Shabby chic for a bedroom
This article will focus on shabby chic bedroom ideas you can use to transform your room into one with an aged vintage style. The shabby chic style is very feminine and originates from Rachel Ashwell who discovered beautiful worn items in second-hand stores and flea markets. The style uses floral patterns, distressed furniture, and antique pieces. The overall look for the room should be comforting and relaxing with neutral colors and faded furniture.
One popular color to use is antique white, but you can also use other shades of white. You can use neutral and pastel shades for accent colors. These colors include light grays, light pinks, light blues, sage, and greens. When choosing the color, remember that shabby chic bedrooms need to be light, muted or washed out to achieve the aged vintage look.
Avoid getting furniture that is too distressed, as it will make the room look and feel dirty. There is a fine line between shabby chic and dirty, and it is easy to cross it.
For the bedroom furniture, you have many choices. You can get a whitewashed wooden bed with a distressed look or a wooden bed with a metal headboard and footboard. The dresser, bedside table and other furniture can be a mixture of distressed natural wood and whitewashed aged wood, and you can always improvise and use old suit cases for the bedside table.
The good thing about the shabby chic style is that it has evolved to accommodate the needs of both genders as it has a more strained look now.
The shabby chic bedroom is not complete without the right bedding. You can get a warm comforter with a white duvet cover, fluffy pillows, and cotton sheets. You can include some floral patterns but not too much or soft colored plain bed sheets. Try searching for reviews on shabby chic bedding for some inspiration.
Unlike the earlier use of floral patterns, you can now combine different styles to achieve a better visual effect. Combine different patterns as long as they blend in together, and they complement the overall color scheme of the room.
You can use a distressed shabby chic chandelier and table lamp with a floral fabric shade that will look great with distressed whitewashed wood. You can also get white lanterns with candles inside to add character to the room. Look at my article on rustic wood chandeliers to get more ideas.