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Inside shabby chic and the rustic farmhouse…

While clean, stripped back modern and contemporary interiors have become mainstay within decor trends lately, the much-loved shabby chic or rustic farmhouse style never seems to stray too far from popular culture.

Chipped paint furniture is a mainstay within the shabby chic look along with raw timber flooring, worn and faded fabrics, and white walls preferably with a chandelier hanging so nonchalantly from the ceiling just to sprinkle a little sparkle within a fairly ragged decor.

Furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage-style decor, often with an affected feel is emphasised to differentiate it from genuine period decor.

A quick Wikipedia search also states the shabby chic aesthetic also hints at French-style interior design such as Rococo style lighting, furniture or wall paneling. This also expands to the garden with the same design principles of using timeworn furniture and feminine accessories. Roses gardens are popular with the shabby chic style of decor.

What do you think of shabby farmhouse chic interiors? Are you a fan?

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