How to turn your bedroom into a classic rustic room
Rustic bedrooms are usually very cozy and have a natural flair. Sometimes they may be a bit rough, but that depends on the materials. The style originated from natureism, which is often called the ‘ecological lifestyle.’ It’s about being as natural as possible in everything you do. In this case, it also means using natural materials such as wood for your furniture pieces. Other typical objects are stone or clay tiles, terracotta pots, and country-style accessories with embroidery or crochet elements. Of course, you can make your room more sophisticated by adding rawhide leather to your decorating items, too!
A nice pair of rustic nightstands are a must for every rustic bedroom! There are lots of different types you can choose from. I especially like the ones with storage space, because they also make your room tidier.
Since rustic bedrooms are usually small, you need to find solutions for your limited space, which are even more valuable than their larger counterparts. Try to get freestanding furniture or decorate your wall with shelves or hooks. You can hang little lanterns, too, but please don’t overdo it; too much light makes any room look smaller. Last but not least: everything in your rustic bedroom should have its own place! Don’t just throw things on the ground or put them on chairs – that would totally destroy the whole style statement! So next time you want to relax in an enchanting setting, embrace your inner rustic!
The bed is the center of your bedroom, so choose it carefully! A king-size or queen-size bed with a sturdy frame is always great for rustic styles. There are lots of different types on the market right now, but I’d recommend getting one made from wood. If you don’t want to spend that much money, get yourself a metal frame instead – they are also pretty rustic-looking.
If you really prefer sleeping on the floor (or even outside), try adding some blankets and pillows on top of your hardwood floor. It might feel weird at first, but after a while, you’ll get used to it, and you might even like it.
Another great idea is to use a cow-hide rug on the floor – especially if you’re going for a raw, rustic look. Don’t put the bed next to the window because that way it’ll look unbalanced. You can also get some nightstands or small tables and put them on each side of the bed, so everything looks symmetrical!
Every bedroom needs a dresser, so don’t forget about this essential piece of furniture! A nice rustic one with metal drawers will work well in any style of bedroom, but an antique one also looks very sophisticated. If your room doesn’t have enough space for a big dresser, just get yourself some shelves instead and store your clothes there.
If you have an especially small room, you should keep the dresser very minimalistic. That way, it’ll make your room look bigger and more luxurious! If you do want to put some decorative items on top of it, I recommend using candles, books, or vases with flowers.
Last but not least, don’t forget about your night light! A rustic bedroom can get pretty dark at night, so you might trip over something if you don’t have a little lamp by your bedside table. Also, don’t use any big ornaments here because they’ll only take away the coziness from this room.
A classic statement piece for every type of decorating is a nice armoire! There are lots of different styles and sizes, so you can always find something that will fit in your room.
An antique one with all the carving looks really sophisticated, and it’s also a great solution for smaller rooms because it’ll make them look bigger (just like the dresser). I’d recommend getting one in white color instead of black or brown if you want to create a more airy feel.
You don’t need to worry about armoires taking away too much space from your bedroom: most of them come with hidden storage compartments! So next time you’re having a party and need some extra place, just close the doors, and you’ve made yourself an instant bar cart… It’s that easy! If you’re going for a casual style, there are also some very nice armoires with baskets or shelves.
An oriental armoire is another great idea for your rustic bedroom – especially if you want to make it look even more exotic. If you’re not into that, then I recommend getting a really small one with only 2-3 drawers. It’s also pretty easy to find something like that in any type of material, so just play around until you find the perfect item!
Of course, no rustic bedroom will be complete without some kind of shabby chic decor items. You can get yourself a few sheepskins and place them on top of your bed or furniture. Antlers are also a must-have if you want to embrace this style 100%.
Lay down some floral pillows or an afghan blanket on top of the sheepskins to give your room that coziness you want without looking too wild (add some candles for extra romance).
I’d definitely recommend getting yourself a French armoire if you like antiques. They are very romantic and also come in lots of different colors. Just make sure you don’t get one with all those carvings because it will make your room look too busy (back to the casual style again!)
Rustic bedrooms always look beautiful with white bed sheets, so if you can afford it, then go for two sets! One for summer and one for winter – it’s also great because you won’t have to wash them as often. Also, don’t forget to add some comfy pillows in different colors and shapes (square, round).
If you’re on a budget, then I’d recommend getting either bed sheets or shabby chic decor items. Of course, you can always find really nice stuff for under $30 (pillows, blankets), so it won’t break the bank.
Rustic bedrooms look perfect with lots of plants, but they can make your room look too busy if you use too much of them. It’s best to get around 6-7 plants max and place them everywhere – they’ll make your room seem bigger than it really is! I also recommend investing in fake ones because they’re easier to maintain… just don’t tell anyone about this 🙂
One of the most important elements of a rustic bedroom is lighting. Of course, the main source should be the lamp next to your bed, but if you want to add even more romance, then get yourself some candles and small lamps. You can also use wall lights instead of table lamps: just make sure they’re dimmable, so you don’t bump into them in the middle of the night!
Of course, there are lots of other furniture pieces you can add to give your room a rustic feel, but I think these should be enough for now. You can always experiment with different styles and try to mix them together. Good luck with your own creation.
Check out our picks of the best rustic bedroom essentials
This hand woven area rug is perfect for any room in your home. It’s made of 100% wool and has tassels on the corners to give it that extra touch of style. You can choose from 4 different colors, so you’re sure to find one that matches your space perfectly!
The Bristol 5 Light Chandelier is the perfect addition to your home. It’s made of high-quality materials and has a timeless design that will look great in any room. Plus, it’s easy to install so you can get it up and running quickly!
HOOBRO Nightstand, 24 Inch Shutter End Table with Switchable Door and Inner Storage, Square Side Table, Wooden Accent…
The HOOBRO Nightstand is the perfect solution for your bedroom. With its sleek design and sturdy construction, it’s a great addition to any room in your home. It has an inner storage compartment that makes it easy to store anything from books and magazines to electronics or other personal items. You can even use this space as extra counter space when you have guests over! This end table also features a switchable door with magnetic closure so you can easily access everything inside without having to worry about losing things behind closed doors. Plus, the drawer glides smoothly on metal tracks so opening and closing them is always effortless – no more worrying about catching your fingers in between drawers!
IWELL Nightstand Set of 2 with Drawer, Side Table with Wood Legs, End Table for Bedroom, Living Room, Rustic Brown
The IWELL Set of 2 Nightstands are a great way to make your bedroom look more inviting. These two nightstands have two drawers and can be used as side tables or nightstands. They also come in three different colors so you can find the perfect match for your room!
Metal Bed Frame Twin Size with Vintage Headboard and Footboard, Noillats Solid Sturdy Steel Slat Support Mattress…
Noilats is the perfect place to find the perfect bed frame. We have an extensive range of metal and wood sleepers, from our basic metal frame to our luxurious box spring. With our help you can find the perfect combination that suits your needs and budget.
Metal Deer Woodland Art Wall Cabin Christmas Large Forest Tree Decor Hanging Rustic Woodland Art Sculpture for Living…
This metal deer woodland art wall cabin Christmas large forest tree decor hanging rustic woodland art sculpture is the perfect addition to your home. It’s made of high-quality materials and will be sure to make an impression on all who enter your home. You can use it as a focal point in any room or just place it anywhere that needs some attention. The possibilities are endless!
This cow print rug is the perfect addition to any room in your home. It’s soft and comfortable underfoot, and it adds an element of style that will make you want to spend more time at home. You can use this cow print carpet as a way to bring together all the colors in your living room or bedroom – no matter what décor you have going on! The brown color makes it easy to match with almost anything else in your house, so there’s no need to worry about clashing with other pieces of furniture or decor.
OlarHike White Wall Shelves for Bedroom, 4 Pack Floating Shelves for Kids Books Storage, Wall Mounted Rustic Wood…
Your kids will never have an excuse not to pick up after themselves again! With OlarHike White Shelves, they can easily store all their favorite things right where they want them – within arm’s reach. Plus, these shelves are so sturdy that adults can use them too! Use one shelf as a nightstand or place two side by side under a window for extra storage space. The possibilities are endless with this versatile product!
The Windmill 44″ Ceiling Fan from Quorum International features an oiled bronze finish with hand-carved blades. It’s the perfect addition to any room in your home.
Rolanstar Nightstand with Charging Station, Farmhouse End Side Table with Storage Drawer and Cabinet for Bedroom, Rustic…
The Rolanstar Nightstand with Charging Station is the perfect addition to your bedroom. It’s made of solid wood and has a rustic brown finish that will match any decor. Plus, it comes with an easy-to-use charging station so you can charge all your devices at once!
Rostyle Faux Cowhide Rug Cute Cow Hide Rug for Living Room Bedroom Western Home Decor Faux Fur Cow Print Rugs White and…
Our faux cowhide rugs are made from high-quality materials and have the look of real leather. They’re perfect for adding a rustic touch to your home or office. The soft, plush pile is comfortable underfoot and easy to clean with just soap and water. It’s also durable enough that it won’t shed or fade over time. You can even machine wash it!
Seventable Nightstand with Charging Station and LED Lights, Rustic End Side Table with 2 Drawers for Bedroom, Rustic…
This Seventable Nightstand with Charging Station and LED Lights is perfect for your bedroom. It has 2 drawers, an end side table, and LED lights that make reading in the dark easy. The rustic brown color will look great in any home decor style.
Signature Design by Ashley Derek Rustic Table Lamp with Antler, Pinecone and Rock Accents, 2 Count, Brown
This table lamp features two rustic antler lamps on either side of the base which are accented with pinecone and rock accents for added flair. The white linen shade is perfect for creating soft ambient light in your home or office while also providing some privacy when needed. And don’t worry about having to find bulbs because it comes complete with 2 60 watt incandescent A19 medium base bulbs ready to go right out of the box!
Signature Design by Ashley Trinell Rustic 2 Drawer Nightstand with USB Charging Stations, Warm Brown
The Signature Design by Ashley Trinell Rustic 2 Drawer Nightstand with USB Charging Stations is the perfect addition to your bedroom. It’s made of solid wood and has two drawers, so it’s functional as well as stylish. You can use it to store all kinds of items like clothes or electronics. And with its warm brown tone, this nightstand will look great in any room!
VASAGLE LOWELL Bookshelf, Storage Cabinet with 3 Shelves and 2 Louvered Doors, Industrial Bookcase in Living Room, Study…
This industrial bookcase is perfect for any space. It’s made with natural materials and has two louvered doors that open to the shelf inside. The bookshelf can be fitted with 3 shelves, or two if you prefer. The vase will fit right in on top of it too!
WeeHom Twin Size Bed Frame Gold with Headboard Platform Bed 12.7 Inch Beds Mattress Foundation Duty Metal Steel Slat…
We have the perfect solution for you! Our twin size metal bed frame is sturdy, durable, and stylish. It’s made of high-quality steel that will last for years to come. The headboard platform bed has 12.7 inches of space between slats so it’s easy to keep your mattress clean and comfortable. You won’t find another product like this one on the market today!
Wellmet Sputnik Chandeliers, 12-Light E12 Gold Modern Chandelier, Rustic Chandelier Light Fixture for Dining Room…
These beautiful chandeliers feature 12 lights in a unique design that is sure to make an impression on guests. The gold finish makes them look like they were made from fine metalwork while the rustic details give them a more casual feel. They’re also easy to install so you can get right down to enjoying their beauty in no time at all!