Shabby chic bedroom: characteristics and features

Shabby accessories in the bedroom

It is quite simple to understand your attitude to the shabby chic style: you need to answer yourself just a few questions. Are you attracted to antique furnishings with cracked facades?? Are you sensitive to heirlooms? Does your heart feel warmer at the sight of cute trinkets?? If "yes", then in your house there is a high probability that a bedroom in the style of shabby chic, that is, in the style of an old, kind, cozy romance, may appear. It used to be chosen for the design of country houses, cottages. Today it can often be found in city apartments, as a kind of outlet, skillfully hidden in the midst of noise, concrete and supersonic bustle.

It is quite simple to understand your attitude to the shabby chic style: you need to answer yourself just a few questions

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And this is not at all a style for little girls, sensitive girls or weird old ladies. Today, its purity, fragility and warmth are appreciated by representatives of various social and age groups, as evidenced by the growing number of orders for bedrooms in this particular style.

Finishing features: color palette

If we talk about the main colors of the style, then the absolute favorite can be called a pure white tone. In the second and subsequent places are all options for the pastel palette from pale pink and mint to beige, pale blue and sand. Most of the colors used in shabby chic look faded, faded. It seems that many years ago they were bright, juicy, and now, under the influence of years and sunlight, they have lost their former depth. In fact, while the style was being formed, perfected, the designers had really old items and not updated colors in use.

Shabby white

If we talk about the main colors of the style, then the absolute favorite can be called a pure white tone

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Today, not only furniture, but also surface finishes are specially aged. That is, they artificially create the impression that the walls and ceiling have not been repainted for at least three to four decades.

A bedroom dominated by the shabby style has the following distinctive features:

  • pastel shades in decoration and furniture surfaces;
  • natural textiles;
  • worn, as if burnt-out headset fronts;
  • floral motifs in the wallpaper;
  • images of insects (butterflies, beetles), birds, animals;
  • romantic cupids, angels, pink, blue clouds;
  • frills, ruffles, bows and more.
  • Shabby example

    The shabby chic bedroom is really most often white. And the point here is not that white is able to visually expand a small room

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    The shabby chic bedroom is really most often white. And the point here is not that white is able to visually expand a small room. The point here is in the unique ability of this color to calm the psyche, to have a pacifying effect on all the senses, to relax, which is extremely necessary for rest and sleep, in the first place. In addition, white is just an ideal, universal background for various design delights, a kind of blank sheet for any design experiments.

    On a note! The style involves the use of a sufficiently large number of accessories that will look best on a light, white background.

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    Particularly romantic natures also choose the white bedroom, which can immerse them in a unique mental and physical state

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    Particularly romantic natures also choose the white bedroom, which can immerse them in a unique mental and physical state. White is a symbol of something higher, absolute, perfect, pure. It is he who will help to emphasize the intactness, inviolability of the marital union, to tune the space in a special way. If white evokes completely different associations, seems dull, colorless, resembles a ward or a treatment room, you can choose any pastel options and wallpaper with flowers, sheep, kittens, angels. And the combination of a pastel beige palette with natural wood (often also repainted) can satisfy even the most capricious gourmets, soothe their exquisite taste.

    Shabby chic bedroom interior: furniture photo selections

    Naturally, the central object that draws all the attention to itself in the bedroom is, of course, the bed. A common option is forged, large and massive for a couple, graceful, on high legs for one person. In second place are beds with wooden frames, painted in white or any light colors. The discoverer of the style was looking for furnishings at flea markets, sales, and manually restored them. Today her followers and designers age furniture on purpose. Moreover, such headsets, if you are not a supporter of digging in attics and closets, will cost you a tidy sum, especially if you want to order them according to an individual project.

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    Naturally, the central object that draws all the attention to itself in the bedroom is, of course, the bed

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    For shabby, there are other design options for this main item:

    • in dark colors or with several contrasting combinations;
    • coated with bronze, copper;
    • with massive, high wooden headboards;
    • any frames made of old metal (no modern, shiny alloys).
    • Attention! High-tech metal structures and even more so plastic! The same statement is true for any synthetic, artificial materials.

      Only wood or forged metal is acceptable for furniture. Moreover, the presence of cracks, chips, peeling fragments on the surface is especially appreciated. All this is often specially added if the furniture was bought not so long ago. Various dressers, shelves, dressing tables, bedside tables, side tables are painted in other light, pastel colors, if you consider pure white color impractical and unacceptable.

      Decoupage cabinet

      Only wood or forged metal is acceptable for furniture. Moreover, the presence of cracks, chips, peeling fragments on the surface is especially appreciated

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      Additional and desirable details of furniture design are:

      • carving (curls, flowers, mythical fairy creatures);
      • decoupage;
      • gold (leaf);
      • aged bronze.
      • Constructions should have smooth, rounded lines, curved legs, carved handles, in general, everything that will refer to antiquity, past centuries, awaken a variety of memories.

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        Designs should have smooth, rounded lines, curved legs, carved handles, in general, everything that will refer to antiquity, past centuries, awaken a variety of memories

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        Textile and decoration

        Decorating in Shabby Chic - a special article. There is perhaps no other interior style so many antique knick-knacks, textiles, family heirlooms, floral and plant elements, knitted, ceramic gizmos.

        Shabby decor

        There is perhaps no other interior style so many antique knick-knacks, textiles, family heirlooms, floral and plant elements, knitted, ceramic gizmos

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        In terms of decoration, shabby is a very special world in which there will definitely be a place for crocheted napkins, a dozen hand-embroidered pillows, and ceramic vases, and family photos. And there is no need to talk about bows on curtains, ruffles on bedspreads, lace on pillows, embroidered paintings on the wall. Therefore, such a bedroom is just a paradise for needlewomen who do not let go of knitting needles and sets of different-sized needles, and for those who like to collect everything. Therefore, a shabby chic bedroom, as our photo selection proves, can easily turn into a museum hall. And in the literal sense of the word.

        A special place is given to textiles. Patchwork bedspreads on the bed, curtains with floral prints and ribbon ties, pillows on chairs, crocheted dogs and cats, lace napkins on tables, a large number of pillows and, as the apogee of everything, a luxurious canopy over the bed - these are what you can find in shabby bedrooms. And the list can only go on.

        Shabby details

        However, it will be extremely important here that all the elements are well combined with each other in color, shape, style

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        However, it will be extremely important here that all the elements are well combined with each other in color, shape, style. It is impossible to break the fragile color balance, overload the situation, turn the room into a ridiculous collection of old things that the hand does not rise to take out in the trash.

        Attention! The presence of refined taste when decorating a room is a prerequisite so as not to destroy the special harmony of the interior, its light, romantic balance.

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        It is impossible to break the fragile color balance, overload the situation, turn the room into a ridiculous collection of old things that the hand does not rise to take out in the trash

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        Combining shabby with other styles

        The uniqueness of shabby chic is that it goes well with at least several styles that are in tune with it. This is country, provence, minimalism, baroque, vintage. Individual elements can refer to rococo and even classics. Country in the bedroom, for example, can be reminiscent of massive wooden ceiling beams, as well as deliberately rough wooden furniture, natural stone on the floor. The ideas of minimalism initially contradicted the shabby with his craving for indispensable decoration. However, today the shabby style can be easily combined with a minimum of furniture, its simple shapes, monochrome color, which is welcomed by those who love free space, air and light so much.

        Bedroom decoration in shabby

        The uniqueness of shabby chic is that it goes well with at least several styles that are in tune with it. This is country, provence, minimalism, baroque, vintage

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        Baroque and classics in shabby are also very easy to learn. Carved furniture decor, massive chandeliers, gold or silver finishes, candlestick-shaped lamps, special furniture upholstery - this is the luxury acceptable for this style that came to it from the living rooms of past centuries.

        Shabby style bedroom decoration

        Vintage for shabby is practically a "brother", given the large number of handicraft items

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        Vintage for shabby is practically a "brother", given the large number of handicraft items. Everything that is sewn, connected, molded, carved, forged (the list goes on), came into this style precisely from vintage. Not to mention a variety of antiques.

        An example of a bed in the spirit of shabby

        The shabby chic bedroom is a great springboard for a wide variety of projects

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        The shabby chic bedroom is a great springboard for a wide variety of projects. Moreover, before starting its creation, you can rely on photos of already existing interiors, or you can start exclusively from your own imagination. In both cases, the shabby will never disappoint you with the end result and will definitely help you immerse yourself in a very special, delicate, airy and very cozy, your own world.

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