Believe it or not, the shabby chic style is not just for the interiors. You can create beautiful cottage gardens using vintage outdoor garden decorations such as lanterns, chandeliers or various shapes of flower pots. If you choose a distressed furniture, feminine accessories and soft pastels your garden will look great.
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The furniture

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Usually, the shabby chic design has a vintage vibe and it is very feminine. If you are thinking about designing a shabby chic garden, you should keep in mind the most important element of this style which is the color. Your furniture should be white or it should have a pastel finish. This style gives you the opportunity to recycle the antique pieces of furniture. You can create a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere into your garden by placing a sofa with armchairs on your deck.You can use a wooden sofa or a wrought iron one.
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Make sure you choose some floral pillows or a white bedspread with flowers. You can also opt for a wrought iron bench, some chairs, and a small coffee table. It’s recommended to have white or blue pieces of furniture, but if you don’t find any of these, you can paint them. The most important thing when you design a garden is to create a relaxing ambiance for your and your friends.In the summertime you will spend a lot of time in your garden, so you must feel relaxed there. Moreover, you can be more creative and bring some fun into your yard by using a vintage swing. Choose a neutral color to paint the swing and accessorize it with pillows and some artificial flowers.

The accessories

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Nowadays, plenty of people choose to accessorize their garden with a bird house. All you need is to choose a tree where you want to build the little house and start painting it. This activity will be very funny especially for people with children as you can let the children paint the birdhouse. If you want to bring a romantic touch to your yard, you should opt for table lamps with a diffuse light. Be creative and design this relaxing space under a tree. This way you can illuminate your place even with a small chandelier. Bring the fairytale into your garden by using some white curtains which are attached to the tree branches. These will surely become the focal point of your cottage. Moreover, your garden can be accessorized with stone decorations or with interesting flower pots such as a vintage bicycle flower or an old flower cart. The most important thing in shabby chic garden designs is to make sure you are using the right neutral colors.