The shabby chic style is soft, cozy, and just a little rough around the edges. It is great for any room from the kitchen to the nursery as it is nifty and does not require a lot of money as there are many reclaimed materials and fleas in the market. Do you want this style for your nursery? Here are some ideas for creating a proper shabby chic style ambience.
Go neutrals and pastels
Creamy white and soft pastel colors make for a nice shabby chic nursery palette. However, if you’re craving a little more color, muted floral tones will look rustic and look great with cream, white, or even pastel shades of a similar shade. The shabby chic decor can be easily adapted to girls and boys with pink or blue accents. Yellow, green, beige, brown and gray are great for a gender-neutral decor.
Play with patterns
When choosing textiles for your kid’s room, make sure that you use patterned pieces. Patterned accessories keep things interesting, add color, and mostly disassemble white furniture. Look for floral designs and French country prints and don’t be afraid to confuse them a little. Playing mix and match with your textiles is a great way to achieve that eclectic, jumbled look. Various accented pattern walls are just the thing for you.
Mix & Match furniture
Shabby-chic decor is about creating cohesion out of chaos. Mismatched furniture is a must. The trick is to find a way to tie it all together. You can always take a few flea market finds and renovate them for your kindergarten. Just select them so that they look in harmony with the others.
Create texture layers
Texture is perhaps the most important element in shabby chic decor. To get the look, layer weathered furniture and rustic materials with ornate accents and rich, delicate fabrics. When you have decided on a simple iron crib frame, dress it up with soft and luxurious bedding. Just focus on incorporating rich and varied layers and you will find the perfect balance.
Decorating a shabby chic nursery is about using old things in new ways. When looking for furniture and accessories, think outside the box. An elaborate old kitchen stall could be a great chest of drawers! Broken mirror? This beautiful brass frame would still look fabulous on the wall! See what you can save and put to good use. An old dresser can easily become a beautiful dressing table.
Create an ambience
Pastel-colored pictures of nursery rhymes and soft toys on the wall and furniture complement and add to the atmosphere and beauty of the room.
Choosing the color for your four wall space is an important element to consider when decorating a room. In general, little thought is given to the fifth wall, your ceiling. Often painted white or with a touch of neutral color, it adds little to the decor. But a bold blanket can make a cool statement! We have already shared some original ceiling designs, and today I want to dive into this topic and show you some real tutorials that will allow you to create an adorable and dreamy ceiling to complete your room decor.
Not only juicy colors, but stencils are an inexpensive way to add visual interest to this surface. Turn your generic blanket into an inspirational focal point with a few items from the craft store. First, take a look at your room, its colors and patterns, and decide on the best color for your ceiling and the pattern you want to liven up. When you have found a satisfactory stencil, buy it; if not, make your own using special programs - feel creative!
When the stencil is ready, remove the furniture from the areas where you plan to use the stencil. Cover the parts and your floor with tarpaulin or old sheets to protect them from paint splatter and spills. Position a sturdy stepladder under the ceiling where you want to start stenciling.
Prepare your ceiling for stenciling. If it's not freshly painted, clean the surface with a soft cloth soaked in a solution of mild detergent and water. Rinse off any remaining soap residue with a clean cloth and fresh water.
Collect painting supplies so that they are easily accessible while you work: painter's tape, a spirit level, your stencil, a roller, the paint of your choice. Pour the acrylic craft paint into a single paint pan.
Position the template on the ceiling that you want to stencil on. A good idea is to start from the corner to make it more convenient. Line up a carpenter's level with the edge of the stencil to make sure your stencil is straight. Secure the corners of the stencil with painter's tape. You can use spray glue and just spray the back of the stencil, let it sit for a minute, and then stick it to the ceiling as well.
Dip the roller in your paint, then blot the end of the brush onto newspaper to remove any excess paint. The brush should be almost dry to avoid paint dripping. Apply paint up and down the template with a brush. The color will look faded. Keep dabbing until you are happy with the intensity. Repeat this process until you have completed the template's pattern.
Remove the painter's tape and lift the template off the finished section. Move it to the next area you want to stencil. Repeat the stencil step until you are happy with your decorated ceiling.