Monday, February 28, 2011

Romantic Shabby Chic - bathrooms

Now after the Romantic Shabby Chic bedroom I think the next most romantic room is the bathroom. Just look at this picture rose petals, tea and some soft music and join me in the Shabby Chic Ireland collection:

I love the whites all over and the shutters instead of curtains.

The chandelier and the french doors make this look.

There is a bit of a Shabby Chic cottage look to this bathroom.

Look how they used this small space.

A good idea to put the dressing table in the bathroom- aswell as the art work above the bath.

Interesting use of a trolley to put the towels on. Look at the dresser that is used as a wath stand.

All you need to do is have the basin sunk into a dresser. Then you also have more space next to the basin for Romantic Shabby Chic objects.

Look for different shelves to use in you bathroom. Here the chicken mesh works wonderfully. Decorate it with those nice bathroom gifts. If you have everyday items that you need to put out make it more decorative, get nice old bottels to put it in. Otherwise put same colour items together like blues.

Putting a shelve near the bath is also a good idea- how many times do we not get out of nice warm bath to get something in a shelf some where else. Antique style labels on the glass bottels look good.

Baskets inside shelves also work if the products you want to put inside are just not decorative.

French Romantic style bathroom.

A fantastic idea to put your towels in.

An old kitchen table used to create a his and her basin table.

Now that is a bath with a view.

These glass bottels can be found in loads of shops here in Ireland. Put things out as if its a hotel bathroom just a bit more personal.

This is a Romantic Shabby Chic bathroom!

This dresser with towels in is practical and pretty.

Look for an interesting big mirror for the bathroom.
I love this bath the combination of modern clean lines and antique flowery look works well and makes your living space very personal.

Look at the open bedside table for the towels- and to hang jewellery out.The colours are kept light- perfect for the Shabby Chic Ireland look.

The wooden panelling always looks great for the Shabby Chic look.
The dress for the basin is an interesting idea- personally I would be a bit sceptical about the practicality of it- but it is an idea if you want to hide some items under the basin.

Display all those special treats that you have for the bathroom. Spoil yourself with some nice soaps.

The rustic look also works well in a bathroom.

A wall of art.

This is probably the best Shabby Chic Ireland Bathroom picture - look at the plates used.

In both pictures they have used beautiful old painted dressers for the basin.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Drawer liners

Personalise your drawer liners by making your own.
You will need:
Acid free paper(from a office/stationary supply)
Spray bottle
Clove oil (3 drop)
Essential oils (3-4 drops)Good choices are lavender, lemon, apricot, rosemary, orange or mandarin experiment with the strengths.

1.Fill a clean spray bottle with warm water.
2.Dip teabag in for 3 min and remove
3.Add clove oil (the clove oil and teabag help with the deterrent of dust mite and mould)
4.Add essential oils
5.Mix well
6.Spray solution on each piece of paper and allow to dry completely before use.

White clothes can benefit from blue paper (tissue)to prevent yellowing.

Romantic Shabby Chic - Bedroom furniture

Lets look at other Romantic Shabby Chic items that can be found in the bedroom.
Romantic Shabby Chic Cupboards
A mirror in or on a cupboard is very handy and can make the room look bigger.
Paint the cupboard in a interesting colour, or just white. Use your cupboard to hang a dress, handbag or jewellery from.
Love the pink hat boxes on the cupboard for storage.

Why hide the items in the cupboard. This cupboard looks great and shows of all the nice cushions and covers.

I know that is not a bedroom cupboard but isn't it a great idea...

Mirrors in the Romantic Shabby Chic bedroom.

Love this, a combination of different sized mirrors. Wall full of mirrors.

This was a mirror of a broken cupboard that was painted and put on the floor instead.

This mirror was a old window.

Bedside tables:

Ideal for a reading light that can also look very romantic.

This is a good idea to use old suitcases as storage and a "bedside table"

Use a tray as a bedside table.

The use of an old frame with blackboard inside- easy to paint.

A padded foot stool.

All done in white.

Cover the bed side table in a vintage piece of material.

Here a small table is both a dressing table and a bedside table.

Chairs in the bedroom:

Any chair can work- by painting the chair white and covering it in material that fits in with the bedroom.

Use it as a place to drink a cup of tea, read a book or listen to some music.

Love the writing on the wall, a french poem..

Smaller cupboards:


Shelves in the bedroom:

Open shelves in the bedroom are ideal for the bits that you are collecting

I know this is not a bedrom shelve, but isn't it very romantic shabby chic.

Books and flowers

Scented hearts


At the foot of the bed:

These baskets are great and can take a lot of storage, make it more romantic shabby chic by placing white cushions on top.

Covered foot stool.

Against the wall:

This is the ideal place for photographs of yourself- or those wedding photos.

If you have nudes bedrooms and bathrooms are the best place for them.

Day beds:

A lighting must have for the romantic shabby chic look is the chandelier.