Comfort and coziness are key to great farmhouse bedding ideas, contributing to making the bed an oh-so-appealing centerpiece of the room.
Neutrals predominate in farmhouse bedrooms and for their bedding, but the look is far from flat with layers of color drawn from a sophisticated palette as well as different textures creating interest and contrast. And if you like a pop of color or a hit of pattern on the bed, this can also work beautifully.
Farmhouse Bedding Ideas – Inspiration For Primary Bedrooms
1. Use pops of colors
‘We love white bedding and often use white as our foundation,’ explains Mary Maloney of Bee’s Knees Interior Design Studio. ‘White is actually easy to clean and maintain! White also quietly accompanies all the fun focal points, such as pillows and draperies, all of which pop against the white bed covers.’
Of the two sleep spaces shown above and below, she adds, ‘Both rooms feel warm and cozy, due to the combo of simple elements, combined with rural and rustic accents, all of which make you want to linger and relax.’
2. Bring in pattern
While the rest of the room may be plain, there’s no reason to forgo farmhouse bed cover ideas that introduce pattern. The bed is the ideal place to introduce it over small areas, adding individuality to the room while maintaining the relaxing nature of the scheme overall.
Here, a paisley pattern is combined with a floral with a geometric used for the curtains. Repeating colors ensures they work together.
3. Decide if bedding should draw the eye
Bedding can be an eye-catching feature or an understated part of a farmhouse bedroom, and either direction is available to you. Elizabeth Krueger of Elizabeth Krueger Design chose monotone bedding that’s soothing in its effect for this room, which ‘can keep the eye and the focus on the architecture and art’, she says.
4. Fall for pure white bedding
With rustic and distressed textures elsewhere in a farmhouse bedroom, consider farmhouse bedding ideas that can provide a contrast that emphasizes the qualities of the different materials. Here, smooth pure white bedding contrasts with the chevron wall paneling and the rustic wood nightstand.
Follow this room’s example by layering a throw blanket in a neutral shade on top of white bedding for a look that says coziness rather than five-star hotel crispness.
5. Opt for a custom design
For a primary bedroom, consider upping the grandeur of both bed and bedding with a bespoke choice for the room, as Sarah Eilers of Lucas Eilers Design Associates specified in this home.
Custom bedding using Fortuny fabric gives this primary bedroom an elegant old-world feel while an antique, hand-gilded bed crown with drapes and a sunburst mirror creates intimacy under the soaring plaster and hand-hewn beam ceiling,’ she explains.
6. Mix Linen and Velvet on the bed
Choose linen for bedding such as duvet covers, sheets, pillowcases, and more, then opt for velvet for pillow shams. Both fabrics are super soft to touch, and the beauty of linen bedding is that it gets softer with age.
7. Pick farmhouse bedding for the kid’s room
‘With farmhouse bedding, I believe it needs to be three things: approachable, have a mixture of pattern and color, and evoke a feeling of comfort and coziness,‘ she says. ‘In one of the kid’s rooms in our Meadow Brook project, we opted for a set like this for those reasons.’