Are you looking for an elegant but informal design style for your granny flat? Do you love antiques but also want furniture and accessories that are easy to find and buy? Then the shabby chic style is the right type of interior design for your granny flat.
While the shabby chic style is informal, if it is the style you are going for, there are still specific features that need to be incorporated when designing and decorating your granny flat. These features include but are not limited to:
· Pastel colours
· Salvaged wood
One accessory that will definitely add elegance to a shabby chic style granny flat is chandeliers. Chandeliers can work well in almost any room, however the dining room is usually the most obvious choice as it can provide extra light over the table, and can even be a good conversation starter. Despite the fact that chandeliers are associated with ballrooms and mansions, they can be easily found without breaking the bank online.
While white is the first colour people associate with the shabby chic style and even say it’s the key colour, pastels would come in second. Pastel colours are a great way to add colour with subtlety, break up a room, and almost any shade can work.
While mirrors are generally staples for any style of granny flat, just any mirror won’t do for the shabby chic style. Vintage mirrors are the way to go as they can add character and personality to any wall they’re placed on. Usually vintage mirror are placed on bathroom walls to take away the clinical nature that bathrooms present. Mirrors made of wood and/or that have gilded finishes are the best way to go.
Using salvaged wood for the shabby chic style is usually associated with furniture, salvaged wood can also be used for this style in other ways. For example salvaged wooden shutters can be used both as shutters and as bedroom window decoration. In regards to salvaged wooden furniture, cupboards and tables are great sturdy options to go for.
So there you have it, now you know some of the key features to incorporating when designing and decorating your granny flat to fit the informal, eclectic, and easy-to-shop-for shabby chic style. If the shabby chic style isn’t for you, then stay tuned for the next blog post on rustic style interior design for your granny flat.