The living room is a statement in your home, so establishing a consistent style in the living room can make a big difference.  Two styles that are popular now are shabby chic and polished casual so I thought it would be fun to compare and contrast the two styles in a living room complete with visuals.  Let’s start by defining the two styles.

Polished Casual

Polished casual is the look that is very popular today.  It’s less about symmetry and perfection than it is about comfort. There’s a thoughtfulness in this style and the goal is to be casual and comfortable yet intentional.  Often with this look you’ll see layers, patterns that are conducive to an open floor plan.  The nice thing about this style type too is that it’s flexible; you’ll see a mix of traditional and contemporary pieces yet it looks livable.

Shabby Chic

This style is a form interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. This style is often light, bright, pretty and feminine.

Which one do you like better?