Daily Design Delight: Shabby Chic Four Ways

Shabby Chic is a very popular style with many unique variations. The four major styles of Shabby Chic are: French Country, Romantic, Cottage, and Coastal. While each of these versions have their own distinct look, one thing they all have in common is how cozy and relaxing they make a home feel. Check out the four Shabby Chic styles and let us know which one you like best!




1. One of the most often seen Shabby Chic styles is Romantic. This style often showcases beautiful floral patterns in home items like curtains, pillows, sofas, throws, and seat cushions. These patterns are always very feminine and pale in color, using soft blues, creamy whites, and pale pinks. Items in this style often include feminine details like ruffles and frills. This style is also known as Feminine Floral, Prairie style, and Country Victorian. Simply Shabby Chic Pillow from Target.




2. Shabby Chic can also take on a country edge by leaning towards warm neutral beige and a rougher look, like this slightly frayed pillow. This incarnation of Shabby Chic is for a more neutral household that wants the look of Shabby Chic without the feminine frills of the other variations of this style. This look is also known as Cottage, Bungalow, and Farmhouse. Pillow from Sassy Cat Creations.




3. French Shabby Chic (or French Country) is a very romantic version of Shabby Chic style. Inspired by the design of traditional Europe, this style often showcases distressed furniture with curved legs and whimsical detailing. This style is also known as English Country and Victorian Cottage. French Letter Pillow from French Country Designs.




4. Shabby Chic can go coastal, too! Patterns with stripes in pale blue, beige, white, and soft green work well for a Shabby Chic look while also bringing an airy, beachy element to the decor. Think of a cozy beachfront cottage when decorating in this style. This variation on Shabby Chic style is also known as Waterfront style, Nautical style, and Nantucket style. Cabana Stripe Pillow from Target.