When you fuse together a bit of modern living with a touch of vintage furniture and some patterns and colour thrown in for good measure, you get a shabby chic design which is as unique as its designer. Pieces of shabby chic furniture don’t have to be too expensive and it doesn’t have to be from a particular period or era. The beauty of shabby chic design is that it shouldn’t look too polished or streamlined. It can be a mountain of cushions or an oversized throwover accenting your sofa or even a battered old dresser displaying all your favourite knick-knacks in your bedroom.
Shabby chic style should be a marriage of old meets new, colour merging with pastel shades and patterns alongside plains. Shabby chic furniture takes its form in beaten up wood, peeling paint, some floral detail perhaps and more than a little loved. It can be an old school bench that you found on a skip or a chest of drawers that a friend of a friend didn’t want any more, maybe even your childhood wardrobe brought back to life! Shabby chic furniture is shabby – but in a good way. It is chic – but not too posh. It’s furniture made with love and we all deserve a piece of that in our homes.