Do you have a taste for plebian charm and a passion for pastel colors and floral imagery? Then you may also have a love for the stylish shabby chic décor that juxtaposes heavy-set rustic wooden furnishings alongside dainty and feminine lace and baby blues. This type of decor has also been called country chic or vintage chic.
One of the greatest things about the shabby chic look is how much fun it is to assemble, touch and perfect as your life goes on. Shabby chic is an attractive, fun and cost effective way to make your bedroom your own country escape from the madding crowd of the city. In the following post we will examine some blue shabby chic bedroom ideas that can help set you on the way.
1. Setting the foundations
For best results in achieving your shabby chic look, you should begin with addressing your floors and walls. A simple fresh coat of white, or one of the splendid varieties of off white, can be accentuated by blue trimmings or even simple blue stenciled forget-me-nots, blue bells or other dainty floral designs. The idea we are going for is a light breezy feeling like a meadow on a cool summer afternoon.
The floors will be the strong underlying support for your light and breezy aspect and you want to keep things as natural as you can. Wooden floors are ideal, but even better with that raw-grainy white washed look that will help pronounce the blue accents. You can also add natural tones by bringing in pieces of furniture with a classic natural look that pronounces the earthy appeal of shabby chic.
2. Windows and Curtains
A major part of achieving the shabby chic look will be how the light is introduced into the room. Shabby chic is above all else light and breezy and you want to take advantage of as much natural lighting as possible. Even if the view is not like looking over the Shire from Lord of the Rings, it can still be framed with indulgently-lacey glass curtains behind blue drapes –– and if you can get white-washed-wooden window frames with a slightly run-down look. PERFECT!
3. The Bed
As the centerpiece of your blue shabby chic look your bed needs to say it all comfort, light, lacey, natural and blue. Blue bed coverings and multiple blue pillows against white trimmings and details will give the feel of a country escape and pair beautifully with a thick walnut bedframe.
4. Salvaged furniture
The convincing-proof of your shabby chic decor will come from the nice pieces of furniture you keep in your room. Consider your closets, cabinets, dresser and desk central players in setting the shabby scene. Spend time looking around in flea markets for used furniture with natural appeal and vintage style. Don’t be shy about grabbing some sand-paper and sanding an old piece of furniture to its wooden base the look might be ideal.
5. Finishing the look
You will actually never “finish” the look as it is an ongoing process of improvements, additions, subtractions and constantly eyeballing your achievement to fine-tune your décor. Taking a look in magazines is a good place to find blue shabby chic bedroom ideas. But, a few things that can be added to greatly improve the look will be iron and glass light fixtures, burnished brass door handles and never underestimate the profound effects of shaggy rugs and area mats.