Decorating your home in a vintage, shabby-chic style is a great way to make use of antiques and hand-me-downs, giving them a more polished feel. Following are a few great ideas to turn items you have on hand, find at discount stores, or have inherited from family members over the years into a grouping of shabby-chic decor.
In the past few years I’ve become a big fan of the vintage shabby chic (aka “granny-chic”) home décor trend. Incorporating the look of charming antiques with feminine contemporary accents, this trend is a great way to decorate.
Candlelight always sets the mood for love… with that in mind I placed an iron hurricane sconce with heart and scroll detailing (from Pier 1 Imports) adjacent to a framed poster featuring a couple embracing (“Romantic Embrace” by Brent Heighton, which I bought online at AllPosters.com) in the bedroom. On a table below the wall art, I put a bouquet of dried flowers (bought at a local craft store) in an old tin can.
For my bedding, I chose a romantic floral pattern (by Martha Stewart), flanked by two torchiere floor lamps (from Home Depot) that remind me of the 1920’s, and above the bed is a dramatic framed poster of a glamorous woman attending a lavish party (again bought online at AllPosters.com).
Up Cycled Shabby Chic
This old farmhouse hutch we found on Pinterest has been painted, weathered, and lovingly designed to fit into this adorable shabby chic bedroom design.
Use your family’s old silver and pewter candlesticks to create a casual, yet sophisticated decor on your mantel.
These up-cycled frames are a great way to add dimension to any wall or mantel. Painting them various colors, then scraping them for a weathered appearance is a great way to add interest to what once may have been a plain wood frame.
Get creative! There are a number of ways to turn something old into a refreshed and beautiful statement in your shabby chic decor!