Mix and Match
Don't be afraid to mix furnishings in different finishes, colors and styles, or from different eras. Painted, stained and distressed woods are represented in this shabby chic bedroom, as well as metals and iron.
To bring some shabby chic style into the heart of the home, mix one part sunny, one part sophisticated, with a few hints of yesteryear. Vintage fixtures, hardware and accessories married with white or pastel-painted cabinets are the essence of today's shabby chic style kitchen.
Fun and Feminine
Shabby chic is all about fun, feminine finishes. Here, a curvy mirror painted gold and a small, sparkly chandelier make super-sweet statements in this cozy little breakfast nook. Pleated "skirts" on the edge of the chair cushions soften the lines of the X-back chairs while pastel-colored fabric on the bench seat adds to the soft and pretty look
Crisp and Clean-Lined
To create a shabby chic space with a slightly contemporary edge, try injecting some clean-lined furniture, accessories and architectural interest. Here, a board and batten wall treatment, modern white frames and a clean-lined daybed happily co-exist with a demilune table, traditional-style lighting and a salvaged gym floor accent wall. Photo