Shabby chic style was presented at the early 90’s and was considered as another trend that will soon disappear. However, that did not happen. This style is still present, and became recognizable and popular in ,many homes. Shabby chic style is not confined to rural or only on urban areas, it is equally lovable and in the city and in the countryside. In addition, shabby chic style is not financially demanding and is available to everyone. Decorating the living room in shabby chic style is not difficult and only requires a few tricks that can be stolen from the famous decorators.
The colors in the Shabby chic style are muted pastel, which is associated with the passage of time and the vintage look. Very rarely is used pure white color, it is usually softened and very often is used ivory. You can also use natural fabrics like cotton and linen, polyester is not a place in the living room in shabby chic style. Shades of the monochrome spectrum will create less contrast and will make your small living room look larger. For larger areas use one or at most two same hues.
Shabby chic style is the style of comfort. Furniture is upholstered and covered with adequate blankets. Small club chairs are better than a big ones. Side tables placed next to the sofa are taller and thinner. Furniture should be in white or a lighter color. Furniture in an antique-white is also popular. Can be used old pieces of furniture that you can reuse again.
Texture and patterns
Lace, velvet, floral pattern and threadbare carpet, are key elements at decorating a living room in shabby chic style. The goal is to not overly emphasizes a single piece of furniture. To make the place more interesting, you can use wicker furniture, for example, a table or a chair.
Decorations are jewelry in every room. They shall be added after you finish with colors, furnishings and fabrics. Decorations in the living room in Shabby chic style play no role, they just need to be beautiful. They can be metal, ceramic, porcelain or tapestries. If you have a small living room and if you set more small decorations she will look even smaller. Remember, less is more.