A lot of traditional shabby chic style is all about being cosy and comfortable, so it’s the perfect time of year to get creative. We love creating a festive feel with shabby chic style Christmas decorations, soft furnishings and even specific pieces of furniture which are ideal for the holiday season. Here we take a step-by-step look at some tips for getting your home ready for Christmas in true shabby chic fashion.
Festive furniture – It’s a great idea to finalise what furnishings you’ll be featuring in your living room and across your home this winter. Even just a couple of carefully chosen, luxury French style furniture pieces can really make shabby chic home feel more cosy and luxurious, especially once they’re placed near the fireplace and your favourite decorations are draped all around.
Unusual ornaments – We’d advise you not to to make everything too uniform or repetitive with your décor. Shabby chic charm often comes from every detail being unique and a little mismatched, but creating a consistent overall effect.
Pastel shades – While Christmas is all about bright lights and colours, you don’t want your festive theme to clash with a pale palette in your home. Too much vivid red and green can throw off the overall look of a calm living room easily, but pastel tones can work much better with a softer shabby chic style.
Fun fabrics – A great way to add charm to your decorations is to use a mixture of festive fabrics, on everything from your sofa cushions to handmade tree decorations. Keep an eye out for designs featuring snowflakes, trees, Christmas scenes and simple red or green patterns. A patchwork of different patterns and colours can create a real homely effect.
Tree decorations – Of course, we offer a huge range of shabby chic Christmas tree decorations which are a staple of any festive family home. They’re all a little different, sprinkled with sparkling glitter or finished with a perfect shine to reflect as much Christmas spirit as possible.
Wreaths and garlands – Bring some of the outside in with our Christmas wreaths, garlands and trees, all designed to fit perfectly in any shabby chic-inspired home. These can create a great contrast that enhances the cosy feel of your room even more.
Christmas characters – It’s great to add some life to your decorations with some friendly faces. You might choose animals like robins and reindeer, fun characters like snowmen or gingerbread men, or simple and traditional options such as angel figures. For a subtle shabby chic approach, you might go for embroidered or printed cushions or modern ornaments with animal designs.
Simple signage – A great idea that works on a few different scales is to display a rustic wooden sign for the festive season. At Shabby Store we have a few different options, from simple wooden wording with distressed-finish stands to sparkling light-up “XMAS” lettering.