Rustic design is all the rage at the moment! And it’s no surprise why—in these uncertain times, we often look to comfortable and familiar interior design styles to provide a sense of stability in our homes.
Rustic style is warm, full of character, and inviting from the moment you walk in. We love it for everything from living room to office to bedroom design because it is welcoming and easy, with a calming and traditional color palette. Rustic decorating ideas put emphasis on the natural and the organic. Furniture and decor ideas include reclaimed wood, raw materials and other elements that come right from the earth.
What is rustic style?
Overall, rustic style is comfortable, warm and inviting—especially when it comes to bedroom design. Rustic decor feels more homey and welcoming than industrial decor and tends to incorporate more traditional home furnishing ideas, as opposed to industrial’s factory-style edge.
Borrowing ideas from the vintage warmth of pre-industrial design, rustic style is all about unpretentious beauty and rough-hewn charm. It embraces a no-fuss aesthetic that showcases the beauty of subdued hues, nature-inspired textures, and rugged materials. You’ll find lots of traditional furniture made of earthy materials like natural, reclaimed wood, and stone that bring elements of the outdoors inside. Combine this with simple accessories, architectural fragments, or one of a kind heirlooms to complete the look.
Rustic is often confused with the warm, homey vibes of farmhouse style, but rustic places more emphasis on earthy, organic materials that feel a bit roughened up by the elements. The color palette swings toward neutral but don’t be afraid of bold pops, as long as they are earthy tones like greens, browns, and greys.
Why is rustic style great for a bedroom?
Rustic bedroom design is a favorite with Modsy customers! The style makes perfect sense for bedrooms because rustic decor is all about creating a warm and approachable feel. Neutral, calming colors, weathered, handmade elements and nature-inspired decor are all desirable features of rustic bedroom design. Plus, rustic style is super versatile—it blends well with other looks and is totally cozy, inviting and relaxed.
Peek inside 10 of our favorite rustic bedroom designs of the month and get inspired for your space!
The Look: Classic and Charming
We just adore the timeless beauty of this rustic bedroom design. Yellow and soft neutral tones give the space a warm glow that’s enhanced by natural light. Rustic bedroom furniture like the carved wood bed and the woven jute rug play on texture/geometry. It also adds a classic flair to the space along with refined detail in rustic material.
Lots of layers here make the bedroom design extra cozy and dynamic, like the faux fur rug and other bright fabrics. The steamer trunk style dresser adds a timeless element and the bench offers a decidedly modern touch with hairpin legs. Rustic farmhouse art above bed centers the bedroom design and adds perfect balance.
This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves classic and traditional design but also craves the feeling of a bright and sunny bedroom design.
The Look: Rustic With an Industrial Edge
This updated “Ski lodge” vibe is one of our fave rustic bedroom ideas. It highlights rustic materials like reclaimed wood and metal and pairs them with the sleek industrial forms seen in nightstand and bed. The natural wood furniture is trimmed in galvanized metal and storage beds like this make rustic bedrooms more practical. (Take a look at some more great storage ideas.)
A bold, navy blue wall adds a moody yet comfortable feel to the otherwise classic color palette. Grey, navy, and white shades are warm and inviting and make a great backdrop for simple, understated wall art. We also dig the unexpected industrial rustic light pendants in lieu of table lamps.
This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves rustic bedroom ideas that make you feel like you’re curling up in a warm and cozy ski lodge.
The Look: Rustic with Southwestern Influence
This is one of our favorite bedroom ideas for those who like the basics of rustic bedroom design, but also want a playful look. The Southwestern patterned rug adds visual texture to ground the room in earth tones. The palette of saturated, natural colors is high-contrast and the variation of textures and bright whites helps make earthy tones pop! An area rug like this even works on the wall-to-wall carpet—just layer in on top to bring an extra pop of style/personality to your rustic bedroom.
The matching dresser and nightstand have a timeless style while the horse art above the bed is playful and eclectic. For a boho/rustic flair, we added the woven pendant light and the playful but practical poufs offer extra seating and can move around as needed!
This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves the rich colors and warmth of the rustic barn look and southwestern style.
The Look: Refined Rustic
This refined rustic bedroom is the perfect blend of classy cabin and luxurious lounge. The symmetrical bedroom layout and matching bedside tables give it a formal look and the elegant white bench adds sophistication. Caning detail on the bed frame gives the otherwise streamlined piece a little lightness and adds warm contrast against the white fabric.
The classical jute rug with subtle stripes adds a coastal vibe to this rustic bedroom and abstract art above the bed softens the hard lines of the wood feature wall. Warm wood and textures elevate the neutral colors elevated with eclectic decor like the brass sconces, tall faux flowers, and wide nightstands with extra storage space.
This look is perfect for: Anyone who can appreciate the perfect casual-formal balance between refined luxury and breezy beach house vibes.
The Look: Modern Rustic
This gorgeous modern rustic style bedroom design finds a balance between rustic charm and modern form. The Kilim style rug brings rustic feel/southwest vibe and neutral colors with pops of warm earth tones like sand, brown, rust and charcoals. We’re super into the Windsor-style bed in dark stained wood—it’s a fresh take on the traditional spindle design element.
The delicate beaded chandelier and stylish wall sconce add just the right amount of light. For practical storage, we added a timeless trunk style nightstand—the industrial vibe gels with the metal window frames, sconces, and the cool Highland cow print above the bed!. For extra coziness, we added layers of patterned pillows and an inviting reading nook in the corner
This Look is Perfect For: Anyone who loves the fresh, airy appeal of modern design with lots of warm, cozy character.
The Look: Tropical Rustic Style
We are quite “frond” of this creative rustic bedroom design! The balance of light and dark colors creates a dramatic and moody vibe with an alluring tropical appeal. The palm fronds and jute roping detail play into tropical vibes while the classic rustic furniture like the bed and nightstands bring in that signature rustic warmth.
Layers of fabric like the plush duvet, woven rug and faux fur add tons of texture and the mirrors reflect light to make the room appear larger. A pair of stylish ottomans can be used for seating or a finished look at end of the bed and the grey-washed wood bed frame and nightstand add a grounding, rustic touch. Other rustic elements like the antique metal chandelier and distressed gallery wall frames are the perfect finishing touches for this tropical vintage dream room.
This Look is Perfect for: Anyone whose tastes include long walks on the beach, vintage charm, and moody vibes galore!
The Look: Contemporary Rustic
For a transitional take on rustic bedroom design, we love this funky way of styling a room with a sloped ceiling (see these attic designs for some other great examples). The bed marries rustic and minimal with its modern form and reclaimed wood material. Nightstands with brass hardware add a more traditional/rustic touch and the patterned rug pulls navy color in from pillows/nightstands.
The simple color palette is easy to style and homey, with warm blues against a neutral color palette. We give props to anyone who can successfully handle an awkward sloped ceiling like this—not to mention that it doesn’t offer any lighting options. Sconces serve as stylish and practical solutions—great for lighting near bed/reading without taking up valuable surface area on the nightstand.
This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves simplicity and functional style with no tolerance for clutter.
The Look: Rustic Minimalist
What is it we love so much about the minimal rustic bedroom design? For starters, it’s always so clean, clutter-free cool, like this crisp color palette of natural woods and black-and-white. The canopy bed in washed wood is perfectly framed against the backdrop of the rustic and refined wood wall. It’s a mix of timeless styling with minimal decor for elegance and impact.
The nightstands are very classic and streamlined for a clutter-free look and black and white patterns enliven the space. The tribal print rug adds dimension and pattern along with the rustic gingham pillows and minimal striped stools. And we love the addition of wall art, which adds the vintage vibe often found in rustic spaces.
This Look Is Perfect for: Anyone who loves a tailored and formal space without the warmth of rustic style.
The Look: Rustic Farmhouse
We’re gaga for the grassy greens in this rustic bedroom design. Earthy and fresh with an eclectic twist, it offsets the playful green color palette with wood and creamy whites for a relaxing balance. Woven elements like the basket/bench warm up the bedroom design with added texture and wall art is modern but rustic, a perfect combo of contemporary + organic.
Bookcases help keep this bedroom design clutter-free while maximizing storage. And you still have the other side of the bed free for a white and wood, high-contrast nightstand. It’s a good look for a smaller room. The rug softens the rustic wood floors and anchors the space, pulling all the colors together for a cohesive look.
This look is perfect for: Anyone who loves crisp, clean looks but wants a bedroom design with lots of vibrance and character.
The Look: Traditional Rustic
We can’t get enough of the bold blend of traditional and rustic in this bedroom design. The black spindle bed makes a perfect centerpiece—it has a traditional form with a moody, stately vibe. Crisp black accents throughout the room contrast with the impactful green walls for extra flair. The look has classic elements with lively and fun contrasts, like the bedframe with plush, patterned pillows.
The vintage style rug with fringe adds patterning and anchors the bed. It also helps break up solid colors in the room. Symmetrical round mirrors add a tasteful touch while keeping with the classic look. And the bench combines traditional and rustic elements with wood frame + woven seat.
This look is perfect for: Anyone who craves the comforts of traditional design updated in a fresh but cozy way.