The shabby chic style is undoubtedly one of the highest trending furnishing methods that is also loved and admired by many. What exactly does shabby chic mean though? The literal translation is “scruffy chic”: a style that seems to be resigned and a little “left to itself”. In reality though it presents itself as very pleasant and accommodating. In practice, the shabby chic effect in the furnishing of a house is derived from specific details and little tricks with the color finish.

Simply the choice of colors to furnish the house is not at all secondary in importance if you want to have a shabby chic home: opt for a light-colored and tending to pastel finish. Let the main colors include beige, ivory, light gray and white.

Its pickled furnishings that are damaged or worn out by time as well as faded fabrics that are raw or lace in soft pastel colors characterize the SHABBY style. The shabby style often recovers pieces of furniture that are then earmarked for a new and original use. The materials used vary between metal, wood or wrought iron.
Wood and flax are the two materials that reign undisputedly in a shabby chic house: the furniture will be made of wood, which is preferably dyed and white washed. The paint of the furniture will not be perfect allowing the impression that they are recovered from Grandma’s attic. Finally the furnishing elements that enrich the shabby chic house are various: pillows whose colors and patterns have a country and natural touch are inevitable.

Shelves in the kitchen are embellished with old porcelain cutlery and mismatched vintage plates that can perhaps be adorned with flowers. Laces are highly accepted in this style and thus are often used.

Among the furnishing elements used to evoke a perfect shabby chic style are also tin tools and utensils that can easily be recovered and bought in flea markets. Flowers with delicate tones like hydrangeas, roses, camellias and lavender finish up exquisitely.

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