Have smart thoughts when you want to decorate a room cheaply and nicely. Some people believe that redecorating a living room will involve a big budget plan. It is not true if you can pick the affordable accessories, furniture and knickknacks. You do not have to focus on the luxury materials.
Choose the vintage ones that you can shop in flea market or garage sales. The distressed vintage accessories and furniture pieces allow you to makeover the plain living room into shabby chic look. The space will be elegant for you can put rose chintz, gilt edges, charming whitewashed wooden coffee table and comfortable couch.
White Pastel Palette
A shabby chic living room looks bigger with white pastel palette on the wall. Use pure white or vintage white to cover the entire wall. If the living room features woodwork, apply the chalk painted style on the crown molding, window shutter and trim line. The uneven finish, rough texture and distressed tone characterize the shabby chic painting style.
You do not have to buy new accessories and furniture in the stores. To achieve a shabby chic quality, reproduce the items that you already have had at home. A classic white side table will be interesting to beautify with an old lamp using red brocade shade. Spread a vintage slipcover on an elegant camel back sofa. The wooden trunk coffee table is excellent to adorn with tarnished silver tray, an antique vase and pink roses.
Fruit and Flowers
The final touch on shabby chic interior design is by having unique prints. The floral and fruit prints are the two most popular ones. Drape a pink floral curtain on white windows. Match it with a copper finished rod. If you are bored with floral pattern, replace it with fruit curtain. In addition, you set a cream colored bowl and fill it with pears, red apples and peaches on a top of rustic wooden table.
The white and pink furnishing will blend well with a crystal chandelier. If the price of this lighting fixture is too expensive for you, purchase a secondhand wrought iron candle chandelier. It reflects the medieval era but blends well with shabby chic interior. Repaint in gold or silver finish. If you need a new lampshade, the shape is nice in scallop one for unique quality. The lampshade can be made of burlap, feather, or ruffled lace to enhance shabby chic beauty.
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