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30 Tempting Shabby Chic Living Room Décor Ideas

By: Decorated Life Team |

If you’re feeling nostalgic remembering the days from your childhood when the décor was completely different than what it is today, maybe you should try shabby chic. This enticing style will take you back down the memory lane and you’ll feel that you’re in a different era. 

Shabby chic is just how it sounds – a style that’s tattered and old. If you have worn out furniture that’s been heavily painted over many years, it’s shabby chic living room furniture. Let’s take a look at some ideas for your living room.

A Shabby Chic Coffee Table 

A Shabby Chic Coffee Table
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A coffee table is the essence of your living room. It sits in the center and receives the focus of everyone. This is why if you have a certain style in your mind, you should start with the living room center table or coffee table.

This coffee table is giving a rustic shabby chic living room ambiance that you’re looking for. Painted with white, it matches with the walls of the room and the rug below it. The accent if provided by houseplants kept on top of it. Of course, you can replace houseplants with flowers in a vase – whatever you prefer.

Create a Farmer’s Market

Create a Farmer’s Market
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Generate a shabby chic aura with the right décor. An old table in the center and straw blinds on the window create the perfect ambiance. And to top it off, a board above the window that says Farmer’s market completes it all. A tree in the corner gives a countryside look to the living room. Of course, it doesn’t have to be a real tree. 

The candle lanterns kept near the window add a rustic appeal to the place and bring out the shabby chic décor to the fullest. Place some old mason jars or glass bottles for a vintage appeal. This traditional looking living room is designed to give you feelings of nostalgia and remind you of the times you used to visit your gramps. 

A Rickety Trunk as a Coffee Table

A Rickety Trunk as a Coffee Table
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Why get a coffee table when you can a rusty old trunk that’s painted white with the paint chipping off. With white crockery on top of the white trunk, it creates an amazing combination. But that’s not the only thing that’s shabby chic here. The drawers on the back are also of the same theme. 

The flooring is also made of planks with a shabby chic appeal. I think white goes great with the shabby appeal. While there’s always a need for accent, but the main theme can be white to create a uniform look.

A Shabby Chic Fireplace

A Shabby Chic Fireplace
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Fireplaces are almost always made of stone. Unless when they’re made of concrete. But a shabby chic fireplace? This is a wooden candle fireplace. It offers enough glow to illuminate the room. The fireplace is painted white as are most shabby chic items. But hey, this doesn’t mean you cannot experiment with other colors.

Teal and pink are two other colors that look great with the shabby look. The candles on the mantelpiece give a vibrant glow that will look amazing in the evening time. If you’re making everything white, some red or pink flowers will look amazing in the living room.

Gorgeous Shabby Chic Sofa

Gorgeous Shabby Chic Sofa
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A beautiful white and pink sofa that’s got flowery patterns all over. It’s a little worn out to add that shabby chic appeal but it looks comfortable and inviting. After a long day of work, you want to sit down and give rest to your tired body and you need something cozy for that.

The fabric valance beneath the sofa gives it an old school look. The thing about sofas is that the more cushions they have, the better they look. Just prop up a lot of cushions on the sofa and it will have a luxurious French country living room appeal as well.

A Welcome Space at Tea Time

A Welcome Space at Tea Time
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Floral upholstery on sofas and beautiful round cushions create a cottage chic decorating style that’s difficult to beat. The open cupboard in the background also adds to the appeal. The wooden partition behind the sofas grabs the attention and divides the room into two parts. 

Place some fresh flowers in the vase and supplement the beauty of the place. The cups and candles on the coffee table are the same shade as the flowers, proving that you took time in decorating your living room. When going shabby chic, make sure you implement all the traditional designs to help your home stand out from the others.

A Blue and White Theme for Living Room

A Blue and White Theme for Living Room
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Create a beautiful and unique floral theme for your living room using shades of blue and white. The white sofa in the room has a fabric valance, taking you back to the bygone era and the cushions are mostly white and blue. Even the flowery patterns on the cushions have blue-ish undertones. The table lamp on the side has a blue-white theme and so does the ceramic bowl on the table.

The houseplant adds a different color to the room. But it’s always pleasant to have greens inside and outside. You can even have fresh flowers instead of houseplants – whatever you prefer. 

A Shabby Chic Coat Hanger

A Shabby Chic Coat Hanger
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A few planks will do the trick. If they are covered with worn-out wallpaper, it’s all the better. Fix them together and slap on a couple of hooks and this will be the perfect coat/hat/scarf hanger that can be installed in the hallway or the living room itself.

With different colored planks, it will make an interesting piece that looks much better than the plain coat hangers available in the market. Besides, it will score big shabby chic points for you. It’s looking good against the pink wall but even if you have another color wall, it will look awesome nonetheless. 

A Vanity Design Mirror With a Different Look

A Vanity Design Mirror With a Different Look
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This vanity design mirror looks like it’s been passed on for generations. Shabby chic in style, it’s losing paint in several places. It gives the old school look and holds an antique appeal. And in the mirror, there’s a reflection of a beautiful chandelier that balances the tattered appeal of the mirror frame.

The cupboard below the mirror also carries the antique taste and a ceramic sink gives the feeling of the olden days. Add a houseplant to give it a touch of bright green. The copper shaded lamp on the side gives the whole place a royal appeal.

Shabby Chic Art Pieces

Shabby Chic Art Pieces
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From art pieces with worn-out frames to self-made DIY art pieces, there is so much you can have to enhance the theme. Take a look at this old slipper that has been decorated with plastic flowers and beads. Laces on the edges and flowers on the sole. Beads on the heel and just about everywhere else.

Of course, you can create your own art pieces but this slipper can serve as an example. Use old school techniques to decorate anything and you’ll have a shabby chic décor item in your hands.

A Wreath on Top

A Wreath on Top
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Shabby chic style always looks good with flowers. So if you’re going for a worn-out look, make sure you balance it with flowers. I prefer pink flowers but you can go with whatever you like. The cupboard is old and the paint is wearing out. And the wall is decorated with a windowpane.

To top it off with style, place a wreath like a cherry on the cake. Wreaths made of fresh flowers and leaves along with ribbons and laces never go out of style and carry a cultural touch that enriches the look of the living room.

Shabby Chic Angel Wings

Shabby Chic Angel Wings
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If you’re a mom who believes in “Live, Love, Laugh” and needs a little break from her duties (as all moms do!), this is the perfect way to create a mom cave. Gentlemen have their man caves and women deserve a break too. Designed in pink and white, this room displays angel wings as a symbolism of being independent.

If you are a mom who wants to design her living room her own way and add a little shabby chic touch to it, this is the perfect way. The couch is pink and old looking and is adorned with many different types of cushions. The big beautiful flowers in the vase reflect the mom vibe of this living room.

A Complete Antique Look

A Complete Antique Look
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There is so much you can add to your living room for a shabby chic look. For example, an empty frame, a worn out mirror, and a few apothecary jars, glass carboys, or chemist glass jars can do the trick. Here, there are many shabby chic décor options. 

The houseplant is potted in a worn out pot with the paint wearing off. The same paint on all items gives a uniform appeal. And to make the place more vintage, hang a beautifully intricate chandelier from the ceiling. There, that will give you the perfect shabby chic living room set.

A Cute Little Shabby Chic Chair

A Cute Little Shabby Chic Chair
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If you’ve got little ones, you’ll need special seating for them in the living room. And if your theme is shabby chic, you need a chair that goes with it. Check out this cute little upholstered stool that’s blue with floral patterns. Decorate it with pink lace and it looks absolutely gorgeous. While it’s ideal for kids, get this chair in large size and it will be adorable for grownups as well.

The same pattern is used on the curtains behind the furniture to create a uniform look. Add a few pieces of worn-out furniture and a few houseplants to create a warm and comfortable environment. 

A Shabby Chic Designer Chandelier

A Shabby Chic Designer Chandelier
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When you want to get shabby chic décor, you cannot miss a chandelier. And a designer one at that. This chandelier has delicate glasswork and the paint on the ironwork is chipping off – just the way it should be in shabby chic. With a little rust in the middle, this chandelier supplements the entire décor of the place.

Create a magical antique aura that reflects your taste for vintage things. The chandelier here gives the impression of water dripping from the fixture. Place shabby chic furniture below it and create the ideal living room environment. 

Shabby Chic Ceiling Fan

Shabby Chic Ceiling Fan
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If you live in a tropical country, you need a ceiling fan. Add the shabby chic appeal to it by modifying it to some degree. Get plastic flowers from the market or create roses from lace material. Put them up on the fan. Also, you can give it a chandelier look by hanging glass beads on it.

There are some ceiling fans available in the market that have attached chandeliers. They give an amazing look that’s old school and fancy. And if you want, you can put on some ribbon roses on them to make it look more vintage.

Attractive Shabby Chic Windows

Attractive Shabby Chic Windows
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Put on fancy valance and curtains made of net fabric to give the windows a shabbier chic look. The curtains can be of any color to match the wall. The stepping stool near the window has a vintage design – more like a mini piano. 

In this room, the wall and floor complement the windows and create a vintage décor. If you want a rustic shabby chic approach, make sure the window panes are of a traditional design. The net fabric curtains and valances give an amazing touch to the living room.

Whites and Pastels

Whites and Pastels
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Create a bright living room with white and pastel shades. Check out the worn out dressing table and that pitcher vase, reflecting the shabby chic touch in the cozy environment. The ceramic plates on the wall add to the vintage look and the ceiling light has a classic wooden look that is absolutely amazing.

The stairs are minimal but carry an olden style. The sofas have plain white sofa covers – a hallmark of a traditional living room. The blue cushions on the sofas look amazing and soft. It’s a very inviting living room that’s warm and bright enough to make the guests happy.

French Cottage Shabby Chic

French Cottage Shabby Chic
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Create that French cottage magic with an oversized French sofa and a shabby chic table. The sofa too has a shabby chic look that’s classy and gorgeous. Made with simple planks, the table has a rustic look and the charm you’ve been looking for. In the corner, there’s a candelabra that will take you down the memory lane to the time when there were power cuts in the countryside and we had to rely on candles. 

The coffee table is beautiful and practical and is perfect for your books and a vase. The shelf under the table can hold books and newspapers. 

A Neat Shabby Chic Look

A Neat Shabby Chic Look
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It’s possible to create a beautiful living room by getting it from the flea market. Everything from the upholstered stools and cushions to the coffee table and the art pieces has been sourced from the flea market, making it a beautiful shabby chic living room. The yellow flowers in the vases create a beautiful accent that complements the white color of the room.

There’s a succulent houseplant on the coffee table to add some greenery to the scene. This room just shows that it’s possible to create a beautiful space while staying in budget.

A Super Comfy Shabby Chic Place

A Super Comfy Shabby Chic Place
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Slip on some linen covers over the sofa chairs and you’ll have a comfortable and cozy place. The cotton throw on the couch looks super soft and snuggly. The entire room has a serene look that makes you feel light and peaceful. Of course, the Buddha painting on the wall does that too.

The sheer white curtains on windows help the light to strain through and the chandelier adds vintage magic to the place. In a corner is a vase with purple flowers that add a touch of color to the room. The room has a minimal shabby chic appeal that’s amazingly beautiful.

Beautiful Salvaged Décor

Beautiful Salvaged Décor
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You can create magic with salvaged items. And they can be the focal points of your living room. For example, this lampshade is made of reclaimed materials and gives a lovely woven texture. Its shabby chic appeal makes it stand out in the cozy living room. The comfortable sofa chair is white in color, as are some of the cushions and the wall.

The side table is replaced by a salvaged wire cage that is ideal for placing your books or a beautiful vase with a couple of fresh flowers in it. But when going for salvaged items, make sure you don’t overdo it.

A Shabby Chic Country Living Room

A Shabby Chic Country Living Room
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Create a luxurious country appeal using shabby chic designs. The entire setup here is white with pastel shades at some places. There are several unique features in this living room that you might want to try. The plates above the window, the baskets hanging from the ceiling, the beautiful lampshade, small wreaths around candlesticks, the potted plant above the window, and so many others.

Of course, you’ll need a lot of cushions to make the place cozy but that’s not all. Fresh flowers are the essence of any luxurious space. Also, the books on the side table show your intellect so make sure you keep all the right ones there.

A Girlie Shabby Chic Living Room

A Girlie Shabby Chic Living Room
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Make it beautiful. Make it girlie. Super soft and cozy with flowers everywhere (or maybe in just a couple of places), this living room has a shabby chic doorway behind the seating area. The seating area is made of old wooden boxes that are upholstered and covered with some cozy cushions thrown on them.

The frilly cushion covers give a feminine appeal which is ideal for a girl’s apartment. But hey, who said boys cannot have comfortable stuff? Create this look for your living room and place a cotton throw on the sofa to have a soft shabby chic look.

A Windows Seat in a Shabby Chic Living Room

A Windows Seat in a Shabby Chic Living Room
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If you enjoy sipping on your coffee or tea while enjoying the rain, you need a window seat. This place will let you enjoy the tiny droplets and they fall pitter patter on the window panes. The grand mirror in the living room gives a unique shabby chic appeal. The room is bright with natural light and has a white tone.

The cushions have floral patterns and the bright pink flowers in the vase provide the much needed accent to the room. A little color is added to the window seat by the printed cushion covers.

A Reclaimed Iron Gate in the Living Room

A Reclaimed Iron Gate in the Living Room
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That salvaged wrought iron gate on both sides of the fireplace gives an amazing look to the living room. Very shabby chic, and yet very stylish, the gate looks like the wings of an angel. The candelabra chandelier provides a soft glow to the room in the evening. And in the daytime, there is plenty of natural light to keep it bright and happy.

The coffee table is partly made of wrought iron and it goes well with the salvaged gate, making it somewhat of a theme for the living room. Make sure there are plenty of flowers in the room like shown here.

A Living Room with a Piano

A Living Room with a Piano
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This living room has a beautiful floral theme that reflects on its cushions and window curtains. The living room walls are light mint green in color and the rest of the room is white, including the piano. The coffee table has a shabby chic appeal and holds candlesticks and a vase with beautiful pink flowers. The lamp on the side provides a beautiful glow to the room.

The same pink is found on the cushions and curtains, making the room look enticingly beautiful. If you’re a music lover, you can sit on the piano and practice for hours as this living room is comfortable and inviting. 

A Modern Shabby Chic Living Room

A Modern Shabby Chic Living Room
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Swap traditional with minimalism and get a living room that’s modern and yet has a shabby chic appeal. This living room has a sofa set and a coffee table – pretty minimalist, right? And the table on the side of the sofa has a shabby chic stool that supports a couple of small vases with fresh flowers in them. 

The coffee table is shabby chic and has a glass top – a minimal no-frills design. While the room has a basic white tone, there are shades of other colors as well – on the curtains, sofa chairs, and the fireplace. Very stylish. Very minimal. Very modern.

A Christmasy Shabby Chic Décor

A Christmasy Shabby Chic Décor
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If everything is white in your shabby chic living room, how do you make it look Christmasy? After all, the tree is white and the stockings are red. Check out this Christmas tree that’s white in color and following the theme of the room. There are crocheted sofa covers to bring back memories of olden times. 

The floral patterns on the cushions add accent to the place as do the flowers arranged on the Christmas tree. It’s a unique look that can be used throughout the year. After tall, this plastic Christmas tree isn’t going anywhere.

A Shabby Chic Floral Theme with a Twist

A Shabby Chic Floral Theme with a Twist
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You love shabby chic and you love the floral look. But just the floral prints on the cushions won’t do it for you. Take it a step above and use floral prints in art pieces. Frame them and put them up on the wall. These patterns can be repeated all over the living room or all over the house for that matter.

The soft sofa cover and fabric valance give a cozy look to the room. As other shabby chic living rooms, this one too has a white base. The accents are provided by floral prints.

Go Shabby Chic and Save Money

Yes, shabby chic is affordable. But it’s more than that. It’s about designing your living room in such a way that even old and tattered things look stylish. It needs a lot of creativity and if you think you can pull it off, it’s a décor style you’ll love.