Shabby Chic Accessory Ideas for Your Home

Posted 26th June 2017 18:24

Getting the shabby chic look in your home is a great idea if you love nothing more than a vintage decor and feel. This distressed, soft, and sometimes fun look can give your home plenty of personality. There’s no one size fits all when it comes to creating your very own shabby chic decor, but there are a few accessories you can use in your home to get the effect!

 

Shabby Chic Clocks

Shabby chic clocks are one of the most useful accessories to incorporate into your decor, and they’ll definitely add a vintage feel. There are all kinds of options from antique telephone clocks to distressed roman clocks. Whichever style you prefer, it’ll fit nicely in with your vintage/shabby chic decor.

 

Shabby Chic Mirrors

Mirrors are an essential part of any home, and incorporating vintage styles is a great way to get the effect you want. You can find white distressed mirrors, copper mirrors, ornate silver mirrors, standing mirrors, table mirrors, and so much more. Whichever room you’re looking for, you can find the mirror to suit.




Shabby Chic Lighting

Shabby chic lighting adds to the atmosphere of the decor. You can find candle holders, lanterns, lamps, lighting pendants and more. Incorporating things like this will help you to achieve your desired effect as well as light your home just how you like it, whether you need task lighting or something more atmospheric.




Shabby Chic Upcycled Furniture

When it comes to your furniture, you can search for second hand gems or upcycle your own furniture. You can use paint and sandpaper, as well as other techniques to achieve any effect you want. Whether you want a distressed white table or a soft baby blue bedside cabinet, you can easily create it. There are a ton of guides and resources online you can use to help you.



Small Trinkets

Having an eye for detail is very important when creating your own shabby chic place to love. Incorporating trinkets is a lovely way to add a few finishing touches, as well as add interest and personality. You can use unique things you’ve found in charity shops, souvenirs from abroad - anything you like. Just remember not to create too much visual clutter. Vintage trinket boxes will look amazing on your bedside table, for instance.




Incorporate White and Soft Pastel Shades

When you’re looking for shabby chic accessories, make sure you incorporate white accessories, or soft pastel shades. Both of these can work well when creating your shabby chic decor; you just need to think about the kind of look you’re going for. The colour scheme is very important when you’re going for this look! You don’t have to go ALL white or ALL pastel, and in some cases, you can even use both. Make sure you look at inspiration on sites like Pinterest if you need some ideas.

Hopefully you now feel inspired after reading up on these great shabby chic accessories.

There’s no one rule fits all, so have fun and create your own idea of shabby chic!

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