What is Shabby Chic
Shabby Chic is a style of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen because they look old and are showing signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. It is a term that was first used in the early eighties by a designer called Rachel Ashwell who by the late eighties established it as her business and had it trademarked. This style predominantly incorporates white or ecru furniture and woodwork combined with soft neutral tones such as sky blues, rose pinks and beiges. The design style can sometimes radiate the aura of an English country garden hence shabby chic roses are very often used on papers and fabrics to accomplish this charming feature. For some inspiration and ideas why not visit our website at digitalpapershop.com where you will discover a vast array of papers in a multitude of colours and patterns.
Ideas for Shabby Chic Roses when decorating a room
The use a beautiful flower such as an English rose as the theme in the design of a room automatically evokes a romantic, country garden impression. Everyday pieces of furniture can be completely transformed into delightful distinctive pieces by having a treatment known as Decoupage. This is the art of decorating with paper and is so easy to do. After painting and distressing your chosen piece, select a gorgeous pink rose design paper from our website at digitalpapershop.com then, cut to size, paste the paper on to the furniture item and then simply glaze and admire your work.
The same technique can be applied to smaller ornaments and household items to help create a stronger impression. Trinket boxes can be lined and covered, even old tin cans are made into beautiful receptacles when given this treatment. An old wooden apple crate which you can pick up from any farm can be painted white or cream and then decorated to make a fabulous shabby chic rose your beautiful patterned magazine rack.
A stunning look can be achieved by trimming a selection of wine glasses in various shapes and sizes with pink paper, then cut out some individual roses and dot around each glass. Place them on to a beautiful piece of scalloped white lace on a sideboard or shelving unit to show them off. Don’t forget about the walls, vintage style picture frames look fantastic when painted white, slightly sanded for that distressed feel and grouped together on a wall.
Instead of photographs they can be filled with various shades and patterns of some lovely floral paper to maintain the shabby chic rose country garden feel. A large intricately detailed mirror in a vintage mode would make a brilliant eye-catching statement piece for your room. Use the same technique – a couple of coats of white paint and then a light sanding then carefully decorate the frame with your delightful rose covered paper in a pretty pastel shade. Styling a room is a really enjoyable past time so just have fun!