Shabby Chic Home

Fancy a bespoke home without the price tag? Due to living in a disposable society we often overlook the items we already own and seeking replacements for, rather than considering how we could recycle our unwanted belongings to create something unique. With shabby-chic interiors increasing in popularity, now is a prime opportunity to consider the ways in which you can revamp your old belongings to create a bespoke and inspirational space. Rest assured, you do not need to be a DIY expert to achieve an impressive result! Follow our simple steps below for idea’s on how to design your perfect tailor-made home with minimum impact on your bank balance.


Tip 1 IconVintage Items

Vintage items can easily be displayed as accessories within your home, or adapted for new purposes. Vintage door handles for example could be used as coat hooks, suitcases could be stacked to make a card table and vintage fabric used to make curtains and recover your cushions. The great thing about shabby chic is that you don’t need to worry about displaying identical patterns alongside one another, so you can make the best use of any material you already have at home and can mix and match different colour combinations and patterns as necessary.


Tip 2 IconUnwanted Furniture

Unwanted furniture can be painted and distressed to be in keeping with the new design of your room, but if you want to create a feature piece don’t be afraid to think outside the box and consider incorporating a decorative print to truly make your item bespoke! Shabby Chic interiors make use of well used and even slightly worn vintage furniture and amalgamates them with the colours and designs we typically associate with an old-fashioned country home. If your favourite dresser is partly worn and the finish slightly damaged you do not necessarily need to part with your beloved item, but instead could end up redesigning your living space around the very item you were planning to take to the charity shop!


Tip 3 IconColour Combinations

Be bold with your colour combinations. For the ultimate shabby chic interior don’t be afraid to experiment with different colour combinations and remember that ‘variety is the spice of life’! The more combinations you decide to embrace, the more unique the result! Shabby Chic is not only the ultimate way to be creative and express your personality throughout your home, but also a highly resourceful and thrifty way to redesign your interior.


Read Painting Internal Doors for more helpful tips to guide you through your home improvements.