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Shabby Chic

Shabby chic may have started out simply as distressed furniture, but over the years the style has evolved to include French country influences, handmade, vintage and even industrial influences. Shabby chic inspired furniture is romantic, feminine and elegant - a timeless choice for your home. 

At Oak Furniture Solutions, our shabby chic furniture collections feature beautifully painted furniture and the designs are soft and pretty. Lighten your home, and make it look fresher and prettier with our modern shabby chic furniture collections. 

Browse our shabby chic collections below or discover how to get the look with our shabby chic style guide.

 
 

Shabby Chic Style

Shabby chic has come a long way since it’s conception in 1980s. It has evolved to incorporate French country influences, industrial influences, vintage, handmade and even boho elements. This style is as eclectic as it is broad. Its definition adapts and evolves with contemporary trends, keeping shabby chic always relevant and keeping it a popular choice for decorating many homes. 

Shabby chic is essentially a romantic and feminine take on a country look with a French-twist.  This style is achieved through combining things that are old and worn  - the ‘shabby’ with pretty and elegant designs ‘the chic’. This style is not rigidly defined by its individual components, more the finished look which should feel bright, cozy and wonderfully pretty. 

Our Shabby Chic Ranges

Our shabby chic inspired furniture collections have been carefully selected for their elegance, delicate design and expert finish. 

If you have a preference for the ‘chic’ over the ‘shabby’ when it comes to your furniture, our Belgravia furniture range will be perfect for you. This popular collection is defined by its delicate and pretty curves contrasting rattan baskets.

Our Marseille Painted Pine collection offers an elegant and practical range for those looking to create a shabby-chic boudoir. Finished in off-white paint, this pretty furniture is classical and gorgeously simple. 

For those after more contemporary furniture, but still with a shabby-chic influence take a look at our Toulouse Painted Pine range that includes bedroom furniture and a great selection of cabinets which could be used round the house. 

Get The Look

Avoid the ‘granny attic’ shabby chic style of old by balancing and mixing shabby and chic elements in your home. It’s all about contrasting old and new; elegant new painted furniture in a room with exposed floorboards and a faded Persian rug, choose industrial style metal chairs to go with your reclaimed dining table complete with vintage table cloth. 

Shabby chic breaks a lot of rules when it comes to furniture. Use a bookcase or dresser to display your towels in the bathroom, use a dressing table to store cutlery in your kitchen. When comfort is the first purpose of every room, the traditions of furniture placement go out of the window. 

When it comes to creating a shabby chic interior, there’s no such thing as too many pillows or soft furnishings.  Popular fabrics include cottons and French inspired linens in pure white, ecru or faded pastels. 



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