Farmhouse bedroom ideas — 7 ways to create a charming and cozy retreat

These farmhouse bedroom ideas are refined and relaxed

Farmhouse bedroom ideas are so chic. Here is one with a blue floral bed with white sheets and a throw pillow, rich wooden walls around it, a large window with long white curtains either side, and a burgundy armchair
(Image credit: Colleen Simonds / Emily Gilbert)

Farmhouse bedroom ideas always look beautiful and elegant. We're talking bags of coziness, all with chic finishes.

We've chatted with interior designers who have all designed sleep spaces in this style to find out what they've used to bring in the design. Vintage decor and vibrant colors are just a couple of ways they do this.

If you're looking for bedroom ideas that will make your room look rustic and relaxed, look no further than fabulous farmhouse.

Beautiful farmhouse bedroom ideas to try

Farmhouse ideas are brilliant small bedroom ideas as they'll make any space look super snug.

Our experts have recommended beautiful decor throughout, which we have shopped to help you follow their tips.

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1. Pick preloved pieces

A farmhouse bedroom with a light wooden bed with a red floral throw pillows and a blanket on top of white sheets, a blue bed bench in front of it, and to the right an open door with a balcony overseeing green trees

(Image credit: Tosti Design Inc / Brady Architectural Photography)

You might already have beautiful pieces in your home that could work as farmhouse bedroom ideas.

“If it ain't broke, don't fix it! In other words, when designing your farmhouse-style bedroom, take a look at what you already have,” suggests Samantha Tosti, interior designer and co-owner of Tosti Design.

She continues, “Chances are, you will find something that will fit the look, whether it is that slightly worn rug you found on vacation years ago and still love, or the bench passed down to you from your grandmother.”

If you don’t have any, head down to secondhand furniture stores like Goodwill and scope out some treasure.

2. Layer textiles

A farmhouse bedroom with wooden panels on the wall, a bed with a floral white headboard and light blue and white striped bedding and a purple white and blue throw pillow, with a white nightstand to the left

(Image credit: Colleen Simonds / Emily Gilbert)

Layer cozy textiles and the best bedding in your farmhouse bedroom to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that's perfect for snuggling up and unwinding after a long day. 

“Choose soft and plush blankets, throws, and pillows (we like this Ralph Lauren

Antoinette Throw Pillow from Saks) in natural materials such as cotton, linen, and wool to add warmth and texture to your space,” says Nina Lichtenstein, principal designer and founder of Nina’s Home Design.

She suggests mixing and matching different patterns to create an eclectic look.

3. Select pieces with a farmhouse vernacular

A farmhouse bedroom with a wooden slanted roof, a chandelier, a white fireplace with gray stones and three windows with checked blinds, two purple arm chairs in front of it, and a white iron framed bed

(Image credit: Werner / Straube Elizabeth Drake)

Add personality to your farmhouse bedroom by picking furniture and fittings with rustic-looking shapes and shapes.

“Select furnishings that carry a farmhouse vernacular such as these shown in this primary bedroom I designed,” says interior designer Elizabeth Drake.

She continues, “In this, the large wooden cupboard, planked ceiling, and a fireplace with rounded boulders look like they were unearthed out in the field.”

Just be mindful when choosing furnishings that blend to look simple yet cozy. 

You could also make things easier for yourself and get matching pieces, such as this Three Posts Craigsville Bedroom Set from Wayfair.

4. Bring the outdoors in

A farmhouse bedroom with an iron bedframe with a striped throw and throw pillows on the bed, distressed white wall panels and a gallery wall of mirrors above the bed

(Image credit: Carpetright)

Incorporate elements of nature into your farmhouse bedroom to create a connection to the outdoors, just like a true farm home. 

“Display fresh flowers, greenery, and botanical prints to add a touch of natural beauty and freshness to your space,” says Nina.

“Place any indoor plants in terracotta pots or galvanized metal buckets to give life to the room and improve the farmhouse essence,” adds Artem Kropovinsky, interior designer and founder of Arsight.

You could also use dried flowers such as pampas grass decor (this Mandy's Pampas Grass Set from Amazon is colorful and playful) to achieve the same look without the maintenance.

5. Balance out wooden tones

A warm wooden corner with a curved bookcase with colorful books and a yellow painted border, a gray brick fireplace to the left of it and a wall sconce with three lampshades above it

(Image credit: Colleen Simonds / Emily Gilbert)

Wooden pieces are a hallmark of farmhouse styles — but you don’t need to stay with a muted color palette.

“In this room I designed, the goal was to bring a lot of vibrant color into the space to balance all the wood tones in the room,” says Colleen Simonds, interior designer and founder of Colleen Simonds Design.

She continues, “You can balance a lot of brown with saturated color — here we did blues, pinks, and then the unexpected pop of yellow on the corner cabinet.”

This has a similar effect to red when using the unexpected red theory. If you’re loving the yellow like we are though, Benjamin Moore’s Viking Yellow Paint is very similar.

6. Add refined touches

A farmhouse bedroom with a black iron bed with white sheets and a gray throw, a wooden nightstand with a black tablelamp, and a large window with tall light blue curtains hanging from it

(Image credit: Tosti Design Inc / Brady Architectural Photography)

Even if you’re looking for luxurious small bedroom ideas, you can use the farmhouse style to add contrast to more refined pieces.

“While the overall look tends to be more casual, and you certainly want to keep it cozy, it is a genre that allows you to blend different styles seamlessly,” explains Samantha.

She continues, “If you feel the need to dress the style up a bit, feel free to add some draperies or a great chandelier. These will add a touch of class without feeling stuffy.”

Choose either a rustic-style chandelier or one with farmhouse nods, such as this Fine Maker Chandelier from Walmart which has leaf-like crystals hanging from it.

7. Bring in meaningful mementos

A birds eye close up view of a beige bed with white ruffled pillows with 'mr' and 'mrs' stitched onto the corners in black writing and a beige lampshade with a brushed gold base next to it

(Image credit: French Bedroom)

Personal touches are easy small bedroom upgrades and work particularly well with the cozy, welcoming farmhouse style.

“Display family photos, heirloom treasures, and meaningful mementos on your bedside table, dresser, or gallery wall to add warmth and character to your space,” Nina says.

She suggests adding monogrammed pillows (these Liguoguo Monogrammed Covers from Amazon are really sweet), personalized artwork and photos, and handmade crafts to infuse your farmhouse bedroom with warmth.

Farmhouse bedrooms offer a serene retreat, allowing you to unwind in both comfort and style.

“Welcome the rustic elegance of farmhouse style and transform your bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary that's as charming as it is inviting,” Nina finishes by saying.

If you’re looking for more breezy and beautiful sleep space inspiration, coastal bedroom ideas may work for you, too.

Eve Smallman
Staff Writer

Hi there! I’m a staff writer at Real Homes. I've been a lifestyle journalist for over five years, previously working as an editor across regional magazines. Before this, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University a degree in journalism, along with an NCTJ gold diploma. I love running, decorating my rented Victorian home, and discovering new cheeses.