Shabby chic furniture can give a room a sweet, charming, airy feeling. It gives your home a look and feel that is unique to you. If you love shabby chic furniture then you’re about to fall in love with this article. In fact, I bet you already know how much it can add to your home. And if you don’t love shabby chic furniture then you’ll love what we’re about to tell you.
There are two main categories when it comes to shabby chic furniture. First there’s the furniture that is in very good condition; second, the furniture which is already in bad shape but you just need to give it a little TLC. Either way you end up with a beautiful, comfortable piece of furniture, and if you want to keep it that way then make sure you take care of it! And the best way to take care of your furniture sofas is to clean it up every few months.
Before you start with the cleaning though, it would be wise to make a list of all the items in your home. Once you’ve done that, you can move on to the fun part, shopping for your new furniture! Shabby Chic furniture is all over the place so you’re bound to find something that catches your eye. Take a picture of each piece with a fabric dye marker, and then go back and shop until you find exactly what you are looking for!
Now let’s get down to business. One of the best ways to give your shabby chic furniture sofa some personality is with paint. Not only does the paint add a lot of character but it also gives the piece a unique color that will catch everyone’s attention. You can use any color scheme you like as long as you keep in mind that shabby chic furniture should have a laid back look. Turquoise blue is a great color for this kind of furniture.
One very important thing to remember when choosing a paint color is to pick one that you enjoy. Too many times people buy shabby chic furniture thinking they want it to be something spectacular, but they don’t end up loving it. If you are picking a shade you really love, it will last much longer. You will end up getting much more satisfaction from your efforts. Another great tip is to choose a very soft shade. A light or pale paint will reflect the light better and give your piece that lovely glow.
When you’re choosing paint, remember that there are three main colors to choose from – bold, traditional, and distressed. Bold is a mixture of red and black, while traditional goes with black and white. You can find shabby chic furniture in just about any color these days so feel free to mix and match. The furniture still has to fit in with your current decor, so if you are looking to move into an updated home, go for shabby chic furniture sofa pieces that will work in any environment.
Once you have found the furniture that you really love, you can then start to embellish your piece. This doesn’t mean you need to go crazy and buy all sorts of frilly bows and garlands. That is not shabby chic. What you want to do is enhance the piece. Instead of adding lots of embellishments, focus on smaller details, such as embroidery on the upholstery, painting the furniture, or even adding a few cushions.
You will also want to pay attention to the slipcovers. They should be soft and fluffy but not see-through. If you can find down alternatives, that would also be ideal because they will stand up to any weather. Another great thing about coordinating your slip covers is that they match your couch and your cushions for maximum comfort. Your sofa and your upholstered piece will be ready to go when you find just the right combination.