embroidery in shabby chic decorShabby chic decor involves the use of a lot of different fabrics and textures to create a warm and cozy feel to the room.  Use embroidered items for an extra personal touch.

Embroidery is an excellent way to personalize a decorating project.  It can be presented in wall hangings, table linens and pillows.  We can make our own or we can find a local shop and have the design of our choice presented just the way we want it.

Vintage linens are perfect for adding this little accent.  Find a few pieces that you like and make a custom decorator piece by crafting it into a pillow or framing it.  Often times vintage linens feature embroidery and when they don’t we can use them to add our own designs.

Here are some great resources for tackling the project hands-on:

All about emboidering, including instructions for stitches

Shop for Shabby Chic Decor

More shabby chic decorating resources

Video: basic embroidery instructions: