Farm Fresh Bedrooms

Waking up to green meadows, clean air and farm-fresh scrambled eggs may not be possible for city dwellers such as ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we can’t wake up to farm-fresh style. The simplicity of farmhouse décor can be a welcome respite from busy urban life, and the bedroom is the perfect place to start.

We have noticed a trend towards a modern farmhouse style that maintains uncluttered, clean lines while incorporating rustic finishes, hand-made touches, and well-worn fabrics. Perhaps colder temperatures and starker contemporary design have us craving a cozier style, but these rooms are looking very nap worthy indeed.

1-White washed walls, exposed beams and wide plank floors make for a rustic retreat. The ladder back chair has been converted into an upholstered wingback for a homemade novelty.
2- A loosely woven basket is used in place of headboard and a chair acts as a nightstand. The burlap bed skirt and pillows are unrefined and chic at the same time.
3- The patina of the beadboard ceiling and plaster wall set off the unfussy white bedding and imperfect bed. Local Texas wildflowers are pressed and mounted above the bed.
4- Toula’s Boutique of Athens featured this more colorful combination mismatched linens and side tables with a weathered iron bed. A unique idea to borrow is the branch as a canopy that be strung with tiny lights, paper stars, or origami birds.
5- This bedroom is classic Americana with white, blue and red ticking linens. The cream wood furniture works against the bright white paneled walls for a varied but still monochromatic backdrop.

The country farmhouse style is very American but combines elements of English and French country style. Hallmarks of farmhouse décor include wood floors, antiqued metals, natural fabrics, distressed furniture and regional elements. The whole point is to be unfussy, unpretentious and completely cozy. Get going on your farmhouse bedroom with these items: recycled pickle barrel bed from Sundance, natural ticking stripe sheets from Garnet Hill, Bethany iron bed from Sundance, Wilton lumbar pillow from Pottery Barn.

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(Gallery photos: Country Living Magazine (1, 3, 4, 5), Coastal Living Magazine 2)

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