Best Boho Farmhouse Bedroom Decor

Best Boho Farmhouse Bedroom Decor

My teenage daughter, Sawyer, requested a boho farmhouse bedroom design when we were building our home. Knowing her as I do, and the subtleties of the boho farmhouse style made her bedroom design one of my favorites, so far. Sawyer’s boho farmhouse bedroom is my most pinned photo on Pinterest, and I get a ton of questions about her bedroom. Where did I get the pillows, the rug, the throw blanket, and the headboard are the most frequently asked questions and I’m dedicating this post to answer all those fine questions. Since some of the items are discontinued or were never online, I have found some of the best boho farmhouse bedroom decor to inspire your own design!

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Best Boho Farmhouse Bedroom Decor

Best Boho Farmhouse Bedroom Decor – Design first

The first step in any good design, is to gather all your inspiration, make notes, pick out colors, and give consideration to all the elements before making a single purchase. Sometimes it doesn’t happen this way because a single purchase will inspire the entire room design. However, in general, come up with a good plan before you start shopping. Mixing boho and farmhouse elements is easy, but the best way to make it look good is to focus on the colors you incorporate. If you go for a bright boho look, it will be more difficult to fit in the farmhouse vibe. You can stick with blacks, whites, and neutrals for your color palette, but you better bring on the plants to give it that boho feel. However you design it, make a plan and have a whole vision before working out each detail.

Best Boho Farmhouse Bedroom Decor

Best Boho Farmhouse Bedroom Decor – Color scheme

For Sawyer’s boho farmhouse bedroom, I used muted and rich tones in the same colors. For instance, I used a soft pale salmon pillow which played well off the dark rust in the rug. And I selected the Magnolia paint color, Clean Lines, for the shiplap because when everything is out of the room, this neutral green looked amazing with the carpet, Alabaster white paint, and the light grey black-out curtains. The soft green grey was a good neutral to add some color but not overpower things. We have been in discussion to change the shiplap color, so be sure to subscribe and stay tuned for updates on that. The main colors (washed out or rich) are salmon, teal, navy, and mustard.

Best Boho Farmhouse Bedroom Decor

Best Boho Farmhouse Bedroom Decor

Best Boho Farmhouse Bedroom Decor – Pillows

The throw pillows were discovered and purchased over the course of several months, over a year ago, from Home Goods and Target. So, unfortunately, most of them aren’t available to directly link to. However, I have found several beautiful and affordable pillows that would also look amazing in Sawyer’s bedroom design, and I believe are some of the best boho farmhouse bedroom decor accessories out there.

Best Boho Farmhouse Bedroom Decor – Rugs

I must confess, I’m not usually a fan of shag rugs or carpets, but the rug in Sawyer’s boho farmhouse bedroom design is one of the prettiest rugs I’ve owned. The colors and pattern are brilliant, and we haven’t outgrown them yet. The shag length isn’t too long, and it provides a nice texture in the room which is great for the boho look. As of now, you can still find this rug at Target and I’ve been tempted to get the largest size, but my home isn’t boho so I must resist. I have also included some additional rugs that I think would have also looked lovely in this boho farmhouse bedroom design.

Best Boho Farmhouse Bedroom Decor – Throw blanket

When I placed the berry rust fleece blanket on the corner of Sawyer’s bed for the photo, I never imagined how many questions I’d get about it. Target had an endcap with all these beautiful jewel-toned fleece blankets, and I asked Sawyer which colors were her favorite. Berry was her first pick, but she pointed out several others too. And she has good taste, most of the colors would have been beautiful in her bedroom design, but that berry tone was quite special, and the fleece is perfect for snuggling. Here is the ever-requested throw blanket from the best boho farmhouse bedroom decor line-up (the other colors are also gorgeous):

Best Boho Farmhouse Bedroom Decor – Cane Headboard

This cane headboard is officially, the first piece of furniture I built. I constructed it on the living room floor of the apartment we lived in during the build of our home. The design is simple, just pocket holes, and the cane was an awesome find as I soon realized it’s hard to get cane at a descent price. You can watch the short video below to see how I constructed and mounted this headboard (no frame, yet). The video was done in the apartment (it was so dark and confining to me).

Best Boho Farmhouse Bedroom Decor – Cane Webbing by the foot

There is something so peaceful and relaxing about this space – this is the best part of the bohemian style. The casual cozy vibe of boho mixed with the homey farmhouse feel is such a great combination, especially for my laidback teen girl. We have been in discussions to refresh her space just a bit, but I promise that the overall vibe won’t change at all – still relaxing, beautiful, and comfy. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment below or over on Instagram~ Thanks for checking out this post, I hope you’re inspired!

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DIY Stenciled Dressers

The final touch for the bohemian master bedroom redesign was a makeover for the dressers. These mission style dressers are in perfect condition and meet the client’s needs. However, the darker stain wasn’t ideal for the light and airy vibe in their new boho room.

There are some ways to makeover wood furniture; you can paint, cover with wallpaper, and stencil, to name a few. After weighing out the options, we went with stenciling a tribal batik pattern only on the drawers of each dresser.

The pattern is perfect for this boho room, and the creamy white colored design brightens the dark wood just enough. We could have also painted the top piece the creamy white or even the entire frame, but we were conservative and subtle with our makeover approach.

Stenciling takes time and patience. It’s not a great project if you’re looking for immediate satisfaction, but the results can be stunning. Here are some times from my experience stenciling these dressers:

  • Number the drawers. I used a piece of painter’s tape inside the drawer to write the number, then I drew a sketch of the dresser and indicated each drawer’s number on the sketch. This will help you to easily put the drawers back in order – especially with the continual pattern we used.
  • Keep the hardware in order. After removing each drawer handle, I lined them up in the same order so that they could be placed back onto the same drawer.
  • Use painters tape to attach your stencil. The painters tape holds well and removes easily.
  • Paint a few drawers at a time. I used some books underneath the drawers to make them lay flat and sturdy. I lined up as many drawers that fit inside the stencil. This saves time and keeps the pattern continual.
  • Use as little as paint as possible. If the paint is too thick, it will run behind the stencil and could ruin your design. I used a towel to lift extra paint, but even then I sometimes experienced extra paint.
  • Use a sponge roller for large stencils. The roller will help keep the paint evenly distributed and covers a larger portion than a small dabbing sponge.
  • Make sure to let the paint dry before removing the stencil – or be very careful.
  • Use a craft acrylic paint. There are so many colors these days to choose from, it dries quickly, and it’s inexpensive.
  • When you seal the stenciled design, either spray or apply with one swipe of a brush. The seal will smear or even remove your design. If you don’t seal the design, it can get scratched off or worn off. Save all your hard work and just seal it with a water-based polyurethane. If you don’t have a light touch for painting, get a spray can of it instead.
  • Be sure to follow the instructions on the can of polyurethane – you want the coats to fully dry and cure before using and installing the hardware.

This awesome stencil is offered by Royal Stencils on This shop includes helpful instructions and delivers a high-quality stencils. They have dozens of designs to chose from.

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DIY bohemian pallet headboard

I quickly realized that this bohemian inspired master bedroom design needed a headboard – the macramé wall hanging looks great, but a headboard anchors the bed and everything around it (wall art, shelving, hanging plants, even nightstands). My inspiration came from another DIY project I had just completed (check out the accent wall here) and I was so excited to build this headboard that I skipped my treasured Saturday morning sleeping in to get started on it.

Driving to Lowe’s and selecting the pine boards took longer than putting the headboard together. This DIY is so easy, and even fun. The impact of this simple organic headboard completes the boho room design and looks so beautiful with the other elements!

Six-foot pallet (I cut up a 10’ pallet – but a four foot could work)
Jig saw (if you need to cut your pallet)
Hammer (to remove pallet boards from the front and even a few from the back to lighten it)
Sand paper (if necessary)
Brad nail gun
Measuring tape or ruler
One 3” x 8’ select pine board – header board for a finished look
Five 1.5” x 8’ select pine boards
Eight 2.5” x 8’ select pine boards

My pallet was about 40” tall. Depending on the height of your pallet, may affect the number of horizontal boards you need. I started with the three-inch header board and then used a small – big – big pattern. Small meaning the 1.5” boards, and big meaning the 2.5” boards. You can use any pattern you like.


  1. Prepare the back-side of your pallet – Cut the backside pallet boards to the desired width. I used a six-foot wide base for a king-size bed.
  2. Prepare the front-side of your pallet – Use a hammer to gently pull pallet boards off of the front side. These boards will be replaced with the select pine boards.
  3. If necessary, sand any rough spots on the pallet boards.
  4. Prepare the pine boards – remove the price tags and staples from the end. Lay your pine boards out in the order of your pattern. I made sure to pick the best side of each board before installation. Tip: When you’re purchasing your boards, try to avoid bowed or marked boards.
  5. Use the brad nail gun to attach the header board. I used eight-foot long pine boards, so there was one foot of board extending past the pallet on each side. Measure both sides and line up the top header board before placing a brad nail in the center of the vertical pallet board.
  6. Use one of the small pine boards as a spacer board in between each pine board. This creates a .75” space between the boards. It’s the perfect amount of space visually and it’s convenient to use one of your existing boards.
  7. With your pine boards lined up in your desired pattern – place your spacer board against the top header board and line up your next pine board. Place one brad nail in the center of the board – you can glance at the header board to line up your nails. Then remove the spacer board and use it between the next two boards.

    Tip: Pine boards aren’t an exact eight feet long – they may be a hair off – so I used a ruler to line up the boards on the side of the headboard that would be seen the most.
  8. Once all your boards are attached – your done… almost!
  9. You can use sandpaper to touch any rough edges on the pine boards, but this isn’t necessary.
  10. DO NOT pick up the headboard by the pine boards – brad nails are not strong enough to leverage the weight. You must always handle the pallet boards to pick up, move, and install this headboard design.
  11. Installation is up to you. You may not want it attached to the wall – just pressed between your bed frame and wall. Or you may have a different way to attach it, but I used French cleats to hang the headboard onto the wall. I used small pieces of 2 x 4’ boards and cut one side at a 45 degree angle (after Jeremy showed me how to angle the mitre saw – that was scary and fun).
  12. If you use French cleats, be sure to screw them into your wall studs – pre-drill the cleats and the wall, and use wood screws.
  13. Then simply reach into your headboard to lift it from the pallet boards and hang on the cleats. Install the cleats at the height you desire. I opted for a low profile look and left the headboard an inch from the ground.
I marked where to cut my pallet – evenly on both sides so that the vertical supports were symmetrical.
I just used a jigsaw because this side of the pallet faces the wall.
Then I removed extra horizontal boards to lighten the total weight. I left boards that I would need to install the headboard to the wall.
This shot is upside down, but it shows the base cut, sanded, and lightened.
Be sure to lay out your pine boards in the pattern you want – checking each board to make sure you know what side you want face up. Then use the .75″ width as your space between each board and line up the ends.
I used French cleats to hang the headboard on the wall. A French cleat is a piece of 2×4″ board that has one end cut at a 45 degree angle. I pre-drilled the cleat and wall after finding the studs and measuring the correct height to match the board on the pallet. The 45 degree angle should face the wall. Be sure that both cleats are even so that your headboard isn’t crooked.
All done and installed! You can see the fourth board from the bottom is bowed a little, but luckily the bed will cover it.

This was a seriously easy DIY headboard and the style works with so many décor styles. I love the versatility of the design, the organic casual look, and how affordable it is. I really hope you’re inspired to take on that DIY project you’ve been thinking about. The best thing about DIY is that you learn as you go and you gain confidence for the next idea that comes to mind.

I would love to hear your comments, see your projects, or have you share this post with others to help me spread the word! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Macrame Wall Hanging – creating a bohemian bedroom

There is definitely something special about the trending bohemian style, and I had the opportunity to redecorate a master bedroom with boho flare. I especially love how this style can be done in all neutrals or with bright and bold colors – it’s incredibly versatile.

I think one of the main things that elevates a well-designed room is when there is something unconventional, handmade, or repurposed. Anything unique can really bring a look together.

In this master bedroom design, I wanted an amazing focal point above the bed. So, I took a shot at macramé. This is sort of crazy to me because I can remember being very young (like 5 years old) watching my mom make macramé plant holders. Oh, and when I was in middle school and hemp bracelets were popular, she taught me a few knots so that I could make bracelets for my friends. And here I am, at it again!

I’m one of those people who looks at something and thinks, “Can I just make it myself?” So, when I found several beautiful Pinterest pins with macramé wall hangings over beds, I knew I could do it, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to. I quickly came to a decision after finding out that large macramé wall hangings can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to well over a thousand dollars – and worth every penny for the time involved. I knew that I had to at least try to make one myself. has some awesome shops that sell macramé patterns for us DIYers. It didn’t take much searching before I found a pattern that was perfect. Macrame cord can be found on Amazon, Etsy, or craft stores. My pattern called for 4 ply cord and I didn’t want to wait for shipping so I found some at Hobby Lobby. I debated on whether to use a branch, dowel, copper tube or something else for the anchor, but ultimately went with a branch because when I drove past this fallen branch, it looked just right. It ended up being the perfect length, color, size, and it was free. The real branch not only adds an organic element to the room, but it ties in with the driftwood jewelry holders I made (coming soon).

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My big mistake was changing the shape of the anchor or “U line”. Therefore, my biggest tip is to follow the instructions exactly, at least the first time through. I was able to work with my mistake, but it added more time and a third spool of cord. The cool thing about macramé is that after you learn several knots, it’s fairly easy to experiment a little and create variations. I don’t think I could ever design patterns, but I added a few simple additions to make my overall design work. I originally tried to double the pattern thinking it would make the entire piece twice as wide, but that line of thinking doesn’t work with macramé or at least with this design. So, stick to the pattern and you’ll get the expected results.

We draped a small macrame bunting across these curtains because they don’t get opened.
I really like how it ties in and brightens up this area. These dressers will be getting a makeover too – stay tuned!

I think it turned out pretty great and it’s a one of a kind! Have you tried macramé or are you interested in trying it? There are a lot of pieces you can buy, but if you’re up for it – it’s a really easy DIY craft that can even be relaxing.

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