Shabby Chic Interior Design

Decorations and accessories are the heart and soul of interior design – turning a house into a home. With the passage of time, the trends regarding home decorations and interior design have seen considerable changes in order to keep up to date and meet the individual styles, tastes and preferences of the general public.

In the UK, generally, most people do not lavish their home with excessive decorations, instead they prefer to use a few, simple or shabby chic decorations in various colours to create an elegant, understated style. Many professional interior designers or home decorators have also adopted this style whereby they bring a vintage touch to their decorations whilst, at the same time, keeping them elegant and chic. Different Victorian and French styles can be used to serve this purpose by the decorators.

The use of vintage colours including white, off white, cream and even delicate shades of pink, blue, green and yellow is extremely popular and common in such type of home decoration. Furthermore, pearls, beads, lace, aged metal and other similar accessories can be incorporated into the design of your interiors in order to create a classic and timeless appearance.


Shabby chic interior design is arguably one of the most versatile, elegant and timeless styles of interior design. Here are some of the many benefits associated with decorating your house in a vintage or shabby chic style:

  1. Low on budget – The best part of shabby chic interior design is that it is low on budget with furniture often being recycled or upcyled in this form of design. This, therefore, makes the expensive job of redecorating your house more affordable for home owners.
  2. Any style works – Do not be afraid to mix & match different colours, prints, furnishes and styles. This way you can create new and unique designs that truly represent your individual tastes and styles.
  3. Can be done by non-professionals – Although there are benefits of hiring a professional decorator, that doesn’t mean you as a home-owner can’t decorate your house for yourself. There are plenty of tips and resources available online and offline that can be utilised for creating shabby chic interiors.

The shabby chic interior design need not be not limited to just the bedroom or bathroom within your home. This interior design style can be used to decorate any area within your home whether it be the entrance to your house, the living room, dining room, TV lounge or kitchen.

By Sarah-Jayne Culver; a Search Consultant at providing Digital Marketing Services throughout the UK.

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