Create a Shabby Chic Style for Your Home
Your home decor should be a perfect representation of yourself, style and taste. Homes that have a particular style are more interesting and create a sense of creativity. The shabby chic style is one of the most popular styles that have made a major come back. It is more associated with people who value style more than fashion. This vintage look for your home decor gives your home a different look that is not so common. You can choose to go for this style before you furnish your home while you buy the items ready-made in this style. Alternately, you can upgrade your existing decor with a few touch ups to create the shabby chic style.
Furniture bearing the shabby chic style should create a sense of wear and tear. Back in the day, furniture would be painted over and over again to keep it looking fresh. However, the base coat and the original wood would be exposed with time after further wear. This is the kind of look you should be going for.
You can create this look with your existing home decor. Take your well painted piece of furniture; bed, wardrobe, drawers and cabinets, and scrub off the paint with a piece of sand paper. The paint needs to look like it has chipped, cracked and worn out. Think about where wear and tear in furniture most appears or is seen. This usually happens on the edges, areas that the hands run through or where the pieces come in to contact. Scrub these areas with the sand paper in such a way that you get to see the original wood or the base coat. You can also replace the creators with old fashioned or worn out ones creating an idea that they have been replaced several times. Miss matched knobs also a good idea when creating the shabby chic style for your home decor.
The shabby chic style has a particular design in lighting that is both fun and unique. Chandeliers and vintage bed side lamps are more like it in this case and the colors suitable for the lamp head in this case are; pink, white, sky blue and yellow. Lace running at the bottom part is creative too. The lamps should have a "pull to switch on and off" dangling thread or chain instead of ordinary switches. The stand can be made of heavy metal or wood. The overall home decor should include chandeliers in all rooms to bring this particular style to life.
Curtains should be yellow, white and pink in color. Floral prints are also ideal in this case. They need to create an idea of wear that comes with many years of washing and bleaching. For the plain colors, you can rub streaks of the curtains with bleach to show that the curtains have been washed and bleached for a long time. It is also important to make sure that the curtains are made of the vintage heavy material in plain color / floral prints and not the modern multi-colored sheers.
You can also choose to emphasize the shabby chic style more by placing a few pieces of retro dresses with laces and fancy floral designs and hats in manikins in the bedroom. The shabby chic look is an ideal choice for home decor and clearly stands out from all other ordinary styles. Creativity and a little effort go a long way in achieving this especially of you are transforming your original home decor.