Create a stylish shabby chic bedroom

Creating a shabby chic bedroom

Shabby chic bedroom
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If your bedroom is in need of an overhaul, then why not consider opting for a shabby chic style?

A homely and comforting form of design style, shabby chic decor works well in the bedroom, as well as many other rooms in the home. It’s a style that can be fun to create and needn’t cost a fortune, especially if you customise items you already own.

For a gorgeous new look follow these tips to create a chic and stylish bedroom!

The best part of this style is recycling or up-cycling old items you may already have in your home. Economical and individual, see what you can find in the attic or in second hand shops, flea markets and car boot sales. Old table lamps, ornately framed mirrors and picture frames, elegant ornaments from years gone by, all these items will fit the shabby look.

This design is more about items and accessories complementing each other rather than matching. An antique vanity table with a small wrought iron chair will work with this look. Adding several coats of paint using complementary colours to furniture, then gently sanding them in places to reveal the layers of colour beneath, is exactly what shabby chic is all about.

Try to avoid making the bedroom look messy by choosing plain smart bed linen and accessorizing this with a lacy or crocheted throw and some frilly cushions.

Wrought iron works well in a shabby chic room and a wrought iron bed frame, coupled with a comfy mattress will fit wonderfully; take a look at Sleepeezee beds to see their full range.

Keep colours simple. Shabby chic works well against various shades of white background, adding natural greens, soft blues and touches of gentle pinks both to the walls and soft furnishings. Bolder colours can be used too if you wish, as long as they look faded and worn to complete the effect.

Follow these guidelines and have fun rummaging in the markets and antique stalls while you give your bedroom a modern twist on an old design for this New Year.

***This post is in association with Bedstar***

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