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Shabby Chic Interior Design

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Characteristics

Shabby Chic interior design presents a soft, feminine feel that differentiates this look from other vintage styles. It is a uniquely romantic way of decorating that first originated in the the 1980’s in the United Kingdom. Shabby Chic interior design consists of furnishings that are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear, or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with an affected feel is emphasized to differentiate it from genuine period decor.

  • Furniture: Shabby Chic furnishings show signs of wear and distressed, time-worn and painted layers.
  • Fabrics: Fabrics tend to be cottons and old French linens. Whites and pastels are favorite colors.
  • Decor: Popular decor items are pillows made of vintage fabrics, vintage linens, chenille bedspreads, vintage chandeliers, and anything with roses on it.

Similar interior design style: French Country

Examples

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Source: Lulus

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Source: Interior Design Files

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Source: Gypsylouvintage

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Source: Fresh Interior

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Source: Pinterest

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