Shabby chic decoration is the epitome of everything vintage, elegant and, dare we say, feminine.
This style of decoration, which mixes vintage-looking, often distressed pieces with adorned, frilly elements is a lot of girls’ and women’s dream, and it is definitely something that is right on trend at the moment.
There is more than one interpretation of shabby chic, obviously, but for the most part, the style is defined by a countryside chic aesthetic, with pastel or neutral tones in the background and accents of exposed brick or wood in the structural pieces. Ornate and detailed fabrics and pieces – both functional and decorative – top it all off and give it the finishing touch that makes the style recognizable.
There is a balance to be achieved when decorating a shabby chic dining room, as the room still needs to remain functional and enjoyable for when you have any guests over. Going for distressed or upcycled tables and chairs is a good idea, as it will instantly set the atmosphere of the room, as will a vintage chandelier over the table.
These are just some suggestions though; the following gallery will give you a better idea of how to turn your dining room into a shabby chic sanctuary.
All White Shabby Chic Dining Room with Cute Crystal Chandelier Lighting
This all white dining room shows a more minimalistic approach to shabby chic that is all about the little details like the scalloped placemats at the table. The bronze-colored, ornate cage-like chandelier not only enhances the style but also breaks up the all monochrome effect, in this case. source.
Beautiful Shabby Chic Ruffled Slipcovers
Elegant Shabby Chic Dining Room with Lace Table Cloth and Vintage Crystal Chandelier
It’s undeniable that the long hanging vintage crystal chandelier is the main and centerpiece of this decoration, as it is very difficult to ignore. However, the cream furniture is also very much in line with the guidelines of the decorative style, as is the white lace towel covering the table.
Shabby Chic Fabric Covered Table And Cozy Chandelier
It doesn’t get much more shabby chic than this dining room. The pale colored, ruffled table cloth which is gathered at the corners might make you feel like you’re attending a formal occasion, but the vintage chairs are perfectly functional. The wooden furniture at the back and the cozy, metal chandelier give the room a more lived-in atmosphere. source.
Romantic Shabby Chic Dining Room With Awesome Details
White Shabby Chic Dining Room
Pastel Color Shabby Chic Dining Room
Blue And White Shabby Chic Dining Room
Romantic Shabby Chic Dining Area with Gorgeous Chandeliers
Blue and White Rustic Chic Dining Room
This dining room decoration is perfectly rustic chic with the textured ceiling and floors, the ornate white table and the fur-covered bench. The fake-candle chandelier tops it off beautifully and adds the ultimate shabby chic touch. source.
Shabby Chic Dining Room With Beautiful Chandelier
This dining room looks deceptively minimalistic with its plain walls and lack of furniture that you can see. The distressed wood table with its cushioned chairs gives it, however, a very shabby chic/rustic appeal, only accented by the huge centerpiece and the relatively small yet ornate chandelier hanging from the ceiling. source.
Shabby Chic Dining Room with Romantic Details
Rustic Chic Dining Room with Reclaimed Wood Table and a Vintage Crystal Chandelier
Shabby Chic Kitchen Cabinet In Dining Room
Pink, textured, ornate and trimmed with lace – this cabinet is the very definition of shabby chic. The table lamp in the corner is a nice touch, and all the tea and dining pieces in it match the style perfectly, as does the chair that you can see in the forefront.
Bright And Shabby Chic Dining Room
Shabby Chic Dining Room Corner
Cozy And Shabby Chic Dining Room
Shabby Chic Dining Room With Stylish Chandelier
Shabby Chic Paris Blue And White Dining Room
Parisian style and shabby chic are basically synonyms, as some even say the décor trend was born in the French countryside. The blue color on the walls is a great choice, but it is the white furniture that shines here. The white table, topped with natural wood is a beautiful rustic piece, but it is the cabinetry with the vanity mirror and the tall lamp that really make the room. The stylish, multi-lamp chandelier is also a beautiful and unique piece that looks amazing here.
Wonderful Shabby Chic Style Dining Room With Unique Decors
This dining room is definitely and uniquely shabby chic, with all of its apparently randomly chosen décor pieces, including the ornate mirror and the collection of vintage wall clocks. The textured table and chairs are a beautiful yet simple center piece, and the chandelier adds further detail without calling too much attention.
Elegant Chandelier and Mirror
Shabby Chic Dining Room in Blue and White
Pink and Romantic Shabby Chic Dining Area
Shabby Chic Dining Room With White Chairs, Chandelier And Awesome Hutch
All White Dining Area With French Doors And Crystal Chandelier
This is a very successful dining room décor which manages to be both very clean and detail-oriented at the same time. The French doors are a great, elegant countryside element and the ornate, contrasting chandelier looks beautiful as a centerpiece in this space. source.
French Chic Dining Room with Gorgeous Rustic Table and Chandelier
This rustic, wooden table almost looks meant for a picnic, but it works beautifully in this space, set off by the cream cabinetry and walls. The fake candle, color blocking chandelier looks really stunning and complements the rest of the decoration. source.
Shabby Chic White Dining Room with Wicker Chair, All White Walls And Flooring
Shabby Chic Dining Room With Ruffled Tablecloth and Crystal Chandelier
This dining room is quintessentially shabby chic, from the exposed brick wall at the back to the flower pot on top of the table. The perfectly matched cream-pink cabinet and scalloped back high chairs are perfect for this style, as is the also matching ruffled towel covering the table. The golden chandelier right on top provides light for long suppers and rounds off the decoration. source.
Romantic Dining Room With Chalkboard And Chandelier
This rustic dining room looks like it belongs in a European gastro pub, with the chalkboard, the sign and the twin chandeliers hanging from the chain. The cushioned vintage chairs and table add a romantic vibe to it that is truly shabby chic, though, and somehow it all looks fantastically cohesive. source.
Vintage Chic Dining Room
White and Shabby Chic Dining Room
This white and neutral dining room is undeniably shabby chic, from the ruffled table cloth to the floral curtains dividing the rooms, to the white ones at the window. The relatively simple hanging chandelier is a great addition to the room, as are the various vintage-looking decorations on top of the table. source.
Shabby Chic Dining Room with Pretty Tablecloth
Bring The Nature In With This Awesome Chandelier
Delicate And Dainty Shabby Chic Table And Chairs
Beautiful Shabby Chic Dining Area
To say that this dining area is beautiful is an understatement. The big, white window gives the room great light which enhances the cream of the furniture and the white of the beautiful lace tablecloth. The flower vases on top give a countryside aesthetic to the area, and the chandelier adds the vintage final touch. source.
Inviting Shabby Chic Dining Room In White And Green
This dining room looks truly inviting with lots of natural light coming from the big, white-curtained windows and its natural wood, polished floor. All the pieces go well together, but the mint/turquoise dining chairs are an especially beautiful choice, which adds that truly shabby chic element. The dark, short chandelier is quite beautiful is its simplicity, as it complements instead of overwhelming the room’s decoration.