Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Shabby Chic Room Inspiration

I love looking through magazines and on the internet for beautiful home interiors, especially shabby chic (my favorite). I find the pictures inspiring for creating new pieces for my shop, but they are also very inspiring for creating a new room or space. I hope you find these beautiful pictures as inspiring as I do. Find tips below for creating or enhancing your own shabby chic space.

Must-haves of shabby chic design: 1) distressed furniture, 2) slipcovers, 3) florals, 4) old rugs, 5) mismatched pieces.

Keep colors muted: a lot of white or cream with pastels. Combine patterns and colors.

Be creative! Repurpose a chair to use as a side table or old vintage suitcases or an antique trunk for a coffee table. Use your imagination.

*Some tips adapted from


  1. These are great tips! I wish my living room looked like the second picture!

  2. I love the colors in that dining room!

  3. I love Shabby chic style as you do.
    Can I invite you on my blog?
    Greetings from Turin, Italy.

  4. has one of the largest selections of Shabby Chic Dining Room on the web so check it out.

  5. Oh I just found your blog while searching for Shabby Chic Christmas ideas and loving it already!

  6. Oh my gosh! Somehow I just came across your blog today and couldn't believe that you had a picture posted of my living room in the house I moved from last year! It is the bottom picture! So glad that you enjoyed the decor and chose to include it in your blog!