Shabby Chic Decorating Ideas for Porches and Gardens

Do you love the shabby chic look? Keep the style going in your garden or porch by embracing the same design principles beloved in the cottage home: distressed furniture, soft pastels, and feminine accessories.

1. Inside Meets Outside

Do you love the shabby chic look? Keep the style going in your garden or porch by embracing the same design principles beloved in the cottage home: distressed furniture, soft pastels, and feminine accessories.

Shabby chic gardens are a continuation of the style of the home. Shabby interiors are full of floral prints, and soft pastels echoed on this fence row by roses, salvia, and catmint.

2. Functionally Feminine

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RMS user shellshabbygirl shares a passion for gardening with her father. Together they converted an unused screened-in porch into a cottage-style gardening shed. Shabby chic elements like a chandelier, distressed door frame and the use of white give this utilitarian space a decidedly feminine feel while remaining comfortable and lived-in.

3. If It Ain’t Broke

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This wraparound porch has great bones. Rather than painting over the woodwork, RMS user antiqueshopper left it alone and brought in white wicker furniture to capitalize on space’s existing vintage vibe.

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