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Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas

Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas


Looking for farmhouse bedroom ideas? Traditional farmhouse bedrooms are comfortable, cozy, and inviting. Here, the finer details matter, old is gold and it’s important to keep things authentic. Think exposed beams overhead, floral curtains, subtle rustic decor, salvaged goods, and implementing raw and organic materials in the foundation.

In recent years, modern farmhouse style has become increasingly popular. Harnessing country elements with a contemporary spin, modern farmhouse decor blends clean lines, neutral color palettes, layered textures, and natural materials to create a timeless look that’s bursting with character.

“Farmhouse interior design has its specific features, that on one side create a relaxed vibe and on the other make for a cohesive and curated style. To start with, the perfect modern farmhouse style should achieve a balance of practicality and elegance. In other words, nothing should look too fragile to be touched, but the space should still retain a certain sophistication.

To achieve that, hard-wearing materials should be preferred and mixed with cozy accessories for a home that is welcoming, stylish but also extremely practical for everyday life. The other main feature of modern farmhouse interior design is that it is a collected style. You’ll never see a bedroom set in a farmhouse home and matching chairs are also not so common. In short words, matchy-matchy is a big no in farmhouse style!” ~ Decorilla

In this post, I have included images of both traditional and modern farmhouse bedrooms as well as the following information:

12 Elements of Farmhouse Bedrooms
What Makes a Bedroom Farmhouse?
What is Farmhouse Chic?
Cozy Farmhouse Ideas
Shabby Chic Farmhouse Ideas
Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas
Rustic Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas
Farmhouse Master Bedroom Ideas
Farmhouse Bedrooms on a Budget
What are Farmhouse Bedroom Colours?

Image courtesy of: Gibeon Photography
Designed by: Katy Allen

In the master bedroom of this farmhouse home, an upholstered metal bed by Century Furniture is juxtaposed with a carved bench with a hair-on-hide-seat from Thrive and Design in Atlanta.  Found objects were repurposed in the lamps, which rest on a metal nightstands by Made Goods.  The rug is by Boga Oriental Rugs, and the draperies were made with Anna French Fabrics.

This neutral farmhouse bedroom combines masculine and feminine elements in a subtle and sophisticated design.  The wood beams add rugged texture, and the eclectic seating at the end of the bed adds a creative and personal touch. When working with a neutral space, it’s important to incorporate coordinating pattern and texture to provide a unified feel to the space.

Image courtesy of: Jaimee Rose Interiors

Graceful lines and a warm elegance embody this newest collaboration between famed team Two Hawks Design & Development and Jaimee Rose Interiors. Completed in April of 2019, this home’s timeless aesthetic and comfortable living spaces are what life in Arcadia proper is about. Carefully curated finishes like hand-painted wood beams, generous marble countertops and lighting fixtures embellish each room to give the spaces their own unique look.

I love everything about this warm and inviting bedroom as it is a perfect example of a well-executed and harmonious design. It also shows how effective it can be to start the design of any room with a stunning piece of artwork.  This is a technique that many interior designers use to create a cohesive feel to the space.  You can see that the designer has pulled out the warm golden shades into the headboard and loveseat at the foot of the bed, and the grey tones into the rugs, accent chairs and nightstands.  The deep ochre shades can be found in the throw pillows and the wicker table. The black framing around the windows adds contrast.  Here you see a beautiful interplay between pattern and texture – that instantly creates a warm and cozy place to relax.

Image courtesy of: Jaimee Rose Interiors

Elements of Farmhouse Bedrooms

1.  Neutral Colors

 Almost all farmhouse bedrooms incorporate a neutral palette, combining different shades of brown or gray. Great shades for farmhouse bedrooms are:

-warm neutrals (buttermilk, camel, cream, straw, and wheat)

 -cool neutrals (grey, greige, khaki, and stone)

 -natural blues and greens (duck-egg blue, robin-egg blue, Wedgwood blue, and sage green)

 -spicy hues (cinnamon, saffron, pumpkin, and mustard)

 -earth tones ( chestnut, mushroom, umber, sepia, and terracotta)

2.  Industrial Accents

When one thinks of industrial design, hard finishes and raw textures come to mind. However, when paired with vintage wall signs and delicate textiles, the result is a sophisticated farmhouse style.

3.  Exposed Brick

Exposed brick provides a raw texture that works perfectly in a farmhouse style of home.

Image courtesy of: Blooming DIY-er

These images show the subtle difference that the choice in bedding can have in a bedroom.  Both have a neutral palette, with the bedroom on the left bringing in warmer tones.

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4.  Layers of Linen

Linen is a perfect choice for a farmhouse bedroom. Lightly textured and irresistibly soft, there is a lot to love with the lived-in look of linen. It’s also available in gorgeous and subtle earth tone hues. Try mixing solid color linen bedding with stripes, checks for a designer look.

5.  Play with Textures

Farmhouse bedrooms should have plenty of texture in not only textiles but in the furniture and accessories as well. Be sure to include natural fiber rugs, cozy knitted blankets, and faux fur pillows. Wicker and rattan complement this design aesthetic a few beautiful baskets or rattan accent chairs add warmth and charm.

Belmont Farmhouse Bedding

Belmont’s clean, crisp, spa-inspired color palette creates a relaxing and restful ambiance for any bedroom. The bedding ensemble is perfect for those who view the bedroom as an in-home getaway with a designer oriented feel.

Prescott Farmhouse Duvet

Rugged textured woven horizontal stripe duvet can finish off any bed for a cozy, cottage look. Made from vintage white fabric with taupe stripes, this duvet can be added to several collections and combined with other colors for a unique style. Taupe Prescott duvet cover set includes (2) pillow shams.

Lily Farmhouse Comforter

Fresh and romantic this Beautiful Lily comforter set in a soft washed linen gives that inviting comfy feel. The cool crisp color with flowing ruffles make for a perfect invitation to relax and dream. All alone or layered with our beautiful quilts, the Lily comforter will take you away!

Rosaline Linen Farmhouse Bedding

The lovely cabbage roses in soft shades of blue, blush, taupe and white create the perfect romantic scene. Rosaline comforter set made of a viscose and linen blend provides a softness to the touch and a textural appeal.

Luna Farmhouse Bedding Set

Add the essence of relaxed tranquility to your bedroom with the Luna Bedspread Set. The airy linen-blend bedspread is lined for added luxury. Gathered bedspread features 33″ drop. 3 PC drop bedspread set comes with 2 matching pillow shams.

BlackBerry Bedding Set

Textural woven stripe creates the perfect canvas for your bed. Mix and match with decorative pillows sold separately to create your own look. Three piece Blackberry bedding set includes comforter and two pillow shams.

Image courtesy of: Locati Architects

A stunning farmhouse designed to respect the agricultural heritage of its surroundings by Locati Architects & Interiors, is nestled below Ross Peak, in the small community of Springhill, Montana.

This tranquil farmhouse bedroom provides the perfect view to wake up to each morning.  The designer has created a serene retreat with rustic wood walls, warm wood flooring and cozy linen bedding.

6.  Soft Lighting

Farmhouse light fixtures tend to table lamps that have a white, or slightly off-white base with unadorned white shades. Chandeliers are typically made of light wood or metal with some ornamentation.

Image courtesy of: Pinterest

I have included this image, as it shows a gorgeous interplay of color, texture and pattern with a great balance between white, black and hues of golden-brown. It has an earthy, vibrant and eclectic vibe not typical in traditional farmhouse bedrooms.

Image courtesy of: Jaimee Rose Interiors

Another modern farmhouse bedroom with layers upon layer of texture.  The use of black in this room works to ground the space, and contrasts perfectly with the wood floors, chunky throw and textural pendant lighting.

Image courtesy of: Joanna Gaines

A serene bedroom designed by Joanna Gaines that combines neutral tones with hues of soft bluish-grey. A bit of greenery brings the outside and in, while adding an organic feel.

7.  Mixed Metals

Modern farmhouse design mixes metallic textures such as iron, copper, brass, and chrome. Gunmetal grey metals are a popular choice in farmhouse design as they add elegance and contrast to the space.

Image courtesy of: Joanna Gaines

8.  Greenery & Branches

Adding greenery instantly brings life into any room and provides a curated feel. From cotton buds to eucalyptus branches displayed in vintage glass jars and vases, these elements provide rustic and organic charm.

Image courtesy of: Liz Marie Blog
Shown in Image: Rivulets Shams

Image courtesy of: Natalie Kolter/Vintage Porch

Image courtesy of: Thistlewood Farms

Image courtesy of: Love Grows Wild Blog

Image courtesy of: Liz Marie Blog

Bedding: Rivulets Quilt

Image courtesy of: She Gave it a Go Blog

9.  Reclaimed Objects

Add a touch of vintage to the room with beaten up wood boxes, glass vessels, and favorite flea market finds.

10.  Embrace Imperfections

Farmhouse style finds the beauty in imperfection – worn floorboards, weathered metal, and antiques with a hardworking history have a place here.

11.  Shiplap

Shiplap is a mainstay in farmhouse design. While it has plenty of traditional looks and uses, shiplap is getting a makeover as contemporary designers learn to capitalize on its clean lines to enhance a variety of interiors.

Image courtesy of: Wilshire Collections

Image courtesy of: the DIY Mommy

Image courtesy of: Home Sweet Lake House

Image courtesy of: Bridgeway Designs

12.  Farmhouse Bedding

Your bed is the focal point of your room, and choosing the right bedding set that reflects your style is an important decision. Traditional farmhouse bedding can instantly make any room feel warm and cozy. Vintage farmhouse bedding includes white bedding sets (often with lace trim), florals, gingham, checks, plaids, and stripes.

As with any bedroom, it’s important to pile on plenty of layers to the bed. This is especially important in farmhouse design. Drape a quilt or throw blanket at the foot of the bed and a soft sheepskin rug on the floor. Quilts and coverlets also add plush comfort and provide a cozy touch to the bedroom.

Decorative pillows are arguably the easiest way to transform the bedroom. Compliment the bedding with soft pillows for additional texture and pattern.

What Makes a Bedroom Farmhouse?

A farmhouse bedroom uses the same elements as farmhouse decor found in the rest of the house to create a soothing sanctuary where owners or visitors can relax and refresh. The idea is that the bedroom should look like it’s from a farmhouse, whether that’s a cozy Victorian in the Canadian prairies or a centuries-old estate in France.

Therefore, authenticity is key. You want a farmhouse bedroom to look inviting and feel comfortable. The same things that make a farmhouse living room so appealing and distinctive are what make a farmhouse bedroom easily identifiable: rustic elements, natural surfaces and textiles, layered pieces, and neutral palettes. When creating a farmhouse bedroom, shoot for that perfect blend of practicality and sophistication that is the hallmark of today’s decor.

What Is Farmhouse Chic?

Farmhouse chic adds a contemporary touch to traditional farmhouse interior design. It’s ideal for people who don’t like the stark minimalism of modern decor but don’t want a fussy, old-fashioned home either. Farmhouse chic gives homeowners the best of both worlds. Look for these components in a chic farmhouse bedroom:

  • Clean lines
  • Lack of clutter
  • Reclaimed or antique elements
  • Washed colour schemes
  • Bits of modern design

For example, you might have a chic farmhouse bedroom that incorporates a faded antique area rug, rustic shiplap walls, and heirloom dressers, along with a more contemporary (but complementary) chandelier and sleek bed headboard.

Cozy Farmhouse Ideas

If you own a larger farmhouse, especially if it’s newly built, it likely has an open floor plan and more spacious rooms than older, smaller farmhouses. This is great for the flow of our lifestyles today, but it can be more challenging to make the home feel cozy. However, there are a number of things you can do to warm up the space.

Start by adding fireplaces wherever possible. There’s nothing like that orange flicker of flame to make any room feel instantly cozier. If a conventional fireplace isn’t possible, try a wood-burning stove or gas fireplace. Wood-burning stoves are ideal for farmhouse design because they come in so many styles, from Gustavian tiled stoves to mid-century ski chalet models.

Resist the urge to paint everything. Bare wood and exposed red brick are also warming. Leave some of the hardwood floor uncarpeted. Warm tones in flooring tend to be cozier than grey as well.

Be sure you have adequate lighting: supplement overhead fixtures and recessed lighting with floor and table lamps. Use dimmer switches to lower lighting at night and install light bulbs on the warm side. Peach tones in lampshades also add warmth.

Other things you can try to cozy up your farmhouse include:

  • Add plants, vases of flowers, or dried bouquets.
  • Use plenty of pillows on sofas and armchairs.
  • Display personal collections on side and console tables.
  • Install window treatments.
  • Utilize a colour palette that’s on the warm side.
  • Hang plenty of artwork in gold or wooden frames.
  • Turn textiles into wall art.
  • Use French doors or portieres instead of regular doors between rooms.

Shabby Chic Farmhouse Ideas

Shabby chic and farmhouse decor have a lot of overlapping areas. Shabby chic tends to use more rustic or vintage pieces, together with whimsy and romance. You’ll often find more of a monochromatic or pastel palette in shabby chic farmhouses. What types of items should you look for to add more shabby chic style to your farmhouse?

  • Genuine farm elements, such as milk jugs, wine crates, and wire baskets, can be repurposed for new tasks
  • Furniture and accessories with distressed finishes
  • Rosemaling, stenciling, and other hand-painted designs
  • Vintage linens like tea towels, quilts, and pillowcases
  • Florals, leaves, and branch patterns
  • Whimsical antiques, such as old clocks, apothecary shelving, and birdhouses
  • Mismatched dishware and glassware collected over time

Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas

If your farmhouse bedroom leans toward the modern side, as with chic farmhouse decor, your goal is to retain the feeling of warmth you get with traditional farmhouse design while still keeping the space fresh and contemporary. Remember, all of your pieces don’t have to be from the same period; mixing and matching from different eras will give your bedroom a sophisticated, eclectic feel that you don’t find in furniture showrooms.

Follow these tips to integrate modern design into a farmhouse bedroom:

  • Maintain a mix of rectilinear and curved furnishings to keep the lines from getting too harsh.
  • Use warm, natural elements where surfaces are the barest for a less sterile feel.
  • Add prairie industrial furniture or accessories for a modern touch with a rustic feel.
  • Blend contemporary art with more traditional furnishings.
  • Keep window treatments simple but warm.
  • Use lighting to add modernity in small amounts.
  • Look for lines and aesthetics that work well together, regardless of their origins, such as Shaker and mid-century modern pieces.

Rustic Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas

A rustic farmhouse bedroom is a great place to put items straight from the antique or vintage store. Look for furnishings that use natural materials like woven baskets, wooden bed frames, and burlap pillow covers.

Old metal beds are also perfect for this look, especially when paired with an antique quilt. Here’s a list of other rustic farmhouse bedroom ideas to explore:

  • Candelabra-style or antler overhead lighting fixtures
  • Shiplap walls
  • Bare wood beams and rafters
  • Hand-loomed or hooked rugs
  • Botanical prints or Audubon-style artwork
  • In-bedroom wall sink or washstand with jug and basin
  • Reclaimed barn doors
  • Nontraditional repurposings, like using a branch as a curtain rod, a ladder as a blanket rack, or a birdbath as a table pedestal
  • Non-matching nightstands and bedside lamps

Farmhouse Master Bedroom Ideas

More and more these days, people are discovering their master bedroom is their place of choice when they want to hang out, even when they’re not sleeping. You can turn your farmhouse master bedroom into a welcome respite from the world by using a few key design concepts.

First, divide the room into zones. The bigger the space, the more freedom you have to spread out and create separate areas for different activities. You will love having a sitting area for conversations over morning coffee. A bench or settee at the foot of the bed is handy for putting on shoes or housing a small pet’s bed. Likewise, you can arrange spots for putting on makeup, knitting, sketching, reading, letter writing, or simply enjoying a fire on a chilly night.

Speaking of fires, a farmhouse master bedroom calls out for a fireplace, so make sure you add one, even if it’s an electric wood-burning stove-style unit. You could add a little coffee bar or wine bar, so you don’t have to travel to the kitchen when you want refreshments.

If you spend a great deal of time in your main bedroom, you may wish to have a television there. That’s understandable, but rather than having an electronic screen dominating the room, think about hanging a picture frame TV that looks like a piece of art when not in use, or hide it in an antique armoire-turned-entertainment-center.

Since the master bedroom is a personal space, the wall opposite the head of the bed and the ceiling above the bed are two areas you probably spend the most time looking at. Therefore, make the most of these surfaces. If you have an accent wall of reclaimed lumber or old brick, that’s the place to put it. Think about adding beautiful wooden beams or shiplap to the ceiling. You could even commission someone to paint a nature scene there.

Avoid bright hues in the bedroom if you want to create a more restful environment. If beige and grey aren’t your cup of tea, use soft pastels or faded ocean colours. Shades of white and cream layered on each other are gorgeous in a bedroom, too.

Don’t forget to put all the bedroom lights on dimmer switches. Add small accent lamps for low lighting and group jars of candles together for a more cozy and fragrant atmosphere at night or on rainy days.

Farmhouse Bedroom on a Budget

One of the best things about farmhouse style is that it can be very budget-friendly. If you scour antique and vintage shops for finds, you’re sure to discover bargains that no one else will have. Other budget ideas include:

  • Use old barn doors or wooden shutters as a headboard.
  • Turn small dressers into nightstands with tons of storage.
  • Make your own artwork from family photographs, old maps, or vintage nautical charts.
  • Bring garden items indoors for benches, side tables, and reading chairs.
  • Buy vintage bedding.
  • Reuse the frames from ugly old thrift shop art.
  • Hide ugly overhead light fixtures or bare bulbs with chandelier-style cover kits.
  • Convert industrial-style pantry shelving into spaces for books and mementos.
  • Make a picture gallery wall or hang a beautiful blanket for an accent.
  • Stack old chests or suitcases for interest that doubles as storage.
  • Mix reproduction antique furniture and accessories with the real deal.
  • Invest your money where you’ll appreciate it the most, such as a quality bed and luxurious pillows.

Farmhouse Bedroom Colours

You’ve probably noticed a theme here when I talk about colours for the farmhouse bedroom. I always recommend keeping bedrooms soothing by using a muted colour palette, which reflects the home’s palette in general. Since farmhouse style incorporates many natural elements, it’s easy to follow nature with wood tones, soft sage green, and the pale greys of river rocks.

You should pick a colour scheme you like and won’t tire of for your bedroom, since you spend so much time there. If you’re worried that you’ll get bored with it, use ivory as a base, for example, and rotate accessory colours, like pillows and duvets, with the seasons.

Finally, it can be fun to use different colour combinations for each of your bedrooms, particularly if you have a couple of guest rooms. Each will look distinctive and unique, which is fun when you have company overnight. Try pale celadon, washed pink, or faded robin’s egg blue if you want an alternative to neutrals. Remember to add lots of natural wood and stone, and you’ll have the perfect combination to lull visitors into a wonderful sleep.


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