It’s no secret that the popularity of the current trend in charming cottage spaces likely stems from our favorite HGTV stars Joanna and Chip Gaines. It’s a space that’s light and airy, open, and full of farmhouse vibes—decked in shiplap walls, heirloom elements, and freshly clipped florals. But you don’t have to be a resident of Waco, Texas, to enjoy a modern farmhouse-style bedroom.
Starting with a backdrop of bright white planked walls, opt for a color palette that feels soft and serene. Pale blues and greens that are reflective of nature are a great place to start—and, of course, a combination of neutral tones and textures to add depth, detail, and visual interest. Layering natural and Oriental rugs on the floor creates a collected look, and a patinaed antique bench at the foot of the bed adds the perfect rustic touch. Fluffy white linens make farmhouse dreams a reality while a soft ticking stripe headboard anchors the bedding accessories. Pairing modern pieces with vintage-inspired elements and heirlooms or travel wares like art, lamps, or chests helps create a cohesive space that feels personal and collected over time.
Vintage leather-bound books are a great collected addition to any cottage nightstand. When choosing pillows, pairing a stripe, a solid, and a floral that share a similar palette is a great way to blend patterns. Soft linens and knobby textures are another way to add interest.