When you get a fusion of modern and vintage furniture with some patterns and colour thrown in for good measure, you get a shabby chic feel to a home which is always as unique as its occupants. A piece of shabby chic furnituredoesn’t have to be expensive, nor does it have to be from a particular period or era. The beauty of shabby chic is that it doesn’t look too ‘put together’ or polished – it can be casual cushion or throw over accenting your sofa or a battered dresser displaying all your favourite knick-knacks.
Shabby chic style should be a collaboration of old meets new, colourful meets pastels and patterns teamed with plains. Shabby chic furniture should be battered wood, distressed paint effects, detailed with floral prints perhaps and more than a little loved. It’s the piece that your found on a skip during somebody’s house clearance, the chest of drawers that your distant relative didn’t want anymore, your childhood wardrobe brought back to life. Shabby chic furniture is shabby – but in a good way. It is chic – but not too polished. It’s furniture made with love and we all deserve a piece of that in our homes.