In recent years, the creaky floorboards and charming qualities of centuries-old farms and worn down homesteads have been romanticized and turned into a style all of their own: farmhouse. For the most part, the components of farmhouse defy the wave of modern, minimal bedrooms and spaces that have been sticking around for quite a long time, by getting rid of clean lines, matching accent pieces, and refined furniture. Instead, it embraces the aged, antiquated, and timeless.
This was part in thanks to Joanna Gaines' enthusiasm for the style on Fixer upper—farmhouse décor quickly grew in popularity once the show premiered and hasn't slowed down since. Although the word itself may make you think of Gaines' ultra bright white rooms with old signs, rustic benches, and beadboard everything, there is so much more to the look than that.
Up ahead, you'll find 16 examples of how to emulate this aesthetic in your own bedroom, many of which are a refreshing approach on the limits you may have thought farmhouse had.
If you’re one who prefers dramatic color palettes featuring moody shades, but can’t stop dreaming about beadboard, the addition of black can suit all your needs. Paint over wooden walls and buff it out for an aged finish and match it to your bedding and lighting for a space that places somewhat polar opposite details together seamlessly.
Farm in the Woods
In every farmhouse space, there's an underlying rustic echo. If you err on the side of rustic and prefer things a little less uniform and clean, a bedroom like this from Jessie Bush of We the People Style will check every box. Exposed beams, cozy fabrics, and lots of wood make it a dreamy farmhouse getaway.
Perhaps you admire farmhouse from afar, but your main focus is a bedroom that's restful and hygge-forward at its core. That won't be an issue if you take note from this space that's inherently Scandinavian with a few touches of farmhouse, including herringbone wood floors, an exposed wood beam, and natural textiles like linen.
Tinge of Shabby Chic
Thought shabby chic was out? Think again. There's no better style to incorporate into a farmhouse bedroom than it, it's just a matter of balance. Things like the statement mirror and chandelier fit under this umbrella, while the chair and wood flooring will make you feel like you're right at home on the farm.
Blend Your Styles
Can't decide on a theme? Don't feel pressured to draw the line between styles in your bedroom. Giving yourself some free reign on the items you choose can result in a sleeping space as stylish as this one. Silver candlesticks and the rustic accent next to the bedside table provide farmhouse appeal, but the baskets, plants, and pillows tell a different style story.
Beadboard, wood, and a simple composition make this bedroom worthy of being categorized as farmhouse, but there are a few details that make it more interesting. The tufted headboard, velvet pillows, and even the lamp base give this space a slight lean towards a European aesthetic. This means you can continue dreaming of eating clotted cream on a scone in the English countryside or getting away to a cottage in the South of France.
An Air of Coastal
Shiplap, aged wood, and quilts? It doesn't get more quaint and cozy than this. The few touches that don't necessarily match but complement each other in terms of color and texture—like the lamp and pot—make it feel super cohesive. This bedroom presents an idyllic space to sleep for those who could get behind blending breezy coastal and warm farmhouse styles.