Shabby Chic: What it is and how to make it!

"Shabby” literally means ragged, imperfect. Shabby chic is a style that may seem tattered, a little abandoned, but in truth is very well-finished!

Choose colours such as beige, ivory, light grey and white.

Wood, linen and natural metal finishes are undoubtedly the materials most used in a shabby chic house.Furniture shouldn’t be perfectly varnished, to give the impression that the pieces have been recovered from our grandmother’s attic.

Antique china sets and unmatched dinnerware on the shelves will give a vintage flavour to the kitchen.

To add a perfect shabby chic look you may easily find accessories and tools in flea markets.

Another must are flowers: choose flowers with delicate tones, like hydrangeas, roses and camellias and some bunch of lavender.

To make your home unique here are some DIY ideas: a frame made of shells for black and white pictures of your grandmother or a lemon centrepiece to give your kitchen a natural and refined touch.

Candles are also essential in a shabby chic house: you can use them to decorate the fireplace in the summertime, using traditional candleholders or arranging them in simple glass jars.

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