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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.

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Embrace the Imperfection

Distressed and timeworn furniture is the epitome of shabby chic. Rate My Space contributor robinelise embraces the original paint and patina of her small porch by leaving the window and door frames unpainted, as well as bringing in old, antique furniture to display potted plants. Metallics are normally seen as cold and modern, but this entrance's galvanized steel siding was popular in the 1930s and adds to the antique ambiance of the porch.

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