Every individual has different style quotient. When it comes to home décor, here are few style tips:
1. Furniture: In this style, genuine antique items can be used; but better still, old furniture can be painted through the years and layers showing through distressing the piece. This method can also be applied to painting of woodwork by rubbing and sanding top coats to expose the base areas that are then protected with a sealer.
2. Accents: Fabrics play a prominent role in this look. Being usually cottons and linens and in shades of white, pink and beige, blue and lavender are add-ons to avoid monotony. These colours give the light look that forms an important part of this style. To give an old look the fabrics are bleached so that the vintage floral patterns, mainly of roses look truly shabby chic. Soft furry material – chenille is often popular for bedspreads.
3. Accessories: Indoors, shabby chic can be achieved by the use of some unique objects. It is easy to create a relaxed sensibility when the entrance consists of a wooden bench with floral cushions, curved hooks overhead for keys and a series of cubby-holes to keep baskets and other objects. The living room will glow with soft light through its pearl chandelier while tarnished silver photo frames line the mantel shelf topped by a mirror in a rococo frame.
4. Outdoors: Shabby chic can move out of the home too. The garden should be a profusion of flowers laid out asymmetrically along timeworn and chipped fences. There must be no manicured lawns and the layout must be freeform. Along the pathways, petrified wood stumps can form the base for garden lighting. Old sinks can substitute for a birdbath.