Shabby Chic Bedroom

The bedroom is the place where we can be ourselves and relax, read a book, watch television and of course sleep. Your bedroom is a peaceful place where you retreat to after a long days work or play. You should be able to go into your bedroom, close the door, and leave the world behind you. That is the most relaxing and satisfying feeling, you can ever get. This room should be warm, welcoming and tranquil. Shabby chic can make this possible.

To turn your bedroom into a sanctuary start with transforming the bed. If you have available to you wooden doors, an iron gate, or any other interesting item that can be attached to the wall turn it in to a headboard. Next concentrate on bed linens.

Bedding and pillow cases should be of a fabric that is soft but frilly. Lace and other fabrics with ruffled edges or fringe will work well. Throw a handmade afghan at the foot of the bed. Don’t be deterred from mixing fabrics and patterns, for example, velvet with chiffon and tweed with silk. As long as the color scheme blends it will look great.

When picking your color scheme, remember that shabby chic normally uses the color white, pastels, floral colors and patterns. If you happen to be in the mood for painting, pick colors from the green, yellow and baby blue families or you can simply stick with cream white. A lot depends on what kinds of furnishings and accessories are being used. If you have any pieces you want to convert to your new theme paint them white. For accessorizing your bedroom, look for antique items like a floral wash bowl and iron picture frames. All that glass that you have had in storage can be used as well. Increase the lighting in your room to really make it shine.

Lighting sets the mood in your room. Why not try hanging a small chandelier over your bed? And if that’s not your flavor place glass candle holders around your room or find lamps that have prisms or beads hanging from the shade. All that’s left is an area rug.

An area rug can complete your room by giving it the warmth and comfort that you need. You do not have to use a typical dark, rectangular area rug. You can choose from a variety of rugs that will fit the color scheme. So keeping with your shabby chic theme, pick area rugs that are pastel in color or have a floral print. If you can not find an area rug you like, consider having one made to fit your room and personality perfectly. Additionally, the area rug does not necessarily need to go on the floor.

Area rugs can make excellent tapestries, so think outside the box and hang it on the wall. This shows real creativity, which can help add energy to the room. Your bedroom is the place in your home where you reenergize. It should be cozy and warm just for you.