Stunning Shabby Chic Interior Decor from Live Laugh Love

Date posted: August 2, 2013

Stunning Shabby Chic Interior Decor

from Live Laugh Love

Shabby Chic Interior Decor

At Live Laugh Love we are heavily inspired by shabby chic décor and interiors. It is a term that reflects not just a look or style, but also quality.

The look is largely dependent on recycling old furniture and giving pieces a new lease of life. For example, an old chest of drawers that still has plenty of life left but is out of place, could be stripped back and painted- maybe a soft pastel shade, and maybe new knobs could be added, and hey presto, a brand new old piece is created and has a new life ahead! It is all about reinventing and accessorising. Faded or worn looking furniture and fabrics complete the look perfectly, giving that loved and lived in look.

Shabby Chic Interior Decor

It is not just the furniture and accessories that create the look. Soft colours, like pastels and greys work brilliantly as a background colour for your shabby chic pieces. Painted and waxed floor boards are also great at bringing the shabby chic look to completion. Pretty floral fabrics decorating your table tops, as curtains or turned into cushions are great ways to establish a genuine shabby chic theme.

Lighting is incredibly important for any space when attempting to create a particular theme or mood. Candles fit perfectly with this look, so think about how you wish to present them and where in your room will benefit from them the most (just make sure they are not a fire hazard! No candles Shabby Chic tea light holdersnext to curtains, please!). Pretty chandeliers with Crystal drops are also a popular and effective way of decorating your light source.

All shabby chic homes need flowers, so make sure you have some attractive vases to house your clusters of flowers or roses. Consider chintz pottery to bring out the floral fabrics you have used. Mirrors are a perfect way of making your home appear bigger and brighter, but think about the detail on the mirrors you chose- make sure they are in keeping with the shabby chic look you are going for.So, to achieve the shabby chic look in your home, remember:Shabby Chic mirrors

Painted and recycled furniture with a worn/rubbed appearanceShabby Chic Interior Decor

  1. Floral fabrics that may look slightly faded
  2. For background colours, stick to soft greys or pastels and painted and waxed floor boards.Consider how your room is lit- how can you make your ceiling lights work more effectively and where can you use candles? Flowers,and lots of flowers. 

4 thoughts on “Stunning Shabby Chic Interior Decor from Live Laugh Love

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  2. frankie

    Hi there

    I would love to know where you sourced the beautiful square French style mirror you’re displaying.
    I’m looking for a mirror for my living room above the fireplace and this would be absolutely perfect :)

    Look forward to hearing from you
    Warm wishes


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