Home Decor: Shabby chic kitchen decor ideas to use today.

Looking for shabby chic decorating ideas to use in your kitchen? Here are several fun and easy ideas that I have personally used to incorporate this decorating style into that all-important room in the house – the kitchen.

Start by taking an inventory of the newest souvenirs and knickknacks that you like and could be used as home decor in the kitchen. The souvenirs I used in my shabby chic kitchen were an old wooden recipe box, antique measuring spoons, old tin cookie cutters, a miniature griddle, an antique compact, a rose-patterned ceramic plate with a lid, and serving spoon, a vintage tea set, and a couple of small photos in antique frames.

Decide where you will display your items. I used a tall wrought iron corner shelf with four shelves to display the above items. On each shelf, I placed a small lace doily that hung over the edge of the shelf. What I liked the most about this collection was that it was hidden in a corner and out of the flow of traffic, and at the same time it was very attractive. It was a wonderful way to display memories instead of having them packed in a box.

Shabby chic home decor such as antique bowls, trays, and vases can be displayed on countertops and then brought to life using them. Your family and guests will enjoy the uniqueness of your past as well as your present beauty. For most family vacation dinners, I bring the family heirloom to serve bowls and trays. What a great way to remember those good times!

Kitchen curtains are a great way to add that shabby chic look with a unique twist. Instead of the traditional coffee curtains, wear a valance scarf made from beautiful shabby chic cotton. Instead of placing the valance scarf on a rod, use a parchment-type hook, place the scarf as usual over the hooks, and then pass the scarf through each hook from the back to create a “puffy circular” look at every corner of the window. This is very attractive and unique, plus it keeps the scarf in place. The sides of the scarf hang halfway across the window for added interest.

A wrought iron chandelier with an aged finish is a great addition to shabby chic home decor over the dining room table in the kitchen. Add style to shabby chic decor without being too formal.

Remember, shabby chic decor can be used in any room in the house. Let your imagination and ingenuity flow to create a beautiful and unique shabby chic style in your home.