Do you love the shabby chic décor with that bohemian and old air, as careless and casual, that invites relaxation and enjoyment ?. The bedroom is the ideal place to apply it and here you will find all the tips to achieve it.
Shabby chic bedrooms are not really hard to achieve. Combining the country house style, with the vintage, the French and / or the Scandinavian, adding some rustic elements to the design, you can create something definitely unique and with personality. A style adopted by bohemian artists of the 80 ‘and popularized in the 90’ but that has now returned to prevail.
Fundamentally getting old furniture and decoration elements in good condition in flea markets, vintage stores, penthouses and garage sales. Recycling and reuse is fantastic for your pocket and for the planet. In addition to how satisfying it is to find an old and forgotten piece and give it a new life. That will be the piece that will give originality to your design, therefore it will be seen as “new” for you.
Forget about trying to find old pieces that complement each other, it does not matter if the headboard and night table, dresser and wardrobe do not match. Any delicate side table, or an antique dresser would be all good options.
Another thing to keep in mind is that many times the quality of these furniture is much higher than those achieved today in large stores that are sold wholesale, because in general, today furniture is not made to last long time, but rather to follow the trends. So despite its shabby appearance, or very used, probably were built with materials of good quality that allowed them to endure the rigors of time after having enjoyed in its time of all its splendor.
The idea is that you notice that the piece is old, that tells its story through the different layers of paint and areas worn out by time. Even sometimes furniture that is not authentic antiques are usually painted and sanded the upper layers to give it that look of aging.
Pure whites, as well as worn pastel colors are favorites. Often the fabrics are stained with tea to give it the appearance of old cloth. Neutral colors such as sky blue, pink and pink beige are the most used.
Think of complementary colors like pink and sage green for example. Bleached cotton or linen fabrics or floral patterns that have faded are the ones that apply the most to this style.
To achieve that relaxed, feminine, soft and romantic style that looks so comfortable and cozy, surround yourself with pillows and cushions of different sizes and designs. Other decorative items are: vintage clothes, chenille bedspreads, antique chandeliers and anything with roses in the design.
In short, try to balance the used with the chic, no matter the order, or stick to a single style, you can mix Louis XV with wrought iron, the important thing is that it looks very comfortable and cozy. Wood, variety of natural fabrics, many cushions of different sizes and a good comforter, everything that helps you create that luxurious but casual and extremely relaxed atmosphere.