Rustic Bedroom Ideas

Wrap your bedroom in these weathered and timeworn trappings, and you're certain to rest easy in relaxing rustic style.

Cowboy Flair

A signature piece of artwork can make a dramatic statement in your rustic bedroom, and what could be more reminiscent of rustic styling than the Old West? In this space, a large-scale painting of a peaceful prairie leads the way for other elements with a Western feel, such as burlap-sack pillows, an oak side table with Queen Anne legs, and a tufted leather storage ottoman with nailhead trim. Adjustable arm wall sconces with an oiled-bronze finish complete the look.

Humble Beginnings

Your rustic bedroom doesn't have to be cluttered to be cozy. In fact, you'll be much more comfortable in a setting marked by simplicity. This rustic bedroom captures tranquility with wide-plank shiplap walls in white and a single bare branch above the bed as three-dimensional artwork. A wooden pitchfork serves as another charming accent layered with stoneware, baskets, and a few bundles of books.

Time Traveler

Yes, you can love both modern and rustic bedroom ideas and bring them together successfully where you sleep. In this room, playful, contemporary artwork and a sleek, sophisticated chrome lamp balance the look of a texture-rich woven rope bed paired with a primitive chest of drawers, still wearing its original chipped paint. Rustic beams, shiplap walls, and a woven window shade echo the furnishings and help unify seemingly disparate pieces.

Make a Statement

You might find some rustic bedroom ideas in your backyard or maybe out in the shed. In this guest room, salvaged barn wood on just one wall creates a warm backdrop for an antique iron bed. A short ladder is just the right height to serve as a bedside table.

Liquid Assets

If you're looking for an easy way to personalize your rustic bedroom, consider the power of paint. A damask pattern behind this bed, for example, is actually hand-stenciled and not a wallpaper. The floor is painted with two coats of white porch paint -- just enough to add freshness but still allow the grain of the wood to show through.

Let There Be Light

When the sun sets, how will you keep your rustic bedroom out of the shadows? Rather than using a pair of table lamps to flank the bed, this sunny retreat took a more creative approach: A pair of pendants with hip industrial styling serve as both overall and task lighting for the room. Hints of red on each fixture give a nod to the charming vintage-style quilt. The reclaimed wood trunk at the foot of the bed provides a landing spot for taking off shoes as well as a primitive counterpoint to the room's more modern elements.

Wood Speaks

A plain-Jane bedroom becomes a rustic wonder with well-chosen architectural features. This rustic bedroom gains rugged character with the addition of salvaged-wood beams and a window cornice fashioned of distressed reclaimed boards. Leaving these elements unpainted infuses the space with warmth and natural beauty.

On the Bench

Sometimes you only need one important piece to give your bedroom rustic flair. In this guest room, natural linens serve as a quietly elegant foil for the primitive warmth of a wood bench, which is actually a 1923 folding laundry tub bench.


    Chic Centerpiece

    Don't overlook a well-chosen bed as your rustic bedroom's focal point. This rope-wrapped wonder began as a plain metal frame. It's a look you could easily re-create with a flea market find and rope found in the aisles of a home improvement store. A sisal rug anchors the room with additional natural fiber texture.

    Cozy Getaway

    Wrap a bedroom in wood surfaces and you've got an instant rustic retreat. The floor, walls, and ceiling in this pleasingly snug space are all wood but with different finishes to enliven the look. Natural wood above, stained planks underfoot, and painted beaded-board paneling on walls make the space comfortably cozy.

    Brass Tactics

    A pair of authentic vintage brass beds, paired with an old tooled leather hassock, make this rustic bedroom a gem. If you're lucky enough to land your own antique bed frames, keep in mind that modern mattresses and box springs are often slightly wider than the vintage frame. You can minimize the disparity with this simple solution: Cover box springs with ticking.

    Rustic Reflections

    A pair of antique trumeau mirrors -- originally designed to span the gap between windows to brighten a room -- now bring rustic elegance to this master bedroom. Adding an ultrachic settee to the space only elevates the rustic character of the mirrors.

    Burning Desire

    Distressing can boost the character of even reclaimed wood. In this master bedroom, the owner put down reclaimed yellow fir floors and used boards from an old ceiling to clad walls. Before installation, he darkened the wallboards with a torch, using a low-heat setting and painted the ceiling and window trim white to maintain a light feeling for the space. Walking sticks draw the eye above the bed, and wooden beer cases, turned on end, serve as nightstands.

    Garden Graces

    Rustic bedroom ideas might be waiting for you in the garden. This sweetly humble cottage bedroom gains primitive personality with a section of salvaged lattice propped behind the bed in lieu of more traditional artwork. A garden bench, freshened with white paint, and a canvas harvest bucket continue the theme at the foot of the bed.

    Rural Route

    Wouldn't you like to bring these rustic bedroom ideas home? In this master bedroom, a portion of an old windmill serves as a headboard. And rather than reclaimed wood on the floor, the rustic bedroom features easy-to-maintain laminate that resembles distressed barn wood. At around $6.50 per square foot, it's a bargain worth consideration.

    Buried Treasure

    In an old house, consider peeling off dated plaster on walls to reveal what's underneath. You might find beautiful natural wood shiplap, which instantly gives a bedroom rustic appeal.

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    A Painter's Lair

    If your rustic bedroom needs to serve double duty, let this upstairs guest bedroom inspire you. The homeowner needed art studio space, so she tucked mismatched library tables into one corner of the bedroom to hold an abundance of art supplies and slipped in an easel. Bovine accents lend barnyard charm.

    Treasure Hunt

    Scour flea markets and antiques fairs to find rustic decor for your bedroom. These homeowners built a four-poster from Victorian-style painted posts, a flat-panel door for the headboard, and a sidelight with tin tiles replacing the glass repurposed as the footboard. An antique library card catalog serves as a nightstand. Behind the bed, a mosaic of salvaged tongue-and-groove flooring dresses the wall in rustic fashion.

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