How to add rustic country chic to a master bedroom

When we moved into our house in 2016 the master bedroom looked like this…


The previous owners had installed a new carpet, which we kept. The walls were blue, and the room lacked any real character. Apart from the new carpet and paint the room hadn’t been touched since the 70’s.

We wanted to inject a bit of country style to the room, making it feel cozy and rustic, yet still glamorous. We ended up with this…


We painted the walls a soft grey (Behr Silver Cloud) and installed brown shiplap from The Home Depot. I used the antique bedside tables that I renovated back in the UK to add a vintage / lived-in feel to the room. The bed is a button upholstered grey linen to add some opulence and softness to the room.


The bedside lamps add that element of chic to this rustic room. They contrast heavily against the rustic shiplap wall in mercury glass.

We changed the 70’s style flat panel oak doors for traditional 6 panel oak doors and painted them a modern grey (Behr Monterey Grey) and added antique brass hardware.


The dressing table area is a little more ornate in a French country style, again adding a bit more ‘chic’ to the room. It was bought from Joss & Main at less than $300, and is in a neutral color.

The curtains are grey linen to tie in with the relaxed feel of the room and the linen bed, and features a very subtle pattern to add interest.


Zebra print cushions and bench in a natural color inject a bit of something different to the room. Something that might not be expected in a rustic room. The bench is from Safavieh and the cushions are a mix of Arhaus and TJ Maxx.


The two prints were bought from an antique store and are pages from a book. I bought custom double frames and put them together in a couple of cheap frames I bought from a store in the UK. I think they turned out really well considering they cost next to nothing to make.


To light the room better, we installed recessed ceiling lights in the room, to accompany the warmer table lamp lights. We added a dimmer to make sure we didn’t have to have bright lights all the time.

The room now feels much cozier. It’s rustic yet still glamorous. A perfect getaway to relax and unwind.

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