Many tend to associate shabby chic decorating with femininity yet I disagree. To me shabby chic is a decorating style that expresses pride in history by using furniture, sofas, and pieces of art from earlier periods, the vintage pieces ideally look a little worn, to create a beautifully aged design scheme.
It was in the 1980s when Rachel Ashwell began the use of this term, then an inexpensive line of furniture became popular for shabby chic decorating. The furniture associates with a number of historical designs from different periods, the pieces are created to look as if they’re older, worn and from an earlier period, for instance the 18oo’s country French, Shaker designs, plus many others.
This style will turn your living room into a comfortable space with the romance of things that are old or vintage pieces that have a purpose.
A shabby chic living room is perfect if you’ll like to show off your favorite accessories and antiques. And best of all it is possible to create your own shabby chic decor using items in your home and paints.