Redecorating your kid's bedroom? Go ahead and embrace the farmhouse look. Equal parts cozy and charming, this style is flush with childlike wonder, yet elegant enough to mature as your little one does. But contrary to popular belief, the farmhouse aesthetic isn't all chicken motifs and dark wood. Turns out, there are plenty of ways to interpret the farmhouse fad in order to make it the perfect backdrop for homework, playtime, and morning cuddles. Below, six kids' bedroom ideas that give the farmhouse style a fun, youthful twist.
1. Mix farmhouse and cabin vibes.
When it comes to infusing the farmhouse style into your kiddo's bedroom, it's important to bring a little bit of the outdoors inside. We love how Jess of White Picket Farmhouse channels woodsy feels with wood bed frames and a rustic accent wall.
2. Source some iron twin beds.
Take a cue from Sarah of Sarah Joy and accessorize your farmhouse bedroom with black iron bed frames — the style has been a classic since the Victorian era, so you can easily source these in antique stores or flea markets. Otherwise, Pottery Barn usually has a similar model.
3. Choose light, neutral hues like beige and white.
But what to pair your black accents with, you ask? Choose a palette that's too dark and your room will look more industrial than farmhouse. We love how Liz from Love Grows Wild opted for a clean, neutral scheme. This kid's bedroom idea will transition nicely into those teenage years, but the checked wallpaper keeps the room fresh.
4. Opt for sliding barn door window treatments.
Believe it or not, sliding barn doors aren't just for, well, doors. Inject some farmhouse fun into your kid's bedroom by repurposing this rustic staple for your windows. Your little ones will love this fun alternative to blinds or curtains, plus this is one DIY project can totally accomplish over the weekend. Let Kristen of Ella Claire show you how it's done.
5. Style with shiplap.
It's official: No farmhouse bedroom is complete without a little bit of shiplap. Not only do these wooden boards add some rustic charm, but they also warm up an otherwise boring blank wall. While this kid's bedroom from Studio McGee boasts floor-to-ceiling shiplap, you can recreate the look in any place with the help of some temporary wallpaper.
6. Antique wood beds and animal accents.
As this room from The Grit and Polish proves, black accents are the cornerstone of defining a farmhouse bedroom. Even better if they come with antiques or antique-inspired pieces. Finding some old wood beds at a flea market, painting them black, and then pairing them with some animal accents (to literally bring the farmhouse theme home) will be a winning combo.