Minimalist Bedroom Tips That Will Inspire You to Declutter
Personal preferences and aesthetics aside, we can all agree that minimalism has a significant moment these days. Cluttered places are linked to increased stress levels and depressed moods and can distract from the beauty of the property. A minimalist bedroom can be defined by clean lines, a restrained palette, and a stripped-down simplicity. Less stuff means the room needs to be both gorgeous and practical
Since your bedroom is the place you go to recover, unwind, and reflect, minimalism can be incredibly impactful there, and with a busy life, things pile up in corners, creating unnecessary clutter—or stop serving the purposes you once needed. All you need is a little decluttering and style motivation.
What Is Minimalism?
Minimalism is a known design style described as less-is-more, straightforward approach lacking ornamentation. It’s highly reductive, centering on combining only the fundamental and necessary elements and getting rid of excess (i.e., decluttering).
You can take some inspiration from these bedroom ideas and apply them to your own minimalist bedroom.
Stick to a Neutral Palette
Keep your color palette to a few muted shades and touches of white for a soothing space. Pattern and texture are encouraged, though try to keep décor items within the same color family.
Layer Your Lighting
Layer your lighting with a mix of overhead and wall fixtures. A woven pendant will cast an eye-catching glow on your space. And table lamps offer focused illumination where you need it.
Make Your Bed Minimally
Keep your bedding simple. White linen sheets and a wool throw are just what you need to achieve the minimalist look. When in doubt, choose a low-slung platform bed to make your space feel zen.
Opt for Modern Channel Tufting
Opt for a channel tufting instead of a traditional upholstered headboard for a modern take on cushioned bedframes. It’ll add texture to an otherwise neutral vibe.
Go Entirely Monochrome
Keep your room in monochrome shades to make your space feel as relaxing as possible. Choose a warm gray to soften the room.
Mix Cool and Warm Tones
Create tension between cool and warm neutral tones by juxtaposing blue-grays with tan and camel hues. A singular piece of wire furniture adds visual interest without overwhelming the space.
Stick to an All-White Palette
Layer tone-on-tone textures, like bedding, pillows, throws, and rugs all in shades of white. Nothing says minimal, clean slate like white.
Keep Furniture Low to the Ground
Choose low-slung furniture to create an imression of high ceilings. This strategy is especially helpful if your bed is positioned closer to the ground, for cohesiveness.
Keep Nightstands Neat
Keep a small tray or bowl on your nightstand to corral all your jewelry and keep clutter at bay. You can also group them together with a few other decorative items to create a nice vignette.
Have Fun With Paint
Minimal doesn’t always have to been shades of gray and white. YOu can always add different paint colors into the room that go well with the simplicaity of the room.
Add Paper Lanterns
Paper lanterns and shades will cast a soft glow on your bedroom that will lull you to sleep. They also give off a light and airy feel.
Try the Unmade Bed Look
Embrace the undone bedding look by choosing prewashed linens and cotton throws that look great when wrinkled. Plus, one lived-in component will avoid the dreaded showroom look.
Keep Bedding Simple
Style your bed simply with one accent pillow and a blanket covering the foot of your bed. Too many accessories can disturb the harmony of the space along with adding a lot of distractions in the room.
Be Consistent with Lighting
Keep a consistent thread between your lighting fixtures, like brass and white features, to tie the room together. Alternatively, stick to similar shapes to add symmetry in the bedroom.
Add a Dose of Glamour
Make your space sparkle with just a few brass accents in your curtain hardware or lighting. This adds up a hint of glitter in your room without excess crowding.
Decorate with Simple Accents
Pops of dramatic color can be impactful without losing the qualities of a minimalist designed bedroom. Ideally, a nightstand and matching headboard mesh well.
Add a Midcentury-Modern Chair
Less is always more, yet not at the expense of function and necessity. A chair can serve many purposes beyond seating; use it for storage or to create a defined area in your room, like a dressing corner.
Choose a Simple Rug with a Hint of Sheen
Tie the room together with a large rug. When everything else remains sparse, a rug can serve as a focal point for the room.A large solid-colored rug with a subtle sheen is ideal for a minimalist bedroom. It’s just soft enough and doesn’t clutter the space visually.
Add Texture Instead of Art
Keep your walls bare, but add a little texture instead, like a plaster finish or a shiplap wall. Additionally, you can also incorporate texture through your bedding or accent pieces.
Bring the Outside In
With some sculptural greenery in a pot, planter, or vase, add calm and a closer connection to the natural world in your bedroom. Try to avoid prickly or pointy plants. If your are someone who is not born with a green thumb you can always incorporate fake plants instead of real ones.