Ideas for shabby chic bedroom: 26 Best Shabby Chic Bedrooms

26 Best Shabby Chic Bedrooms

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Stick to One Tone

Leanne Ford Interiors

Designed by Leanne Ford Interiors, this studio fuses the best of shabby chic, Wabi-Sabi, and contemporary styles. The rice paper pendant lights are both affordable and on-trend while the loose French linen slipcovers and exposed materials dipped in white create a cohesive, lived-in, and classic whole.

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Coordinate Your Accents

Hearst Magazines UK

This bedroom is so much more than a bedroom—it’s an experience. The statement wall is animated by DIY wallpaper and coordinates beautifully with the prints propped up on the mantle while the custom headboard brings a pop of graphics and color, both complementing and contrasting with the toile bedskirt, and the blush pink walls and painted chair as a makeshift side table balance everything out.

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Take a Tailored Approach


Shabby chic, but make it fancy. Designed by Leta Austin Foster, this Palm Beach bedroom is perfectly coordinated, from the matching headboard upholstery, wallpaper, and pleated sconce shade, to the framed prints and washed French country chic dresser. Keep things tonal for a similar look, and add just a few shabby chic accents for a nice balance between approachable and refined.

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Bring Vintage-Inspired Drama


Built in 1706, this Hamptons family home is full of character. “This house is a collection of things we love,” says designer and homeowner Jennifer Vaughn Miller. “Every piece has a story.” The biggest lesson being that vintage furniture and decor is practically made for shabby chic enthusiasts, but antique beds can be a little trickier to work with (they tend to run on the smaller side, for example). So when it comes to decorating a shabby chic bedroom, opt for a contemporary but vintage-inspired bed frame, like this wrought-iron one. It complements the vaulted ceiling while the full, frilly bedskirt warms everything up.

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Introduce a Touch of Modern

Tom Ferguson

In this space designed by Arent & Pyke, the hydrangeas reflect the soft blue and gray tones of the bedding and the casual bed frame contrasts with the modern side table. Black accents add an unexpected element to a shabby chic space, perfect for someone dabbling in the design trend but still hoping to exude a modern energy.

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Look for Vintage Deals

Francesco Lagnese

“Exuberantly feminine, yet resolutely chic” was designer Jonathan Berger’s motto for decorating this Brooklyn townhouse. Berger found the Suzani on eBay and the whimsical Venetian-inspired headboard is covered in Nouvelle Orleans, a cut velvet from Clarence House that looks like ironwork but, of course, is much softer to the touch. The antique Napoleon III rope ottoman covered in an Aubusson tapestry adds a French country chic feel to seal the deal.

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Create a Monochrome Cocoon

Lisa Romerein

If you love shabby chic vibes but tend to prefer neutral color palettes, focus on layering in a variety of fabrics and materials to create a layered look. Tented in various fabrics, this bedroom designed by Benjamin Dhong is a romantic cocoon of comfort. Beyond looking beautiful, all this fabric can also muff noise, carrying you off even deeper into a lovely dreamland.

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Balance Out the Boho Vibes

Regan Baker Design

This bedroom designed by Regan Baker is a perfect balance between old-world bohemian and modern-day design. The large-scale photograph of another yellow bedroom, one of a more traditional design. Both reflecting and refracting the bedroom, it keeps us on our toes. In true bohemian fashion, simply lean your artwork against the wall instead of hanging it.

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Bring Ever Corner to Life

House Beautiful

A swoon-worthy Kathryn M. Ireland daybed is lit up with a whimsical and elaborate chandelier that corresponds well with the artwork and throw pillows. The plush rug makes this bedroom nook the perfect sanctuary for afternoon of slumbering and reading.

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Don’t Be Shy With Greenery


When your bedroom is looking lackluster, add greenery! It instantly livens up a space. In this bedroom corner, the folding screen and fabric ottoman surrounded by plants create so much dimension. And the luxe green throw blanket, blush pink linens, and upholstered headboard make the bedroom even more restful.

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Work In Subtle Contrasts

James Merrell

Designed by Katherine M. Ireland, these white painted whicker twin beds are topped with mosquito net canopies for an ethereal touch. The rose-print, blush pink and pistachio green canopy toppers offer a slight contrast in print but keep the color story consistent.

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Use the Environment as Inspiration

Felix Forest

This beach house bedroom designed by Arent & Pyke plays up the coastal locale with casual pieces like a jute rug, wooden side table, playful striped pillows, and ocean photography. Though each item fits the general shabby chic beach theme, together they create a unique and contemporary space.

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Stick to Muted Palettes

Charlie Colmer

Life imitates art in this shabby chic bedroom. The beauty of shabby chic decorating is its laidback, effortless approach, like using an old pitcher as a vase and simply placing it on the floor. The cool, pale icy blue tones give it a cloud-like atmosphere while the rose motif provides it an easy romance.

Check out Joss & Main for shabby chic bedroom finds, and shop our pick below:

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Mix Modern With Traditional

Stephen Kent Johnson

Every last detail in Teresa and Michael Drapkin’s home is lovingly curated. Even the white porcelain doorknobs popping against the black painted door contributes to the narrative of the space and provides practical value. And in classic shabby chic style, everything is unpretentious and has a purpose, like the stool propping up the night light.

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Don’t Overdo It

Josh Franer

Since shabby chic bedrooms are laidback and grounded. In this bedroom designed by Leanne Ford, loose linens make for an effortlessly chic bed situation while the antique floor mirror and structural pendant light dress things up. When sticking to one neutral color family, be sure to introduce plenty of varying textures for a more robust look.

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Mix Patterns and Colors

Miguel Flores-Vianna

Vibrant shades of pink and calming blue palm trees… what’s not to love? Though you can definitely keep things simple and airy with creams and whites, shabby chic design can also look beautiful when you layer rich contrasting patterns, colors, and materials. In this bedroom decorated by textile designer Lisa Fine, the patchwork quilt makes the velvet chair pop and the blue trim brings a touch of consistently, matching with the matching walls, headboard, and sconce shades.

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Make Sure It’s Inviting

Francesco Lagnese

A wrought-iron four poster bed is softened by Jonathan Robshaw drapery in this striking bedroom designed by Amanda Lindroth. This Bahaman family home is pared down approachable with a jute rug and warm colors, but the tailored banquet and youthful canopy are just elaborate enough. Bonus: The banquet is upholstered in a Kravet linen comfortable enough to sleep extra guests.

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Refurbish Old Items


Anything old can be something new, useful, and beautiful with the right outlook. Case in point? The handsome leather headboard that anchors this bedroom was a wrestling mat in its past life. And the fresh coat of white paint, refined bronze and black sconces, and fresh bedding make it impossible to know that this space was previously a dilapidated barn.

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Feature Natural Materials

Hearst Magazines UK

With layers of laidback linens in a variety of hues, this bedroom exudes warmth and a timeless taste. The tall upholstered headboard brings in some bright, playful tones while sticking to the distressed character of French country design. The large pendant light also plays with proportion, highlighting the elaborately tall headboard.

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Find Beauty in Imperfection


Economical meets stylish in this family home that two brothers had been dreaming of owning and fixing up since they were kids and spotted it from the school bus window. Exposed, rustic materials like wood beams on the ceiling and brick walls keep this space feeling lived in and edgy while the more delicate pieces, like the frilly bedding, dainty wrought-iron bed frame, and plush sheepskin throw dress it up and make it feel a little more romantic. Everything was designed to maintain the buildings bones—even the curtains are hung from the ceiling to prevent disturbing the walls.

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20 Ideas to Infuse Shabby Chic Style in Your Bedroom


Melissa Epifano

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Updated on 09/21/22

Homestead City Dwelling / Instagram

Shabby chic probably brings a lot of ruffles, lace, and weathered furniture to mind. Though the phrase isn’t often heard these days, it certainly hasn’t disappeared—it has simply rebranded. Hugely popular through the 1990s and trademarked by designer Rachel Ashwell in 1989, shabby chic combined the best aspects of cottage style, vintage charm, budget-friendly repurposing of furniture and other objects, and casual style. The look eventually fell out of popularity, but in just the last couple of years, it has seen a boom in popularity.

It has again become a favorite decorating theme, often referred to as “cottagecore” or cottage style with farmhouse often toeing the line of shabby chic, too. The basics are the same, and the look has adapted to reflect contemporary tastes for less fuss and bother. But one thing will never change—the casual, comfortable, and welcoming vibe of this cheerful decorating style.

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    Keep It Simple

    Ashley Montgomery Design

    Though shabby chic was once known for its layers and layers of fabrics, ruffles, and decorative objects, this isn’t necessary for nailing the overall look. Bedrooms can be simplified, but with the right materials and color palettes, still look cozy and elegant—tenets of this design style. One thing that has not changed since the 1990s is the use of repurposed items and vintage furnishings in a shabby chic bedroom. See if you can find objects that can have a new life in the bedroom, whether it’s old baskets, antique suitcases, or an old shutter as a headboard.

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    Update the Color Palette

    Becca Interiors

    One of the hallmarks of shabby chic style is lots of white, and that has not changed. But while pastels were the predominant touches of color back in the 90s, today you are just as likely to find darker-hued accents, such as the black and deeper blues used in this well-styled bedroom. This look relies on white and softer colors, but it doesn’t mean you have to throw out anything that’s slightly more saturated. If you are one who loves color and bright tones, shabby chic may not be the best style for your whole home (though your bedroom could be an exception).

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    Layer Those Textiles

    Ashley Montgomery Design

    Yesterday’s shabby chic embraced ruffles on bedding, window treatments, and throw pillows; draped crystal beads across lampshades; a multitude of collectibles throughout the room; and an overabundance of artwork. Today, the look is far less cluttered. Pare down the collectibles to just those things you love, forget about all the ruffles and beads, and let some open wall space shine through. The result is a bedroom that is charming and far more restful.

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    Try Shabby Chic Meets Modern Farmhouse

    Becca Interiors

    Shabby chic plays impeccably well with modern farmhouse. Both utilize vintage and antique elements, weathered materials, and cozy textiles. As the bedroom pictured here shows, beadboard and wooden furniture often associated with farmhouse style works really well in a shabby chic bedroom, too. The linen, flowers, and patterned pillows give it the perfect touch of elegance. Depending on which way you’d like to sway, you can add lighter colors if you want a more shabby chic result, or keep the darker tones seen here to lean more towards modern farmhouse.

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    Know That It’s Not All Pink and Flowers

    Finding Lovely

    In the past, shabby chic took it to the maximum with a veritable explosion of pink, flowers, beads, and ruffles. Today’s updated look is far more suited to a wider range of tastes. There are still plenty of soft materials, floral prints, and light colors, but it’s not an in-your-face end result that feels too frilly and overwhelming. As long as you carefully select your decor, shabby chic can come through with fewer items. This bedroom is a perfect example. The lighter colors, corner chair, and elevated chandelier make a huge impact without relying on excessive layering or shelves of collectibles.

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    Opt for Serene and Sophisticated

    Caiaimage/Robert Daly/Getty Images

    A pure-white bedroom feels very serene and calming, but it can be sterile if not done right. Luckily, an all-white shabby chic bedroom has just enough texture, interesting lines, and touches of romance to keep the look welcoming and peaceful, without a trace of starkness or the doldrums. In this room, the architectural headboard is ornate, as are the light fixtures and furnishings, but the simplicity of the palette and the lack of pattern keeps the overall vibe feeling sophisticated and tranquil.

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    Give Your Bed the Spotlight

    Homestead City Dwelling / Instagram

    Your bed in a shabby chic bedroom should definitely be the star. Pile it high with throw pillows and shams atop a cozy duvet, quilt, or comforter over comfy sheets, and you will have a hard time waiting until bedtime to climb in each night. While in the 1990s, all of the bedding would likely be pink and covered with roses, today it is just as likely to be white or another soft color decorated with a mixture of patterns. The biggest difference from then to now is that you will no longer have as big an emphasis on ruffles or extravagant trim.

    Duvet, Quilt, Comforter, or Bedspread: What’s the Difference?

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    Embrace Light Pink

    Ashley Webb Interiors

    Typically, shabby chic decor combines several patterns in one room. While the cabbage roses and oversized florals of yesteryear are still pretty in small doses, they certainly are not your only options. Nowadays, you can combine more minimal patterns or instead choose to blend colors rather than prints. Light pink is the face of shabby chic and it can be incorporated in a gentler way than it once was. As seen in this whimsical bedroom, touches of soft pink, yellow, and aqua all work well together. The particular structure and shapes of the side table, trim, and bed frame make it feel even more shabby chic, too.

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    Amplify All-Things Cozy

    House Nine Design, Architecture + Management

    Take a page out of the cottagecore book and really emphasize cozy materials, whether through headboards, blankets, pillows, rugs, or curtains. Blending and layering these elements provides that shabby chic appeal. Mixing unexpected colors will also give it more original and eclectic touch. These days, it’s much easier to create a shabby chic look in a modernized way that feels cleaner but still retains that warmth and quirkiness.

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    Blend Minimalism and Shabby Chic

    Kate Marker Interiors

    For an even more pared-back take on shabby chic, you can blend it with minimalism to create a sleek bedroom that’s still cozy and slightly cottage-y. This space utilizes patterned pink curtains, a ladder blanket rack, and an elegant white bed frame to infuse a touch of shabby chic here and there. But the mostly white color palette, Scandi-inspired cabinet pulls, and white pouf provide a few more modern fixtures than a classic shabby chic room would typically have.

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    Choose a Brighter Accent Color

    Kate Marker Interiors

    Rather than being swallowed whole by an all-white or powder pink room, break up the space with a gorgeous accent color. This bedroom still feels gentle and calm, but the warming pop of pink coming from the rug punctuates the space and gives it a little splash of saturation. Together, the ruffled duvet cover, boho chandelier, and rug all help it maintain the best aspects of shabby chic in just the right amounts.

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    Add a Parisian Touch

    Burchard Design Co.

    Though Parisian and shabby chic styles differ, they play well off one another. This children’s bedroom has the soft and textured touches and vintage pieces often found with the latter. On the other hand, the cityscape and more elegant chandelier are very much reminiscent of the European city.

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    Embrace Shabby Chic Bedding

    Chelius House of Design

    As noted earlier, beds are one of the best places to go all out with shabby chic design, mostly because of how easy they are to mix, match, and layer. Try a variety of unique throw pillows and choose a duvet cover or comforter that’s heavily embellished or full of texture.

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    Look for Old and Well-Loved

    April Uribé /

    Clean, modern items of furniture are stylish, but they don’t really have a place in shabby chic rooms. Rather than thinking sleek and streamlined, find antiquated items or source vintage dressers, bed frames, and shelves that aren’t sparkling new. Distressing, flaws, and worn surfaces add to the charm of styles like cottagecore and shabby chic.

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    Modernize Shabby Chic Elements

    Chelius House of Design

    While distressed furniture is a hallmark of shabby chic, you can still embrace the trend without fully enveloping a room with every feature. This room has the expected light and airy color palette and the right style of furniture and decor but it’s more modernized and streamlined. The soul of shabby chic is there but the room won’t feel dated in a month’s time.

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    Pare Back Shabby Chic

    Design: Julie Rose for Emily Henderson Design / Photography: Sara-Ligorria Tramp

    Another way to make shabby chic a timeless look is paring down the frilly parts. Rather than having thick, ruffled window treatments, heaps of blankets, and weathered wood as far as the eye can see, this lovely room tones it all down. Even in doing this, it still feels cozy and whimsical.

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    Stick With Neutrals

    Stephanie Hoey Interiors

    Shabby chic is undoubtedly eclectic. Its wild mix of prints and fabrics set it apart from many other styles. To translate this trend in a more timeless fashion, seek out various patterns and textures in a specific range of light neutrals. There will still be plenty for the eye to soak in, but it’ll feel more cohesive, as this lovely guest bedroom-meets-office shows.

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    Hint at Shabby Chic

    Design: Emily Henderson Design / Photography: Sara-Ligorria Tramp

    If you love the layering and materials of shabby chic but aren’t interested in doing an entire room up in this style, simply add small hints of it. This retro-inspired room has elements from a variety of different style types, including Art Deco, cottagecore, shabby chic, and mid-century modern.

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    Sprinkle in Southern Flair

    Thomas Guy Interiors

    It may come as a surprise, but by now, it’s easy to tell that shabby chic is quite the adaptable style. Shabby chic can be melded with many styles, including a more Southern look as this room proves. There are plenty of fun fabrics, vintage items, and even a chandelier, but the golden finishes and framed artwork offer a little differentiation.

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    Add Shabby Chic Touches to a Nursery

    Calimia Home

    Even the tiniest residents of your home can have hints of shabby chic laced throughout their first bedroom. The floral wallpaper, natural wood crib, and different fabrics paired together give this nursery all the best parts of shabby chic without it feeling overwhelming.

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Shabby Chic Bedroom – Home Interior Design Ideas

November 15, 2019

Shabby chic is an unusual combination of luxury and things that time has left its mark on. This is one of the most romantic and gentle styles. Some consider it convenient for creating a cozy, homely and simple interior. Others think that shabby chic is impractical and too feminine. However, almost everyone agrees on one thing – this style has had a great influence on interior design and is quite popular today.

Shabby chic is perfect for decorating a bedroom. It allows you to create a pleasant atmosphere conducive to a good rest.

Article content:

  • Brief history and characteristic features of the style

  • Color spectrum

  • Bed

  • Furniture

  • Floor, walls and ceiling

  • Textile and decor

  • Lighting

  • Conclusion

Brief history and style characteristics

Shabby chic can be translated as “shabby chic”. The founder of the style is the Englishwoman Rachel Ashwell – decorator, designer, big fan of antiques and flea markets. Rachel grew up in England, in a family where everything was imbued with the spirit of antiquity (her father was engaged in second-hand books, and her mother was in the restoration of toys). Pretty early, she learned how to turn an old thing into an attractive piece of furniture.

At the age of 24, Rachel moved to California and started decorating her home. A limited budget, old furniture from flea markets that has lost its presentation, things from different styles and a delicate sense of taste of a girl gave the whole world a new direction in interior design. With Ashwell’s light hand, items that were recently considered useless trash have turned into an important part of the interior.

Rooms that combine the comfort of country, the charm of classics, the airiness and romance of Provence, vintage and modernity, quickly became popular and shabby chic confidently walked around the world.

Today, shabby chic in the interior is:

delicate light shades: boiling white, muted shades of mint, pink, light blue, beige. No aggressive and flashy shades, the color scheme should give a feeling of comfort, tranquility, set in a romantic mood. In small quantities, gilding with the effect of antiquity is allowed;

aged furniture that sets the tone of the interior and guarantees a hit in style. Best of all for shabby furniture in baroque and rococo styles is suitable. Suitable furniture can be found at flea markets and antique shops, or you can age yourself using various decorating techniques. But remember that too modern furniture, even with cracks and under numerous layers of paint, will not give the room the necessary charm;

romantic mood and tenderness. Floral, floral and pastoral motifs are used in decor and decoration. Textiles are replete with ruffles, frills, lace and bows. Throw pillowcases, furniture covers, curtains and even lampshades can be embellished with appliqué;

must be with traces of scuffs, patina, numerous layers of paint. Handmade items are encouraged. The decoration uses ornaments and stucco.

Creating a shabby chic interior requires not only a lot of money, but also good taste. If you are afraid to turn the room into a dollhouse, take the help of professionals.

Color range

The color scheme of the shabby chic style is light, consisting of gentle and calm shades. Various shades of white and cream, sky blue, pale lilac, dusty rose, pale pink are considered a classic set of colors. Shades should appear sun-bleached or slightly dusty.

This color scheme allows you to visually enlarge the space, make it airy, light and filled with tranquility. Light shades help to cope with stress, relieve tension and set you up for a pleasant stay, so shabby chic is the perfect solution for the bedroom.

Bright bedroom interior can be revived by creating an accent wall. As a rule, a wall located at the head of the bed is chosen for this. Here you can use floral ornaments, images of birds or angels, or order a reproduction of a canvas that suits the style, which will be painted for you directly on the wall.

Bright, flashy tones are not acceptable in a shabby chic interior. Dark shades can be used as a small accent.


The bed is the central element of the bedroom and should be given special attention. Obviously, when choosing a bed, you need to consider the decor that will surround it and the size of the room. Shabby chic loves space, so don’t put an oversized bed in a small room.

Best of all for a shabby-style interior is a skillfully repainted vintage-style wrought-iron bed. An old bed inherited from a grandmother will look fashionable and appropriate.

Wrought iron bed is not suitable for the intended design project? Feel free to choose a wooden model with an unusual headboard or a canopy bed.

For maximum style matching, the bed should be on legs. The space under the bed is ideal for storage and will become one of the decorative elements. Antique suitcases, wicker baskets, boxes lined with fabric and decorated with bows will easily cope with this task.

beds can set the tone for an entire bedroom. Shabby chic welcomes original interior solutions that may seem absurd at first glance. This rule also applies to the headboard. Old shutters, wood panels and even doors or gate elements are suitable for decorating it!

Bedding should be light colors and always made of natural fabrics. The bedspread can be decorated with applique, pastoral or floral patterns. And don’t forget the decorative pillows! The more there are, the better.

If space permits, place an ottoman, chest of drawers or low chest of drawers at the foot of the bed. There you can put clothes, a bedspread and numerous pillows.

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An ideal option for a shabby chic bedroom would be light antique furniture with traces of “shabby”. However, if you cannot afford antiques, do not despair, you can artificially age furniture in the styles of rococo and baroque, English classics. Furniture in the style of country and Provence will also be appropriate.

What is a serious drawback for other styles – scratches, cracks, chips and peeling paint – is only a plus for shabby chic.

Furniture in the bedroom is arranged as it is convenient for the owner. But it is important to consider the area and geometry of the room. In small rooms, the bed is placed in the center of the room near the wall, and the rest of the furniture is placed around it. Large bedrooms are usually divided into a relaxation and sleeping area.

Chests of drawers are very popular in bedrooms of different styles, but in shabby it is almost a must. The chest of drawers should be painted to match the bedroom and have some defects: peeling paint, cracks on the facade.

Dressing table on curved legs with a mirror in a massive frame should be in any shabby bedroom. It can be wooden, forged or combine several materials, the main thing is that the product meets the main characteristics of the style: it is luxurious and old.

Bedside tables can be in any style, but must match the overall tone of the interior. You can put lamps, various caskets, vases with flowers, photographs in elegant frames and other decorative elements on them.

it is best to choose a wooden one, with carved patterns or flowers on the facade. The cabinet can be either natural wood color or painted with paint, but in this case, the paint should be applied carelessly, roughly.

Sofas and armchairs. The frame of upholstered furniture can be made of wood or wrought iron. The upholstery is suitable for both plain and floral, but it is sure to look rich. The sofa can be supplemented with a cozy bedspread. If the furniture is not very consistent with the style, the situation can be easily corrected with the help of covers, which are only welcome in shabby chic.

In the recreation area, you can put wicker rocking chairs, small coffee tables.

When choosing bedroom furniture, remember that the interior should be slightly casual, but at the same time look absolutely finished and thoughtful.

Floor, walls and ceiling

Finishing sets the mood and tone of the entire bedroom, so it is important to take into account the subtleties and features of the style.

you can just whitewash, decorating with stucco in the corners. Light gilding of stucco is allowed. A grayish ceiling tone or a peeling whitewash effect will help to achieve the best match with the style. If desired, the ceiling can be made of wood or decorated with beams. The main thing is that the tree does not look like a needle.

There is no place for smooth stretch ceilings and glossy surfaces in the shabby chic bedroom.

Decorative plaster, paint, wallpaper in pastel colors or with a discreet pattern are suitable for wall decoration. We recommend choosing a shade of ivory, creme brulee, muted shades of mint, blue, beige, lilac.

Roughly finished or unevenly painted, specially aged walls
will look perfect. This effect can be achieved even with wallpaper, for this you do not need to tear off pieces or scratch the canvas, just look for an antique pattern, for example, textiles with a little dustiness, sun-bleached places. Well complement the interior and drawing on the wall in the form of a fresco.

A floor made of natural wood or its high-quality imitation will look good. Ideally, if the wood will have a shabby look or the appearance of cracks. Aged tile with chips and cracks is also suitable.

The floor can be decorated with an animal skin, a high pile carpet or a small handmade rug.

Repairs don’t have to look new, fresh and shiny. Scuffs, as if sun-bleached shades and a feeling of negligence are the best friends of finishing in a shabby chic interior.

Textile and decor

Decor in shabby chic interiors plays an important role and there should be a lot of it, but it is important not to overload the room with trinkets, otherwise the bedroom will look like a dump or a warehouse. The interior should not be tasteless and vulgar.

Floral motifs are one of the characteristic features of the style. Flowers can be used as an ornament on wallpaper or textiles, stand in vases on the dressing table and bedside tables, be the main element of the picture.

Decor items should be made in retro style. Depending on the general mood of the bedroom, the interior can be supplemented with an antique clock, a gramophone, a typewriter, exquisite candlesticks, an antique telephone, vases, photos and paintings in antique frames. Even a charcoal iron may be appropriate.

Textiles in the decor play a special role. It should create tissue diversity, but at the same time not violate the harmony of integrity. It is better to choose natural materials with a hint of luxury.

Tapestry can be considered for upholstery of upholstered furniture. This material is almost 100% natural, and a small addition of synthetics only improves its performance.

Bed linen, furniture covers, bedspreads and pillowcases, decorative pillows can be completed with embroidery or hand-made appliqué.

The best option for curtains is linen, cotton, silk, satin and their combinations. Linen curtains, complemented by lace and an airy cambric lambrequin, will look spectacular.

The abundance of textures, layering and drapery are the hallmarks of shabby chic and you simply cannot do without them in the bedroom interior.

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The main requirement for artificial light sources in a shabby chic bedroom is decorative, original and, possibly, luxurious design.

A crystal chandelier with many pendants can become the central source of light. It unusually scatters light and adds fabulousness to the interior. An alternative to crystal can be an antique forged chandelier.

On the bedside
nightstands will look great lamps with fabric lampshades with frills
and bows. In the recreation area, you can install a floor lamp with a similar design.
Such products can be bought at a flea market, try to make
on your own or hire professionals.


Shabby chic is a successful combination of luxury and shabby. The style is inspired by vintage things, classic English interiors, things with history. A shabby chic bedroom is a pleasant echo of the past, boundless comfort and a feeling of airiness. This interior design is suitable for conservative natures who do not like changes in the house, as well as for fans of family traditions and English style.

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