We all love the worn-in look of antiques mixed with the girly romance of classic furniture, and what better way to show off this look than with a shabby chic bedroom? Combining the authenticity of rustic furnishings with the charm of whimsical styling, a shabby chic bedroom will give you the fashionable ambience and the eclectic allure you’ve been waiting for.
Washed and Weathered Finishes
To create a shabby chic bedroom, you need to incorporate items that resemble antiques with timeworn finishes. Try to pick distressed or washed furnishings that have old-fashioned charm. The Sedona Panel Bed and Sedona Dresser that we chose for our shabby chic bedroom nod to a refreshing English country aesthetic as the gray tone exposes the weathered wood. We used the Jenny Lind Accent Table as a nightstand, and this cottage-inspired furnishing has the lightly eased distressing that your shabby chic bedroom needs! Made of reclaimed fir, this one-of-a kind end table doesn’t disappoint. Finally, we grounded the space with the Antiquity Grey Rug, which embodies vintage flair with its weathered look that resembles faded, well-worn patina.
A shabby chic bedroom is comfortable and inviting with French-inspired, classic silhouettes. Look for furniture with traditional details to keep your space looking timeless. The Woodland Jewelry Armoire has sweet cabriole legs and carved molding, while the Salerno Console sports dentil molding and a farmhouse fresh curved X-stretcher. The Ellie Desk is the perfect workspace for your shabby chic bedroom with elegant ring-turned legs and a decorative backboard.
A shabby chic bedroom isn’t complete without girly details. Seek out pieces that have an opulent, romantic feel to them to make your space seem a bit whimsical. The Chloe Desk Chair embodies the style of Louis XVI, and the blush-colored floral upholstery is fit for a princess. The Harbor Bench is simply enchanting, bringing a feminine vibe with its granny-chic paisley print and bohemian-inspired trim. Finally, we chose the Cecilia Table Lamp to add an extra dose of sugar and spice to our shabby chic bedroom with its lacey shade and ornate base.
Soft and Neutral Color Palette
When creating your shabby chic bedroom, be sure to use a soft and neutral color palette. With crisp white being one of our favorite hues for a sweet country aesthetic, we brought the Chloe Dresser and the Dominique Vanity as clean accent pieces. The Lilly Cabinet brings neutral tones of taupe into the space, with a breakfront design, tapered legs, and expertly hand-painted vine details. Pulling the entire room together, the Potted Pleasures Canvas showcases vases of country roses and other floral arrangements in soft grays, beiges, and golden yellows. More colors that look great in a shabby chic bedroom are baby pink, sky blue, light lavender, and most other pastels.
A Hint of Sparkle
For the final touches to your shabby chic bedroom, be sure to incorporate just a touch of shine. The Linore Table Lamp features a slightly burnished mercury etching and a chrome base, while the Seeded Hurricane is made of hand-blown glass with the perfect amount of glimmer. Lastly, the shimmering Crystal Hall Chest brings the final hint of sparkle to our shabby chic bedroom with its matte gold finish and glistening faux crystal pulls.
Creating a shabby chic bedroom is easy since you can pull together so many different furniture finishes together to make it appear as if you’ve collected antique pieces throughout the years. This style is so much fun because of its whimsical nature, combining rustic farmhouse appeal with French cottage charm.