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Choosing a Cottage Farmhouse Bed

Choosing a Cottage Farmhouse Bed

cozy cottage bedroom with wooden bedframe

Give your bedroom an easy upgrade with a cottage farmhouse bed that's both stylish and functional.

Over the years, my family has outgrown our bedroom furniture. Even though it's very dear to my heart, I knew it was time to upgrade. Creating a cozy, farmhouse cottage bedroom these days can be somewhat of a challenge, especially if you want that vintage feel. One of the main ways you can do this is with a cottage farmhouse bed.

So, how do you pick a new bed that looks old? I found a furniture option from Badcock Home Furniture & More that combines excellent comfort for sleep with the perfect vintage, farmhouse cottage inspired look. Let me share that process with you!

cozy cottage bedroom with mirror, bench and Badcock furniture wood bedframe

Choosing the Frame

I knew I wanted a king-size bed that looked as close to the vintage bed that was built by my family. I started looking online at bed frames, and the ones that had the southern look I was envisioning were from Badcock Home Furniture & more. I headed out to my local store. As soon as I walked in, I saw two frames that caught my eye.

Before making my final choice, I sat with both frames and thought back to what I would see at my old family’s homestead. I remembered the chunky look with a tall back, so I decided on the Augusta II.

cozy cottage bedroom with mirror, bench and Badcock furniture wood bedframe

Old + New

How do you choose a new bed frame when you want to have a vintage vibe for your cottage farmhouse bed? Decide what features will give you the look you’re going for, and search for those. Walking into Badcock Home Furniture & more, I had three details that I was looking for: vintage tones, a worn-in look and chunky features. This is just like what you would see in an old homestead.

For vintage tones, go for a creamy white (I love white!) because it reminds me of the faded off-white of my family’s farmhouse. By “worn-in,” I mean pieces that have chipping paint or little blemishes. They really give you the impression that this piece has been passed down through the family. The Augusta II had all of these details, and I could just see the cottage farmhouse bed pairing with our new cozy cottage wallpaper. 

cozy cottage bedroom with wooden bedframe

Topping It Off

Your mattress can really make or break your new bed. The first thing to do is figure out what kind of support you need. I knew I wanted one that was firm but with a cushion on top. If you don’t know what you like, you can try all the different options at Badcock Home Furniture & more. I chose the Legends Divine Euro Top King Mattress set. It feels like how I imagine sleeping on a cloud! 

These two pieces from Badcock Home Furniture & more really make the perfect pairing that bring together my vision for a cozy, cottage farmhouse bed and bedroom. Now here at Itty Bitty Farmhouse, we have the night’s sleep we’ve been dreaming of!

Meet our 2023 Brand Ambassador, Jessica Sigmon of Itty Bitty Farmhouse! Jessica is a small town girl from North Carolina who loves a good DIY project, flea market picking trip, and Pinterest scrolling session. She has a love for all things farmhouse and vintage. In 2023, Jessica will be helping our readers learn how to decorate, DIY and style on a budget. (Subscribe to the magazine if you haven't already so you don't miss her column!)

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