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Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Refresh on a Budget

Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Refresh on a Budget

As the saying goes, “You can take a girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl”.

Well…. I am proudly confirming that theory today with the reveal of my Modern Farmhouse bedroom refresh.

**To see where I purchased the decor used in this space, be sure to scroll to the very bottom of this post where I provide all of the affiliate links.**

modern farmhouse bedroom makeover on a budget

I am calling it a “refresh” , because I really didn’t do anything extreme in here this time around: no painting , no electrical and no woodworking. Just some good, ol’ fashion bargain shopping that equated to a completely different vibe. To read all about the former iteration of this space, you can click here.

Just for a little refresher, here is what the space looked like, before I decided to get back to my farmhouse roots…

Before I went all Modern Farmhouse…

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Before, the space definitely had more of a boho meets coastal glam vibe. I had purchased all of my bedroom furniture years and years ago, and in a sense, I felt shackled to it.

Before having children, I was much more of a glam girl…I lusted after more feminine lines and mirrored furniture. But as the years go by and my family expands, I find myself enamored with certain decor because of the feeling it exudes – not sheerly based on the sake of something “looking pretty”.

Raised in a farmhouse as a child, I will always have a soft spot for what the farmhouse aesthetic represents at it’s core: comfort, simplicity, functionality  and a close connection to nature. Within the past year, this longing has become undeniable and I am sure you have witnessed this through my most recent projects (like my Modern Farmhouse Dining Room and Bathroom transformations).


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Horse prints and pops of black and brown are definitely something you wouldn’t have expected to see from my aesthetic a few years ago, but I have totally changed my ways, friends. (A room without blue? Can you believe your eyes?)

Step one of the refresh: I had to acknowledge that my style was changing… I could no longer remain chained to furniture I had purchased eons ago. As a result, the glam, mirrored furniture that once graced my room had to go. So, I listed the pieces on Facebook Marketplace, and never looked back!

boho modern farmhouse bedroom

Step two was simply switching out the textile choices. After lots of bargain browsing, I found some very reasonably-priced pillows and throw blankets. I would say the key to keeping the farmhouse look more current than country, is in the fabric selections. As you can see, I really let my love for boho decor shine with this Morrocan throw blanket.

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The pillows also have a very Boho Modern feel to them. I love how unique the leather detail is on the accent pillow. (I got the leather pillow here and the black pillows here)

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As far as the over-sized mirror and laundry basket go….Homegoods for the win!

With a little bargaining power, I was able to get the mirror marked down to $35 (from $50 originally) due to a small scratch on the frame.

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The lidded laundry basket not only adds functionality and texture, it also accentuates the underlying boho vibes I was sure to keep- despite the obvious return to my farmhouse roots.

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The beaded chandelier was actually a purchase I made last year, so I decided to keep it for now. While I may opt for something a little more edgy and modern in the future, I think it serves it purpose here well for the time being.

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Toning down the feminity of the headboard and beaded chandelier, I was sure to incoporate some industrial vibes with these table lamps I got on sale at Hobby Lobby. 

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And once those damn, mirrored nightstands were sold, I was able to replace them with these rustic, bedside tables I found on Amazon for only $100 a piece. As it turns out, there is still a high demand for mirrored furniture in my town and as a result, I was actually able to make money switching out the furniture.

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Incorporating more texture and boho vibes, I went with this cute, sisal rug that I found from TJ Maxx. Due to the high-pile carpet in this room (which I would love to eventually change to hardwoods), I have been unable to get an appropriately sized rug to lay flat under my bed. So, I had to settle for a smaller rug here.

affordable modern farmhouse bedroom makeover

And while I initially wanted a Juju hat over the bed, considering the rug is circular, I thought that would be way too much roundness for my OCD brain. So, I found this horse print on clearance at Hobby Lobby for just $10 (it was slightly cracked , so I talked them down on the price).

While I am still considering an accent wall of some sort behind the bed, I have yet to nail down the exact details of what I want to execute. At least my bedroom now feels cohesive with the rest of my home.

(For decor sources, be sure to scroll to the very bottom!)

Now get out there and design some good vibes, and please spread the love by Pinning….

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My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...

ashley allen

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

I absolutely love it Erica!! The simplicity of the space is so attractive and that Moroccan blanket has my heart!

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

Thank you so much , love. I actually found that blanket at Homegoods for around $20...such a steal!

Alison Carter

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

Beautiful as always! Can you please let me know where the beaded chandelier is from as well as your gorgeous wood vases. Keep up with the amazing blog. I always look forward to it!

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

Thank you so much, Alison!I got the beaded chandelier at is the affiliate link to it: (although it looks like it is currently out of stock). And I bought the wooden vases at my local Bargain Hunt a few years ago. Thanks for stopping by!

Marty Oravetz

Tuesday 11th of September 2018

Oh I love the changes, so beautiful Just the perfect amount of refresh to change the feel of the room completely. So inviting and welcoming.

Designing Vibes

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

Thank you so much, Marty! That means so much coming from you.