I adore touches of vintage shabby chic goodness in my home, not over the top frou frou, but definitely just touches of it. If you want to inject some shabby chic into your home here are a couple little tips for you...
1.] Use a vintage crochet or lace bedspread for a shabby chic vintage look in your bedroom. If you can't find a bedspread, a large table cloth will double as a fantastic pretty little lacey thing on top of your duvet.
2.] Dried plants, herbs, and little butterflies would be cute in a weathered jar or pot in the kitchen or bathroom. You can also tie a lace or silk ribbon around dried plants and hang them on a door knob.
3.] Even though shabby decorating means weathered treasures, a shabby chic home isn't quite complete without a little crystal sparkle! Look for a small vintage chandelier at the flea market made from brass, gold, or iron that has great patina.
4.] You don't have to wallpaper your entire room if you just want a touch of shabby chic. Try wallpaper on just one wall panel or maybe in an unexpected place like a closet or inside of your dish cupboard.
5.] Shabby chic decorating can mean you can use your pretty vintage little lace dresses as decor. Hang one on a pretty rose print hanger or on an old coat rack. If you don't have a coat rack, a pretty vintage hook will also work.
6.] Shabby chic colors tend to stay in the neutrals zone with touches of pastel and accents of robin's egg blue, lavender, and peony pink. Flowers to stock up and decorate with include lavender, wisteria, roses, peonies, and hydrangea (or anything that looks like you grew it in your own garden!)