Modern Twists on Classic Bedroom Furniture Styles

Although constantly evolving tastes are pushing the envelope for design, classic looks are still the main influence for any trend. With that being said, we have seen many modern twists on classic bedroom furniture. In this blog post, we are going to show you some ways we have seen classic designs pop up in bedroom furniture styles. Additionally, we’ll show you some great examples from our bedroom furniture collection. So, let’s get into these great trends!

Modern Trends Including Classic Bedroom Furniture Styles

Farmhouse Decor

Believe it or not, farmhouse furniture was once a classic look, primarily on Southern farms. Big farmhouse dining tables, glass milk jugs, and cotton boll wreaths have been around much longer than Chip and Joanna Gaines. Today, thanks to this married couple, many people are trying to implement more farmhouse home decor into their design plan. There’s something about the rich wood, oversized furniture, and country style that is so welcoming.

We have a few farmhouse pieces at our furniture store, including our Farmhouse Table, Farm Bench, and Farmhouse Coffee Table. But, for bedroom furniture specifically, our Carolina Nightstand is a perfect match. If you want a bookcase in your bedroom, its matching Carolina Bookcase is a great choice as well! You can see the nightstand below.

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Natural Imperfections and Dark Wood Accents

Over the past few years, we have seen a rise in the use of raw wood furniture and dark, almost brooding colors, and it seems like this trend will continue. The “raw” trend takes natural wood pieces and highlights the imperfections that make it unique. Finding the right natural wood and dark accent is one of the best ways to showcase your own personality through furniture.

Colors like wengé, auburn, and dark walnut all further the beauty and uniqueness of raw wood furniture. Outfitting a bedroom with natural wood furniture in dark colors can evoke feelings of coziness and home. A great example of this is the Classic Fir stain on our Windsor Bed.

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Raw Steel

Using raw steel for furniture is another popular trend today, which is very classic. We frequently saw raw steel used in the Industrial Revolution era, as steel brought feelings of success. In many antique shops, you will see raw steel used for furniture, or steel with chipped paint. The use of steel could also have been because it was an easy material to find before worldwide shipping was easy to obtain. Keep in mind, during the Industrial Revolution Era, there was no such thing as memory foam couch cushions, plastic chairs, nor an endless supply of wood. So, raw steel was a go-to material for furniture craftsmen.

Today, raw steel is frequently used in industrial and modern furniture pieces. It’s more so used as a statement, rather than to build the structure of a piece, as it has been used in the past. An example of this is our best-selling Lake House Dresser. This piece has raw steel hairpin legs that support its solid wood body. It’s no wonder this piece is a best seller, because it’s beautiful!

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Our Lake House Dresser in the Massey family’s nursery.

Cerused Wood

Back in the 1500s, French furniture makers would fill in the grains in oak beams with a lead-based paste to help prevent rot. As time progressed, non-toxic wax replaced lead as the filling paste, and cerused wood was born. Cerused wood, or as they call it Europe, limed oak, is a styling finish that creates a contrast between the grain and the rest of the surface.

Oak is the usual choice for a cerused finish because of its unique open grain quality. However, other hardwoods like ash could also benefit from this particular style. A cerused finish on wooden furniture gives it an almost-historical feel that will make any furniture look weathered and sturdy.

Custom Craftsmanship

By now, artisanal pieces have just about overtaken the mass-produced, predictable furniture of years past. Customized, hand-crafted furniture ensures buyers that their pieces were made with the utmost care and love. Also, people seem to prioritize quality over price today, which is an excellent mindset. With custom bedroom furniture, you get a piece made just for you. Not a single person in the world has it (unless your friends copy your idea of course). This also minimizes the chance of defects with your piece.

We specialize in custom home furniture right here in Kansas City, providing you with unique and well-crafted pieces, customized just the way you like it. Schedule a tour to visit our shop for a free tour and see what we have in store for you. If you’re not in Kansas City, you can check out our bedroom furniture collection online.

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