Shabby Chic Painted Furniture style originated in Britain, and was all about decorating the huge country houses with faded and worn out chintz sofas, curtains, and other furniture items, which were beautifully preserved. This style is still in use and it is employed to get a uniform look for the house and also to preserve the old home furniture.
These heavily painted items look fantastic if the house is old, and especially if it is a Victorian style house. You can utilize it in any room of the house like the nursery, living room, and the guest room as well. You can also try and rearrange the furniture articles that are not much similar, and give them one uniformly painted shabby chic look.
It is a type of interior designing in which the furniture articles are given the desired look according to the user's taste. It gives a cozy, elegant and at the same time a comfortable look to the interior decor and preserves the vintage articles. What if a person doesn't have any old or antique furniture at home and still wants to use this kind of style?
It is very easy. Providing the home with this furniture style is a great thing that one can try with any type of house. All you have to do is bring home some pieces of furniture that have some antique lines on it. Select furniture that has a lot of curves on it.
One can find such items at an easy bargain in some thrift shops and at garage sales as well. It is not necessary to have huge sofa sets, beds, and large closets that can also go high on cost. Some people use old suitcases, stools, pieces of broken glasses, broken vases, and lamps as well.
If you want to paint shabby chic furniture yourself, then you might like to consider the following things.
✦ To give more uniformity to the interior, use same colored fabrics for the curtains and the hangings. Try to select tea-stained fabrics in similar colors and the mixture of the shades and combination of prints like floral, striped, and checked with the background of the same color.