Shabby chic is a style of French furniture and decorating that has gained popularity over the past few years. In this article we will look at shabby chic coffee tables for sale, how to spot them and why they are becoming so popular in the UK. There are some things that you should know before you start looking. The internet is a great place to start looking so do your research properly. Below we will look at the shabby chic home decor and look at some examples of what you can get for a reasonable price.
You have probably seen shabby chic coffee tables for sale in magazines and on websites. They have become hugely popular over the past few years. It comes with an aura of being slightly worn around the edges but this adds to its charm. This style can suit any room and any style of living. They look great in a Georgian style home or in an Asian style home.
You may be interested in buying one because you just love the look and want to fit in with that shabby chic style. Before you go shopping you should try looking online to see what is available and decide on a budget. This helps when you go into the actual shop to see the furniture in real life and decide if it fits in with your home. You will need to measure up your home and check furniture sales regularly to keep up with current trends.
As shabby chic furniture is fairly cheap it is often purchased second hand. Therefore you can get great shabby chic coffee tables for sale that are only a couple of years old. Some of these pieces are still in great condition and some are barely used. The amount you pay will reflect on the condition of the piece as well as the age of the table.
The shabby chic style is all about light fabrics, especially floral and upholstered pieces. A great shabby chic coffee table for sale will have soft, gently curved lines and will have a great glass top with floral writing. It is also worth searching for those that are made from solid wood such as oak and pine. These are very durable and can be easily cleaned.
There are some things to think about when you are buying shabby chic items for sale. Do you want to buy a particular design? If so, do you know where you can find it? Check out specialist retailers online who specialise in shabby chic and antiques. You may even want to consider visiting your local thrift store as they are always on the lookout for unique items to add to their collection.
Once you have decided on a particular shabby chic coffee table that you are interested in buying then make sure that you measure the area where it will be placed. Remember that shabby chic tables are normally small and corner units so ensure that it fits in with the existing furniture around. If the item is to be in your living room then you should try to place it on a comfortable piece of furniture. If it is to be placed in an office then opt for a smaller, swivel style table which can be kept in an office chair drawer.
Once you have decided on a shabby chic table that you would like to buy, it is time to start looking for items to go with it. There are hundreds of items to choose from and therefore it is important to plan carefully. Decide on what colour you would like your shabby chic items to be. Pick out the upholstery fabric first and then look for matching bits and pieces. For example, if you have chosen a distressed look with dark stains on it, then you can complement it with vintage glass coffee table tops or a crystal serving tray.