The Shabby chic style was the thinking of Rachel Ashwell. She was often seen buying stuff in bulk from flea markets and stalls. Shabby chic is one of the most relaxing themes that you will ever come across. The whole idea of this arrangement is long gone fashion statements meeting antique furniture with a slight romantic feel to them. The concept invokes and creates a sense of euphoria. It is important to include neutral furnishings with the main elements to bring life to the room. While decorating your room in Shabby chic, do keep in mind the following things.
1. Defining your style is important. You need to make the most of white backdrops but do remember there are several shades of white to choose from. The old whites blend in with the new ones in impeccable fashion. Light blue, subtle pink and bottle green make for the most common colors used in Shabby chic decoration. Feel free to use your own set of shades that you like but make sure that they are mute and might. The washed out look adds grace and brings class to the table.
2. Nobody likes a sloppy look. Know the difference between cozy and completely undone. Shabby chic furniture requires of you to be a bit formal. Items and throws must not appear like they don't really belong to the room. Anything remotely related to the word 'distressed' is a big no-no from our side.
3. The idea of breathing in new life to old furniture pieces is what Shabby chic revolves around. You must reuse and recycle to your best. You can change your old settings to give it a new fascinating look. The look must bring out the 'new' in you. Shabby chic is known for adding personality to something as simple a buy from any catalogue. Try using your grandma's old quilts instead of shelling out money for new ones. Keep a look out in bazaars and antique shops for finds that can add uniqueness to your house.
4. What is important is that if you are trying your hand at this sort of decorating that you should worry about mixing and matching. You should find elements that will compliment on another. An old side table with a delicate almirah would be a lovely choice. Even your linens mustn't shout mix and match. Use rose and sage to avoid too much of pink everywhere.
5. Decorating is incomplete in Shabby chic without accessories. Iron tables and chairs and chandeliers are perfect add-ons. Lace and wrought iron makes a great combination with floral patterns.