In basic terms, decorating in shabby chic style means channeling a soft, vintage elegance, combined with adorned, detailed and artistic accents. However, this all needs to have a distressed – in the sense of used and lived-in, rather than old and past its prime – and comfortable edge, which gives it the shabby’ aspect.
Given this description, it may seem difficult to see how shabby chic could be a good style for bathroom decoration. However, you’ll perhaps be quite surprised to see how well the trend can work in this somewhat more functional than recreational part of the house.
In fact, shabby chic decoration can actually be quite beneficial in the bathroom environment, as it takes away some of the sterile simplicity of the space and makes it look more cozy, attractive and comfortable for truly relaxing experiences like long baths, spa treatments and other such activities.
Speaking of spas, we should mention that this is a style that is quite popular at countryside spas, resorts and retreats, so it is what you should go for, if you’re aiming for and taking inspiration from that kind of decorating style to build or remodel your bathroom.
In this post you will find a lot of inspiration and ideas that will be useful to you if you’re planning on turning your bathroom into a shabby chic paradise. However, before you look at these more specific projects, let’s talk about shabby chic bathroom basics.
Turquoise Glass Beads Chandelier
Chalk Painted Mason Jar Bathroom Accessories
Shabby Chic Bathroom Open Storage
The first thing to consider is the space and colors. Shabby chic decoration usually means having soft, neutral colored walls, so that’s the palette you’ll be working with – pinks, grays and beige tones. To complement the aesthetic, you can also opt for materials that are or resemble wood or wallpaper, which will pull in the vintage-cottage style even more.
Cottage Chic Bathroom With Ruffles Window Treatments
Shabby Chic Shelf From Vintage Press-Back Chair
Shabby Chic Shelves For The Bathroom Upcycled From Top Of An Old Hutch
A Repurposed Sewing Machine Cabinet Is Now A Shabby Chic Bathroom Vanity
Shabby Chic Bathroom With Blue Wainscoting, Patchwork Wallpaper And Floral Tiles
Romantic Bathroom With Pink Vintage Mirror
Charming Bathroom Decorated With White Tiles And Pink Accessories
Aqua Shabby Chic Bathroom
DIY Framed Towel Hooks
Romantic White Shabby Chic Bathroom Deocr
Cozy Attic Clawfoot Tub And Lace Divider
Romantic Shabby Chic Bathroom
Shbby Chic Lace Shower Curtain
White Shabby Chic Bathroom With Glass Vessel Sink And Sink Skirt
See the beautiful bathroom makeover via cutepinkstuffcom.
White Vintage Bathroom With Claw Foot Tub
Other very important elements are lighting and mirrors. A framed mirror is a must-have in any shabby chic bathroom, but we’re not talking about a plain frame here – the frame needs to be metallic and ornate, and preferably a little distressed, to give it that centuries-old appearance.
Shabby Chic Wood Pallet Bathroom Shelves
Romantic Pink Bathroom With Vintage Clawfoot Bathtub
Feminine Shabby Chic Bathroom
Relaxing Bathroom With Clawfoot Tub And Curtains
Romantic White Shabby Chic Bathroom
Shabby Chic Bathroom With Beautiful Shower Curtain And Mirrors
Cozy Shabby Chic Bathroom With Old Shutter
Beautiful Shabby Chic Bathroom Decorating With Flowers
Light Blue Shabby Chic Bathroom Gallery Wall
The same thing applies to lighting. You need to forego any modern lighting in favor of ornate chandeliers, which will certainly go very well with your mirror and add to the rustic-vintage feel of the room.
Old French Door For Bathroom Dividing
Romantic White Bathroom With Oak Plank Floor
Beautiful Grouping Of Vintage Mirrors And Salvaged Board On Sage Green Walls And Beadboard
Frayed Roses Mat
Buyable via urbanoutfitters.
All White Shabby Chic Bathroom With A Tub In The Middle
Romantic And Cozy Bathroom Decor
DIY Shabby Chic Wall Organizer And Towel Holder
Get the tutorial via tableandhearth.
Shabby Chic Bathroom With Brick Wall And Floor
Farmhouse Style Romantic Bathroom With Flower Decorating
Chair Next To Tub To Hold Pretty Things
Old Hand Mirrors Displaying Above Bathroom Window
Beautiful Shabby Chic Over The Toilet Wall Decor
Get the tutorial via source.
White Shabby Chic Bathroom With Splash Of Pink Color
Shabby Chic Bathroom Decor
White Shabby Chic Bathroom With An Oversized Blush Vintage Mirror
Shabby Chic Bathroom With Wainscoting And Wallpaper
Gorgeous Shower Curtains And Antique-Look Mirror
Feminine Chic Bathroom With Floral Curtains And Tiles
Shabby Chic Bathroom With Ladder For Storage
White Wood Paneling With Vintage Mirror And Wall Sconces
Romantic Lavender Shabby Chic Bathroom
Feminine Pink Shabby Chic Bathroom With Old School Tub And Giant Mirror
Pink Bathroom With Yellow Roll-Top Bath
DIY Towel Hooks
Comfy Shabby Chic Bathroom In White With Claw-Foot Bathtub
All White Shabby Chic Bathroom
White In White Sbabby Chic Bathroom With Mirror And Shelf
French Chic Bathroom With Gorgeous Lighting
Clean White Shabby Chic Bathroom With Flower Tiles
Lavender And White Shabby Chic Bathroom
Shabby Chic Bathroom With Ladder And Brick Flooring
Vintage Chic White Bathroom Decor
Vintage Shabby Chic Bathroom
Other key features of a shabby chic bathroom will include having lace accents and a vintage bath, but those are things we will be discussing more in depth as we look at shabby chic bathroom ideas, so read on if you’re interested in learning more about this beautiful design trend.