Well here we are, sharing what my bedroom looks like! If you have been following me along on Instagram, you might have seen snippets of my bedroom design. Moving home from London gave me the opportunity to have a blank canvas, which I was really excited about. It proved to be more challenging than I had originally thought it would be, as I was particular in how I wanted the room to look and feel, and I had a hard time finding exactly what I was looking for. After searching and searching I decided to create our own bedroom design and I absolutely love how it turned out!
FARMHOUSE BEDROOM DESIGN
The bedroom was the first room that we fully completed. It actually didn’t take as that much time once all the furniture was picked. In total, it took two full weekends to put the room together how I pictured it. To make the bedroom design budget friendly, I automatically thought of IKEA furniture. I wanted furniture that I could easily paint and distress so that it could give it the farmhouse feel I was looking for. Since the apartment is a newer build, I couldn’t really go too crazy with the farmhouse feel, because it would stand out a lot. The color pallet for the bedroom design was white, black, and pops of blush pink.
PAINTING THE IKEA FURNITURE
Surprisingly, painting the furniture was a lot easier than I thought it would be… it actually took longer to build it than to paint it! We ended up buying the TARVA 5-drawer chest and 6-drawer chest, as well as two of the RAST 3-drawer chest to use as night stands. They were all built on the first day and then painted the second day. It was honestly like an assembly line! hehe!
- After building the furniture (minus the handles). I started to paint the night stands with the chalk paint using a roller. The paint went on heavy, so all it needed was two coats! (You could do more coats depending on how white you want it to look).
- Once it was dry the messy part started… Sanding! To make the job easier, I used super thick grain sandpaper. The sanding is up to you, where you can be the most creative. To create the look I wanted, I sanded mostly around the areas where natural wear-and-tear would tend to occur.
- After the sanding, I dusted off the chalk dust and sealed it with the top coat, then let it dry.
I followed the same steps for the rest of the furniture; except, I painted the legs of the TARVA dressers black. It took about a full day to paint all the furniture, making for a long day, but it was so worth it! The furniture dried overnight and in the morning the handles were installed. The handles that came with the dressers did not create the look I wanted, so I ordered more vintage-looking ones off Amazon. The handles were super cheap and really good quality.
THE METAL BED FRAME
If anyone has been looking for a metal bed frame, I am sure you have had a hard time getting your hands on it! I tried buying the metal bed frame online about five times from five different stores and after the order would go through, I would get an email saying it was on back-order. It was so frustrating, especially because they weren’t cheap.
I then started expanded my google search wide open for metal black bed frame and found some from smaller retailers in Canada and I was shocked at the price… I was able to find one on sale for $150….yup $150 and in stock! It was so meant to be!! I absolutely love my bed frame and I still can’t get over the price… I should have bought two! My Endy mattress fits really well in the frame, there is no extra space where the pillows fall through.
FARMHOUSE NIGHT LAMPS
I wanted night lamps that hung off the wall to reduce clutter on the night stand. These lamps were very easy to put together and I love them. I bought the brackets at the same time I bought the dressers; the light bulb, cord, and cage all came from Amazon. Once I received all the components I painted the brackets black (the same color as the legs of the dressers). After the paint had dried, I strung the cord through the bracket, added the light bulb and attached it to the wall.
What I truly love about the lamp design is that you can hang the light at your preferred height and style. There is also a lot of freedom with where you place the bracket, it can create a more dramatic look by having the bracket higher and a longer drop of the light bulb.
FARMHOUSE BEDROOM DESIGN DECORATIONS
This is by far my favorite part of creating a space. Decorations are so important and just bring the room to another level. I wanted to keep it simple, while also tying-in the other rooms with the bedroom as well. White bedding with touches of texture are a great way to incorporate a farmhouse look. I added the pink fitted sheets, blanket, and body pillow to bring a hint of the blush pink into the room. The blanket and body pillow are from Pom Pom at Home which I am obsessed with!
The vintage window I bought from a garage sale; which I then painted and distressed to match the rest of the furniture. The pink wreath was purchased at Michael’s (there were so many options!). I thought bringing in that pink would make the room well rounded. To offset some of the pink, I bought the metal plant hangers and plants from Michael’s (from their clearance rack… savings!). By bringing in the metal and green, it automatically made it less girly. It opened up the room for more green accents… like the painting of Luna bear!
There we have it… my farmhouse-inspired master bedroom! I absolutely love the way it turned out! It is amazing how a few touches of farmhouse decor can transform a space. It is super easy to paint the furniture and distress it. By adding elements such as a table lamp, handles or vintage windows it can transform a room. The whole bedroom cost way less than I anticipated it would… and it turned out amazing!
Make sure you check out my other post on how I turned a simple IKEA laptop desk into our farmhouse inspired wine bar!