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Shabby Chic Style: 10 Vintage Chic Decorating Ideas

For those of you who do not know the term Shabby Chic, I will tell you that it is a decoration style that mixes old and modern elements. Vintage decor is one of the trends that has gained popularity in recent years. A rustic or country style with a predominance of pastel colours, particularly pink and white. It is about resorting to furniture, ornaments and architectural details from other times, but which, even though they have gone out of style, remain eternally beautiful.

1. Jugs with flowers

Jugs with flowers Bouquet of pink and white peonies in an antique metal jug in the purest shabby chic style.

The flowers are a must in this decorative style. You can use them for everything, yes, always in light or pastel colours. I recommend that if you want to decorate in the purest Shabby Chic style the goals in an old metal jug.  

2. Decoration with white cages

Decoration with white cagesVintage white birdcage decorated with a pastel pink candle.

The white metal cage is another super characteristic element of the Shabby chic style. You can use it to decorate any room, a dining table, hang it from the ceiling or even fill it with flowers. As you can see in the picture 

3. Decorated boxes

Decorated boxesBlue boxes decorated in shabby chic style with pastel blue and pink colours and lots of flowers.

To store you can use cardboard boxes and decorate them. Start by first painting the entire box with a pastel colour: white, pink, blue or mint green and then adding letters or coloured flowers with the transfer. You can also glue a border of lace with a heat glue gun. 

4. Vintage photo frames

Vintage photo framesPhoto frame decoration with flower background and aged effect paint. 

These decorative frames are super easy to make. Do you want to know how? Apply a layer of chalk effect paint all over the frame, let it dry and then with fine-grit sandpaper, remove the paint from the corners. You can also incorporate some fabric flowers by glueing them with a little hot glue. 

5. Border of coloured threads

Border of coloured threadsBorder of coloured threads vintage chic style. 

This type of border is very grateful because it is very attractive and is very simple to do. You must fold the strips in half and pass the ends around the rope or in this case the hoop until complete.  

6. Mix materials

Mix materialsDecorative wooden jadinera with aged effect vintage bottle rack style. 

I love this idea. They have resorted to using a wooden bottle box with a vintage effect and putting the bottles in but instead of containing liquid, they carry flowers. A very original pot, right? 

7. Flower Lamp

Flower LampDecorative lamp with pink flowers and white vase in vintage shabby chic style.

Although it may seem very ornate, this type of decoration is very typical of the Shabby chic style. Decorate the lampshade with dried flowers or fabric flowers and if you also take advantage of an old ceramic vase for the base of the lamp, all the better. 

8. Refurbished furniture with Shabby Chic style

Refurbished furniture with Shabby Chic styleRestoring antique furniture with pastel paint and floral prints. 

Surely more than once you have come across a piece of furniture inherited from your family, or you have even moved to a house that had very old furniture. Restoring this type of ornamental furniture with pastel colours and an aged effect is one of the tops of this style. You can also make transfers on the wood to put flowers or letters on the doors or drawers to make it even more vintage. 

9. Recycled cans for the desk

Recycled cans for the deskSet of recycled jars decorated with jute to store all office supplies. 

You know that we love projects with recycled materials, for this reason, we could not miss a recycling project in the shabby chic style. I suggest you reuse the aluminium canning jars. You can make a composition and decorate them with rope, flowers, or vintage elements and use them to store your office supplies in an orderly way. 

10. Floral letters

Floral lettersLetters decorated with flowers in pastel tones.

This idea is great to decorate the rooms. You can make polystyrene letters with the initial of your name and cover them with fabric flowers. Then you can hang it on the door to distinguish the rooms or place it on a shelf as an additional element of decoration. Letters decorated with flowers in pastel tones.

Well, now you know a little more about the shabby chic style, a rustic and romantic decoration with the main protagonist, the flowers. What do you think of these ideas? Leave us your opinion in the comments.