European Farmhouse Bedroom Reveal

Updating a bland bedroom with rustic, cozy European farmhouse elegance and style without breaking the bank!
Updated April, 2022

Affiliate links may be included for your convenience; my full disclosure policy can be found here. If you click through and make a purchase I'll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you!

European Farmhouse Bedroom Reveal

I absolutely love sharing room reveal photos! It's so fun to look back and see how far your hard work has taken you! And a room makeover is always so inspiring!

We redid our Master Bedroom in just 5 weeks for the One Room Challenge back in May of 2019. Fast forward a year and we ripped out the carpet in our bedrooms and installed gorgeous (and totally affordable) wide plank farmhouse laminate floors in all our bedrooms, the stairs, and the front of our home, making our home completely carpet-free! We were able to match the floors to the ones we installed in our living room and sunroom in 2018  here.

So our bedroom has come a long way! We love it and were happy to say buh bye to our boring master bedroom and infuse it with European farmhouse charm!


There's nothing quite like a deadline to help you finish a project

In case you missed any of our DIY projects on this bedroom makeover journey, take a minute to catch up on all the projects below. Taking part in the ORC is always a great way to ensure you actually make it to the finish line!

Here's a list of the projects we took on for the 6 weeks of the One Room Challenge.

DIY Bedroom Projects

A look back

Before we get to any more beauty shots, we absolutely need to take a look back! I promise that you will not recognize this bedroom! The before photos show a bland, uninspiring room with nothing going for it! Our bedroom stressed me out with those beach towels hanging from the French doors, the yucky green walls, the incohesive look and of course the mess! It's hard to be motivated to keep a room clean when it's an ugly space!

The process to transform our master bedroom into a cozy, rustic room with European Farmhouse style was a lot of work, but it was totally doable and absolutely 100% worth the effort! We are always on a budget with our projects, and this room was no exception.

Rustic and Elegant Bedroom Reveal

The white walls and faux brick focal wall were a giant step towards achieving a European farmhouse-inspired  bedroom! This one-day project was surprisingly easy for the gorgeous results it delivers! You can click the link above to read our tips for getting the best results when you're applying a German schmear technique to faux brick!

In the before pics, our headboard doesn't really stand out as the beauty that it really is! Can you believe I actually considered painting the headboard? I am so glad that I didn't because I love the contrast against the white brick wall!

You'll remember that our furniture was all mismatched. The nightstands bothered me the most because Mr DIY's nightstand was taller and beefier than mine. But replacing them didn't make sense because they are both solid wood pieces and functioned perfectly fine. Refinishing the top on my nightstand and giving Mr DIY's nightstand a DIY weathered wood look helped them to be somewhat more cohesive.

And pulling out this vintage oil painting from the closet (where it sat since I inherited it from my parents) helps to add balance to the two sides of the bed!

A tip for achieving a cohesive look when you have mismatched nightstands is not to use table lamps. They just emphasize the differece! Instead, add wall mounted lights or lanterns.

The barn doors are such a beautiful update over those beach towel covered French doors!  Click here for the full DIY barn door tutorial for people who DON'T consider themselves to be builders! We'll take you step by step through the entire process!

The double barn doors add beautiful, rich texture to the room and give us so much more square footage! And YES, we kept our ceiling fan...we live in Texas and we NEED that cool air moving over us at night!  
When the barn doors are open all the way, you can see into my modern farmhouse office. The two rooms flow into one another nicely because the colors and style are similar.

Our new farmhouse floors were the finishing touch to really adding that European farmhouse feel to our bedroom. We share some tips to removing carpet and installing wood floors here. I love a room that feels cozy and we definitely achieved a feeling of coziness in this space. New bedding and pillows, including a no-sew DIY velvet bolster pillow (for only $25!) and white faux fur pillows (see similar here) make the bed almost impossible to resist! A gorgeous new rug, that feels like silk underfoot, not only brings a little color to the floor but it grounds the bed, whether you have wall to wall carpet or wood floors.

An area rug is a budget-friendly way to disguise a carpet that you don't love! Until wood floors were in the budget, this beautiful area rug sat right on top of our carpet, and doesn't shift because of how heavy our Tempur-pedic bed is! If you are struggling with your area rug buckling, check out the amazing product I found and used in this solved all my rug issues and keeps your area rugs laying flat! for only $13!

Our ruffled comforter is such a great deal that I bought it in both gray and white! The long ruffled skirt that goes down to the floor is a game changer! It's so easy to make the bed now. This comforter is lightweight and perfect for those who tend to overheat at night. And did I mention it's luxuriously soft?

This mirror with blue painted corners (a thrift store rescue and redo several years ago) adds a little rustic elegance as well as function.

If you're savvy, you'll have noticed that I remade my bolster pillow! I used the blue velvet to sew pillow covers for two of the throw pillows and made a new faux grainsack bolster pillow with monogramed initial

Now that the foundational pieces of our bedroom are complete, it's been so much fun to decorate it for the seasons. It always looks good! Here's a little look back at our bedroom decorated for the seasons (mainly Christmas and Fall because those are my favorites!!)


Having a beautiful room to unwind in at the end of the day is a dream come true! I'm much more likely to keep our bedroom clean, bed made and messes tidied up now that we have the European farmhouse bedroom of my dreams!

Please PIN to remember!

bringing beauty to the ordinary,

Disclosure: Thank you to my amazing sponsors for your help in making this room makeover even better than I dreamed!  I received product to complete this room from  Wovenly Rugs, Carpenter Farmhouse, 320 Sycamore Candle Co, Returning Grace and Hickory Hardware. 


share this post


  1. Cindy,
    The bedroom LOOKS nothing like it did before!!! Wonderful redo with the wall behind the bed and barn doors. Ya'll deserve a break; I've been watching your progress each week and the Bedroom is TRANSFORMED!!!! Good job
    your blog friend,

    1. Thank you Jean, we are so happy to be finishe...and truly excited with how it turned out!

  2. Cindy, this was a great makeover! I love it! Hugs!

  3. Let me just say WOW!!! Mind blown! You guys did an amazing job!!!! I absolutely love the ceiling fan in there now and that oil painting and the bed left unpainted.Just everything!BRAVO!!!

  4. French country in the house. Super airy feel with some rustic warmth. I can'y get enough. Love your design!

  5. Cindy it looks fabulous and I can't say enough about the wall. I'm going back to check out your process. Wonderful job, love it.

    1. Thanks so much Di, we are really enjoying our updated room!!

  6. It's amazing how changing the details in that room made that gorgeous headboard shine! So goes to show you that putting a piece in a different context can bring out its beauty

  7. Absolutely gorgeous ! That faux brick, German schmere wall looks amazing ! Enjoy !

  8. Would you please tell me where you got your beautiful headboard?

    1. I found it at a barn sale in Florida! They were going to paint it but sold it for less as-is!!!


Post a Comment

Your comments are like sunshine and chocolate! Thanks for taking the time to leave a nice one ;) I read all comments and love to respond if you leave your name and email! Otherwise, please look for my response under the post where you left it!