Rustic bedroom ideas: 18 ideas for a rustic, country-inspired bedroom scheme

We've pulled together 18 of our favourite rustic bedroom ideas... Because a peaceful bedroom doesn't have to mean plain.

rustic bedroom ideas with white colour palette
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We've found 18 gorgeous rustic bedroom ideas perfect for a fresh and summery bedroom look.

Create a natural, chic and restful bedroom with muted, chalky palettes and natural linens, cottons, woods and wickers. The softer shades help create a soothing setting, while earthy tones and organic fibres bring life to a pared-down room.

Layer different shades of one colour rather than multiple hues – the more limited the palette, the more restful the space will be – but keep things interesting with layers of texture. With a blank canvas as your backdrop, it's then easy to change it up with new bedding, throws and artwork.

A neutral palette will also help absorb any brightness and help to make your modern bedroom feel more restful. The below are some of our favourite rustic bedroom ideas...

1. Wrap walls in wood

Wooden walls give this rustic bedroom a cabin-inspired vibe.

rustic bedroom ideas with wood walls

Get the look: This is an Alchemy matt black bed from CB2. The bedlinen is from West Elm. The throw is from Joinery. The woven basket is from Westwind Orchard. These are Wallace bedside lights from Onefortythree. The picture is from Stilleben. The dark rug is from TRNK.

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2. Go for an all white scheme

The beautiful white bedroom oozes calm, painted top to toe in white paint, and with a white bed and linens too.

rustic bedroom ideas all white bedroom

Get the look: The bed is from the French Bedroom Company. The rug is from a local shop in France. The bedside table is from Graham and Green and the cushions are from The White Company and John Lewis.

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3. Incorporate rustic furniture pieces

An old galvanised barrel with weathered wood top complements the rustic vibe of this white bedroom.

rustic bedroom ideas with vintage furniture pieces

Get the look The walls are painted in Pure Brilliant White matt emulsion by Dulux. The bed and Stirling rug are from John Lewis. The bed linen is by Muji. The bedside table was made by Paul, using an old dolly tub and cut-down scaffold boards, then painted and waxed. The vintage Anglepoise lamp was found in a Cornish antiques shop.

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4. Use wood to warm up grey schemes

In the rustic bedroom below, wood floors and ceilings help to warm up the grey bedroom colour scheme.

Lang Architecture sourced wood locally to build the house and used oak for the floor and ceiling, complemented here with soothing grey walls. A simple wooden chair, timber-framed print and charcoal hued bed-linen pull the room together. 

rustic bedroom ideas grey and wood bedroom

Get the look This is the Nook bed from Blu Dot. The bedlinen is from Schoolhouse Electric. The throw is from Joinery. The rug is by Dash & Albert. This is the Key side table from Hem. This is a Woven wall sconce from Pigeon Toe Ceramics. The clock is by Braun. This is a Soren chair by Coil + Drift. The throw on the chair is from Cuyana. The picture is a gift from a client.

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5. Expose your beams

Exposed, distressed wooden beams create a cosy and rustic-inspired look in the converted loft below. An inset fireplace keeps this space cosy and warm, whatever the weather outside. 

rustic bedroom ideas with exposed beams

Get the look Stovax is a good source of built-in wood burners.

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6. Choose second hand and vintage pieces

The below bed was found in a salvage yard. It had been used in a movie shoot but was in perfect condition. Second-hand, vintage pieces are perfect for adding rustic charm to a modern room.

rustic bedroom ideas with vintage furniture

Get the look Try eBay for a ruffled glass table lamp base. Habitat’s Hana II bed is similar. Find mid-century bedside cabinets like these at Pamono. The artwork is by Sophy Naess.

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7. Paint your floorboards

White painted floorboards help to calm and tranquil bedroom. The white bedroom scheme is layered with enough warmth and texture to stop it being monastic. 

rustic bedroom ideas with painted floorboards

Get the look The bedstead is by Feather & Black and painted in Mole’s Breath eggshell by Farrow & Ball.

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8. Take wood up the walls with tongue and groove panelling

The below bedroom is an all-white sanctuary, with white painted floorboards, white furniture pieces, white tongue and groove panelled walls and white shutters. It’s easy to cosy up in winter with sheepskin rugs and candles, while in summer it’s simple and fresh. 

rustic bedroom ideas with white colour palette

Get the look The reclaimed chair is covered in white linen from Ian Mankin.

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Below, horizontal panelling creates a boutique-hotel vibe (the super-king-size upholstered bed helps too).

rustic bedroom ideas with tongue and groove walls

Get the look: This is the Inferno bed from sofa.com. The Chehoma wall light is from Holloways of Ludlow.

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9. Line walls with weathered wood

The panelled wall is made from old scaffolding boards, which were washed with watered-down Skimming Stone estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball. The dado rail effect was a happy accident – boards had been put up to where it is, but it didn’t look finished. So the owners added this thin horizontal strip which breaks up the wall a bit. 

rustic bedroom ideas with wood panelled walls

Get the look: The scaffolding boards are from Hadley Reclaimed. The ceiling rose is from London Plastercraft. The headboard was home-made. Love Your Home For Less does a similar design. This is the Craft Series storage chest by Another Country for Heal’s. The check throw and the Flowertree Pastels cushion by Maxine Sutton are also from Heal’s. This is an Ikea table lamp. Bought from Lassco, the reclaimed floor is from Bush House, where the BBC World Service was broadcast until 2012.

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10. Stick to all-natural materials, including bed linen

Here, linen bedding and a rough timber bedside table reflect a natural, rustic look. 

grey bedroom ideas

Get the look: The Lauren Ghost bed was designed by Andrea Parisio for Meridiani. This is a GRAS wall light. The bedside table is the Brick Trunk by Paola Navone for Gervasoni.

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11. Layer, layer, layer

This bedroom's restful feel comes from multiple layers of texture and consistent colour. 

rustic bedroom ideas with white bedroom scheme and natural bed linen

Get the look: The Coppola pendant by NH for Swedish brand Rubn is from Twentytwentyone. The Harlosh bedside table and Imo bench are both by Pinch.

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12. Keep to a white, grey or neutral colour scheme of sand and brown

Soft colours and materials were used for this guest bedroom, such as brown and taupe, and linen and cashmere. 

rustic bedroom ideas with neutral natural colour scheme

Get the look: The bedside stool is from ABC Carpet & Home. The bedside pendant lights are vintage barn lights. This is a Cirrus Hugger ceiling fan in Gloss White. The artwork on the wall is by Charlotte Hagen-Cazes.The doll sculptures on the bed are by Anne-Valérie Dupond. This vintage bed linen is from Anne Becker. The cashmere blankets on the bed are from India. This is bleached white oak flooring.

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13. Welcome sheer curtains for a summery rustic look

A mix of textures in the same shade of white paint create interest and intrigue to this stunning Barcelona loft apartment.

A raised, painted wood platform sits on a polished concrete floor, and is framed by painted brick walls and light, floaty sheer curtains. 

rustic bedroom ideas with sheer curtains

Get the look: For a freestanding tub in this style, visit CP Hart. For similar rustic-style accessories, try French Connection Home.

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14. Break up the height in a tall space for a cosier bedroom

This airy, light, white space is anything but boring. The impressive ceiling height is broken up with a ceiling fan, a tall four poster and a raised platform. Instead of a headboard, the bed is placed against a freestanding room divider wall that's tiled in pretty mosaics. 

rustic bedroom ideas with ceiling fan and four poster bed on a stage platform

Get the look: For a similar four-poster bed, try Orchid. Check out The Linen Works for similar bed linen. Find a wall light like this at Jieldé. Topps Tiles sells white mosaic tiles.

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15. Keep brick walls exposed and unpainted for a modern, urban look

The exposed brick walls created a stripped-back, industrial mood, while the ultra modern side table and sculpture keep it contemporary. Sanded floors, a low bed and tall ceilings create a spacious but restful atmosphere.

rustic bedroom ideas with exposed brick wall in bedroom

Get the look: These are I-Night System Inclinart side tables by Presotto. The cushions and throw are from Heal’s. This is the Boy on a Swing artwork by Dan Parry-Jones, bought from Edgar Modern.

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In this modern scheme, sleek, bespoke storage contrasts against exposed brick walls and wooden shutters. The built-in wardrobe design has concealed inset handles that are based on dandelion seeds being blown in the wind. A low bed with minimal furniture and clutter creates a restful feel. 

rustic bedroom ideas with exposed brick walls

Get the look: For similar wardrobes, find a recommended cabinet maker locally to build to your own design via ratedpeople.com.

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16. Dare to incorporate black

To offset the neutral tones of the bedroom, the floors have been painted in black lacquer, and a collection of antiques and classic 20th-century designs has been added to the scheme. 

rustic bedroom ideas with black painted floor

Get the look: The chair is by Verner Panton. The bedspread is from Rue Verte.

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17. Experiment with a distressed paint effect or wallpaper

The chimney breast was extended to match the exact width of the super-king-size bed and the walls have been distressed and painted to resemble the musty mystique of a flooded château. Layers of paint and varnish build up the elegantly decayed look. 

rustic bedroom ideas with distressed walls

Get the look: Get the look: The paint effect was created by Jason Hawkridge using Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue estate emulsion. The rattan bed is from Crown French Furniture. The bed linen is by Larusi.

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18. Try a winged wooden headboard for a country hotel vibe

The winged wooden headboard and nature-inspired colours in this room give a sense of comfort. 

rustic bedroom ideas with winged wood headboard

Get the look: Country Shaker can make a similar bespoke headboard. For natural-fibre rugs, try Armadillo & Co. Urbanara has similar earth-toned throws and blankets. Ikea's Skoghall oak veneer nesting tables, £95 for three, are a good match.

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