Country style decorating has a folksy-type feel to it whether you go for rustic, farmhouse, or Americana there are many ways to make your home look and feel like you’re in a countryside cottage in rural America. If you just want to spruce up your bedroom, here is a guide to start planning your country-style bedroom decorating.
The key to decorating any room is to plan. Have a concrete plan written down as to how you want your room to look. Have an idea in your mind about what pieces you want to go where and how the layout will look in your mind’s eye and see if it feels write to you.
Measure out your room to make sure the furniture you want will fit when you decide on a motif. Rustic, farmhouse, French country, and American country are all styles that will have matching sets of bedroom furniture. Take a tape measure to the store to measure each piece and see how it fits into your plans.
Many stores and shops will have country designs as an in-store theme already. Whether you look at JC Penney or Bed, Bath & Beyond there are many decorating stores that will already have designs and themes with colors to match. To get some ideas, you may try searching your local stores or their respective websites.
Bedding is probably the easiest part of your country home. Whether you want to decorated in apples, chickens, trees, or even a wishing well theme there are many themes in bedding with comforters that can match any theme you want. If you don’t want a theme, colors are also easy to match such as these beautiful matching sets from Retro Barn.
A dresser set that matches a bed frame can be found pretty much anywhere in any home design store. All you have to do is pick your furniture. Broyhill, JC Penney, and for some discounts try Country Furniture Outlet as well, if you want to get some ideas for what country furniture in your bedroom can look like.
Flea markets are great places to find bargains, especially on accessories for your room. I wouldn’t place my entire bedroom’s worth of furniture and dressers as finding a matching set at a flea market will be hard to find at best. But little accessories such as wall hangings, lamps, trinkets, and genuine antiques to add to your country bedroom can certainly be found at flea markets for a great price if you know what style of items for which you are looking.
Having furniture custom made is also a great option. Many furniture makers can be found in large cities or where you live. Prairie Country Furniture is a fine example of custom made furniture makers who can make your bedroom furniture for you in an older style and yet still be solid.
Adding small things like paintings and prints don’t necessarily have to be antiques or original paintings. Your local wall decorating retailer such as Deck The Walls will have plenty of prints and wall hangings that you can add to your bedroom.
Just because there is a deck the walls doesn’t mean you can’t find original paintings. Get in touch with a local art or painting group and see if you can find an appropriate painting that can be done for your room. If they already have one that is painted, make an offer if they don’t have a listed price on the painting.
Lastly, I feel it is important to go with your gut when you are shopping for your bedroom. If a piece jumps out at you and you must have it, then your first initial impression of things is probably correct. Go with your gut and if the piece fits, go for it.