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This style will turn your living room into a comfortable space with the romance of things that are old or vintage pieces that have a purpose. A shabby chic living room is perfect if you´ll like to show off your favorite accessories and antiques. And best of all it is possible to create your own shabby chic decor using items in your home and paints.

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brown leather club chair and ottomanbrown leather club chair and ottoman

Many tend to associate shabby chic decorating with femininity yet I disagree. To me shabby chic is a decorating style that expresses pride in history by using furniture sofas and pieces of art from earlier periods the vintage pieces ideally look a little worn to create a beautifully aged design scheme.

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It was in the 1980s when Rachel Ashwell began the use of this term then an inexpensive line of furniture became popular for shabby chic decorating. The furniture associates with a number of historical designs from different periods the pieces are created to look as if they´re older worn and from an earlier period for instance the 18oo´s country French Shaker designs plus many others.

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In the living room decorators can use house hold furniture already in their home they can sand half of the paint off a piece to give it a worn look or add a light layer of paint to a wood piece. Decorators may also use several layers of different shades on top of one another so that the shabby chic piece appears to be from an earlier age the idea is to break up sets by painting each piece a different color. The paint treatment can also be used to create a cottage tile floor by painting the floor to resemble a blue and white checkerboard.

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leather recliner club chairsleather recliner club chairs

In the living room decorators can use house hold furniture already in their home they can sand half of the paint off a piece to give it a worn look or add a light layer of paint to a wood piece. Decorators may also use several layers of different shades on top of one another so that the shabby chic piece appears to be from an earlier age the idea is to break up sets by painting each piece a different color. The paint treatment can also be used to create a cottage tile floor by painting the floor to resemble a blue and white checkerboard.

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What furniture do you normally find in a living room? You probably answered a sofa and a few chairs. Why do we have to have the sofa? Is there a law that every living room must have a sofa? Here is a completely different way to organize your living room.

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leather recliner sofa and loveseatleather recliner sofa and loveseat

In fact this may have been the first recorded instance of a recliner. Edward Knabusch and Edwin Shoemaker in 1928 came up with what they thought was a great new idea for a reclining chair. Their earliest models reclined whenever you leaned back in them. However these gentlemen were not the only ones who know people liked to relax.

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Turn your light fixtures into chandeliers with paints for shabby chic decorating using cream or butter yellow color hang crystals from the room´s light fixtures. Incorporate various sizes and shapes of crystals to stimulate curiosity and to break away from conventional decor. Also decoupage a floral pattern to show charter onto the outside of light shades.

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Today´s recliner chairs have come a long way from the lavish seats fathers would set aside as their special chair. With a variety of different styles to choose from running the gamut from simple and clean to modern and minimalist homeowners don´t need to sacrifice looks to create a highly comfortable living space.

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