Live Edge furniture is a hot trend right now: it feels very natural and, with its imperfect appearance, gives the room a cozy, rustic flair. If you don’t want to pay a lot for designer furniture with a live character, here are some tutorials to inspire you to make something yourself.
We’ll start with a gorgeous wooden coffee table on hairpin legs – just look at the tabletop! It’s made of wood and it looks like you just brought it out of the woods! The coffee table is both polished and chic and all natural, and the hairpin legs are a hot trend to rock right now. Read a full guide on how to replicate this beauty for your own living room.
Celebrate the beauty of wood structures with this chic walnut bench with a vibrant edge! This is a perfect walnut slab entrance bench, and the dark stain highlights its beauty. I also like the modern black legs that don’t look rustic but look modern and laconic. They create a very trendy and contrasting feeling. Get inspired!
Let me tell you a secret, these DIY plant shelves don’t have to be used to display plants. It’s a practical set of mini wooden disc shelves that can be used to display all sorts of things, such as trophies or funny ornaments. However, these natural wooden shelves with bark look just fabulous with plants. It goes great with the living edge of the bark with a living plant. Whatever you choose to use these DIY plant shelves, they are handy storage / display solutions for small spaces. The wood slice shelves are big and thin. They are ideal for small niches or narrow wall surfaces.
If you need a trendy and comfortable desk to work, study or whatever, this is it! This is a cool live edge floating desk that saves space and looks rustic, but not too much. The only trick is to assemble it well so that it can hold whatever you need.
Here is another lovely entryway or porch bench in a mid-century modern style. Its seat has a living edge and its legs are from the mid-century. The selected spot is quite warm and light. However, if it doesn’t suit your room, swap it out for a different shade.
This bar table is an amazing addition to your summer or beach house – see how stylish it is! It’s a live edge cocktail table on hairpin legs, and its warm spot and overall look make it perfect for any party room. You can also use it outdoors if you prefer to party there. However, make sure that the stain you are using can withstand the weather conditions.
Do you need a slim console for an entrance area or living room? Here it is! This is a live edge console with a live edge top raised over another top. This is elegant and more common. The piece has a chic and elegant yet rustic design that is amazing for many decorating styles and of course you can choose any stain you like.
Wow, that’s a statement bank! This entrance piece consists of a whole thick wooden board, which makes it look robust and very accentuating. There are hairpin legs that add a trendy feel and such a bench will easily fit into many spaces, from modern and boho legs from the mid-century to contemporary and Scandinavian ones.
Give your bedroom an edge with a trendy live edge bed! No need to build the whole piece if you already have it – add a headboard with a live edge and voila! This tutorial has detailed instructions on how to make such a live edged headboard and make your bed look like a million dollars! Get inspired!
The shabby chic style was invented in 1980 by Rachel Ashwell who decided to renovate and restore some old pieces and then understood that they are very charming. Furniture and furnishings are either selected based on their age or new items have a vintage look. Now this style is becoming more and more popular in decor, and this is not surprising because it is very chic and cool, especially cool for female spaces. Today I'm going to share some charming shabby chic living rooms that will blow your mind at first sight.
Shabby chic living room colors and materials to use
Restoring a shabby chic look to your home doesn't have to be complicated and costly. The style goes much better with found pieces, vintage furniture, and antique-inspired accessories. Opt for pastel colors, white, buttermilk, beige, as well as dusty and light shades in the decor. Add vintage floral patterns to give your living room an eye-catching look. Feminine flowers, lace fabrics, and some ruffled burlap add a cool, shabby look to your living room. Decide on a furniture cover.
Shabby chic furniture for living room
Shabby chic furniture can be bought cheaply at flea markets without wasting a lot of money. Another idea is to find or buy simple furniture and then torment them as you see fit: give it a whitewashed and worn look or paint it with pastel colors. Furniture covers made of ruffles and lace are a characteristic feature of the shabby chic style. So, sew some or buy ready-made furniture to go with your decor.
Shabby chic style accessories
This style is all about accessories and decorations. You just can't use too many of them here. Go to the flea market or your grandmother's attic to find some cool old things: statuettes, pictures, angels, various signs and clocks. If they don't look shabby chic, change the look with whitewash, table pastels, and then sand them up. Shabby-chic picture frames, angel statuettes, heart-shaped cloth bags, whitewashed vintage clocks and the like will help you create the mood you want. Get inspired!