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If you want to create a space that’s equal parts rustic and feminine, shabby-chic is your ideal aesthetic. While it’s by no means a new trend, the shabby-chic style is truly timeless. This interior décor is all about celebrating coziness and stylizing maximalism. For lovers of all things soft and vintage, you can’t beat shabby-chic. Whether your interior is already filled with shabby-chic details, or you’re starting from scratch, wall art is the perfect way to elevate your space. Follow our expert tips to give your home a shabby-chic makeover in the blink of an eye.

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Shabby Chic Wall Art Styles

Shabby-chic is NOT synonymous with outdated. In fact, a putting a modern twist on rustic décor is all the rage. While “modern shabby-chic” may seem like an oxymoron, considering the emphasis on vintage details, there are plenty of ways to blend classic and contemporary. The first is to hang a piece of wall art that is equal parts fluff and fashion. That means embracing ruffles, lace, and plush textiles, and finding a piece of artwork that matches these cozy vintage details. However, the wall art should also have a splash of modernism in its appearance. You can achieve this look by searching for a piece with a dark accent color, a multi-panel layout, or a minimalist composition.

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Expert Tips: Shabby Chic Décor

If you need a little clarification on what classic shabby-chic style really looks like, check out this tip from our expert article on vintage charm:

“Slightly more feminine than a strictly rustic style, shabby-chic is synonymous with sophisticated countryside décor. This romantic style is characteristically vintage with a pastel color scheme. Inspired by the delicate colors and soft textures of French countryside décor, quaint coziness is the ultimate goal. Choose an unfinished coffee table with an imperfect paint job, and top it with vintage books and pink peonies. Find accessories like vintage clocks or reclaimed wood for an additional rustic touch.”

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Shabby Chic Bedroom Wall Art

Shabby chic is the perfect style for your bedroom due to its inherently cozy energy. The purpose of shabby chic décor is to make your interior feel warm and homey, which is ideal for your sleeping space.

Expert Tips: Shabby Chic Décor

For shabby chic bedroom inspiration, follow these expert tips from our article detailing the style:

“Natural elements are imperative if you want to achieve a true shabby chic look. You can never have to many floral accessories when decorating your space. Look for roses or peonies to place in vintage vases. Bouquets of fresh flowers can also be set on top of your nightstand for a super-sweet shabby chic bedroom idea. If live flowers are too high-maintenance, dried flowers will have the same stunning effect, plus they will give your room a contemporary twist. If you want your floral component to look a little more subtle, hang a shabby chic painting with flowers over your bed.”

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White Shabby Chic Wall Art

All shabby chic interiors start with a pastel base. If you don’t want to keep classic white walls, choose a light color like baby pink or blue. Then opt for a white piece of wall art to contrast the pale-colored background.

Expert Tips: Shabby Chic Décor

When building your shabby-chic color palette, get inspiration from our detailed color palette series. Here’s an excerpt to get you started:

“The first rule when decorating with shabby-chic pastels is to paint your walls light and bright. This provides a clean base to experiment with tons of other soft colors. If you’re lucky enough to have a brick wall, try painting them ivory for a classic shabby chic technique. You can either accessorize with some vintage floral wall art, or use off-white wood furniture for a rustic-meets-refined look.”

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Shabby Chic Wall Art Sizes

To determine the perfect shabby chic wall art size for your wall, reference this simple equation from our Ultimate Wall Art Size Guide:

“Your wall art should take about 60% to 75% of the total available empty wall space; that means the portion of your wall that is not covered by moldings or furniture. Measure the height and width of the wall. Next, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. As a result, you will get the range of canvas print sizes to suit the space.”

Large Shabby Chic Sizes

If you’re a fan of a striking statement piece, choose a shabby chic canvas in this iconic size:

“For homeowner’s whose ultimate goal is to create a focal point, these are the perfect dimensions: 66"X33" This height and width is an ideal option for starting oversized gallery wall. Add a giant, shabby-chic print to any room in your interior that has a large, empty wall. Just make sure to measure the space before installing your canvas, as this size can look overwhelming in a small, more quaint space.”

PS: Another way to modernize the shabby-chic trend is by adding a print from out “Comedic Typography” collection. This tongue-in-cheek selection of prints will give your home a contemporary edge without sacrificing the flowery aesthetic. If you love all things “girly,” but you also have no filter, this is the piece for you!

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Shabby Chic Art Shapes

The final step in your shabby chic journey is to choose the perfect wall print layout for your space using our handy guide below:

A Classic Touch: 1-Piece Classic Canvas

A Trendy Split-Canvas: 2-Piece Split Canvas

A Modern Twist: 3 to 5-Piece Multi-Panel Canvas

A Playful Piece: 7-Piece Hexagonal Canvas

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If you want to check out more styles beyond shabby chic, check out our design inspiration blog. We’ve teamed up with the industry’s experts to bring you tips on the top trending décor. You can also browse our collection page to discover a piece of wall art that is personal to you and your vision. Happy decorating!

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