Monday, 20 May 2013

Shabby Chicness

Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with an affected feel is emphasised to differentiate it from genuine period decor.- WikiPedia

Sincet he popularity of shabby chicness most recently took over i have really loved decor items i have seen and though i had picked some things out i never really surrounded my room in total shabby chicness until now!
Now i will do a whole room look later but first of all i want to show you some of the little things you could buy and create in order to reflect the shabby chic idea.

Frame StoreTwenty One £2.99
I just couldn't resist this frame and one time i saw the blogger and you-tuber Dolly Bow Bow  create a beautiful frame postcard piece using Cath Kidston postcards so i took that and basically printed from the computer some Cath Kidston prints and frame them in each small section creating this lovely dainty frame piece that really adds subtle colour to a shabby chic room.

Wall Pleaques Store Twenty one £1.99 each
 I love Quotes and saw these and just thought that love can reflect within my room and also the design of them and typography goes with the shabby chic theme.

Hanging Heart Frame Storetwenty One £1.99
 i added a pastel coloured image to this frame of a floral backdrop with a white sketch of an Eiffel tower, it just added more characteristically and its etched design and ribbon added texture to a bland wall.

Frames, £4.99 for 2x frames and mirror with same outer frame.

 Yet again i printed my own images keeping with the Eiffel tower frame i found these images on tumblr they were nicely photograph and made it look like windows looking outside to a Parisian world creating the shabby chic boudoir theme and taking shabby chic back to its roots.

Small trinkets, 3 figurines from my childhood, birdcage store twenty one £7.99, Love sign Primark £1.00, glass jar Next  £3.99

Add vintage trinkets from your childhood old ornaments, jars, boxes anything to add charecter.
these items are all on one shelf creating a cluttered feels but strtegically placed to visually adda focus point.

Hanging Candle holder Asda Living- Sale £3.00
 Candles are very fitting within the shabby chic theme and this cream candle holder just added depth to the room hanging in the corner of my room from my ceiling it filled a simple small corner with a big statement.

3X Canvas £4.99 Morrisons
This was a good find i wanted some fitting art work and saw this and though perfect, floral background with gold foil images placed on top the images being relevant to shabby chic, an Eiffel tower,  and chandelier and birdcage the light subtle reflects of the foil making the images glisten yet still being subtle enough for the light tones of the room.

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