As one of the most popular decorating styles of the decade, achieving a shabby chic look in your home can be done easily and affordably, often incorporating bits and pieces already lying around the house.

For example, whitewashed shabby chic furniture pieces made from reclaimed (or carefully distressed) timber are a fabulous place to start as the building blocks for a laid back, authentic style. Snapping up a great dining table is something you won’t regret. You’ll likely find that, once you’ve got the feature piece of the room sorted, choosing the right chairs and accessories comes much more easily.

Laid-back and elegant, the shabby chic look lends itself well to feminine touches. Floral fabrics, prints, and fresh or artificial flowers breathe life into this decorating style. Ornate frames for photos and mirrors are also a fantastic way to ensure you keep the ‘chic’ in shabby chic!

Homewares that tick all the boxes for creating an authentic shabby-chic look can be found in abundance at a variety of price points in stores all over the world right now. A few quirky items grouped together in arrangements called ‘vignettes’ can introduce a sense of effortless elegance into a space, even if you secretly agonised over the precise positioning of each individual item (don’t worry, I won’t tell).

As always, we at 1825 interiors believe that comfort should take priority when buying for your home, though in this case it even forms part of the design concept – no wonder shabby chic furniture is such a favourite! Begin with a generous assortment of scatter cushions on sofas and beds, then add in a couple of stylish rugs, and a fluffy throw blanket or two to keep your living spaces feeling fashionably casual and relaxed.

Without any formal rules to follow, creating a shabby chic look in your home is as easy as it is enjoyable. What makes it one of my personal favourites is the fact that it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg (or your sanity) to achieve. Visit 1825 or browse the range online to discover shabby chic furniture in Australia today.