How to master the shabby chic decor trend in your home

Article by Your Home and Garden by Hemma Vara

Take inspiration from Granny’s old curtains

You’re not alone if you’ve noticed a resurgence in vintage florals, secondhand finds, and an infusion of nostalgic charm in home decor. A trend fondly referred to as ‘shabby chic’ or ‘nonna chic’ is sweeping the interior design world in 2023, combining a modern aesthetic with the warmth and nostalgia of your grandmother’s house.

What is the shabby chic style?

A welcome break from minimalist interiors and a return towards a comforting, warm atmosphere to achieve a shabby chic style, embrace elements such as vibrant colours, an eclectic mix of patterns and textures, and white-washed and distressed furniture.

What is the difference between the shabby chic and cottagecore decor trends?

While the spinoff decor and lifestyle trend ‘Cottagecore‘ also heroes a nostalgic, rustic aesthetic, it leans toward a softer, nature-inspired ambience reminiscent of countryside living, whereas ‘shabby chic’ is a more emphasised, romantic take on interiors that juxtaposes vintage and modern elements.

Read on to shop the shabby chic homewares that grandma would be proud of.

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