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3 Country Style Bedroom Ideas

by Debbie Caldwell 09/12/2021

Country style interior design is all about casual comforts and the romance of farm life. While the country style has many iterations and regional differences, there are some basic elements you can use to design a room without having to get specific. When designing a bedroom, using the country style as a guide will help you create an inviting and easygoing space. Here are some great country style bedroom ideas to try:

Start With the Basics

No matter what style of home you have, it’s easy to adopt the country style by starting with the walls. Creating a perfect backdrop for your design is key and the best ways to do so will depend on your preference. Use light-colored wooden board panels arranged horizontally to add texture but keep the room light and airy.

The best country style flooring will be slightly distressed in appearance, so go for reclaimed hardwood. If you opt for imitation wood instead, choose a style and stain that looks rough hewn and mature. For a floor makeover without renovation or replacement, choose a sturdy yet cozy area rug for under the bed.

Create a Country Color Scheme

The right color scheme is key to the country design style. Keep the natural world in mind, but start with light neutrals like white, cream and brown. The best way to add bold colors into your design is with fabric or accessories. Choose patterns like buffalo check, gingham, florals and understated stripes. Mixing and layering distinct patterns while staying in a controlled color palette will create the perfect country casual charm without making the room come off too busy.

Color choice is one area where the different varieties of country design show through. No matter what, sticking to soothing natural colors as a starting point will help you develop your own personal color style while keeping the country aesthetic.

Patina & Vintage Accents

Country style celebrates found furnishings and decades-old collections. Luckily, it’s easy to mimic that same idea even with brand new furniture choices. Simply look for more rustic textures and finishes like reclaimed wood, weathered iron and brass. It also works well to combine different levels of “distress” in your furnishings. For example, you can add a touch of elegance with a polished mahogany headboard set beside a weathered wooden patina end table.

Vintage accessories will take your country style bedroom to the next level. They can be purely decorative, like mirrors, wall art and intricate enamelware cups and pitchers. They can also be repurposed and functional items such as old leather trunks, wooden crates and milking stools. Flea markets and vintage stores will be a treasure trove of items to help you complete your country bedroom look. Avoid clutter, but don’t be afraid to accessorize with items that you love and that create a sense of country-living ease.

The country design style is extremely broad, which makes it an excellent starting point for a brand new design. If your bedroom needs a more cozy, casual and rustic feel, consider going with the above elements to bring the countryside home.

About the Author

Debbie Caldwell

When you first meet Debbie Harris-Caldwell, you are immediately drawn to her charming Welsh accent and the twinkle in her eye. The well-traveled transplant from Wales is quick to set you at ease and time spent with her promises to be time well spent.

Debbie has been a real estate agent for 40 years and takes great pride in her customer service skills. "I make myself available to my customers when they need me, whether it's on a Sunday Evening or after their long day at work. I make my schedule fit theirs. I also keep my customers updated on everything happening with their listings or purchase, I am their conduit for information." She has built a business following her key principles of clear communication, attention to detail, client advocacy, and comprehensive knowledge of the area. Debbie comes to every new transaction with positive energy, determination, a strong understanding of the currents driving the market, and the expertise that comes from a lifetime of experience. She knows the importance of marketing and whether a home is for sale for $200,000 or for $2 million, she always has professional photography done and creates a listing presentation that best shows off her customer's home.