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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Charming Shabby Chic Bedrooms

Be inspired to create your own quaint hideaway


Warm, fuzzy, and lived in—these are just some of the words that I can associate with the Shabby chic style. It’s not surprising why it’s gaining a following and that many designers and homeowners are leaning toward this look. The soft colors, fancy details, and the distressed finish come together to create an inviting feel that one would often associate with cottages and weekend homes.

If you’ve always dreamed about giving your room a new look, you need not look far! Achieve a classic bedroom with a timeless appeal with these tips and pegs:

Main photos from: Nothing Is Ever Impossible and Decoholic.

One defining characteristic of Shabby chic spaces is the distressed finish. There's no need to worry if your table, chair, or shelf is showing signs of wear and tear—sometimes, the older it looks, the better! If you're looking for vintage pieces that you can add to your space, you can visit flea markets and secondhand shops.

RL Tip: You can also distress furniture on your own! You can work with a salvaged piece or a new one. Click here for a quick guide.

By simply changing the fabrics in your room, you can achieve a cozy cottage feel. Start with your sheets and other linen. Choose soft and comfy cotton and layer it with pillows with lace trim.

RL Tip: We love how the chair helped complete the Shabby chic look in this room! When choosing furniture for your space, look for pieces that resemble vintage styles if your budget permits.

Photo from Decozilla.

Add a whimsical touch to your personal space by working with catchy wall decor. Aside from cutouts and prints, you can choose antique frames for a classic touch. You can also place an ornate mirror in the middle.

RL Tip: For an interesting touch, choose frames in different sizes and colors.

Photo from Nothing Is Ever Impossible.

To complete the look of your space, you can also invest in storage pieces. Similar to your side tables, cabinets and shelves with signs of age are ideal options. Consider repurposing old medicine cabinets into a unique storage for decor above your bed or scour different shops for vintage shadow boxes that you can use.

Photo from Aiken House & Gardens.

Achieve an inviting space by working with soft neutral colors and hints of light blue and pink. If using these hues for your walls is not part of your plans and budget, you can choose pastel shades for your sheets and pillow covers instead. It would look extra nice against white walls and a white bed frame, too!

Photo from Decoholic.

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