By Foxden Decor in Bedroom FurnitureWind Down with Rustic Bedroom Furniture December 13th, 2016Your bedroom is your sanctuary—or at least it should be. Your bedroom should be more than just a place to put your head down and sleep for the night. It should be a peaceful place where you can relax, unwind, and truly find calm. Being relaxed will ultimately make for a better sleep. In order to turn your bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary, it has to look peaceful. You can’t relax in a messy or disorganized room. It might also be difficult to relax in a room with the wrong decor—ultra-sleek, ultra-modern furniture might seem too stark and lack warmth. If you’re looking for a cozier vibe, try going for some rustic bedroom furniture.A Worn-in vibeThe appeal of rustic bedroom furniture lies in its worn-in vibe. Picture your favorite pair of jeans, the most comfortable chair in your living room, that sweater that you wear with absolutely everything. . .what do they all have in common? They’re perfectly worn in. Not worn out—just worn in enough to be soft, comfortable, and comforting. There is an easiness and familiarity to these items. They just feel inviting. That’s the idea behind rustic bedroom furniture. It feels comfortable, cozy, and intimate—while still remaining a chic quality. It allows you to breathe easy and settle in with a good book or favorite movie before you inevitably sink into a deep, happy sleep.Rustic vs. ShabbySome people have reservations around the word “rustic.” Fair enough. It has, at times, been used as a euphemism for, well, old. Old in a way that hasn’t aged well. Shabby, perhaps. But that’s not the way the word is used in the decor world. When it comes to rustic bedroom furniture, the difference between rustic and shabby comes back to the difference between worn out and worn in. Of course, you don’t want something that’s falling apart or looks neglected; rather, you want pieces that look loved. Think beautifully crafted wood pieces that show the raw, natural beauty of the wood’s grain instead of being covered in a glossy paint. Think hand-carved elements instead of harsh, straight lines. Go for artfully chipped or peeled paint over too-perfect, glossy lacquers. This is the essence of rustic bedroom furniture—embracing the natural over the uncomfortably artificial, the personal touch over the coldness of mass-production.Where to StartStill feeling a little unsure about rustic bedroom furniture? Or maybe you don’t quite know where to start. As with any home makeover, it can be a good idea to test the waters with a couple of small pieces. Start with a nightstand or decorative chest and see how you feel about these pieces. If you fall in love with them, go for a dresser and bed frame as well.Remember, the unique and personal nature of rustic bedroom furniture means that you want to take your time hunting down the right pieces—the ones that speak to you the most. You don’t have to buy a whole new bedroom set all at once. Here at Fox Den Decor, we always have a selection of beautiful rustic pieces to help you turn your bedroom into a peaceful sanctuary.