The kitchen is the heart of the home and is a perfect room to decorate in a warm shabby chic style. With the relaxed and distressed furnishings, typical of shabby chic, the style offers lots of down home comfort for gathering with friends and family. However, what keeps the style especially appealing is adding things like glitzy light fixtures, soft colors, or fresh flowers. I’ve come up with a collection of ideas for shabby chic kitchen decor that will inspire you in your decorating.
One of the elements that contribute to shabby chic kitchen decor is antiques. It’s so easy to find vintage kitchen accessories at flea markets, antique stores, or estate sales. Displaying them in a more modern kitchen, lends to a shabby chic style. For a little inspiration, check out these vintage kitchen decorating ideas.
Inspiration For Shabby Chic Kitchens
French Inspired Feminine Kitchen
SOURCE: Coastal Living
I love everything about this kitchen area. The weathered wood table looks just right paired with the white chair and bench. Of course the feminine pink chandelier and French inspired pillow adds the perfect amount of chic with the shabbiness.
Beachy And Fresh
This kitchen island is looking totally relaxed in it’s distressed decor. I love the beachy feel of this kitchen with the wood ceiling and fun pendant lights as well.
Shabby Chic Lighting
SOURCE: Practical Decorating
The lighting is what really stands out in this shabby chic kitchen. The dark rustic look contrasts so well with the light and airy feel of the furnishings and the rest of the interior.
SOURCE: Country Living
There are so many cool things to take notice of in this kitchen! First of all, the shabby wooden shelf holding the antique pitchers is to die for! All of the detailing blends together perfectly – the chic chandelier, the farmers sink, the shabby butchers block table and green stool, the beautiful cabinets and all of the great vintage accessories make this an ultimate shabby chic kitchen.
White And Bright
A common theme of most shabby chic kitchens is all of the white decor. Here is an example of using all white on white. The crisp clean look is anything but sterile when combined with the nostalgia of vintage accessories and old wood cabinets.
Basically, the key elements to think about when decorating for a shabby chic kitchen are to use old wood, vintage accessories, white, and some chic lighting like a glitzy chandelier.
For more shabby chic decor inspiration, read my post on DIY shabby chic decor.