Creating Your Own Rustic Bedroom
A style which looks great in a kitchen or bedroom, thanks to its warmth and cosiness, the rustic interiors theme is pretty popular these days – and it’s not difficult to see why (especially now that winter’s coming in). This long-standing interior design style isn’t just restricted to pretty country style cottages or log cabins either. Modern city apartments these days are decked out in a rustic theme. Here’s ways you can also incorporate it into a bedroom make-over:
Wooden Bed Frame and Headboard
Buy your bed in either dark or warm wood, such as this Cork Sleight Bed. The Shire Bed in dark mahogany is another stunning alternative while, if you prefer a lighter look in your bedroom, then the Workington Sleigh Bed may be more your scene. The wood used in the bedstead and other bedroom furniture can be new or reclaimed. It should also be chunky, plain and hard-wearing rather than delicate and ornate.
Blanket Box to Store Items
A blanket box is very much a rustic element in terms of style. Remember Little House on the Prairie? They were always storing clothing, toys and gifts in such a box. Sit the box at the bottom of the bed – or in front of the window if this is low so that the box can double as a seat when you place cushions on top. The Dorking is a perfect example of a rustic-themed Blanket Box.
Cosy Quilt to Wrap-Up Warm
Another ‘prairie’ essential, a quilt should be colourful, heavy and perfect for snuggling up under. Patchwork will be perfect but our plain cotton linen in pastel shades would work well too.
Warm Rug Underfoot
The whole ethos of the Rustic Look is comfort and warmth. One way to achieve this is to make sure there’s a wool rug under your feet when you step out of bed in your bare feet first thing in the morning. A large rug such as this pretty Louis De Poortere Multi-Coloured Cameo version would be ideal (just make sure you have a plain quilt so there’s no visual clashing going on!).
Low Level Lighting
The last thing you want for the cosy rustic look is stark overhead lighting. No, it’s all about accent lighting. That means concentrating on your bedside lamps. This Stoneware Milk Churn lamp, for instance, would make the perfect addition to most rustic bedroom themes with its old-style unfussy appeal.
Dressing Table and Mirror
The Carlson three-way mirror is the perfect rustic dressing table mirror with its pine wood surround. Its softened rounded corners give it a very contemporary appeal. If you prefer your rustic a bit more French-style, then this Oliver natural wood dressing table and mirror would also pass muster for a rustic style bedroom.
As you can see from the above, there are many styles of rustic out there – vintage, country, French, antique, industrial etc. Whichever you use though, you can be assured it’ll always be a favourite design choice for thousands of us.