Farmhouse Bedroom Designs

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If you are in the market for some farmhouse style bedroom ideas, you came to the right place.  I am about to work some magic on this room in our 1906 farmhouse.

I took a little breather from room makeovers after the big farmhouse living room reveal.

But, now I am ready to focus again- this time on the master bedroom.  I shared a full tour of the befores on my Instagram stories, but I will share some of the before shots here.

Originally, this room was two rooms, the front room was a bedroom and the back room was the sewing room.  Someone had already taken out the wall when we got here, but there were still remnants of the chimney coming up through the floor dividing the two old rooms.

It is a nice big room now, about 15′ x 20′.

The best part about making two rooms into one is the resulting THREE closets in one room.  This is the view from the bedroom door, closet #1.

Note- all the walls will be white soon.

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I would love to add some shiplap or wallpaper in there and will be leaving it open.  That dresser is in really good shape and I have had it since grade school.  But, I’m thinking of stripping it and adding glass pulls.

Then, as we pan the room, this alcove is where I work . . . notice the baseboards that need to be installed and closet #2.

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Not having closet doors with the clothes is torture for me, but I don’t just want closet doors.  I want something more custom that makes them feel more like armoires.  The ideas are swirling my head and I will be sharing what we come up with!

Then, our bed.

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 The side on the right is mine and there is a mess of photography gear, a printer and business files on the floor. I would love to create a faux card catalog nightstand wide enough to hold all the necessary clutter there.


And nothing is off limits when I re-do a room, this bed might even get lighter.  However, I will be hiring an upholstery professional if I replace that leather- that is waaaay out of my league!

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Next up on our little tour, is closet #3.  Also, I’m thinking those two lamps on the nightstands will be painted to look like wood.


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The two parsons chairs have very worn burlap slipcovers I made a few summers back. At the end of the season, I threw them in the wash and it really did a number on them. So, I have some beautiful linen ready to make into new slipcovers. I plan to do a video of the process for you.

The mantle is going to be simplified- corbels coming off, t.v. in armoire and less decor on the top.

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I have visions of herring bone brick inside the fireplace and a limestone finish.

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Maybe even an arched opening like this one from Jessica Hucker!

Finally, as we turn completely around, across from the foot of the bed is this dresser.  I would love to replace it with a sweet little armoire, one that I could hide the t.v. (for my workouts) in and leave one door open with linens showing.

The air conditioner is an eye-sore and will be going away soon.

Lastly, the lamp.  There is a funny story about that lamp.

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story time

After my grandma died, when I was in the first grade, we were all standing around her house dividing up her things.

I was all wide-eyed at how easy it was to get free things and wanted to fit in with the adults, so I mustered up my seven-year old courage and blurted out, “I’ll take the lamp!” just to see if it would work.

Everyone stopped, looked at me and started oohhing and ahhhing about what a sweet little Sarah I was and how darling that I would want Grandma’s lamp.

They totally gave it to me!

But, what nobody knows is – I never really wanted the lamp, I just wanted to be cool.

So, here I am forty years old, still packing Grandma’s lamp around every time I move.

My friends, the time has come. I am going to let this lamp go, the lamp I never wanted!

Ok, glad I got that off my chest! And, Grandma, I’m really sorry about all this.

The End

And, with that, I want to hear from my dear readers.

I put together a little mood board with some ideas of a new look.  What do you think of the black accents? Yay or nay??

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1. Card Catalog  | 2. Bird Pictures | 3. Chandelier | 4. Lamp Shade | 5. Settee

6. White Armoire | 7. Upholstered Bed | 8. Olive Topiaries | 9. Parsons Chair

10. Round Table | 11. Rug



Let me know your design thoughts in the comments and thank you for joining along in another room makeover!



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  1. October 21, 2017 / 5:14 PM

    Great ideas for your bedroom redo. I particularly love the settee and the card catalog bedside table.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 21, 2017 / 5:35 PM

      Thank you, my dear. Yes, I agree, the card catalog and settee are darling. Those are from Joanna Gaines’ new line at Pier One!

  2. Brenda
    October 24, 2017 / 7:59 AM

    I find black very easy to work with. My “new” old kitchen is white with tan and accents of black and it feels very neutral and calm. A bouquet of flowers or fruit can give a splash of color, but I love the calm those colors bring to the room. Start with the white walls and see if each and every change is maintaining the feel you are striving for in the room. Although it is great to visualize the room in its completed form, I have found that projects kind of take on a life of their own and one decision often leads to another, maybe unexpected, one.

    I have seen dressers that are the same vintage as yours done up in black and natural wood in combination that were stunning.

    Grandma’s lamp may be something one of your daughters would like. Maybe painted? It is a cute story and a keepsake that someone else might enjoy.

    What fun.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 25, 2017 / 6:20 AM

      Oh Brenda, I couldn’t agree more!

      I love your thought processes here and isn’t it true that a room takes on a life of its own? I call it “house whispering”. You start taking design steps and the house answers back, telling you what will really work and what won’t. Love your ideas for the dresser and lamp, too, my friend. Thank you for such a heartfelt comment. xoxo

      • Brenda
        October 28, 2017 / 6:15 AM

        My favorite, long time, decorator is Tricia Foley. She has taken the minimalist and neutral concept in decorating to an art form, and has been decorating this way for years and years. If you study her room decor you will notice pops of black, here and there. Not in all rooms, but often enough that it is noticeable throughout her rooms. Her rooms are calm and inviting, uncluttered, and she chooses intentionally those things she will use on a daily basis. Whites, off whites, some wood tones and classic simplicity are her style. She loves antiques, but not clutter. She doesn’t fill spaces up; she decorates so intentionally. With restraint and thoughtful to the use of the room. I think you would enjoy browsing her work.

        • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
          November 7, 2017 / 4:30 AM

          Oh, yes, I love Tricia Foley. I follow her on Pinterest. Intentional decorating, this is something that I want to get better and better at.

  3. Sherry Stuifbergen
    October 24, 2017 / 8:01 AM

    So what will you do with your old mantel? So you are going “all new” basically? I guess I thought you preferred antiques to new. I thought you might “make do” and refresh what you have, (which is nice) giving it a new look, like you did your livingroom. I think of your home decor as “acquired over time” with pieces from family, garage sales, auctions, fleas….for your farm house. I love to read about your new found acquisitions…like your French chair.
    The black seems “hard edged” to me for a bedroom…does not match with your softer personna I envision of you. You work in the bedroom, so it should reflect that personality, soothing, relaxing color. These are just my thoughts as I perused your board, reread your ideas.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 26, 2017 / 5:00 AM

      Sherry, I think you may have misunderstood, we are keeping/remaking the mantle and nearly everything else in the room. For the armoire and nightstands I will be scouring Craigslist.

      As for antiques, as long I can accomplish the vintage look, I am not opposed to buying new or remaking something I have. The problem/fun with antiques is that you never know what you are going to find and trying to let thousands of people know where to get the same look becomes problematic. That is where the design board can comes in handy, 1) for inspiration and 2) for those who want to purchase the same look.

      We will see about the black, time always tells as I work on a room. Thank you so much for weighing in!! I can tell you love interior design!

  4. Melesa Garrison
    October 24, 2017 / 8:40 AM

    I like the pieces you chose, but I love the pieces you already have, even more. I think if I were you I would keep the pieces you have and maybe use that great creative mind of yours and make them new. I love that you asked for the lamp.I so hope that you keep the lamp. I didn’t have the privilege of having grandparents and it would be cool to have a keepsake. I understand that it may not be to your liking, but surely you can make a home for it somewhere. Hope I haven’t been to forward to a total stranger. Thanks for allowing me to share. Beautiful room with so much potential.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 26, 2017 / 5:32 AM

      Oh good, well, the inspiration board is just that, inspiration. It also makes a way for readers to acquire the same look, but I will definitely be using what I have. Love your thoughts on the lamp, we will we see how the room shapes up and what becomes of the infamous lamp.;)

  5. Tonya
    October 24, 2017 / 9:46 AM

    What a wonderful room! I really love the ideas you have for this space. I like the black accents, too. It keeps the space from feeling too ethereal and adds a nice contrast. Now, if this were my glorious bedroom, I’d build myself a desk in the closet that currently contains the dresser. Just a piece of beautifully stained (or painted) wood to span the walls and perhaps a shelf above for a few pretty books and that sweet green pot (shiplap or wallpaper would be amazing!) And I’d definitely build a window seat under that gorgeous window where your current workspace is. I can picture one of your french mattresses cushions on it and some throw pillows. The window is perhaps a bit high for a window seat, but I still think it could work and be lovely. And, how about a makeover for grandmas lamp? A new shade? Maybe storing it for awhile until the perfect spot for granny’s lamp reveals itself? That said, I realize it’s important to allow ourselves to remove unwanted items from our homes. Grandma will totally understand.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 26, 2017 / 6:05 AM

      Thank you, Tonya, I don’t usually incorporated black, but I know what you mean. It puts a couple of exclamation points into an otherwise very quiet room. I love all your thoughts about the window seat and the desk. I am running into a couple of problems, though. The window area is my studio for photography, most of my close ups are shot on that table. The northern light coming through the window is perfection! So, I need to quickly be able to set things up on a table in front of those windows. As for the desk, it feels pretty crowded in the closet. . . hmm, decisions, decisions. I will keep everyone posted, thank you putting so much thought and love into your comment. You are the best!

      • Tonya
        October 26, 2017 / 10:57 AM

        Reality is such a design buzz kill, isn’t it? I imagined that closet space was massive and that window served no other purpose than a place for sipping coffee and daydreaming. I totally get it, even though my heart breaks a tiny bit knowing that a window seat isn’t likely. It’s so fun to watch you transform your already beautiful home into one of my dreams. Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to see all your changes for the space.

        • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
          October 28, 2017 / 5:07 AM

          Haha, you know, I will probably mess around a little with those two ideas anyway. Maybe a large card catalog under that window with chairs next to it? I love that in decorating a person can keep changing their mind and trying new things.

  6. October 24, 2017 / 6:04 PM

    I’m doing a refresh on our bedroom now. I just got rid of the aptly named “Beast”, a giant armoire that overwhelmed the room and felt like it was going to fall on me while I in bed. Just getting rid of that opened up the room so much. And adding or removing one thing always leads to trouble, er…more great changes. I have a new love for black. I love how it adds the exclamation point to an otherwise white room. I love how your living room turned out and am anxiously waiting for the bedroom reveal

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 26, 2017 / 6:33 AM

      Crystal, sounds like you made a good call on the “Beast”. Haha, and I just used your exact words about the black being an exclamation point, great minds think alike. Thank you for all your encouragement on the room makeover, I will be sure to keep everyone posted!

  7. Maggie Mann
    October 25, 2017 / 5:20 AM

    I love your ideas, but do keep the lamp! Give it a makeover including a new shade. That shade is definitely not your style. I like the previous comment about a window seat; great idea! That’s an opportunity for additional storage with lift up seats. Can’t wait to see what you do!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 26, 2017 / 6:35 AM

      Maggie, I will have to try a new shade, at the very least, the lamp will go somewhere to be “babysat” so I can always get it back if I change my mind.;) And window seats, sigh! I have one in my living room, you know, it was one of the selling points for me when we bought the house. So lovely.

  8. Sharon
    October 25, 2017 / 9:23 AM

    Hi, I love your ideas. I agree that black accents would be a timeless — which is always nice. The window seat would be AMAZING. I am a bit of a romantic, so it feels very ‘Little Women’ to me to have a bedroom with angled ceilings, lots of windows and a window seat. I am sure whatever you do will be amazing, thanks for bringing us along on the journey!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 26, 2017 / 6:36 AM

      So many of you have suggested a window seat, I love how you all think alike. And, yes, to windows and angled ceilings!! All the heart eyes. 🙂

  9. Jayne
    October 28, 2017 / 6:41 AM

    Sarah YOU are such a delight and you have some lovely ideas too. I can hardly wait to see what is next … as for your Grandma’s lamp ?? why not spray paint it white, slap on a linen lamp shade (I love linen) and there you are … a beautiful new Grandma lamp that looks amazing sitting on the corner of your desk and it fits right in with your décor !
    Your Grandma would be pleased I think !!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 7, 2017 / 5:16 PM

      Well, you definitely have me thinking now, I love these ideas. Thank you so much for leaving me your comment, I will explore some of these options and let my readers know what I decide.

  10. Julie Briones
    November 15, 2017 / 11:26 AM

    Love this post… Thanks for keeping it real, and sharing the ‘not-done’ items in your bedroom. Inspires me to press on with my blog, even though my rooms are far from ‘done’.

    About the lamp…I LOVE the story… made me LOL! But, it’s a beautiful base! Couldn’t you just change the shade? It looks very farmhouse french to me! 😉 (However, I TOTALLY understand letting it go!)

    • Julie Briones
      November 15, 2017 / 11:28 AM

      Oh, and love those bird pics… would be totally easy to DIY! 😉

      • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
        December 7, 2017 / 6:38 AM

        Oh, good idea, I would just need to find three round frames and that could get tricky.:(

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 7, 2017 / 6:38 AM

      Julie, you are the sweetest! Glad you enjoyed that not-finished parts of my house. I’m having second thoughts on the lamp, we’ll see. I love your idea about changing the shade!

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