Okay, so maybe you don’t have chickens roaming free in your backyard and that wrap around skirt is the closest thing you currently have to the wrap around porch of your dreams. The good news is that you can still achieve a modern farmhouse look in your bedroom today—AND you can do it on a tight budget! No free-range chickens needed. 😉 Here are 5 affordable tips to creating a modern farmhouse look in the bedroom.
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5 Affordable Tips to Creating a Modern Farmhouse Look in the Bedroom
Tip 1 to Achieving a Farmhouse Look: Use a light, bright, and neutral color palette.
Keeping a light, bright and tight color palette will help you achieve the farmhouse look you crave. Painting walls, trim, and paneling white or light gray is an affordable way to lighten and brighten your space. If a white shiplap, or plank wall isn’t currently in the budget, consider creating a wood headboard as a focal point. I created mine for under $100 using architectural salvage from our first home, a sheet of beadboard, and a few 1×4’s! You can see the full DIY Headboard Tutorial here.
The furnishings and textiles in the room should also be kept within a light, bright, and neutral color palette. Use whites, grays, and greiges in varying textures to create interest and add depth to the room. Accent with black and a few pops of color in your accessories.
Tip 2 to Achieving a Farmhouse Look: Keep linens light and airy.
White linens are a mainstay in the farmhouse bedroom! Your bed takes up a lot of visual space in your bedroom, so you want to make it count. I like to use euro pillows, standard pillows, and toss pillows on my bed. I also like to add one pillow color and match the colored pillows to the throw or comforter at the end of the bed. Here I used two gray Ikat pillows with pompoms and matched them to a gray herringbone fringe throw at the end of the bed. (Pssst. That gray throw is currently only $11.02. Say whaaaat? I love the other color choices they offer too. Check them out.)
The layered bed looks lush, cozy, comfortable, and casual. The best part is that ALL of the linens on my guestroom bed cost less than $125 at Walmart! You can see all of the link sources at the bottom of the post to learn more.
Tip 3 to Achieving a Farmhouse Look: Mix and match furniture and add time-worn pieces.
A farmhouse bedroom should look time-worn and collected. End tables and bedroom furniture do not need to match but should look cohesive. Painted furniture, furniture with baskets, and industrial-looking pieces that incorporate wood and metal are all good options to consider when creating a modern farmhouse look.
I love the vintage-feel of these schoolhouse table lamps. The oil-rubbed bronze finish gives an antique modern farmhouse vibe.
Tip 4 to Achieving a Farmhouse Look: Add baskets and touches of wood to warm up the space.
To keep things from looking too stark and cold, be sure to add touches of warmth to your space. If you don’t have wood floors in your bedroom, consider adding wood picture frames, baskets, and bamboo blinds. In my guest room, the four-poster bed, wood trim on the headboard, picture frame, basket-front drawers, planter-basket, and bamboo blinds all work together to warm up the space.
Tip 5 to Achieving a Farmhouse Look: Accessorize with greenery.
Every room needs a “living element” whether it’s a vase of flowers, a wreath, or an indoor herb garden. If you have difficulty keeping plants alive, dried or faux plants are good options to consider. Good farmhouse-style plants include boxwood, herbs, magnolia leaves, lavender, dried hydrangea, boston ferns, and seeded eucalyptus.
Shop This Room: Sources
- Better Homes and Gardens White Ruched 3-Piece Bedding Comforter – Walmart.com
- Better Homes and Gardens Solid Cotton Euro Sham – Walmart.com
- Better Homes and Gardens Gray Ikat Pillow with Decorative Pompoms – Walmart.com
- Better Homes and Gardens Antique Country Collection White Decorative Pillow – Walmart.com
- Better Homes and Gardens Wicker Accent 3-Drawer Table – Walmart.com
- Better Homes and Gardens Traditional Desk Lamp, Bronze – Walmart.com
- Better Homes and Gardens LG Rope Handle Lantern – Walmart.com
- Better Homes and Gardens Gray Woven Fringe Throw – Walmart.com
- (similar)Better Homes and Gardens Industrial Cage Accent Table, Mahogany Wood Finish – Walmart.com
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