Dedicate an entire space to a rustic theme. The turn-of-the-century hat and old-timey door match perfectly with the vintage ivory table and apothecary jars. The neutral, white color scheme unites the "shabby" with the "chic."
It doesn't take much to turn a bland space into a characteristic place. A small vignette like this one can show your shabby chic personality. The rustic look of the stool topped with a vibrant plant makes this combo perfectly welcoming.
Decorate Your Outdoor Spaces
Organize all of your old flowerpots, statues and garden decorations for a beautiful arrangement outdoors. Let nature do the work with slightly manicured greenery. The ceramic and glass features surrounding this vignette are a classic touch to otherwise shabby pieces.
Don't Be Afraid of Fun
Mix youthful materials with mature elements like in this room. The child's clothes on elegant hangers and painted bird accents work similar to the way vintage character smoothly combines with modern elegance.
Find somewhere in your home to display your favorite vintage accessories. Even if you aren't a collector, creating a special spread on your mantel, vanity or elsewhere is simple. Just use what you already have and turn the individual pieces into a collage of captivating personality.
In a room full of simple, cottage-type furniture, a classic element will make your design timeless. This chandelier is polished and rustic at the same time.
Must Have: Slipcovers
Slipcovers are the epitome of shabby chic. Rather than discarding old furniture, try refurbishing old frames with new fabrics or fitting your chairs and couches with slipcovers. The way the extra cloth hangs from the furnishings gives them their shabby yet unused appeal.
Dark and Delicate
It's easy to fall into the trap of picturing shabby chic as bright white, lace and cottages, but it doesn't have to be. This room doesn't skip a beat with its sleek black table and table setting. The warm greenery of the moss, lit candles and hanging china encompass the organic shabbiness.
Set aside a small area in a room that you can dedicate to an antique arrangement. In a suite full of modernly chic style, tarnished silver picture frames like this boost its entire charm.