5 Ways to Bring Farmhouse Style to the Bedroom

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WORDS BY Gillian Grefe

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Published on December 20, 2019

At the end of a bustling day, so many of us are just looking for an escape. Farmhouse style’s rustic yet updated charge can make your bedroom feel like a countryside cottage with a few design choices. 

When it’s done right, a farmhouse bedroom can feel like a portal to a simpler time or place. Looking for that getaway each night? Here are five ways to bring farmhouse inspiration into your bedroom.

With farmhouse styling, you can make the bed and its ornate frame a feature in the room. From the padded, textured headboard above to the rustic bronze or metal bed frames that dominate a room’s design. Don’t shy away from something large and tufted, it’ll make the bed feel all the more appealing.

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An aged or faux-aged dark wood side table can bring heritage vibes into the room. With farmhouse style, nothing has to seem too polished or pristine—instead, your recently purchased wooden bedside table should seem like a flea-market find or something discovered in your grandparent’s attic. For a modern take on a farmhouse classic, pick a side table that pairs an industrial metal frame with the classic dark stained wood.  

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Put a modern spin on your farmhouse bedroom with luxe, white and neutral bedding fit for a hotel suite. Pair the stark white sheets with warm accent pillows, and top it off with a classic farmhouse-inspired throw. The combination will make your bed feel like a cozy retreat from the outside world.

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Nothing says cozy like a warm wood-burning fire. If your bedroom has a fireplace, functioning or not, you’ll want to make it a focal feature. Paint it a shade that’ll pop in the room, and style the mantel asymmetrically with eclectic knick-knacks, candles, and logs in the fireplace. This can be a great space for personal mementos, favorite books, and art.

Modern farmhouse means subtle nods to nature—there’s no need to paste pictures of roosters all over the room. Instead, make a subtle nod to the great outdoors with a modern plant print or abstract vista. Frame the art above the bed, or feature it on the mantel above the fireplace. 

You don’t have to move to the countryside to bring farmhouse style to your bedroom. With a few feature pieces and updates in bedding and decor, it’ll feel like you’re breathing in that fresh country air.

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Try these bedroom design tips yourself at home or let a professional interior designer do the heavy lifting to bring your vision to life. You can collaborate online with a designer who won’t stop until you love the results. Explore farmhouse interior designers to find your perfect match—regardless of your budget or space. 

Maybe farmhouse isn’t the perfect fit for your bedroom? Take our style quiz to see what decor best fits your personality!

Words by Emma Diehl