In this article: Be inspired with 10 beautiful examples of Modern Farmhouse Bedrooms. And then, discover some quick and easy ways to add some of that modern farmhouse style into your rooms, too!
Last week, I shared the before pictures of our current Master Bedroom makeover project. As with the start of any project, I’ve done some homework with how I’d like the “after” picture to look like.
As I collected inspiration pictures, I quickly realized that the style that speaks to me most is the Modern Farmhouse Bedroom.
Joanna Gaines and the Fixer Upper show has made that particular style a common theme, it seems. But, as I’ve studied it more in depth, I’ve been asking myself what it is about the Farmhouse Style that so many of us love? And more specifically, how can we get that look in our own homes?
10 Ways to Create a Modern Farmhouse Bedroom
(even if you don’t live in a farmhouse!)
Start with a Neutral Color Palette
The Modern Farmhouse Bedroom color scheme usually starts with the dominant shade of white. One article that I read stated that the farmhouse scheme is usually 60% white with a 30-10 rule for the accent shades. Accent shades are often grays, tans, or browns. The accent shade should be the boldest shade of all.
In the example picture above you can see that white is keeps the space clean, bright and fresh. The wooden night stands and tray add warmth and texture. And, the accent color of black (on the bed frame, lights, and script on the pillow) add interest and dimension.
Mix patterns and textures of fabric
The modern farmhouse bedroom mixes patterns of fabric liberally. Stripes are layered over solids, and almost always, you will find a little “earth-toned” something somewhere ~ like the curtains and throw pillow above.
Make Comfort Key
A modern farmhouse bedroom evokes the feeling that makes a person want to flop on the bed, curl up with a good book and stay a while! Warm blankets, bedside lights, and a soft rug for your feet are a few things that help in the comfort department.
Customize it to function perfectly for you
I read recently that the farmhouse style is practical for functionality. Building a custom wall unit that acts as both decor and nightstands is a perfect example of that! Not only does it make a stunning and beautiful statement, it provides practical storage to accommodate everyday needs.
Style with elements of history and age
An old window, galvanized bucket of flowers, and a rustic side table adds to that nostalgic feel that modern farmhouse style brings.
Mix styles and colors of furniture
Did you notice a common theme in all the pictures in this post? There are no matching “sets” of furniture to be found! Headboards, nightstands, benches and dressers are usually of the mix and match variety in the modern farmhouse bedroom. Some are painted, some are wood, and they blend together to make a stunning overall combination.
Add in fabulous lighting
[BTW, the whole house tour at Home Bunch is amazing!]
Although some of us don’t have the space for a stunning chandelier in our farmhouse bedrooms, it does make a beautiful statement! Other options are wall mounted sconces above the bed, or bedside lamps with wooden bases.
Add a statement art piece above the bed
Above the headboard is a perfect place to perch a beautiful art piece or wall arrangement. Antique windows, large art with typography, a framed engineer print, or a collection of framed free printables are a few ideas.
Adding greenery and natural elements brings life to a modern farmhouse bedroom. It adds a pop of color into the neutral color scheme and helps finish off the whole look.
I just love seeing the inspiration of others’ creativity. The mixes of finishes, colors, soft fabrics, lighting, and decor makes each space unique and special.
Other ideas for creating a modern farmhouse bedroom:
- Stack up old books on the nightstand and top with a small vase of fresh flowers
- Add in an element of warm wood tones by hanging a wood shelf with black brackets. Style with vintage prints, faux or real greenery, and galvanized metal objects.
- Create a cozy seating corner with a chair, stand with lamp, and a basket for a throw blanket. (See our cozy corner nook here.)