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Farmhouse Bedding – Your Go To Guide

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Farmhouse-style bedding has a certain feel to it. Light, clean, crisp, neutral, and rustic are just a few words that come to mind when I think of the farmhouse style. You can achieve this look in your bedding by using layers, patterns, textures, and pillows. Lots and lots of pillows. 

I finally got my master bedroom to where I’m not changing it every other day. Who am I kidding, I cut the changes down to like once a month. Progress people, progress. But the one thing I know I won’t be changing anytime soon is my farmhouse bedding. So that being said, I’m going to share with you some tips and great options to create your own farmhouse bedding.

Your Go To Guide to Farmhouse Style Bedding


Let’s start at the base. Sheets. They are the first step in creating your farmhouse bedding. Now most of the time they won’t be seen because 1. they are covered by all the other layers and 2. well you are sleeping. However, that doesn’t mean they aren’t important. 

First and foremost your sheets need to be comfortable. That’s the easy part. A higher thread count the better, flannel sheets  = the perfect solution to a cold bed in the winter. You get the picture. As for style, go for a neutral or a stripe. A subtle floral pattern is very becoming as well. 

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Sheet Set Organic Printed Microstripe – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
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Sheet Set Organic Tic Stripe – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Charboneau Basics 1800 Series 6 Piece Sheet Set
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Rosalie Flannel Sheet Set by Laura Ashley Home
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Soft & Cozy Easy Care Deluxe Microfiber Sheet Set
1500 Thread Count Egyptian Quality Microfiber Deep Pocket Bedroom Classic Stripe Sheet Set


Comforter/ Duvet Cover/ Bedspread

Over my sheets I have a comforter. It’s a down alternative and it’s the warmest thing ever. I purchased it from Amazon for $25! 

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100% Cotton Down Comforter White Goose Duck Down and Feather Filling,Hypoallergenic
farmhouse bedding
Down Alternative Comforter


To protect my comforter from the elements (dogs) I have what I call the dog blanket. This acts as a  barrier for the occasional dirty paw that will sneak by. It’s easily washable (much easier to wash then the comforter) and an added bonus of warm.  I have it because I have the ruffle skirt bedspread in gray from Walmart, which I fold down when we sleep.

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Wayfair Basics Fleece Throw Blanket
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Gildea Over-sized Plush Blanket

The neutral gray plays well into the farmhouse style while the ruffles add texture to the bed. If you are brave and dogless, a solid white duvet would look gorgeous. If you decides to go with more of a pattern for your duvet use some solids in your pillows or your quilt to give the bed dimension and contrast. 

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Ruffle Skirt 3-Piece Bedspread Set
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Latitude Ruby Ruffle Bedding Comforter Set
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Allshouse Duvet Cover Set
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100% Organic Cotton Reversible Duvet Cover Cover Set
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Queen’s House Cotton Duvet Cover Taupe Bedding Set Queen Size

Dreaming Wapiti Duvet Cover


Blanket/ Quilt

To finish off the bed I have a smaller blanket folded at the foot. This is to provide another layer of texture and pattern as well as adding a bit of contrast. This is a great way to switch up the look without spending a ton of money on all new bedding. I find myself changing this blanket when the seasons change. 

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Wallasey Cotton Throw Blanket
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Vensey Plaid Cotton Throw
Rustic Farmhouse Cotton Cabana Striped Blanket Throw
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Mansfield Oversized Quilted Throw
farmhouse throw
Surya Teresa Crochet Throw
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Mina Victory Basket Weave Decorative Throw Blanket



The Finisher. Pillows. They have to be my favorite part of the bed. Here you can play with all types of patterns and textures. A tickling pattern is a perfect pattern for the farmhouse style, as well as subtle plaid or a light floral. Crochet pillow covers add texture while providing a sense of  a coziness to the room. 

On my bed lives 5 “show” pillows. I have to shams that match the ruffle bedspread, 2 off white crochet and 1 smaller plaid. All neutrals with a pop of pattern. 

My current pillow dilemma though is our actual sleeping pillows. They aren’t the prettiest, being that the are squashed and flattened due to using the them every night. Given these points when I try to hide them behind my pretty pillows, it doesn’t work. So I’ll let you know when I figure out something that works.

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Colmars Throw Pillow
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Graydon Cotton Lumbar Pillow
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Farmhouse Decorative Throw Pillow Covers Beige and White Buffalo Check Pillow Covers
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Farmhouse Burlap Linen Trimmed Tailored Edges Throw Pillow Case
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Square Vintage Floral Outdoor Pillow Cream – Threshold
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Decorative Throw Pillow Covers Striped Modern Farmhouse


To sum it up, layer, texture, and pattern are the key elements to remember here. Focus on them to create your perfect farmhouse-style bedding.  

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Friday 11th of January 2019

Great guide Cate! I long for white or cream bedding, but the husband and kids would destroy it! I need to get some blog design tips from you!


Monday 14th of January 2019

That's Why i have the buffer blanket to protect it from the dogs. It works, sometimes lol. Sure, i'd love to help!

Dori Turner

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

Very helpful! Love the different options you shared!


Friday 11th of January 2019

Thanks Dori!


Wednesday 9th of January 2019

What a wonderful guide this is Cate! So informative and such a cozy look!


Friday 11th of January 2019

Thank You Jerri!

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