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Shabby Chic Decorating Ideas

Looking for some creative shabby chic decorating ideas? This gallery of modern shabby chic decor ideas is sure to inspire you with an eclectic mix of old and new. Bring on that rustic and vintage charm!

1. Cozy Up to This Beautiful Shabby Chic Corner


We are in love with this pairing and selection of items in a corner of a room. Lace curtains are draped over a beautiful wooden room divider, painted white table, and stepping stool serve for storage and display for candlestick lamps. Dried flower bouquets add just a touch of color.

3. Shabby Chic Vintage Painted Vanity With Pillar Candles and Orchid

This beautiful vintage vanity offers plenty of shabby chic decor inspiration. The painted dresser complete with decorative mirror adds a bit of shabby charm to any room, although of course this would be ideal for a bedroom or even hallway area.

shabby chic vanity night stand display

Using pillar candles and taper candles creates a nice balance of vertical interest in pairing with the orchids and dried branches and accentuates the height of the mirror.

shabby chic pillar candles pairing

A sheer panel curtain draped over the top of the two drawer dresser adds a bit of romantic whimsy. The mix of different materials used for the candle stands and other accessories add a nice touch for adding color and combining wood and metal. Love those pops of bright pink from the use of the orchids!

shabby decor vanity pairing

4. Shabby Chic Dining Room Chairs

shabby chic chairs wicker

How cute are these white painted chairs with wicker wreaths, hearts, and basket with a candle luminary inside? This is a great alternative to shelves or a table in different spaces of your home.

5. Decorate Shabby Chic Style With a Whimsical Vintage Wire Bird Cage

shabby chic bird cage

Vintage wire bird cages make for beautiful hanging accents – just add your choice of artificial flowers!

We also love the room divider in the background with roses!

6. Soften The Look With Lace

shabby chic bedroom lace pillow

Lace is always Nice! This lace pillowcase in the bedroom along with lace trimmed vintage sheets adds a lot of charm and perfectly accents the rustic metal bed frame.

7. Decorate With a Suitcase…or Two…Or Three!

vintage suitcase decor

8. Shabby Chic Decorating Ideas With Plants


watering can flower vase

Bring the outdoors inside with a Watering Can to hold an artificial flower bouquet for low maintenance – or, you of course can always choose to use real fresh blooms of your choice!

9. Vintage Cream/Milk Pitcher

Vintage Milk and cream containers also work well for displaying artificial or fresh cut floral blooms. Carnations and roses make for a great choice. Add a softening touch to your decor by using a cloth napkin or a folded table runner underneath as shown in the photo above.

10. Vintage Milk Bottles and Dried Eucalyptus Branches

milk bottles with eucalyptus branches

Dried eucalyptus branches are placed above in vintage milk bottle containers – a very minimalistic yet elegant approach to your vintage shabby decor!

Dried Floral Arrangements in Rustic and Vintage Inspired Containers can quickly add a little bit of shabby chic charm to any type of decor style!

11. Add Artificial Flowers to a Fireplace Mantel


If you have a decorative fireplace front, painting it white and placing candles in the bottom part can be a nice touch also! Artificial flower arrangements can make your fireplace a nice eye catching centerpiece in any room.

12. Use Wire Mesh to Create a Trellis Wall Display for Vines

In this photo below, wire mesh is hung on the wall to give the potted vine a place to grow and spread.

trellis vines wall display

13. Use a Sheer Curtain to Accent a Bed

shabby chic minimal bedroom

This minimal shabby chic bedroom design features a white iron bed frame, modern traditional furniture, a shabby vintage inspired metal frame and a beautiful sheer curtain hanging above the bed to add some romance and softness to the room.

Adding elements of shabby chic decor to the bedroom is a great way to create a soft romantic and elegant touch to your space.

Accessories included on the bookshelf and dresser include a mix of soft white accents. And did you see that beautiful rustic candle display next to the bed?

bedroom canopy shabby chic

Here is another view of the bedroom and canopy. The wire basket chandelier is another nice touch to adding the style in the bedroom.

14. Wooden Spool Side Table

eclectic minimal creative reuse bedroom

While this bedroom is not technically “shabby chic”, but you can see many design elements that you can use as inspiration for your shabby chic bedroom decor. We love the creative reuse of an old electric wire spool which serves as a nightstand bedside table.

Some of our favorite features of this room:

  • Wooden crates at the foot of the bed
  • Wooden crates stacked to be used as a nightstand bedside table
  • Repurposed wire spool used as a bedside table
  • A wire basket with a clipboard
  • Metal Clothes Hanger to Showcase favorite vintage clothing out in the open
  • White wicker baskets on a modern bookshelf
  • Metal pails used as succulent containers on the modern book shelf

There are so many ways to be inspired!

shabby chic decor ideas

Tell Us Your Thoughts!

Are there any shabby chic decorating ideas here you absolutely love? What rooms are your favorite? Are you inspired to create in your own home? We’d love to hear your thoughts and comments in the comments section below!

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