22nd February 2021

Less is More: Minimalist Bedroom Ideas

By Darlings Of Chelsea

At the start of every New Year, we all make resolutions. For some, it’s about health and fitness, for others, it might be to learn a language or read more.

Usually, there is a large percentage of people determined to declutter and get rid of paperwork, old clothes or furniture that is clogging up their interiors and taking up valuable space. It might just be emptying a drawer, or it could be completing the transformation of a room, but studies have shown that decluttering can help to relieve stress levels and depressed moods.

Given the bedroom is the place you retire to at the end of a busy day, a minimalist bedroom design may help to create a more relaxed, restorative aesthetic. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are some minimalist bedroom ideas.

What Does a Minimalist Design Entail?

To create a minimalist design, you need to focus on clean lines, a refined palette and above all else keep things simple. In a minimalist bedroom, everything has a purpose or function. Take a look around your bedroom and work out what you need – if it isn’t useful and you don’t love it, then it’s worth saying farewell.

Make Colour Matter

Let’s start with the colour palette – when it comes to colour, it’s easiest to start with a white minimalist bedroom, which provides a blank canvas for you to build on. That could be using art on the walls, a rug or a textured throw for your bed. Creating simple, clean layers will help you to create that minimalist bedroom design but also allow you to inject some personality. By making white your main colour, you could also create a minimalist Scandinavian bedroom – pairing it with natural textures such as wooden floors and woollen throws.

Your Bed Can Shape Your Design

If you’re keen to create a minimalist bedroom, every piece of furniture can help to shape your décor. As one of the main pieces of furniture, having a minimalist bed can help to dictate your aesthetic. Think simple, with a pared-down frame, nothing chunky or too colourful. Height can also make a difference – those serious about this type of design would say that the bed frame should be lower than the floor.

Inject Your Personality into Your Decor

While minimalism is very much about less is more, your bedroom should still be a place that reflects your personality, your likes and even your dislikes, so don’t be afraid to add some accents to your living space. For example, if you’d like a bohemian minimalist room, you could add a macrame hanger to your wall or go for a woven rug.

Minimalist Bedroom on a Budget

If you’re not in a position to redecorate your room entirely and you are trying to create a minimalist room on a budget, there are several things you can do:

  • Remove any unnecessary items, whether it’s furniture, artwork or old clothes you no longer wear.
  • Paint the walls white.
  • Invest in some white bedding.
  • Introduce some plants to your room – not only do they purify the air, but they also provide a splash of colour and don’t break the bank.

Ultimately, your bedroom should be a place where you can relax and unwind. While it’s great to declutter, don’t feel you need to remove everything unnecessary – if you like it, it serves a purpose, so keep it

There is plenty of inspiration out there to give you some ideas. So, whether it’s a cosy minimalist room you’re trying to create or even a minimalist kid’s room, spend some time online and pull together a mood board of your favourite pictures.