The start of a new year always has us itching for a change – whether it’s in our wardrobes, our kitchens or around the home. A bit of a style overhaul leaves us feeling refreshed and ready to take on anything – perfect, then, for the first month of 2015!

One of the easiest ways to spruce up your space is to concentrate on a room in your house and give it a quick makeover. For this post, we’re tackling the bedroom and going for a classic French look – shabby chic.

Get the look – shabby chic

French style is classic, timeless and elegant, making it perfect for your bedroom. The shabby chic look is all about soft, feminine shades – think blush pink, creamy white and mint green. Delicate details are key and embroidered pieces, like cushions and throws, will add a touch of texture.

If you want to make a bolder statement, a new dressing table is the perfect statement piece. Look for white furniture with ornate carvings, a freestanding mirror and a stool to match. Or why not give an old desk or chest of drawers a shabby chic feel by sanding down, painting a pastel shade and swapping plain wooden draw handles for crystal versions?

French finishing touches

French Shabby Chic Style for your BedroomNew bedding is a quick and easy way to change the look of your room – we love this bird-print eiderdown for adding a feminine feel. Another top tip is to keep pretty perfume bottles on display alongside candles and fresh flowers to give your room that boutique look. You can also add extra cushions to your bed for a little more luxury – these velvet-style cushions are seriously decadent!

To finish off your shabby chic bedroom, a hanging wooden heart will bring warmth and detail to your space. Pop this one on your wardrobe door or hang it from your headboard – so cute!

And that’s it – a gorgeous, French shabby chic bedroom to start the new year in style. J’adore!

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Jen Allison
Jen is an online writer with a penchant for rose gold jewellery and oversized knitwear. She’s a stickler for grammar, loves a good book and can’t get enough of Instagram.

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