Shabby chic designs: one of the new hot styles for 2016
Shabby chic tiles do exactly what they say on the tin: fuse the stylish and the swish with the rough and edgy, to create a truly stunning effect that combines flair with vintage character. It can mean anything from crackle glazed Metro tiles to mismatched patchwork tiles that join intricate geometric patterns and floral designs from the Victorian era together in a haphazard way.
What is shabby chic?
Shabby chic is an interior design trend. It began in the 1980s in the United Kingdom when people began to draw inspiration from old country houses. Back then, the term “shabby chic” was coined by the World of Interiors magazine. It is a decorating style in which furniture and accessories are chosen because they are obviously old and show signs of wear and tear, or because they are more modern and have been distressed to give the appearance of aging.
Choosing Shabby Chic Tiles
In this article, we take a look at just a few of the shabby-chic tiles, both ceramic and porcelain, currently on the market from Direct Tile Warehouse.