Are you looking for a sophisticated yet kid-friendly bedroom decor theme? Your search is over! This fresh take on an equestrian-themed shared boys’ bedroom proves there are more options to choose from than just cowboys and Indians. Although this bedroom was designed for two horseback riding brothers, overall it’s fairly gender neutral.
If your daughter wants something a bit more feminine, you can easily adapt the concept to create a girls’ equestrian-themed bedroom. Simply follow the same design elements but use a different color palette. Exchange the navy and hunter green for jewel tones like royal blue and turquoise or deep purple and burgundy.
This shared boys’ room is from this modern farmhouse home tour at our local 2018 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, built by Arive Homes and designed by Brandalyn Dennis Interior Design. Discover how to ‘Get This Look’ in your own home with our seven design tips below and our decor shopping picks at the bottom of the post.
Want to see more of this home? Browse the home tour here, and see more details of the living room here and the kitchen here.
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7 Tips to Create an Equestrian-Themed Modern Farmhouse Shared Boys’ Room
1. Hang unique pendant light fixtures
Unique light fixtures are an easy way to add character to a room. The star pendant lights used in this space are no exception and surprisingly affordable.
Related reading: 20+ DIY Pendant Lamps
2. Select a timeless metal bed frame
Matching metal bed frames anchor this shared room. Selecting a timeless style for larger furniture items is a great way to extend their lifetime, especially for kids’ rooms. When your kids’ tastes change (and we know they will), you can switch up less expensive items like bedding and decor accessories rather than having to replace everything in the room.
3. Find classic bedding and add equestrian throw pillows
Bedding in classic patterns like pinstripes or buffalo check provide a neutral backdrop for the bedroom’s theme to come alive. Simply add on-theme accent pillows like these vintage equestrian style feed sack throw pillows from Etsy.
See more affordable farmhouse bedding picks and tips for a beautiful bed here.
4. Buy or make your own DIY upholstered bench
Placing a bench at the end of a bed is both practical and decorative. As seen here, the plaid upholstered bench compliments the room’s color palette. It also provides a perfect place for kiddos to layout their clothes the night before or put their shoes on in the morning.
5. Highlight equestrian decor items and accessories
Equestrian decor and accessories are artfully added throughout this room. Search for authentic vintage finds on sites like Etsy and eBay or check-out some of our favorite finds from mainstream retailers like Target and Wayfair in the mood board selection below.
6. Use a dresser as a nightstand
If the space allows, we never say no to using a dresser as a nightstand. Not only does it provide more surface space for decor items, it also doubles as extra storage in a shared bedroom.
7. Layer an area rug over wall-to-wall carpet
Don’t be afraid to add an area rug in a bedroom with wall-to-wall carpet. It adds both texture and depth while seriously upping the coziness factor and a two-tone geometric pattern rug like this adds color and character without being overwhelming.
See more of our favorite vintage-style rugs here.
Below you’ll find items that will help you create an equestrian boys’ room for your own kiddos! Simply click any of the images below to shop. You may have to double-tap on mobile.