Shabby Chic is all the rage right now in home interior design, but executing the look can be tricky without going overboard. As with any design style, small touches go a long way and one has to be careful without overdoing it. My favorite way to add a shabby chic look to an interior is by using distressed lamps. In this collection we've added a floor lamp with a distressed base and a fillable ambient table lamp from Target. I love this table lamp because it really allows one to adjust their decor needs throughout the seasons by adding in various elements inside the actual lamp. You could add old book pages, shells, sand, pinecones, lemons, etc... Jute and sisal rugs are also great for shabby chic rooms and one can really add a pop of color by choosing one with a fabric band bordering it. Pillows are another fun way to bring in that shabby chic look to your room that is romantic and soft. These pillows have soft ruffles, romantic script writing and an Ikat motif, which could also be a bridge element to sync up your other styles to the shabby chic look. If distressing your furniture, I highly recommend an Annie Sloan Chalk paint, but remember to edit your space. You don't want every piece in your space to be chalk painted just like you don't want every piece of furniture to be the same stain of wood - it would be boring. Your hand painted pieces will pop more if you only have one or two of them within a particular space. Another inexpensive way to add shabby chic styling to your decor is by hanging old doors or windows on your walls. They can simply be decorative or you can add hooks to them to make them into storage pieces. With just a few simple touches, you can add a subtle hint of shabby chic to your home that is cost efficient and beautiful. The source list for the above image is found below with hyperlinks to each product's site. Like me on Facebook at PaperCanvasEtc for loads of design and art inspiration - Happy Designing!
Old Door Project: From Made It On Monday - Full Tutorial
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Project: From DomesticSuperhero - Full Tutorial
Ruffle Pillow: Ruffle Pillow from Clarashandmade on Etsy
Green Ikat Pillow & Tan Script Pillow: Overstock