Shabby Chic decorating is a style that emphasizes worn luxuriousness. It's soft pastel colors, faded prints, and romantic ruffles layered over time-worn painted furniture is a natural choice to create a cozy bedroom retreat.
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This style derived from the look of old French and English country homes of the upper classes. These homes were where families would go to get away from their high-class city lives, a place to relax and enjoy life. These homes were usually generational, and so were filled with furniture and decor from different eras. The pieces were of good quality, but often worn and faded by time, giving the finishes a softened patina.
The look was brought into the modern era in the late 1980s and 1990s as a counter to the popularity of the contemporary Victorian decorating aesthetic that had become prevalent. High-end decor in rich colors and large floral patterns were the norm for this style. Eschewing the commercialized glossiness of the Victorian style, designers crafted a look that was its opposite, Shabby Chic, which surged in popularity due to its affordable comfort. It is perfect for Do-It-Yourselfer's, Thrift Store Junkies, and those on a tight budget.
Shabby Chic can be used throughout the home to create a cozy, cottage feel, where one wants to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book. It is especially effective in the bedroom, where one can escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
To help you on your journey to creating the perfect retreat, here are 12 Shabby Chic Bedding Sets to get you on your way!
1. Ruffles and Lace
Natural fabrics with a worn patina are typical of Shabby Chic. This duvet cover set from LELVA is crafted from washed 100% cotton, and features layers of ruffles edged with European lace. The set contains the duvet, two pillowcases, and a bed skirt to complete the look. It is available in green, khaki, and pink.
2. All Ruffles, All the Time!
IF our first option didn't have enough ruffles to delight your girlish heart, then this comforter set should do it! The simple ivory color is an ocean of ruffles and tucks. The fabric and filling is 100% polyester, and the collection contains the comforter, two pillow shams, and the bed skirt.
3. Pretty in Pink Peonies
Nothing says romantic country home like a quilt covered in sprigs of pink peonies. The quilt is reversible, providing decorating options for those who like to switch things up from time to time! One side is a lovely floral print, while the other alternate pink stripes with florals for a French touch.
4. Romantic Roses
A pink rose print decorates this 100% cotton linen comforter set. This charming set from Five Queens Court features the comforter with two matching pillowcases, as well as a white linen bed skirt. All items are trimmed out with a delicate crocheted lace as well. This set is easy to care for and will get softer with every wash. Pair this set with pale pink sheets for the ultimate in romantic bliss!
5. Quilted Charm
A quilt of many colors can be charming and delicate when created from different prints featuring barely-there pinks roses on a white background! This quilt set from Cozy Line Hime Fashions is pre-shrunk and made from 100% cotton. It comes with the quilt and two matching pillow shams.
6. Blue and Pink Charm
If your color palette cries out for blues, then consider this beauty. It combines the charm of gorgeous pink roses with a baby blue background. It would pair beautifully with a worn white poster bed. This four-piece set is made of 100% hypoallergenic cotton and comes with the comforter, two pillow shams, and the bed skirt.
7. Pink Paradise
If pink is your passion, then you won't want to miss this cotton candy creation! Soft ruffles adorn a pink duvet cover printed with roses. The pillowcases feature the same print, flanked by white ruching and ruffles. A pink tulle bed skirt completes the look. This set is made of 100% cotton and is carefully crafted to last!
8. Sunshine Happiness
For a less sugary look, check out this pretty yellow quilt in a pink and blue print. It checks all the Shabby Chic boxes: delicate patterns, soft colors, and romantic scalloped edging. It is made from 100% cotton, so it is easy to wash.
9. Pure Romance
Dress your bed like it's going to the ball with this light pink ruffle comforter set. Delicate layers of pink ruffles are overlayed with white eyelet lace ruffles, then a pink bed skirt. Pink ruffles pillowcases adorn the bed. The overall effect has a light and airy feeling and will add instant romance to your bedroom.
10. Simple Elegance
For something a little simpler, check out this elegant antique white bedding set that is designed to drape across your bed in romantic waves. It is crafted from soft pique fabric backed with flannel to give the piece a soft shape. Its long ruffles create billows as the lightweight fabric spills down the side of the bed and on the pillows. This three-piece set from Piper Classics perfect for Shabby Chic, Modern Farmhouse, or other rustic decorating styles because of its simplicity.
11. Sage Dreams of Spring
A faded sage green print is also suitable for Shabby Chic decor. This pale green jacquard comforter set with tiny pink rosebuds on it would be a beautiful set to incorporate into a less over the top feminine design. This set is 100% cotton and includes the comforter, two matching pillowcases, and a white polka-dot bed skirt.
12. Delightfully Delicate Roses
Diminutive pink roses adorn this simple white comforter set. Vintage flowers on a smaller scale encapsulate the well-aged look that you want for Shabby Chic. This duvet cover set is simple in its clean lines and lack of other adornments, so it is perfect for someone who likes a vintage look but is not a fan of ruffles.
Shabby Chic is a Trend That is Here to Stay!
I hope that these choices have inspired you on your journey to create the perfect Shabby Chic bedroom. For more inspiration, check out our other posts on Shabby Chic Decor for the bedroom!