, vintage country feel to your house.