10 Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas

Chic, cozy modern farmhouse bedrooms.
10 Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas
Tom Greenspan
December 21, 2022

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If you are considering redecorating your master bedroom and require inspiration, you should consider the modern farmhouse bedroom. It's sumptuous, warm and cozy, and within reason will be an ideal bedroom design for most styles of homes with its luxurious, modern vibe.

Traditionally, this decor style is a concoction of the cottage and country styles bought together to provide a glorious result that will bring your master bedroom to a crescendo of dual designs, which create a magnificent, simple but opulent bedroom.

This article will provide inspirational images to help you decide on a bedroom with the feel of a modern-day farmhouse that will compliment your home.

Let's get into it and find out if modern farmhouse bedrooms still rely on muted and neutral tones and much more such as:

  • Essential Elements for a modern farmhouse bedroom.
  • Ride them, cowboy.
  • Cozy reading nook.
  • Down on the ranch.

How can I decorate my bedroom in modern farmhouse style?

The modern farmhouse concept of decor has been an evolutionary process that has taken many decades to achieve while still retaining a nod to the origins of this decor concept.

There is a common thread that connects modern farmhouse bedrooms, and that is luxury, which, to be honest, is a fantastic concept for any bedroom, which is why this bedroom decor style is in high demand this year.

Here are some pointers to help you contemplate how to proceed with your modern farmhouse bedroom:

  • The modern farmhouse is not about bold and brash color schemes. However, the traditional creams and whites can still be used to create a wonderful bedroom but with a contemporary twist. Add subtle colors into the bedroom, like medium grays that are awesome for showing accessories with color to their optimal best.
  • Keep the decor simple and straightforward; it's always about achieving the clean, crisp lines of this traditional bedroom decor while adding some color to the bedroom.
  • It's imperative to have the right size furniture in a modern farmhouse bedroom; low beds are a big no, so air on the side of traditional beds with thick mattresses that have some height. If you palace a chair in the bedroom, try to make it period correct for the best look.
  • Indulgence is the theme when it comes to selecting bedding. Not only will it be glorious when you sleep, but it instantly gives the room the feel of luxury and opulence. Opt for luxurious bed linens.
  • Every farmhouse bedroom needs a nook for reading, which can be created easily by using an accent wall or by exposing some of the natural features of the bedroom to create this special space.
  • Storage should be in abundance, as with all farmhouse bedrooms.
  • Drapes often bring the bedroom to a cohesive conclusion, so don't skimp on drapes, use ceiling-to-floor drapes with ample pleats to maintain the theme of luxury in the bedroom.

What are the essential elements of farmhouse design?

Fortunately, there are not too many essentials for farmhouse design, and you will not need to incorporate every element into your bedroom.

Some of the elements used in modern farmhouse bedrooms include:

  • Items from years gone by, vintage items, a chest of drawers, an ornament, and a candelabra, these items will add character and heritage to your modern farmhouse bedroom.
  • Exposed wood, many farmhouses are constructed with lumber, so it's easy to achieve this look; you could use reclaimed lumber in a modern home to recreate the look.
  • Open shelving is an essential element of the bedroom, but bring the shelves up to date and use floating shelves.
  • Outbursts of pattern, a patchwork duvet, and an oriental rug would make the statement required.
  • Overall the bedroom should feel practical, but not practical at the expense of luxury.

Let's get some inspiration!

1. Ride them, cowboy!

There is a misconception that modern farmhouse bedrooms are large and full of shiplap wood walls when the truth could not be further away. This modern farmhouse-style bedroom is in a smaller bedroom, which contradicts the idea of being big and spacious, and the walls are plasterboard!

A handsome dark headboard with matching bedside cabinets with old-style brass lighting is placed against a mint green wall which adds to the depth of the bedroom and showcases the bucking stallion and rider to perfection.

The old farm gears that are mounted and displayed give the bedroom a sense of the past and make it masculine in its concept.

A masculine duvet color with matching and contrasting pillows demonstrates a bedroom of this stature can take on the concept of a modern farmhouse bedroom with excellence.

How to create this look?

Earthy tones and dark colors are a modern spin on the traditional farmhouse bedroom; bring this bedroom into the 21st century with style and creativity. The farm gears mounted and used as decor pays reverence to the past, and the bucking stallion seals the deal confirming the design inspiration.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 5.

The concept can be achieved easily using light tones but by introducing color to the room as an accent wall which will contrast with the darker burned style headboard. Adding a reference to heritage is quickly done as demonstrated; two mounted gears for wall decor, it's a masterpiece!

2. References to heritage

Undoubtedly keeping references to the heritage of farmhouse bedroom designs is an imperative detail to retain for posterity of this awesome-looking bedroom. Modern homes have different supporting structures through joists and purlins, all resting nicely on a wall plate sitting on top of the masonry construction of the building. It's not always easy or practical to expose beams in your home.

One of the easiest ways of killing two birds with one stone. If you are unfamiliar with the idiom, it means achieving two goals in one action. In the case of the bedroom in the image introducing a double set of drawers with heritage completes this action. You have the nod to heritage and history and a storage solution, both of which are essentials for the modern farmhouse look.

If finding these priced antiques is outside your budget, you can create a distressed finish on a similar set of drawers. It's an easy process and could save you hundreds of dollars.

Adding a period chair will also create the renaissance you, which is so critical to achieving the overall ambiance of the bedroom.

Hope to create this look?

Heritage furniture is available at a price, and if you can afford to take that route, then you can lose. Your bedroom drawers will be an appreciating asset. Adding a period chair is also a great idea, and a refurbished look can change the whole feel of the modern farmhouse bedroom.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 6.

Creating a distressed finish to add age to a chest of drawers is a relatively straightforward process. You can start treating the drawers with a light chemical peel and remove the varnish or paint with a wire brush; when you have the desired finish, coat with clear flat lacquer.

It's a process that takes time and patience hence the high complexity score.

3. Cozy reading nook

A modern farmhouse bedroom would not be complete without a reading nook that is cozy and attractive. It's an inherent part of the design you should incorporate if you have the floor space to do so.

Do you need to use a period correct chair? Not really. The concept of having a reading nook is the desired theme, and you could use any household chair you wish, providing it's comfortable and conducive to reading and an odd afternoon snooze as you relax in your bedroom.

Of course, the decor must be a modern farmhouse bedroom, or the concept will not be achieved. The paneled wall is typical of the period, but the color is modern and beautiful. It's dark but subtle simultaneously, giving a glorious cozy reading nook.

A plaid rug to drape across your knees is a nice feature, as well as the well-thought-out accessories, such as a basket of logs and a stained tree stump for a coffee table.

How to create this look?

If you have wood paneling, it's an easy look to create, and this panel is painted dark olive, Hex#556B2F. Use a comfy chair that is easy to relax in, and add tasteful accessories that complement the bedroom.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 4.

Painting is something that most of you can do, so achieving this look is simple. Finding the correct chair may be difficult, and the chair's color may dictate the color of the wood panel, so select the chair first to avoid expensive reupholstering.

4. Cozy bijou modern farmhouse ambiance

Retaining authenticity is part of the contemporary farmhouse bedroom vibe, and you don't need to be that authentic; just appear to be!

Shiplap timber walls painted white with a gingham style light gray duvet cover and pillows with contrasting cushions for interest against a backdrop of a superbly distressed headboard. Is it homemade? You can guess yes, the weathered look is easily achievable for the unskilled DIY enthusiast.

Adding the farmhouse sign above the bed is somewhat audacious and crass, but the bedroom is designed for fun and intrigue.

An old ladder stood up in the corner is the perfect towel rail or plant pot hanger. Its multifunctional and ingenious addition to the bedroom decor. The french button-back chair seems old and tells a story of its own.

It's a masterful bedroom design that shouts out a modern farmhouse in a Boho style. Why a laurel leaf garland? Maybe an ex-racing driver?

How to create this look?

Think Boho chic, and you will be on the right track. It's still a modern farmhouse bedroom design but with a few twists and turns added to create intrigue in the bedroom decor.

If in doubt, white will be your go-to color.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 7.

Boho is a thought process where design kind of goes out of the window; either you have it, or you don't! Distressing a headboard with a paint finish is easy. Add a chemical strip liberally to the headboard areas you wish to remove the paint altogether.

Strip the paint required, and then brush the headboard with a wire brush and sand, wet the headboard with a hose, and leave to dry. This process may need to be repeated several times for the wood to take on a dark tone.

5. Four post bed

Modern farmhouse bedrooms are known for their elegance and demure essence emanating from the ladies in the deep south, where manners are the basis of the culture.

You may have guessed that this bedframe did not start out its life as a four-post bed, but with the additions of some sanded 2x2” timbers, the bed has taken on the elegance and expectations of the authentic four-poster bed.

The simple frame is far from elegant, but the bed would look somewhat tired and dated without it. The frame has provided a new lease of life.

Subtle shades of baby blue adorn the bed with furry fun pillows that add texture and color. Beautiful bedside lamps match the pillows to create a cohesive ambiance in this modern farmhouse bedroom.

The decor is white, which is beautiful and accented by a 6-foot-plus painting of waves crashing against the seashore.

How to create this look?

You will need some carpentry skills to make the four-post bed frame. The rest of the bedroom is an easy look to recreate, using subtle colors to bring energy into a white bedroom. The painting is a talking point and a fantastic addition to the bedroom.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is an 8.

You will need a cut list and a small sketch for the four post-bed frames. Make sure the frame is square and plumb when erecting. The washed-over paint finish is a perfect look for this bedroom, elevating what could be a plain bedroom.

6. Down on the ranch

Even smaller bedrooms make for fantastic modern farmhouse-style bedrooms, the decor is simple, and with just one addition to the bedroom, the room takes on a whole new ambiance placing you down on the ranch.

A simple decor is the hallmark of farmhouse bedrooms, with no clutter, all orderly, and easy to maintain. Everything had to be simple because life was hard. The people living in farmhouses were farmers, and they would rise and sleep early.

The room retains the bright essence of tradition but with colors like greige added to the walls to replace the cream tones.

Beautiful lighting emitting a warm glow makes the bedroom feel warm and cozy.

The black and white painting of cattle on the move brings the whole farm/ranch vibe to a glorious conclusion.

How to create this look?

This beautiful bedroom is a classic farmhouse theme with the addition of subtle paint tones that make the bedroom a masterpiece of artful design. A simple, comfortable, inviting bed and, of course, the cattle painting is all that is needed to transport you way back west.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 4.

This is a lovely easy bedroom to achieve; make sure the kickboards are in pristine condition, and the darker tones of greige will make them stand out. Be mindful of using full drapes for the luxury of the bedroom.

7. Home on the range

Not so many bedroom designs allow you to have the latitude to express your design ideas. Not many of you would have thought the farmhouse/cottage bedrooms could be inspiring enough to create works of art that are unique to your bedroom.

This small modern farmhouse bedroom captures the essence of the rugged lifestyle of years gone by lived by farmers and their families.

However, this tremendously robust headboard was made for reclaimed timber, and even the beach finds places in your bedroom back in the days of Jesse James and Billy the kid.

The sumptuous mattress is inviting, and the period items in the bedroom are an incredible design feature.

Real antlers and a photo of a horned steer capture the bedroom's ambiance, which is mastered beautifully and purposefully.

How to create this look?

You will need to search the reclamation yards to find timers like this, and you could use railway sleepers if you can find them. The decor is simple but effective. The ubiquitous wood ladder is incredible and adds character to the bedroom.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 7.

The headboard may be more straightforward than you are thinking. It has a backboard frame fitted with some old barn timbers, and it should be easy for you to make. The enamel bucket may be harder to find, but it's a fabulous bedroom.

8. Love is in the air

The modern farmhouse bedroom is full of surprises, and exclamations of love could be coming your way.

The common thread that runs through modern farmhouse bedrooms is comfort, luxury, and being a little avant-garde when it comes to decor and accessories.

Yes, there is a BOHO influence in this farmhouse bedroom, but it's a good influence that brings a depth of personality to the bedroom that could easily be missed.

The distressed headboard has to be the main focal point. It's fantastic and deserves to be the main visual point.

How about the bed bench? It's straight from an old school or church down south; its patina is magnificent, maintaining the period ambiance.

A glorious, sumptuous mattress is inviting and covered with the chocolate brown bedspread that makes up for the missing wall colors.

The alarm clock working or not, has the whole retro vibe to finish this modern farmhouse bedroom.

How to create this look?

The focal point is the headboard that is once again distressed, and it's a prevalent look for modern bedrooms and a look that is achieved easily. The bed bench could be the find of the century that adds depth to the bedroom.

It goes without saying that a modern farmhouse bedroom would not be complete without a glorious bed.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 5.

Distressing headboards is easy, and this one has been sanded. You can take off the bulk of the paint with a disk sander and then finish off by hand for a more refined and natural look and feel.

Old benches can be found at Sunday markets, garage sales, and auction houses.

9. Modern farmhouse bedroom elegance

It's not all about distressed headboards and retro revival with BOHO influences as fantastic as they are. A mature market requires a modern farmhouse bedroom to be up to date and in vogue while retaining the elegance and stature of one of the nicest rooms on the property.

Unusual for a farmhouse bedroom is dark bold colors. Still, the modern farmhouse bedroom has no such shackles freeing you up to make an elegant bedroom that has all the character and ambiance of the farmhouse bedroom.

Remember the essence of the farmhouse? Patterns. This modern farmhouse bedroom has hit every design cue squarely to make a glorious bedroom with its dark blue accent wall contrasted by a traditional black steel frame bed topped with a sumptuous mattress and bedding. In total contrast to the blue wall, the brown bed box brings a level of warmth into the bedroom.

The rug is the epitome of a pattern for a farmhouse bedroom bringing this modern bedroom back in line with traditions.

How to create this look?

Contrasting walls are popular. If the room does not have sufficient daylight, you could opt for a lighter tone of blue or go with gray or green for the accent wall.

The common thread is luxury, and this bedroom oozes luxury. The Silk rug is the perfect connection between modern and tradition.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 6.

Painting an accent wall is simple; it is a straightforward bedroom with a perfect ambiance for this aesthetic.

10. Delightful bedroom

Some of you will think that farmhouse bedrooms are not that far away from the decor of a normal bedroom, and you would be right for thinking that way because modern farmhouse bedrooms use contemporary design cues while retaining some of the heritage and ambiance of a farmhouse.

This bedroom has crisp, clean lines that are accentuated by brilliant withe bedding and walls, and The contrasting mustard drapes are also patterned, retaining the farmhouse bedroom heritage.

Keep your bedroom bright and airy for the best modern farmhouse results.

How to create this look?

It is a small bedroom, so your bed will need to be of sufficient scale for the bedroom, remember that the correct size of bedroom furniture is critical to the overall ambiance of the bedroom.

Maintain patterns if possible and use drapes that are full to enhance the feeling of luxury in the bedroom.

How easy is this look to achieve? Working on a simple scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most complex level to accomplish, this bedroom is a 5.

Smaller bedrooms can be more challenging to scale and create the correct balance for the bedroom. Overall the bedroom is simple and straightforward. Keep it bright and comfortable.

Final thoughts

The key to creating a marvelous bedroom is ensuring clean and crisp decor. (disregard some of the quirky headboards) and adding color through accessories, certain deal breakers separate a farmhouse bedroom from a typical bedroom.

Finally, the bedroom must be comfortable and luxurious. The bedroom can't be cluttered. You must have plenty of storage. Patterns in the bedroom will suffice.

Is it a simple process to recreate the images?

Yes, the images' purpose is to inspire your decor ideas. You can choose the best images for you and take the design cues as you wish.