Shabby Chic Bedroom Ideas

Shabby chic bedroom ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a shabby chic bedroom and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Bedroom Mood Board designed by Shelleka Powell
Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Shelleka Powell
Wallpaper All Over designed by Samantha Rice
Wallpaper All OverDesigned by Samantha Rice
Otherland Floral Bedroom designed by Abby Starobin
Otherland Floral BedroomDesigned by Abby Starobin
Bedroom designed by Shellie Kemp
BedroomDesigned by Shellie Kemp
Bedroom Vision designed by Lauren Parisi
Bedroom VisionDesigned by Lauren Parisi
bedroom designed by Mallory Fletchall / Reserve Home
bedroomDesigned by Mallory Fletchall / Reserve Home
Bold Wallpaper designed by Kate Seymour
Bold WallpaperDesigned by Kate Seymour
Salam Hello Design Challenge designed by The Casual Digest
Salam Hello Design ChallengeDesigned by The Casual Digest
Blue leaf bedroom designed by Kathryn Arms
Blue leaf bedroomDesigned by Kathryn Arms
July 2022 Color Inspiration designed by Amanda Friemel
July 2022 Color InspirationDesigned by Amanda Friemel
Boho designed by HELEN SALGADO
BohoDesigned by HELEN SALGADO
Accessories: Dresser) designed by Katie Jensen
Accessories: Dresser)Designed by Katie Jensen
Mauve Glow Bedroom - Mitzi Challenge designed by Chesiree Katter
Mauve Glow Bedroom - Mitzi ChallengeDesigned by Chesiree Katter
Chintz designed by Xakota Espinoza
ChintzDesigned by Xakota Espinoza
Floral Cottage Bedroom designed by Liz Nevil-Smith
Floral Cottage BedroomDesigned by Liz Nevil-Smith
Guest Bed designed by Hilah Stahl
Guest BedDesigned by Hilah Stahl
UO DC Deco Dreams designed by Becca Kessel
UO DC Deco DreamsDesigned by Becca Kessel
red, white, blue, and toile designed by Kathryn Arms
red, white, blue, and toileDesigned by Kathryn Arms
curvy red, white, & blue designed by Kathryn Arms
curvy red, white, & blueDesigned by Kathryn Arms
Bedroom designed by Elizabeth Logan
BedroomDesigned by Elizabeth Logan
Bold Victorian Room designed by Samantha Rice
Bold Victorian RoomDesigned by Samantha Rice
Neutral Bedroom designed by Heather Simmons
Neutral BedroomDesigned by Heather Simmons
Guest Room designed by Jennifer Hickey
Guest RoomDesigned by Jennifer Hickey
Tej - Guest Bedroom designed by Didem Gurevin
Tej - Guest BedroomDesigned by Didem Gurevin

Design tips for decorating a shabby chic style bedroom

Here’s how to achieve the shabby chic aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a shabby chic bedroom?

Whether you are designing for yourself or someone else, bedrooms should be cozy and comfortable, providing a space to unwind, recharge, and escape the chaos of the world. Even if your typical design style is more maximalist, bedrooms usually lean more minimalist to offer a serene backdrop for a good night’s sleep. Bedroom layouts are also more simple. The square footage of your bedroom and size of your bed frame will typically dictate the best layout.

Whether you're in the process of a bedroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:|

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Bedroom walls set the mood for the space. Select a color or pattern that complements the shabby chic style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bed: The bed is the centerpiece and typical focal point of any bedroom, providing a comfortable and restful place to sleep. It typically includes a mattress, bed frame, and headboard. Your shabby chic style can really shine by selecting bedding (sheets, duvet covers, and pillows) that match the aesthetic.
  • Nightstands: Nightstands (or bedside tables) are small tables or cabinets placed on either side of the bed. They provide a convenient surface for placing bedside lamps, alarm clocks, books, and other personal items. Pro tip: Bedside tables should be placed 2-4 inches from the bed frame and no more than 24 inches deep (any deeper and it can be pretty uncomfortable to get in and out of bed). If you choose to add a table lamp or a sconce, keep in mind the depth of the light to ensure you have enough space on the bedside table.
  • Area Rug: It’s common to include an area rug in a bedroom for extra warmth and coziness. There are three common layout options for rugs in the bedroom. Option 1, place the bed and nightstands entirely on the rug. Option 2, place ⅔ of the bed on the rug, with 24 inches extending beyond the sides of the bed. Option 3, place two runners along each side of the bed (the runners should be wider than the bedside tables, if possible).
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a bedroom, you’d want a flush surface mount or chandelier on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps on each side of the bed. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: In bedrooms, window treatments are not just design statements. They help promote a restful sleep environment, while also adding a layer of privacy and warmth. Opting for blackout or heavy, lined curtains can enhance these effects, making them perfect for ensuring comfort and tranquility. Don’t forget a curtain rod!
  • Shabby chic Bedroom Decor: From accent pillows and throw blankets to bedside table lamps and wall art, bedroom accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall bedroom color scheme and shabby chic style to bring your design vision to life.

Get creative and have fun with your shabby chic bedroom! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bedroom.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a shabby chic bedroom design?

Shabby chic interior design style combines the old and the new to create a romantic and feminine atmosphere. The style embraces imperfections, with weathered finishes and repurposed items adding character and charm. Floral motifs, delicate lace, and gentle ruffles are hallmark features of a shabby chic aesthetic (lookup LoveShackFancy for inspo).

To infuse your bedroom with a shabby chic aesthetic, choose a soft color palette of whites and creams, or pastel colors like lilac or baby pink. Central to achieving the shabby chic look is the use of distressed furniture that tells a story of time, complemented by an array of vintage textiles and patterns that add depth and character. Think: toile wallpaper, floral drapery, and ruffled upholstery. Then layer in vintage or antique heirloom decorative pieces to complete the look.

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