In a lofty farmhouse room, the ceiling can look a very long way above the bed. One way to bridge the gap is to choose a bed with a taller headboard, or else introduce a large panel behind that draws the eye upwards.
'This will also help to create a cocooning effect, adding the comfort factor which is always a box to tick when you're looking for bedroom ideas,' confirms Andréa Childs, Editor of Country Homes & Interiors.
Of course, the bed is the most crucial element when you're pinning down your farmhouse bedroom ideas. Pick one that resonates with the aesthetic, either in its use of natural materials or the simplicity of its design.
'The Salina bed is perfect for the modern farmhouse look,' suggests Rachel Galbraith, Creative Director at Ercol. 'Clean-lined design and natural materials are the cornerstones of this relaxed aesthetic, which encapsulates our founding principles: a commitment to beautiful and honest furniture, produced by craftsmen who take pride in their jobs.
'With its comfortingly familiar lines, the Salina bed is a direct descendant of our Windsor Chair, an icon of British furniture design.'