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Country design can be difficult to define. With influences that run the gamut from farmhouse and cabin to cottage, contemporary, and Victorian, there’s a lot of room to play and explore when creating a country bedroom. Whether you’re after a quaint, near shabby-chic vibe with feminine touches aplenty, or something more stately that shows off the rock fireplace in your master suite, there’s a version of “country” for you. Whether you go rustic or romantic, keep this style’s roots in mind – country style is cheerful, friendly, welcoming, laid-back, and just feels like home. Here are a few ideas on how to add a touch of country to your bedroom.
Woods are arguably most at home in country style. Celebrate the natural knots and grains of wood pieces, and consider making a natural headboard the focal point of your room. Light woods create bright, welcoming spaces. Play with natural elements – think wicker baskets or burlap curtains – to add a rustic vibe to your room.
Vintage is key
Pieces of the past make beautiful additions to country bedrooms. Consider an antique table lamp, or turn a well-loved tin milk jug into something inspired. Don’t dismiss timeworn pieces – distressing and whitewashing are particularly popular elements of country style, and repurposed barn doors are all the rage.
Forget that bed sets come in bags. Find fabrics that feel like home, and mix your patterns. By keeping the color palette cohesive, you can include a number of different textiles without making the space feel jumbled or messy. If you have an heirloom quilt, this is the time to put it to use. Nothing says quaint, comfy and country like a homemade (or homemade looking) bed covering.
Sure, it would be great if you’d inherited a beautiful brass or stunning sleigh bed that had been handed down for generations. Even if the perfect vintage bed frame didn’t land in your lap, you can still create a stunning country vibe by selecting the right piece. Whether it’s a rustic wood four-poster, a frame with sweet brass knobs, a simple and romantic white-washed variety with slats, or an eye-catching iron bed frame, make sure your country bed is as enjoyable as it is beautiful –– this style is all about comfort.