14 Modern Shabby Chic Decor Ideas That Are Totally Grandma Chic
While most springtime home revamps involve bedroom organization hacks and Googling “how to organize a messy kitchen,” you should also consider introducing a new decor trend into your home: shabby-chic decor. No, we’re not talking about the shabby chic of yesteryear (i.e., Grandma’s plastic-covered couch and crochet blankets). Modern shabby-chic decor — think pastel-y, minimalist, airy and full of natural textures — can blend with a ton of different styles in some very unexpected ways. Not convinced? The shabby-chic abodes below have combined that grandma-chic look with some more modern vibes to make classy + cozy homes with a whole lotta style. So before you get rid of those old antique finds, scroll on for some repurposed and paint-worn inspo that could lead you to your next fave interior statement piece!
1. Mix Shabby With Colorblock: Mixing a relaxed piece of furniture with modern elements like color-blocked paint and structured lamps provides a great balance for the space and a look that’s neither too sloppy or too sterile. Seal the deal with fresh flowers and plants — a must for any interior style. (via Skona Hem)
2. Flower Power: Flowers pretty much go with any interior style, and prints and paintings don’t have to be watered! Partner them with natural pieces — like this wooden side table — and bright colors for a playful living room moment. (via Todo Casa)
3. Mix Pastels With Brights: Update some old chairs and pair them off with some newer pieces for a fun dining moment. Grab a few relaxed floral-patterned or geometric pillows for a look that isn’t too antique-y. (via Style at Home)
4. Mix Metallics + Mirrors: Vintage mirrored furniture goes with anything and everything. Add dimension to your vanity with a reupholstered chair and let the linear furniture play it up a little. (via Decor Pad)
5. Light + Airy: Shabby doesn’t have to be all pattern all the time. This light, airy space has just enough going on, with its various textures and materials, but looks inviting and posh enough to jive with other interior styles. (via Decorist)
6. Urban Outfitters Tessa Loveseat ($879): This classic, soothing pattern serves as a sensible piece for a living room or bedroom. Florals work well with bold, graphic patterns, so don’t be afraid to mix it up a little this season.
7. Glam Gold Goes Shabby: Mix vintage with shiny + new to really make a charming statement. A trademark of shabby chic decor is to repurpose items in unexpected ways: These stacked suitcases serve as a nightstand to perfectly complement the modern brass lamp. (via House & Garden)
8. Old vs. Updated: Give a retro kitchen a touch of rustic flair with those upcycled garage sale finds. These dreamy reds and greens play perfectly against the all-white kitchen. (via Apartment Therapy)
9. Old Hickory Tannery Sherwood Sheepskin Settee ($10,999): Throw a little texture on an ornate piece to instantly elevate your interior. This settee may cost a pretty penny, but the statement it makes will last for generations — hello, heirloom. Dress it up with a colorful rug and throw pillows, to keep it looking modern.
10. Texture, Texture, Texture: Weathered wood is pretty much a must-have in the interior world of shabby chic. And when paired with all of the various textures and patterns, it really ups the comfort ante. (via DÉCR)
11. Soft White Living Room: This paint-worn makeshift coffee table is a great opportunity to show off a few treasures. When repurposing a statement piece like this, keep the collection on top to a minimum. The simple arrangement and organizational basket on the bottom are *just right*. (via House to Home)
12. Beautiful Baskets + Palettes: Color stories in the shabby style shouldn’t be too matchy-matchy. Instead, let them blend together for ultra comfortable vibes. A warm straw basket should feel right at home, not plunked in the room out of necessity. (via Damernas Värld)
13. Keep It in Frame: Sometimes a good chair frame is all you need. Keep the weathered look on the legs, and reupholster it for an elevated feel. (via Love Charmaine)
14. All Dressed Up to Stay Home: Whether you find them at an estate sale or picked it up on your post-brunch thrifting journeys, a little gold spray paint can definitely glam up an older piece. Don’t be afraid to go bold with pops of color — the white base will pull it all together. (via Spazio Rosso)
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