Rustic Bedroom Ideas

Rustic bedroom ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a rustic bedroom and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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cozy designed by Amanda Greenfield
cozyDesigned by Amanda Greenfield
The DeFiore's Bedroom designed by Cayla Barry
The DeFiore's BedroomDesigned by Cayla Barry
Master Bedroom designed by Kelsey Kosztowny
Master BedroomDesigned by Kelsey Kosztowny
Serena & Lily Fall Bedroom designed by Emily R
Serena & Lily Fall BedroomDesigned by Emily R
Grasscloth Bedroom designed by Cori Tadrus
Grasscloth BedroomDesigned by Cori Tadrus
Downstairs Bedroom designed by Miranda Dodson
Downstairs BedroomDesigned by Miranda Dodson
Soft & Rustic Bedroom designed by Melanie Fenning
Soft & Rustic BedroomDesigned by Melanie Fenning
Cabin Fever Salve, V2 designed by Kelton Wright
Cabin Fever Salve, V2Designed by Kelton Wright
Mitch - Cabin Bedroom designed by Talia Hohmann
Mitch - Cabin BedroomDesigned by Talia Hohmann
Style Board designed by Taylor Grysiewicz
Style BoardDesigned by Taylor Grysiewicz
Bedroom designed by Tammy Payne
BedroomDesigned by Tammy Payne
Cabin Master designed by Kate Wheeler
Cabin MasterDesigned by Kate Wheeler
Deer Room designed by Showplace Design
Deer RoomDesigned by Showplace Design
Sports Room designed by Ruby Davis
Sports RoomDesigned by Ruby Davis
Bedroom  Vibes designed by Karyn Pashchuk
Bedroom  VibesDesigned by Karyn Pashchuk
Cabin bedroom Jan 23 designed by Olga Dragieva
Cabin bedroom Jan 23Designed by Olga Dragieva
bed 2 designed by Showplace Design
bed 2Designed by Showplace Design
Bedroom designed by Ashley Carvalho
BedroomDesigned by Ashley Carvalho
Untitled designed by Valerie Rainey
UntitledDesigned by Valerie Rainey
client room designed by Marc Millien
client roomDesigned by Marc Millien
Katarinas Room designed by Zerina Gredelj
Katarinas RoomDesigned by Zerina Gredelj
Master Bedroom (copy) designed by Mary Kate Pedigo
Master Bedroom (copy)Designed by Mary Kate Pedigo
Untitled designed by Hailey Wallin
UntitledDesigned by Hailey Wallin
Bedroom 2 designed by Erin Arnold
Bedroom 2Designed by Erin Arnold

Design tips for decorating a rustic style bedroom

Here’s how to achieve the rustic aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a rustic bedroom?

Whether you are designing for yourself or someone else, bedrooms should be cozy and comfortable, providing a space to unwind, recharge, and escape the chaos of the world. Even if your typical design style is more maximalist, bedrooms usually lean more minimalist to offer a serene backdrop for a good night’s sleep. Bedroom layouts are also more simple. The square footage of your bedroom and size of your bed frame will typically dictate the best layout.

Whether you're in the process of a bedroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:|

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Bedroom walls set the mood for the space. Select a color or pattern that complements the rustic style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bed: The bed is the centerpiece and typical focal point of any bedroom, providing a comfortable and restful place to sleep. It typically includes a mattress, bed frame, and headboard. Your rustic style can really shine by selecting bedding (sheets, duvet covers, and pillows) that match the aesthetic.
  • Nightstands: Nightstands (or bedside tables) are small tables or cabinets placed on either side of the bed. They provide a convenient surface for placing bedside lamps, alarm clocks, books, and other personal items. Pro tip: Bedside tables should be placed 2-4 inches from the bed frame and no more than 24 inches deep (any deeper and it can be pretty uncomfortable to get in and out of bed). If you choose to add a table lamp or a sconce, keep in mind the depth of the light to ensure you have enough space on the bedside table.
  • Area Rug: It’s common to include an area rug in a bedroom for extra warmth and coziness. There are three common layout options for rugs in the bedroom. Option 1, place the bed and nightstands entirely on the rug. Option 2, place ⅔ of the bed on the rug, with 24 inches extending beyond the sides of the bed. Option 3, place two runners along each side of the bed (the runners should be wider than the bedside tables, if possible).
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a bedroom, you’d want a flush surface mount or chandelier on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps on each side of the bed. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: In bedrooms, window treatments are not just design statements. They help promote a restful sleep environment, while also adding a layer of privacy and warmth. Opting for blackout or heavy, lined curtains can enhance these effects, making them perfect for ensuring comfort and tranquility. Don’t forget a curtain rod!
  • Rustic Bedroom Decor: From accent pillows and throw blankets to bedside table lamps and wall art, bedroom accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall bedroom color scheme and rustic style to bring your design vision to life.

Get creative and have fun with your rustic bedroom! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bedroom.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a rustic bedroom design?

Rustic interior design embodies the rugged beauty of nature, highlighting raw, unrefined textures and a palette inspired by the earth's organic tones. It celebrates the authenticity of natural materials, such as exposed wooden beams, wide-plank flooring, and stone accents, creating a cozy atmosphere that connects the indoors with the outdoor world.

The rustic style aesthetic is cozy and unrefined, creating welcoming spaces that celebrate simplicity and the art of repurposing. Rustic design tends to embrace a more neutral color scheme. Rustic color palettes can be either light or dark.

When decorating a rustic bedroom interior, select handcrafted or reclaimed furniture and vintage decor that showcases natural imperfections (read: patina) and tells a story of heritage and craftsmanship. The key is to choose items that reflect the natural world's imperfections. Common decor elements include barn doors, shiplap paneling, apron-front sinks, and vintage accessories (think: mason jars, woven baskets, wood cutting boards, or ceramic mixing bowls). Comfortable, overstuffed furniture with durable fabrics, such as cotton and linen, invites relaxation, while galvanized metal and distressed or reclaimed wood adds to the rustic farm aesthetic.

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