10 Shabby Chic Decorating Ideas

Want to get that shabby chic effect in your bedroom, living room or right throughout your home? Then check out these 10 tips and ideas (some with tutorials) – from sheer curtains to distressed and upcycled funrniture, the beauty of shabby chic is that its an affordable style that doesn’t take much DIY know-how to achieve that special look.
(tutorial links are above each image)

1. Framing your bathtub and window with sheer curtains makes your bathroom feel airy and light. (schmidtcustomhomestx.com)

Shabby Chic Bathroom Ideas - Sheer Curtains - Shabby Chic Room Decor

2. A weathered ladder leaned casually against a wall makes the perfect towel storage and also acts as the focal point of the washroom. (frenchlarkspur.blogspot.com)

Shabby Chic Bathroom Ideas - Use Old Ladder for Storage - Shabby Chic Room Ideas

3. Learn how to make your very own Shabby Chic style mannequin for your bedroom. (aboutgoodness.com)

Shabby Chic Bedroom Decorating Ideas - Click for Tutorial - Vintage Lace and Mannequin

4. Make a shabby chic chalkboard by upcycling an old cupboard. (elli.com)

Shabby Chic Bedroom Ideas - Click for Tutorial - Shabby Chic Chalkboard

5. Distressed bedroom furniture can be picked up at car boot sales for next to nothing. (abeachcottage.com)

Shabby Chic Bedroom Furniture - Vintage Nightstand - Shabby Chic Vintage Bedroom

6. Create a bright and airy dining area with added antique-style accessories such as the grandfather clock and crystal and iron chandelier. (dreamywhites.blogspot.com)

Shabby Chic Dining Room Ideas

7. If you’ve got an old bicycle lying around, fill the basket with flowers and tie it to a tree. ( shabbychictreasures.blogspot)

Shabby Chic Garden Ideas

8. Local flea markets are gold mines for inexpensive finds like vintage coffee tables. (houzz.com)

Shabby Chic Home Decor - Vintage Coffee Table

9. Learn how to upcycle an old plastic canvas into a shabby chic jewelry organizer! (craftsunleashed.com)

Shabby Chic Jewlery Orgnizer

10. By using an old style plaster technique on scrap wood you can create this inspirational table decoration. (wherethegrassisgreener-rz.blogspot)

Shabby Chic Table Decorations - Click for Tutorial