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Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Makeover Reveal

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See the reveal of our guest bedroom makeover as part of the One Room Challenge.

cozy bedroom with farmhouse style decor

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Hello, friends! Are you looking for ways to add some cozy modern farmhouse style to your bedroom? I’m sharing the updates I made to our guest bedroom and you can find lots of ideas for sprucing up your bedroom.

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

I’ve been working on this bedroom makeover project as part of the One Room Challenge and am really happy with the way it has turned out.

Without further ado, here it is:

cozy bedroom with farmhouse style decor

Here’s how it looked before I started the makeover. It wasn’t terrible, but was a little neglected and sad and I wanted to give it a fresh modern farmhouse style makeover. 

It had good bones with the wood floor and neutral wall color, and I kept the white wood blinds and round mirror, but pretty much everything else in the room has changed.

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

On the right side of the bed, I kept the round mirror and placed an antique dresser that was previously in the master bedroom. I had thought about painting it a different color, but when I moved it in here the color worked perfectly with the other items in the room. That was easy!

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

On top of the dresser, I added some vintage books, corbel style bookends, a wood bead garland, and a vintage industrial style metal lamp.

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

For additional texture, I added a couple of wood candlesticks topped off with some sweet little air plants.

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

On the left side of the bed, I created a couple of printables to use as artwork.

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

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Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

A couple more vintage books and a candle wrapped in striped fabric top off the night stand. Another vintage industrial style metal lamp offers light to this side of the bed as well.

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

A vintage cedar trunk sits at the foot of the bed and offers storage for quilts and extra pillows. The round wooden tray is a new addition and makes a nice place to stash magazines or anything else that needs to be corralled. The little plant is artificial and gives just the right pop of greenery to the vignette.

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

Since the holidays are just a few weeks away, I added a couple of festive pillows with button designs. They add a little dash of red to the room.

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

For the bed, I added a new headboard, euro shams, quilt, shams, throw blanket, and dust ruffle. That’s where my biggest expense was, but since the room didn’t need any major renovations I had the budget to refresh the bed.

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

A rustic wall hanging with hooks for coats, weekender bags, and scarves was added next to the door. It’s always nice to have extra hooks in a guest room.

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

To lighten the space, I raised the curtain rods closer to the ceiling and added new white curtains. It really made a big difference.  And a new natural area rug on the floor adds a cozy factor and some texture that the room needed. 

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover
Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

On the wall opposite the bed, a small dresser that was in the master bedroom fits perfectly. A vintage glass lamp, some old books, a monogrammed linen, and a boxwood topiary dress up the top along with the little air plant.

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover
Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

That pretty much wraps it up in this room! I’m loving the lighter, fresher look in here. And it’s so cozy now, I might just want to sleep in here myself!

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

Here’s my original plan which I didn’t change much. I changed to books from green to red and black since it’s close to Christmas, and I added a couple more small accessories like the tray, bookends, candlesticks, and wood garland.  

  • Rustic Wooden Wall Hooks

  • Rustic Wooden Wall Hook

  • Round White Wooden Mirror

    Round White Wood Mirror

  • Orange Vanilla Farmhouse Candle

    Orange Vanilla Candle with Grain Sack Pouch

Most of the items are available in my shop, Emory Valley Mercantile, found HERE. There are links to all of them below. 

Modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

Additional items (click each item to shop)

Paint colors (Benjamin Moore):

  • Walls, top swatch – Smokey Taupe
  • Trim, middle swatch – White dove
  • Accent, bottom swatch – Kendall Charcoal

What do you think of the project? Is it better than it was before? I think it’s so much fresher and lighter. 

Be sure to hop over to Calling it Home and see all of the final reveals from this season’s One Room Challenge. Click the logo to go there.


  1. I couldn't stop looking at the photos! Love all of the sweet vintage details so beautifully styled in this new space! What an amazing room! Super congrats on a great makeover! !~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

  2. Lovey….I will be staying a couple of nights. I'm sure I won't want to leave such a charming room. Thanks for sharing.

  3. So much more cozy and inviting now! I love the hanging art prints and the teacups on top of the candlesticks, great touches!

  4. So pretty, Angie! Do you remember what color the dresser is? I'm going to paint some bedroom furniture and love the color on your dresser.

  5. What a beautiful makeover! I love those charming wooden beads and that banner-great little touches! Kristin @ Postbox Designs

  6. What a beautiful and welcoming room! Love the details your added Angie! Congrats and Cheers to us for another room done!

  7. I can't stop pouring over all the details in this room! This is gorgeous! The bedding, that lamp, the prints, the milkglass. So much yumminess in one place. Congrats on a stunning reveal – I'm honored to have done this ORC with you!

  8. Thanks for allowing me to feature you on my 'color hunt' post. It was posted today over on my blog!

  9. It's so beautiful and inspiring! I'm in the middle of a little cozying up in our guest room and wanted to print the sweet sayings you have on the hangers. Only found the Irish Proverb in the link, though. Did I miss it? [email protected]

    Thank you! <3

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