What Is Shabby Chic Interior Design?

Shabby chic style embraces a worn and vintage look that makes your home lived in, it is a mix of soft colours, used with feminine accents, and vintage style decor.

Elements Used In Shabby Chic Interior Design:

Natural finishes: Rustic and distressed surfaces are a must in shabby chic design, Driftwood, bamboo, and whitewashed bricks are all a great example of natural finishes to use. 

White: White is the most dominant colour used with shabby chic style, whether it be off-white, rustic white, or distressed white, a whitewash is always used as the main colour

Soft colours: Against the white, a soft colour palette, the vibe should be gentle and soft throughout, NO bold colours or prints. 

Textiles: Soft and relaxed fabrics that are naturally wrinkled always work with this style, linens, lace, and vintage fabrics are all good examples. 


Shabby Chic Colour Palettes:

All these colours go great with chalky white, and natural tones to make the perfect shabby chic colour combo.

Pastel Blue & Coral:

Pastel Blue & Pastel Green:

Pastel Blue & Peach:

Brown & Peach:

Pink & Brown:

Grey & Dusty Pink:

Dusty Pink & White:

Cream Linen & Green Linen:


Materials To Use In Shabby Chic Design:

  • Hessian
  • Linen
  • Wicker
  • Lace
  • Wrought Iron
  • Chalky Paint
  • Crochet
  • Exposed Brick
  • Stripped Pine
  • Tin
  • Fine Bone China
  • Floral Fabric

Paint Brands To Use:

  • Rustoleum
  • Farrow & Ball
  • Frenchic
  • Little Greene


Shabby Chic Pieces To Incorporate Within Your Design:

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