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With the constant changes and ever so fast evolving modern furniture designs, it can be a tough job to keep up with current interior design trends… so we ask the question, is shabby chic furniture still trendy and in fashion or has the vintage phase ended?
First emerging with great popularity in the 80’s and taking great inspiration from the 18th century of extravagant and simply stunning ornate designed antique French style pieces, the shabby chic design trend stood the test of time and went global. For fashionable shabby chic pieces be sure to check out Homes Direct 365
Fast forward 40 years and you only have to simply turn on the tv or have a stroll through your local market fabric shop to see this style is still at the forefront of interior design in the 21st century.
If you browse the fabric shops you will notice many patterns or designs of rugs and carpets follow the historic shabby chic styles by using vibrant and colourful flowers and vintage shapes. The furniture is also prominently used in your favourite modern-day television soap’s, films or music videos.
Antique French Style Throne Chair (£749.99)
Is shabby chic deco comfort, fashion or a dying trend
Simple… It all comes down to personal preference. For most, the shabby chic interior décor style is based on practicality and comfort with the distressed effects and intricate detailing an added aesthetic bonus.
We generally don’t change or revamp our front rooms every 6 months, so keeping up to date with the ‘next best thing’ in furniture design can become impossible and not very gentle on your purse. But when it comes to fashion and interior design, shabby chic certainly isn’t going anywhere!
Best advice? Find a style you like, a colour scheme you like and take it from there. Whether it’s brand new or old, the great thing about shabby chic furniture is its timelessness and adaptability to coincide with all furniture regardless of it being 200 years old or 1 week old! For some incredible shabby chic furniture pieces or for some inspiration, be sure to check out our full collections here >> <chic>
Sophia Shabby Chic Dressing Table Set (£459.99)
Why is shabby chic timeless and classic
It can be colourful, it can be vibrant and it can be very bold and extremist however many styles of shabby chic furniture often focus around pastel colours and lighter whites, these colours invariably with light distressing and ornate carvings help give the typical shabby chic furniture pieces a very neutral yet stunningly unique appearance.
The classic shabby chic furniture style can impose itself in any design scheme, the adaptability and simplicity of many pieces can fit seamlessly alongside the more modern clean cut designs. Whereas opting for a more ornate, exuberantly hand carved piece can often help evoke a sense of nostalgia in any environment.
Rococo Antique French Style Bed (From £499.99)
Unfortunately, no one can predict the future but it’s a safe bet that the shabby chic style will always be here. With its adaptability and plethora of designs and styles, shabby chic isn’t going anywhere fast!
Are you looking to embrace its historical creation by opting for a country cottage design scheme, or do you want to combine pieces of shabby chic alongside a modern setting? Be sure to let us know https://www.homesdirect365.co.uk/
Grey Shabby Chic Wall Cabinet (£74.99)
Rattan Shabby Chic Antique Style Bedside Table (£94.99)
Juliette Shabby Chic TV Unit (£199.99)
IsaBella Dusk Shabby Chic Magazine Rack (£259.99)
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If you’re like me and often window shop for some beautiful furniture pieces either to revamp or upgrade your family home, then you will no doubt have encountered a frequent problem of mine… I say to myself ‘if only that was white instead of ivory’ way too often!
Shabby Chic furniture
With bleak minimalism a thing of the past and the timeless shabby chic interior designs growing each generation, it’s no surprise that shabby chic furniture is one of my favourite styles. With endless options, colours, and styles, you can let your imagination run wild.
So what actually is shabby chic furniture I hear you saying? Originally deriving from 18th century furniture design schemes, the term can be very broad but is often classed as furniture with a beautiful distressed or aged appearance.
Also often known as country cottage style, shabby chic furniture is here to stay for generations to come. Also available online from Homesdirect365
The Perfect Colour
Want to know the brilliant thing about shabby chic furniture? Any colour is good! Whether looking for a natural white, pastel colours or even proffering a bolder black or gold, it doesn’t matter as shabby chic furniture can literally be any colour you desire!
Historically, this popular style generally consisted of light pastel colours, your soft pink and pale green colours. As styles and designs developed over generations, bolder and darker colours are often thrown in with perfect results.
Antique French Style Chest of Drawers (£414.99) - https://www.homesdirect365.co.uk/antique-french-style-chest-of-drawers-p34626
How to Paint and Distress Furniture
As obvious as it may sound, don’t just jump straight in and start painting, make sure you visualise what the finished furniture piece will look like. Be confident that the bedside, table or chest you are painting will fit in nicely with the overall appearance and décor of the room. Whether opting to add or revamp your home, always be sure you have at least some idea how it will look as the finished article.
Follow the simple steps below or check out this fantastic video below from Country Chic Paint - https://www.countrychicpaint.com/
Painting is a little tricky with the most important tip being to make sure the coats of paint are the same consistency
Distressing the furniture
Remember, there are no limitations on a colour scheme or how aged a piece is, so be creative and have some fun and paint your favourite furniture pieces to match your perfect colour scheme! For some inspiration be sure to check out Homesdirect365
Rattan Shabby Chic Bedside Table (£94.99) - https://www.homesdirect365.co.uk/rattan-shabby-chic-antique-style-bedside-table-p16563
Primitive Shabby Chic Chair (£99.99) https://www.homesdirect365.co.uk/primitive-shabby-chic-chair-p31639
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