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The Woods and Whites Home Tour: Farmhouse Bedroom

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What up, buddies!  πŸ™ŒπŸ»  Before spring is sprung, I wanted to share with you some ideas on decorating using the many variations of wood tones and layers of creamy, textured whites.  Honestly, these are two of my very favorite design staples, and I go back to them again and again (kinda like reality TV…I always say I’m done, and then BAM. They announce the next blasted Bachelor, and I’m hooked once more.  But…that’s beside the point…)  πŸ˜‰

This headboard was a custom build from the sexiest handyman around.  He created the design himself after I explained my vision to him, and, a few boards and hours later, he lugged this beast of a shiplap headboard inside!  I wanted just a touch of shiplap in here without going all out, and this fit the bill perfectly.  We’ve had it for a few years now, and, while I’ve seen other versions of his headboard circulating the Internet recently, this one has my heart.  (Don’t tell my husband about the sexy handyman, either.  Mmmkay? πŸ˜‰)

Sometimes simple is just enough, and after the happy clutter of Christmas decor came down, I found myself craving simple.  A turned wood lamp, some vintage books, a few white vases.  Done.  Simple.  Easy.

(Also, most sources pictured in this space are listed at the end of the post! πŸ™ŒπŸ»)

Anyone else have a pillow addiction…?  Just me?  πŸ˜¬  I can’t seem to leave TJ Maxx without one hopping into my cart, so…I oblige and give them a home on my bed, couch, anywhere that has a flat surface.  You get the idea.  πŸ˜‰  One way to add interest if you are craving the simplicity of white is to layer texture on texture on texture.  HomeGoods and TJ Maxx have the coolest pillows at such low prices, and Amazon is a favorite source for inexpensive farmhouse pillows, too!  By layering these woven and embroidered pillows, I still get visual interest without having to use pops of bright color…plus…PILLOWS.  Any excuse for more pillows is a good excuse, yes?  πŸ˜‰

When I’m using loads and loads of white, I like to warm things up (still avoiding bright colors, mind you…) by bringing in wood tones.  This vintage church pew added so much character and warmth to the all white space, and y’all know I love me a piece with some history.  And…SHOCKER.  Some pillows hopped up on there.  Obvs.  πŸ˜‰  If you’re like me and love to hunt up some vintage yum, keep your eyeballs peeled for yummy wood tones to use with your whites.  The blend together just perfectly!

And now, all this talk about our cozy woods and whites farmhouse bedroom is making me sleepy, and I’m boutsta curl up under that chunky wool blanket and watch a very serious and informative documentary on the migration of the red-winged blackbird.

(J/K, guys.  
You know I’m catching up on Nashville.  
Let’s be real. πŸ˜‰)


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  1. Heather says:

    I just read your post on IG about having the two beds…my husband has been pushing for this for a really long time because he has problems with restless legs, and I’m an extremely light sleeper. Thank you for being real and posting this!!! ❀

    • Erin Kern says:

      Oh man, it’s been a game changer for us and getting full night’s sleep! I hope it can help y’all too!

  2. Amanda B. says:

    I read your IG about your hubby having RLS. I am convinced my husband suffers from the same, he thinks mama is crazy! Loving the calm and serenne feel that your bedroom has. Do you find that the white on white is ‘cozy’ enough? Perhaps it’s the wood tones that bring that element? I love white on white decor photos, but I also love that warm and cozy feeling at home. I worry that I would miss that feeling if I went over to the ‘light side’ and gave into the urge to decorate with whites.

    • Erin Kern says:

      Hey! Yes, I love the softness and simplicity of using lots of white, and the fluffy bedding, soft pillows make it cozy and comfy, too. However…nothing stays the same for long around here, so I’m sure it’s about to change soon! πŸ˜‰ I love using lots of white in the winter but warming it up with wood tones, and I’m looking forward to adding some spring color soon!

  3. Jana Graf says:

    Your blog is off and running sweet girl! I love it! Did I call it months ago, when I labeled you a riding star or what? I know one when I see one. Sigh. It comes with age. 😬 As much as I adore your decor, I love seeing seeing pics of your beautiful girls…what love and laughter must fill your home every single day! 😘😘

  4. Jana graf says:

    Rising star. Duh.

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  6. Frazzledmom says:

    Love your style! Love your blog! Keep ’em coming!

  7. Jennifer Hobson says:

    Love your design! I was trying to find the sources to some of the items, but when I click on the link, it just sends me to Pinterest instead of where to buy. Can you tell me what I”m doing wrong??

  8. Lynda Mallory says:

    I love your bedroom! Can you please tell me where you found your dust ruffle? I’ve been looking for one just like it, thank you!

  9. Ashley Salazar says:

    I love this so much! I’d love a link to your night stands! I’ve been looking for something similar.

  10. Kim Archer says:

    Love your style but each time i click on a link it takes me to Pinterest . Would love to know where you buy your bedding.

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