Affordable Ways To Create A Shabby Chic Kitchen

When you hear shabby chic, what words come to mind? You might think vintage, distressed and stylish. Well, that’s exactly right. Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and décor are selected for signs of wear and tear. This style requires items that achieve the look of an antique and have special flair and character.

Building a shabby chic kitchen is a great project for those looking for a change. Follow these tips to add effortless and affordable elegance to your home.

Distressed Vintage Pieces

Decor and furniture are some of the most important aspects of a shabby chic kitchen. If done right, it’s possible to create both a rustic and feminine look and feel. Salvaged and whitewashed wood, pops of pastel and time-worn hints of the past are the cornerstones of shabby chic decorating. You should look for charming, antique and distressed vintage items for your kitchen.

Check out a shop, your parent’s or grandparent’s basement or go online and search for specific furniture and décor that fits your style. 

While the overall color scheme of a shabby chic kitchen is neutral and pale, this is your chance to add a pop of color. Plants, flowers and dishes are just a few ideas you can use to incorporate bright accents. Don’t go overboard, keep it lively, but simple.

Some homeowners prefer to use a piece of furniture or paint as their pop of color, for example, a bright wall unit (standalone cabinet) or accent wall. Don’t be afraid to add various accents of other styles to your shabby chic kitchen vintage.