The shabby chic design originated in Europe during the 1600s. But it’s still popular today around the globe.
Especially popular are elaborately carved wooden tables, chairs, and chests with distressed white painted surfaces. The surfaces of older items often have multiple layers of paint that are visible.
Specifically, in places where the top layer has worn through.
Shabby chic chandeliers may have a candlelight fixture or two that are missing.
Bedding in the shabby chic design feature lush satin, silk, cotton, and lace fabrics and decoration. The casual, worn qualities, evoke an aged elegance, which is very intriguing.
The charm and mystique of this mix of old and new fashion elements have made shabby chic a major stylistic influence in contemporary interior decor.
We’ll go through a few design ideas below. But Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell is definitely a good place to start.
Particularly so, if your priorities are style and quality.
Attractive Shabby Chic Bedding for a Vintage Bedroom
Below are some examples of popular and appealing shabby chic bedding. They can all stand alone, as a shabby chic element, or contribute to an overall vintage style.
Shabby Chic Misty Rose Comforter Set
The Misty Rose set from Shabby Chic, is 100% cotton, and features classic shabby chic styling. It also includes a pair of elegant pillow shams with soft ruffled borders.
It has a luxurious floral pattern in pink tones mixed with sage greens and pale blues. This blend of colors contributes to the overall shabby chic fashion motif.
The comforter is reversible (reverses to the same), as are the matching shams.
The fabric of this plush bedding set will not pill, fade or streak with use. It maintains its stylish, classy appearance while providing the look and ambiance of sheer elegance and beauty.
At the same time, the fabric will last for regular, long-term use. It offers practical upkeep while giving your bedroom a delightful air of extravagance.
Shabby chic style is based on the idea of casual and comfortable elegance. So, this style of bedding encourages relaxation and restful leisure.
You can enjoy sleeping or relax like a queen amid the shabby-vintage luxury of this charming decor.
The Cherry Blossom Quilt & Sham Set
For a lighter weight feel, we really like the Shabby Chic Cherry Blossom Quilt Set.
This fashionable quilt set features pink tones mixed with sage greens and pale blues on a clean white background. An edge-to-edge pink flange offers a nice finishing touch. It includes two matching pillow shams to complete the look.
The cherry blossom print is quintessentially shabby chic!
The light, refreshing floral fabric pattern of small cherry blossoms reminds us of French country decor. Mixed with modern farmhouse style, this attractive bedding set is definitely shabby chic in design.
Its romantic elegance and casual comfort are just the stylistic mix that is needed for charming vintage-contemporary fashion.
The Farmhouse by Rachel Ashwell Savannah Dusk Duvet Set
The Farmhouse Savannah Dusk Duvet Set enlivens a bedroom with vintage charm and modern accents. The classic beauty of the rich pink rose pattern on a background of deep blue cotton is outstanding.
This elegant bedding set includes a shabby chic duvet cover and a pair of lavish matching pillow shams.
This highly fashionable duvet cover (also available as a comforter set) exhibits the true essence of shabby chic decor. All while technically being farmhouse style.
This bedding set’s cotton fabric offers superior softness and comfort. Its large-print fresh pastoral floral design is charming and eye-catching.
This set is too dark to be considered “shabby chic”.
It actually belongs to the Farmhouse style of decor. But the dusty and faded florals, as well as the pink ruffled flange offer just enough shabby allure to make it shabby chic-ish.
The petite pink floral bouquet design offers timeless style – which in essence is what shabby chic is all about!
Shabby Chic Fifi Tufted Ottoman
The Fifi Ottoman from Shabby Chic offers functional beauty. And, it can be customized using seven different fabrics.
Measuring 27″ W x 21″ D x 18″ H, this ottoman is small enough to be used as an ottoman. But it’s also just large enough to qualify as a bedroom bench as well.
Shown above is the “Manor Floral Sage” design. It blends a pastel aqua, with a lovely, yet faded floral bouquet. There are 6 other designs to choose from.
But this one, in our opinion, is the clear winner.
About Shabby Chic Decor
Shabby chic focuses on elegant items with a slightly aged appearance. These items might be vintage or just modern pieces with a vintage look.
Shabby chic can be traced back to the French-country style, which favors rich neutral or pastel colors. Shabby chic essentially mimics this style but favors faded and dusty pastels.
Glass-paned cabinets and wooden furniture can also be found in both styles.
Shabby chic style developed during the reign of King Louis XIV in 17th century France. The ornate interiors of the Palace of Versailles are some of the most famous examples of authentic shabby chic decor.
The shabby chic mode of interior design and decor continues to increase in popularity today, as more home decorators discover its causal charm and welcoming comfort.
One great benefit of this decor style of decor is that it mixes easily with other stylistic modes. Vintage chic complements classic and modern styles.
You don’t necessarily need to overhaul your entire bedroom. You can still maintain the dominant design mode of your bedroom, whether it be modern or simple vintage in style.
Once you understand the innate charm and influence of shabby chic decor, you can easily balance the effects of mixing fashions.
Focus on your favorite stylistic accents, and then create a unique decor fashion of your own.
Of course, you will want to include some dynamic, yet comfortable, shabby chic elements as major players in the design and color scheme of your room.