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The farmhouse style everything craze is here to stay and perhaps you are ready to jump on board, but maybe aren’t quite sure where to start. First let’s start with the basics of the general farmhouse style. There are other sub-styles of the farmhouse style like modern farmhouse, coastal farmhouse, rustic farmhouse, industrial farmhouse, etc., but for now we will stick to the basics. A general farmhouse styled room will typically feature a neutral color palette with shades of white, cream and grey and can also have touches of cozy blues and earthy greens. The goal of the space is to create a warm, lived-in environment with the use of distressed wood and casual metals and this shoppable bedroom I have designed fits into the traits of farmhouse style.
I always suggest adding in architectural items first, like extra trim or beams. Here I have featured bead board paneling, but it’s not your typical white and it’s not your typical 4’ height. By increasing its height to 6’ by painting it grey you immediately start your room off with a designer feel, because an interior designer will take a general idea and elevate it for you. Because the paneling is a darker shade, I chose a wall paint color to contrast against that and kept it light. The flooring I chose is also very light and bright, the one shown here is Pergo Outlast Sand Dune Oak Laminate flooring.
Next step is the furniture, as this will be a large portion of your design budget. When purchasing big furniture pieces, it is always recommended to select items that will be timeless and hold up over the years. This Settler Reclaimed Wood Bed and White Harvest 3 Drawer Hayward Dresser have a classic neutral style that can fit a variety of styles. By adding in the Jackson Bedding in Flax and Midnight by Pom Pom At Home, decorative Cotton Pillow in White and Grey & Stone and Beam French Laundry Strip Lumbar Pillow it brings out the casual feel that the farmhouse style emulates. To further anchor the space and add coziness I have selected this Harput Black, Grey, and Beige Area Rug, to not only add another element of pattern, but texture as well. The Elyse Bench in Heather Twill Stone at the foot of the bed adds another tone of neutral while also giving you a place to sit down and put your shoes on in the morning.
The finishing touches are the lighting and décor. While you may think chandeliers are for dining room tables, there is no rule stating you can put one in your bedroom too! This Oil Rubbed Bronze 6 Light Industrial Farmhouse Chandelier gives the eye something to look at up higher while most of the other visual elements in your space are down lower. And because the chandelier has a round geometric aspect, I wanted the same for these 2 Wrought Iron Open Cage Orb Lights with Linen Shades on either side of the bed. The Creative Co-Op Cast Iron Metal Arrow Bookends was chosen to add in another element of metal while the Distressed White Wood Candle Holders add in a distressed finish.
For the dresser I chose this Huntley Cocoa Brown 9-Drawer Dresser for its distressed finish and amount of storage! It creates a nice contrast against the warm and cozy grey bead board paneling. And while many dressers come with a matching mirror, I always recommend using this opportunity to add in a contrasting material like this Brushed Metal Wall Mirror, it’s simple lines work perfectly for your farmhouse styled space. When it comes to styling your dresser, balance is key. You can do this by flanking the mirror with 2 like items to create a symmetrical look, but because the farmhouse style is more casual, I chose 2 items that have the same visual weight and height like this Tailynn Farmhouse Glass Lamp and 2-Tiered Distressed Cream Tray. While this is a neutral space you can always add a little color by utilizing items found in nature. This Ficus Tree, with a Creamy White Distressed Urn Planter adds height to the space while the Set of 4 Small Topiary Shrubs fill the space in the middle of the dresser without covering up the mirror. And finally, add in items like this Floor Storage Wicker Basket and Sublime Throw
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If you have any more questions on how to add a designer feel to your space I’d love to hear from you! My name is Cassidy Hardesty, and I am an NCIDQ certified interior designer, providing full service design in and around Indianapolis and e-design nationwide.
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