5 Must Have Items For A Shabby Chic Living Room

So you’ve decided you want a shabby chic living room, or you already have one that’s not shabby enough! Rainbow aren’t just a shabby chic paint manufacturer, we also have a keen eye for interior design!

With a little help from Pinterest, we’ve put together some ideas for the perfect shabby chic living room, from the floors to the walls, there’s bound to be something here that inspires you.

Shabby Chic Living Room Furniture Ideas

Coffee tables can bring an otherwise empty looking living space together. They offer a platform to display chic decorations on, and a place to share stories around.

Shabby Chic coffee tables, on the other hand, can be a whole topic of conversation in themselves!

Take for example the mismatched coffee table below…


There is something very elegant, yet homely, about this table due to the different complementary colours and the highly distressed finish.

Shabby Chic Mirror


This simplistic and airy mirror would be a fantastic addition to any shabby chic living room. Mirrors aren’t just to admire your reflection in, they’re also known to open up smaller rooms and make them appear larger.


The filigree design adds enough detail so that the plain white colour isn’t too boring.

Beautiful Bookcase

What’s particularly interesting about this shabby chic bookcase is that the inside is a different colour to the outside. This creates a really funky and interesting piece of furniture to look at!


Depending on your shabby chic living room colour scheme, you could go really bold with the colours and create a feature piece that stands out against a neutral room.

Shabby armchair 

If you already own a wicker chair, you can achieve a look similar to that below by simply painting over it! As long as the furniture is still woven together tightly (and your cat or dog hasn’t turned it into a scratching post) the paint will glide over perfectly.


Just remember to take the soft furnishings off it and wait until the paint has dried to put any cushions back on!

Picture perfect

It’s often the small details in a room that can bring the whole thing together and make it feel like a home. These collage style picture frames would look great in your shabby chic living room.


You can buy frames like this ready made, so all of the smaller frames are cut and glued into shape. Then all you need to do is paint them individually with  your favourite shabby chic chalk paint!

All of the ideas shown above can be achieved with existing furniture in your home, cheap buys from the charity shop and chalk paint. Learn how to Shabby Chic Your Furniture In 9 Simple Steps here.

Rainbow Chalk – The Perfect Paint For Your DIY Projects!

Whether it’s a chair or a whole dining table set, we stock a range of pastel, vibrant and metallic chalk paints to suit any home. You can choose between 3 different sizes to ensure you have the right amount of paint for your project.

The paint can be used directly onto wood (bare or painted), brick, stone, plaster or any suitably primed rigid surface (e.g.metal, plastic, ect).

Take a look at our full range here, or select a colour from the drop down menu and add to basket from the product boxes below!

  • Shabby Chic chalk based furniture paint

    Shabby Chic Metallic Furniture Paint 1 Litre

  • Shabby Chic chalk based furniture paint

    Shabby Chic Furniture Paint 1 Litre


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