Upholstered furniture is a staple in any shabby chic room. A variety of fabrics that work together is one of the easiest way of pulling a room together for a professional look. Shabby decor often features white or very subtly colored fabrics. With slipcovers now available, you don't have to be an expert seamstress to update your furniture. Slipcovers can be the perfect solution as they are inexpensive to purchase, and it gives you the freedom to change your look with0ut investing in new furniture. Fabric slipcovers also can be easily removed for cleaning as white can get dirty with playful children. Shabby chic fabrics are usually cotton or linen and are usually featured in white or pastel colors. When patterns are used, they are floral patterns or lush romantic toile prints seen in English country or cottage style design.