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Rustic bedroom ideas – 10 ways to do rugged country style for a relaxing cocoon

  • July 13, 2022

Rustic bedroom ideas conjure up thoughts of sleeping in a cosy cocoon and who wouldn’t want that? 

Nature is good for the soul. Country folk have always known this but research now backs it up. Colours of nature and natural materials help soothe our (often frazzled) minds. So where rest and relaxation are concerned, rustic style is ideal when you’re on the hunt for bedroom ideas. 

‘There’s just something about the rustic, shaggy and raw paired with the sleek, clean and polished which creates a sweet spot for interesting, stylish and cosy interiors,’ says Noemie Deed, founder, Cosy Coco (opens in new tab). ‘Charming rustic designs transform contemporary pads into cosy homesteads.’  

10 rustic bedroom ideas

Rustic style tends to let nature’s natural beauty shine through, so rugged materials such as reclaimed wood, chunky wool and wicker feature heavily. Mixed with leafy greens, sky blues and earthy tones these create a nature-inspired sleep haven, perfect for large sleep zones or small bedroom ideas. 

1. Whitewash timber-clad walls

white bedroom with white wall panelling and soft blue accents

(Image credit: Future / Dominic Blackmore)

To create a cabin-in-the-woods style rustic bedroom decor, clad your walls with timber and give a section of it a whitewash for a fresh modern feel. 

Against this backdrop, include Shaker style wooden furniture, a chunky oatmeal rug and botanical prints on your bed linen to wake up with nature wherever you live.

2. Add stable doors for shutters

Wood clad bedroom with distressed walls, woven bed and faux fur throw

(Image credit: Future / Polly Eltes)

Barn conversions are popular renovation projects in rural locations for good reason and many incorporate charming ideas influenced by their surroundings. We love  these salvaged stable doors being used as shutters and old floorboards for wall cladding.

Whether you live in a barn, cottage, flat or house, scour salvage yards and junk shops to see what treasures you can repurpose for

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