Shabby Chic Wallpaper – Aged To Perfection

Shabby chic is popular in interior design due to taking aged furniture, teaming it up with something new and creating a fresh look. Furniture is chosen for it’s aged appearance and signs of distress, often heavily painted over the years showing older layers underneath. Great lengths are taken to create this aged look with new pieces of furniture.

Fabric and patterns play a big part in this style and all combine to create a cottage chic, beach cottage, french country type look. Everything from cushions, linens, lamps, chandeliers, crockery and paintings all go hand in hand in creating a shabby chic look. It’s a fun and satisfying way to recycle old items and bring them to life again. There are no hard and fast rules but the end result should be soft, romantic and fresh.

Wallpaper can be a fantastic backdrop to this beautiful style. White, soft neutrals, sky blue, rose pink and beige are all perfect colours for a shabby chic look.

shabby chic colour palettePhoto Credit

Below we have found a few different wallpapers that will definitely add a touch of vintage style and contribute to your own version of shabby chic decorating.

Romantic Florals

This wallpaper consisting of bouquets of flowers in soft muted tones set against a pale pastel blue is the perfect backdrop for a vintage look. This gorgeous floral wallpaper is also available in two other colours, antique gold and antique cream.
Add to that an aged cupboard and carefully chosen antique pieces and you instantly have the ultimate shabby chic look.

Shand Kydd – Knightbridge Collection – Ballad Bouquet (Available From WallpaperDirect)

Shand Kydd Wallpaper - Ballad Bouquet

This is a really beautiful and whimsical wallpaper. It has a gorgeous vintage feel about it with it’s old fashioned postcards, text, butterflies and posies. It comes in 4 different background colours including nuetral, beige, grey/lilac and blue.

Sophie Conran – Reflections Collection – Postcards (available from WallpaperDirect)

Sophie Conran - Postcards

Suited to a country cottage feel, this vintage inspired wallpaper will give a pretty, soft and romatic look to any interior wanting a shabby chic effect. Shown here with a sky blue background and sweet pink flowers but also available in other colours – blue flowers against a cream background and red/caramel against cream.

Coloroll – Pollyanna Collection – Pippa (available from WallpaperDirect)

Coloroll Wallpaper - Pippa


Classic Shabby Chic Style With Damask Wallpaper

If you love shabby chic style but are not so keen on the cottage look with florals then you might prefer the classic luxe style. Still very romantic but also very glamorous and luxurious with touches such as long flowing sheer curtains, large elegant chandeliers, soft lacey fabrics, faded linens and of course salvaged wooden furniture. The classic shabby chic style is predominantly white and is complimented very well with the addition of a soft white, beige or grey damask wallpaper.

Classic shabby chic style


This damask wallpaper is stunning. Set against a marble background and featuring a large scale damask motif, it is just the thing to create a classic and luxurious shabby chic look with a classic edge to it.

Albany – Onyx Collection – Marble Damask (available from WallpaperDirect)

marble damask wallpaper used in classic shabby chic design


White Weatherboard Wallpaper Sets The Scene

shabby chic style with white weatherboards


White planks as backdrop for a shabby chic look

Here’s a fabulous shabby chic beach cottage in Florida. White wood wallpaper would be the perfect wallcovering to recreate this very look in your home.

shabby chic beach cottagePhoto Credit Beach Bliss Living

shabby chic beach housePhoto Credit Beach Bliss Living

Since all things old and vintage are what makes shabby chic what it is then what about old walls. We love the look of weathered boards with paint flaking off them. There is no better way to create a genuine shabby chic look that to use weatherboard wallpaper. We came across this realistic wallpaper from Kemra Wallpaper. It would make the best backdrop for an aged vintage look.

Kemra Wallpaper – Qld Weatherboards (available from Wallpaper Antics)

Kemra Wallpaper - weatherboards


White Brick Wallpaper For An Aged Shabby Look

white brick style

White brick wallpaper - shabby chic

Ideally suited to a shabby chic theme is the humble white brick wall. However not everyone has a brick wall in their home to be painted which is where this authentic looking white brick wallpaper comes in. Also from Kemra, it is amazingly realistic and is a photographic image. This brick wallpaper is a great look for many styles including a loft style but we love how it lends itself so well to a shabby chic look.

Kemra Wallpaper – Whitewash Bricks (available from Wallpaper Antics)
Kemra Wallpaper - Whitewash bricks

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For more shabby chic design inspiration we have included a video below. We hope we have given you a few ideas when it comes to using shabby chic wallpaper.

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