Are you working with a limited decorating budget? If so, shabby chic decorating is the decorating style for you. Because you can bring together new and old home décor and accessories, this decorating style is a fun, easy and economical way to decorate. Here are several shabby chic decorating ideas to get you started.
Browsing flea markets, second-hand stores and yard sales are basic to this style of decorating and are easy on the decorating budget. With cleaning and simple repair, most objects can be rejuvenated. Try adding a coat of paint, new lining or hardware, covering up a problem area of the furniture with a piece of fabric, or adding a bit of glass or marble.
When finding a place in your home for shabby chic home décor yard sale and flea market finds, adhere to the philosophy that less is more. Leave plenty of breathing room around large items such as chests and dressers which make a room feel more open and avoid the disorderly look of clutter. A few personal treasures displayed on top of the furniture will then have “center stage”.
Restaurants that display vintage décor are a source for decorating ideas because of the wide variety of objects displayed and their uniqueness. This will help you observe the unlimited possibility in home décor and furniture that you may not have otherwise seen in the past.
Shabby chic decorating can enhance many decorating styles. For instance, a more formal, traditional decorating style can be made to look more relaxed and friendly by bringing in vintage home décor such as old picture frames, vintage fabric pillows and unique wall décor. Sleek, fitted slip covers instead of loose, roomy slip covers are an excellent shabby chic decorating addition to a contemporary-style room.
Look around your house, basement and attic for home décor and furniture that needs revitalizing in some way. You might want to move an item to another room so it can be used in a different way; such as, a small dresser used in a bathroom for additional storage.
By using your imagination and creativity you can add a touch of shabby chic decorating to any room. Just remember that the shabby chic decorating style is flexible and free of boundaries.
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