Rustic décor at one time reminded you of your grandparent's outdated log cabin. But recently has made huge comeback, and with good reason. It’s warm, cozy and focuses on natural materials bringing a little bit of the great outdoors right into your home. Follow these steps to create a natural, farmhouse look with a modern spin in your bedroom.
Focus on the bed and choose soft and inviting bed linens. A neutral color such as tan, sand, off-white, or grey works well since these colors compliment natural materials, a must for rustic bedrooms. Since rustic décor brings nature into the bedroom, subtle floral printed patterns are a good choice. The Sweetbrier 100% cotton comforter is an ideal example of the look you’re trying to achieve. Consider layering with a quilt and a few decorative pillows for an extra comfy and inviting bed.
Utilize natural materials as you create your farmhouse retreat using items from outside such as; cotton, linen, wool, and burlap. Sheer window panels make an excellent choice as they allow soft light to enter the room enhancing your country decor.
The soft linens in your room should balance against hard textures. Unfinished or weathered wood is the most common material found in a rustic bedroom making this an affordable style. Other materials you may want to include are brick or stone, but you don’t have to use the real thing. Countless wallpapers mimic these materials, and they’re easy to apply. Wicker, rattan, and wrought iron also work well for furniture and accessories in a rustic bedroom.
Turn yardsale finds into treasure with a little creativity and elbow grease. Upcycle an old dresser, nightstand or chair by using chalk or milk paint for a distressed look. You’ll find many tutorials and DIY's online with step by step instructions. Repurposing bedroom furniture is simple, fun and most importantly easy on the budget. An old wooden crate can serve as a bookshelf, and a well-worn shutter can become a unique piece of art. A pair of worn wooden doors can be transformed into a one-of-a-kind headboard. Place an old wooden bench at the foot of the bed, or find a few tree stumps and use them for bedside tables. Let your imagination flow, you make the rules.
Keeping a home organized and beautiful is a struggle almost all homeowners and homemakers face. The reality is, it’s not easy (or cheap!). Unless, you follow the advice of those who have done it, and created beautiful, organized homes themselves.
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