Diy shabby chic furniture ideas
For a living space full of character, combine distressed wood with plush upholstery. A wallpaper with a subtle brushstroke design in soft blue/grey sets the tone for this dynamic glance. Be inspired by Bloomsbury prints in chalky hues on cushions and lampshades. For a traditional collector’s glance, collect mismatched vases and jugs with a handcrafted feel. On the floor, an antique-effect laminate complements reclaimed wooden furniture.
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Create a farmhouse feel using country creams
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Subtle stripes, neutral shades and Shaker-style furnishings make for a relaxed, rural glance.
Complement a classic country palette of cream and beige with upholstery and cushions in a ticking stripe linen in muted red. Simple checks will also work well.
Embrace the rustic appeal of this scheme by incorporating natural materials love oak, cotton and linen. if you don’t happen to own perfect floorboards, you can cheat the glance with a realistic aged-effect laminate flooring.
Stir minimal colour with maximum detail
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Mono gets and elegant update with soothing neutrals, beautiful fabrics and ornate accessories. For a sophisticated take on shabby chic, stick to a palette of off-white and cream, adding white-washed and distressed wood for interest. To avoid the glance becoming too flat, layer accessories with plenty of details and texture, including crochet, linen and lace fabrics. Don’t forget to introduce grey. A grey laminate flooring won’t break up the space and the grain provides a subtle contrast.
Evoke a farmhouse feel with soft curves and chalky hues
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Recreate the charm of rural France using muted textile prints and rustic wood finishes.
Paint walls in a delicate duck egg shade, then add furnishings in wealthy cream and distressed painted wood. Glance for pre-loved items in vintage shops on eBay. Enhance the French feel by layering cushions in subtle stripes and elegant toile prints, and finish with a cotton throw. For en earthy finish, opt for chunky sisal carpets. Soften with a textured carpet in neutral shades.
Permit your mini-me to drop in love with shabby chic
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Ballerina motifs, painted furniture and sugary shades make for a girly girl’s room.
Max our on beautiful prints. Pick an illustrated wallpaper for the walls, plus bedding and upholstery featuring darling hearts and flowers. Paint bare floorboards white – or get the same glance with vinyl or laminate. Upcycle preloved bedroom furniture in ice cream shades of chalk paint. Add detail to the drawers with panels of beautiful wallpaper.
Select classic rose prints to recreate this lovely look
Pretty pinks, white wood and nostalgic accessories create a romantic scheme. with blowsy bouquet prints, there’s no denying the feminine nature of this glance.
Use pattern liberally and ponder about a feature wall. Go for classic Cath Kidston and Laura Ashley. If you’re after a bedroom that’s a cosy retreat, layer plenty of comfy pillows along with crocheted or knitted blankets. Tongue-and-groove panelling is a simple way to add interest to walls. Paint in a wealthy cream shade and the relax of the wall in white. A white four-poster bed and vintage bedside table will create ambience.