In Rustic bedrooms, peace and serenity is an overwhelming feeling.
Imagine a peaceful night and a bed so soft beckoning you to fall into it. Impossible you say?
Not when a thick mattress welcomes you and a soft, lush comforter hugs you like a mother bear hugs her cubs.
There's no other feeling like the warm softness and scent of fresh sheets. You know the feeling...we've all been there!
Graphic design thanks to: Lindsay Cibos
The sounds of nature can be heard all around and they slowly lull you into a deep sleep.
Your bed is very comfortable in it's rustic style...maybe a log structure or sleigh type with sweeping head and foot boards.
Or, you may prefer a simple platform bed and concentrate on the mattress and topper.
The morning sun generously fills the windows of your Rustic bedroom with sunlight.
Sheer curtains are best fitted when you want lots of sunlight to enter.
Perhaps you have hanging plants that love the morning sun...no need to draw back heavy drapes when you use only sheers.
Some plants are only in need of indirect light...as is the situation with this hanging plant in my living room.
You can see the heavy drapes on the side but they stay drawn until winter.
Of course you can put heavier drapes to the side if you wish, just for accents.
In the bedroom you will most likely have wall to wall carpeting just for the sheer warmth of it.
If you have your Rustic Cottage in a colder area of the country, this will make the most sense.
Of course, you can still have beautiful wood floors with throw rugs but I prefer that in the living room.
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The rustic bedroom should be warm and cozy so when you step out of bed you don't feel that chill.
Even in a small cottage you may have a fireplace in the bedroom but the floor may still be cold...
If you choose to go the route of the throw rug try to get a larger one.
Perhaps to fit under the bed but leaves plenty of carpet to step onto, such as this one pictured above...
As I mentioned before, notice the lovely sheer curtains for light...and instead of paint or paper for the walls...Surprise!...beautiful, gray planking...how wonderful!
I told you that you can dabble in whatever suits your fancy and it won't be wrong!
Now concentrate on lighting for your Rustic bedroom...soft huh? Nothing harsh here...you want to have plenty of light at night but keep it real.
You can do bedside lamps for reading and overhead lighting for everyday tasks.
If you're not fond of overhead lighting try an overhead fan with lights attached. The fan is functional and takes away the raw feeling of just lights hovering over your head.
Lighting choices are certainly a personal thing...it's all in what you like and how your room decorations pan out.
Look around and see where you will need the most light and the least. I prefer not to pay the light company so often so I tend to use a lot of candles...but that's me.
On the whole, I have to say though, when you want soft lighting there's nothing better than candlelight.