Country style bedrooms have become very popular these days, perhaps due to their informality, simplicity and a leaning towards hand-crafted natural materials. While it can be stylish, the country bedroom should always be restful and refreshing without over doing precise co-ordination of furniture and fabrics.
Since the emphasis is on comfort and character is is easy to see that the true hallmarks of the country bedroom are a clean unfussy environment that is perfectly conducive to rest and relaxation, with practical fabrics and furnishings that have restrained but often rich colour schemes.
If you're lucky enough to have a rustic room anyway, don't over furnish it. Instead, allow the architecture to do the talking and let the furniture complement it rather than fight it. It is often best to choose a showpiece bed and then match it with eclectic pieces of furniture.
Warm pine furniture mixed with cream and white bedding will often give the bedroom a cosy feel, while a traditional brass bed is an important ingredient of the traditional country style and can transform the look of your bedroom. If you feel able to afford a four-poster then you'll instantly create a bedroom that's not only spectacular but also perfect for relaxing in at the end of a long hard day.
Try to choose bedside tables that match for a co-ordinated look and layer your bed with throws and cushions. Be aware that generously stuffed cushions, feather pillows and duck-down quilts ensure that comfort is high on your list of priorities. A deeply buttoned, padded headboard instantly creates a comfortable feel in your room, while padding the foot of your bed creates a look that shouts pure luxury.
Keep walls plain and simple, or go for patterned wallpapers that will still please you even when you are lying in bed with gastric flu! If you're committing to a bold pattern, go for a motif that you really identify with, whether you choose butterflies, birds or florals. While you can mix florals and plains - take care not to overdo it in a small room.
If you want a modern country style bedroom, choosing a bold floral pattern does the trick, but in a small space, keep to smaller patterns. Where space is tight, keep walls plain and co-ordinate - even if you don't match - your patterns elsewhere. For a room that needs to feel free and spacious, go for a light, neutral colour scheme that will play down the pattern.
On the other hand if you want a look that's a little more whimsical then choose a mixture of patterns and colours - choosing shades from a palette of pale and punchy jewel colours. Pile on the pattern if the light is good in your room - and if it's a decent size. However, keep the colour scheme simple, adding interest by varying the patterns' sizes and styles.
You can make a space seem bigger by choosing wallpaper with reflective properties as these will bounce light around and make the space seem more luxurious. Probably the best approach to liven up a naturally dark room is to use a big mirror, shutters and small pieces of furniture which will all help to stretch the space.