Have you ever slept on an uncomfortable bed? My guess is that we all have at one point or another. You wake up from what you thought was a deep sleep, only to find that your back isn’t quite moving the way you remember. Bad bed frames can really make or break your day after each sleep. You shouldn’t have to suffer through another frustrating sleep. Maybe it’s time to make a change!
Purchasing a new bedroom set can be daunting. There are a plethora of options, styles, dealers, and customizable features. How do you even know where to begin? Some may disagree, but I think it is important to start with the style of bedroom furniture that you want.
If you find a comfortable bed frame and you absolutely hate how it looks…you won’t want to look at it for the next 10 years. You may enjoy the space that your bedside table offers, but if it looks like it came straight out of a deep dark cave…it probably won’t last long in your room.
Over the last few years, the emerging favorite style has been the farmhouse bedroom set. Something about the word “farmhouse” really makes people completely interested in whatever you are doing. But do you know what makes something “farmhouse”. Maybe you have a farmhouse bedroom set right now and you didn’t even know it.
So before we take a look at how you can style your bedroom with farmhouse furniture, we should understand more about the “farmhouse style” in general.
Farmhouse Style Bedroom Furniture “Must-Haves”
The word farmhouse is often synonymous with the word rustic. A feel that takes you back to a different age. The funny thing about farmhouse style bedroom furniture is that it’s full of contradictions.
For something to be in that category it seemingly needs to be simple, yet rusticly beautiful. It needs to be weathered, but new. It doesn’t necessarily need to be fully natural, but it needs to have the appearance of being natural. It needs to be big and comfortable, yet somehow worn and imperfect. Artists and designers seem to really enjoy contradictory styles.
Besides the contradictory nature of the farmhouse style, there are a few things that need to be present to solidify this type of bedroom furniture.
Warm, Muted Colors:
Earth tones are a must! This means you won’t see a lot of opposite ends of the color spectrum. Dark black, or bright colors are not in the farmhouse family. Then again, you probably aren’t looking for a bright yellow nightstand anyway.
Re-Use The Past:
More often than not, you will find farmhouse furniture among Amish-style furniture. The way the pieces are made show that the builder knows their way around their tools.
You can find lighting, art, tables, rugs, and more to accentuate your farmhouse style bedroom furniture. This is what ties together the furniture pieces to the room.
Does the room feel like home? It can be simply beautiful, but does it have the feeling of comfortability.
We are talking about grandmas house when you were a kid type of comfortable. You might be in Brooklyn, but it will feel like the countryside. You may have had the worst day at work, but when you come home, it reminds you of a simple time of family, holidays, and apple pie. For that reason, you will also find farmhouse style bedroom furniture linked with an American style of furniture.
Design Your New Space With Farmhouse Style Bedroom Furniture
Now it is time for you to take the wheel and discover what your farmhouse style bedroom furniture looks like! Let’s take a look at a few different ways you can select and arrange your bedroom furniture.
European Farmhouse Style:
Believe it or not, America isn’t that old. Let’s start across the pond with the quaint and proper European style. This style is well kept, and more minimalist than the traditional American style. With nature and wood accents, it fits perfectly for the less cluttered vibe. (Not all furniture needs to look like it’s from Ikea).
Modern Farmhouse Style:
This may seem like another contradiction, but you can achieve the farmhouse feel, with modern style bedroom furniture. This style breaks a few rules of color, to achieve the natural, yet colder look. Notice all of the pieces used in the room to accent the room itself. From the vintage/modern chandelier to the farmhouse corner chair, this is a clash of 2 worlds. (Modern farmhouse style bedroom furniture tends to feature a lot of white colors or a lot of dark colors together)
Rustic Farmhouse Style:
This style would seemingly be the opposite of the modern style. Imagine life on the actual farm mixed with the 1920s, and you would be close to getting to this bedroom furniture style. Vintage and handmade items belong in this bedroom to accent the fully natural feel. Metal, wood, and nature are 3 key elements for this style.
Coastal Farmhouse Style:
This is actually really tough to achieve. There is a fine line between a coastal farmhouse and a beach house. This style is playful, but not tacky. It breaks the color rule again but doesn’t go overboard. It combines the feel of the location, with the feel of the plains.
City Farmhouse Style:
This is another style that can be difficult to grasp. In this style, you walk the line between city/farm, with the new age hipster style. The trick is giving the open, vintage, natural feel but in a space 3 times smaller than a normal farmhouse. The usage of accessories here really helps make that loud city atmosphere drown away in the earthy tones of the room.
Traditional Farmhouse Style:
The main difference between this style and rustic is the lack of extras. Rustic is trying to be rustic, whereas traditional simply is. That may sound cliche, but the traditional style combines the vintage nature of the rustic style with the minimalism of the European. You also may have sewn your comforter if you are really going traditional.
Colonial Farmhouse Style:
We picture the Mayflower and old Massachusetts when we think of this style. The bedroom space is very large, but the use of accessories is smaller. Multiple colors on the walls and dimmer light give the colonial farmhouse bedroom furniture just the right background. The main word that encompasses the colonial style is “open”.
Bohemian Farmhouse Style:
This is the most fluid of the farmhouse styles. It incorporates the classic farmhouse, modern farmhouse, and gives it a western kick. The floor really gives this room the tie with the leather-colored accent. It wouldn’t be uncommon for Middle Eastern, Native American, or American Southwest features to be present here.
Another thing that has become popular with farmhouse style bedroom furniture is the mix and match feature. You can take a piece of farmhouse furniture from one set, and put it with another piece of farmhouse style bedroom furniture. This incongruent look is wildly popular in many rooms of the house too.
Colors, farmhouse styles, shapes, and sizes can all be paired together to create your own version of a farmhouse bedroom set.
Pieces In The Farmhouse Style Bedroom Furniture Set
You have the ability to customize your bedroom furniture set to suit your needs and style. Here are the options you can choose to add to your set!
Think of the bedframe and boards as the centerpiece to the dining room table. It is going to dictate how the room feels and the way the rest of the furniture should look.
Often found in the center portions of the room, you build around it and from it. For the farmhouse style bed frame and head/footboards, you can choose from style, colors, textures, and more!
Dresser With Mirror:
With the farmhouse style, everything has a purpose. The dresser can be elegant, but will always be fully functional. Choose your dresser based on style as well as what you hope that it can store for you. Add a mirror to give the room that feel of extra space and allow you to get ready for the day while sitting on your bed.
Chest Of Drawers:
For extra space for the room that just can’t seem to get filled. Choose to add more drawers than just a dresser! Perfect for your husband or wife’s side of the room as well.
Choose to accentuate all of your pieces with a beautiful metal design. This will allow your farmhouse style bedroom to have a modern industrial look.
You have a lot of different options to choose from when designing your new farmhouse style bedroom. The word farmhouse gets tossed around a lot, so the first thing you are going to want to figure out is whether or not this style will fit your home.
Remember that you are the one designing your bedroom. You can choose from plenty of farmhouse style bedroom furniture, but in the end, it should be how you want it to be. If you want to break some rules, feel free! If you want to add a little more modernization into your style, do it! We hope this article has helped you choose your farmhouse style, and we hope it brings you a good night’s sleep!
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