How to Choose Bath Accessories for Shabby Chic?

Shabby Chic Decor

It’s been 3 decades since the shabby chic decorating style made its appearance in the world of interior decorating. There’s no doubt it’s been a hit with everyone from babies (or rather their mommies) to preteens to college students right on up to grandmothers. It is the one style everyone seems to agree on. Shabby chic is one part English Country, one part Swedish, and a little French fort thrown in for good measure. For this reason you see a lot of distressed furniture, floral wallpaper and fabrics, and organized clutter, but not clutter in the usual sense.It is one style that really employs a lot of home decor – picture frames, art, vases, trinkets, dishes and not just in the kitchen.

Shabby chic is an also closely related to the cottage style so we are seeing a lot of beach inspired with fun coastal design elements like shells and colors of sea and sand.

If you are looking for a fun bath style some form of shabby just might be the style for you.

One thing everyone needs in the bath is bath accessories, like the wastebasket, tissue box holder, toothbrush holder, bottles to put your favorite lotions in, and even bathroom paper holders. Shabby chic bathroom accessories are not hard to find. Depending on whether you choose a beach theme or a floral there’s many accessories that will coordinate.


So what is right for shabby chic baths?

For a beach style theme look for bath accessories made from shells, a shell or other coastal pattern. Or you could go with solid set in a color like blue, sea green, sand or peach. If your bath is large enough use a distressed painted side table to set your bath accessories on with some pretty sea shells and star fish.

For a floral bath you might want to go with solid walls or something like trellis pattern wallpaper, and let your bath accessories be the focal point and provide your bath with the floral pattern. You will have many floral sets to choose from. Or use a floral pattern on walls and choose a check, diamond, trellis or other small print for your bath accessories. Of course, you can go with a solid color that will match, or for shabby chic baths, contrast with the rest of your bath decor.

Most styles are somewhat eclectic and ”anything-goes” so don’t be afraid to use different prints and patterns together feel free to mix and match and maybe even go a little wild, with shabby chic it’s all good!

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