4. Add in shabby chic accessories
The key to a shabby chic dining room, or any room you plan to decorate in this style, is to feature the right accessories. There’s a wide range of items that can work, from glass jars and handicrafts to florals and antique crockery. A ‘less is more’ approach is not something to worry about here.
Varying the textures and materials on offer adds depth and warmth – think wood, glass, china, metal, linen and lace. Vintage tins and containers picked up from a jumble sale or antique stores look good dotted around the room, as will an old crockery set on show in a display cabinet.
Picking up shabby chic accessories doesn’t have to be expensive either. A display of mismatched glass jars, vases and jugs won’t cost too much, nor will brightening up the space with some colourful flowers, placed in the centre of the dining room table in an ornament of your choice.
A large vintage-style mirror always works well in a shabby chic setting. Try a statement metal clock too.