In a chaotic and unpredictable world, there are those who prefer to retreat to homes filled with sentimental objects and packed with layers of furniture and decor. Others seeking refuge from the madness find nothing more appealing than a minimalist approach to decorating, ruthlessly editing out clutter and focusing on the essential to create a thoughtfully considered home oasis that is easy to live in and maintain.
A minimalist decor scheme can make sense in every room in the house, from the living room to the nursery or home office. But if any room deserves to be a sanctuary, it's the bedroom. Check out these inviting bedrooms from a range of interior designers that embody modern minimalism without sacrificing warmth or style.
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In this serene Cobble Hill, Brooklyn townhouse bedroom from Elizabeth Roberts Architects, immaculate white walls, a mix of wood tones, a sculptural brass wall sconce, and a diaphanous pendant light create a fresh and inviting haven built for sleep.
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In the Dark
This minimalist bedroom from Leanne Ford Interiors mixes light and dark tones to calming effect, with dark paint, bright white textiles, matching nightstands and reading lamps, and a glass bubble pendant light suspended over the bed.Continue to 3 of 48 below.
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Room With a View
This contemporary minimalist bedroom from Sissy + Marley Interior Design keeps the focus on the swoon-worthy view of the NYC skyline and the Chrysler Building with shades of white and gray, an upholstered bed frame with a low profile, textured walls, and hanging teardrop pendant lights.
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This minimalist bedroom from Space Exploration has high ceilings, white walls, pale furnishings, and a few deftly chosen decor accessories such as a sculptural bedside lamp, George Nelson pendant light, and Moroccan-style rug.Continue to 5 of 48 below.
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This spacious, light dappled bedroom from Chango & Co. features a limited palette of whites and natural woods, with sculptural furnishings and decor that keeps the focus on the leafy view by day, and creates a calming oasis at night.
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Black and White
In this bedroom from interior designer Kara Mann, a minimalist palette of black and white and a mix of contemporary and classic furniture and decor has a timeless appeal and an elegant feel.Continue to 7 of 48 below.
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This NYC bedroom from Sissy + Marley Interior Design has a soft palette of whites, beiges, and blush tones, with sculptural elements like a Eero Saarinen womb chair and textural notes like a furry pouf and modern boho style wall hanging that create interest without compromising the overall minimalist feel.
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This all-white bedroom from interior designers Jacie Coleman and Erika Hachey of Juniper Interiors has a hotel guest room style, with its built-in Shaker storage closets and matching headboard, antique bronze sconces, and snow white bedding.
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This classic Berlin apartment bedroom from Fantastic Frank is as minimal as it gets while retaining a sense of joy and whimsy thanks to a low-slung bed piled with throw pillows, a bunch of fresh eucalyptus strung up between the tall windows, and a goose feather tripod floor lamp that adds height and wit.
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Interior designer Leanne Ford of Leanne Ford Interiors took cues from the rustic architecture of this 1906 cabin in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles to create a vintage chic white-washed bedroom in tones of gray and white.Continue to 11 of 48 below.
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The wall of curtains behind the bed in this primary suite by Cathie Hong Interiors is both decorative and practical, hung to minimize the room's wrap-around windows. The designer kept the room feeling grounded and minimal with tones of black and white, simple industrial pendant lighting, matching nightstands, a dark rug, and a potted olive tree.Continue to 12 of 48 below.
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This modernist apartment bedroom in Barcelona from Fantastic Frank is outfitted with a chunky wood platform bed, crisp bedding, a large charcoal gray rug, and a mustard yellow pouf that adds just enough color and interest to make it feel comfortable and inviting while maintaining an overall minimalist feel.Continue to 13 of 48 below.
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This minimalist bedroom from Marie Flanigan Interiors feels warm and inviting thanks to a wrap-around leather headboard in a burnished tone and a warm wood toned dresser that balances the palette of cool whites and grays.Continue to 14 of 48 below.
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Pale wood floors, white walls, a painted shiplap ceiling, gauzy white floor-to-ceiling draperies, a simple pendant light, and an elegant floated bed with built-in nightstands and globe lights make this bedroom from Leanne Ford Interiors a sensual and inviting minimalist dream.Continue to 15 of 48 below.
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In this minimalist bedroom from Chango & Co., a soft palette of white, pale wood, and blush tones creates a soothing envelope, while an Eames lounger and a monumental piece of art highlights the soaring ceilings.
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In this minimalist bedroom from interior designer Kara Mann, a white canopy bed with a slim profile reaches the ceiling to create a room-within-a-room effect, while vintage bedding, side table, and carpet add softness and style.Continue to 17 of 48 below.
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This Danish bedroom from Christina Dueholm has minimal furnishings and a pared down palette of white and gray that is energized by silver touches on the Moroccan wedding blanket covered with stripes of sequins, and the silver pendant light hanging above the bed.Continue to 18 of 48 below.
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White brick walls, vaulted wood ceilings, herringbone patterned wood floors, simple bedding, statement lighting, and a large antique gilded floor mirror create a minimalist bedroom full of texture and interest from Leanne Ford Interiors.Continue to 19 of 48 below.
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In this minimalist bedroom/home office from real estate agent and interior designer Julian Porcino, touches of black add interest to the white and pale wood tones while keeping the room clutter free for working and sleeping in peace.Continue to 20 of 48 below.
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Pink and Gray
This Danish bedroom from Christina Dueholm has a symmetrical layout, simple furnishings, matching wall-mounted reading lights, and a subtle palette of pink and gray that creates a soft minimalist space built for sweet dreams.Continue to 21 of 48 below.
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Tones of white, beige, and pale wood keeps the focus on the Spanish-style architecture of this minimalist bedroom from My Studio ID, with its high ceilings and built-in stucco fireplace.
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This minimalist all-white bedroom from Space Exploration has white walls, white oak wide plank hardwood flooring, a large unadorned picture window, and textural bedding in neutral tones.Continue to 23 of 48 below.
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Boho Decor Style
This bedroom from Blanco Bungalow has white walls, bedding, and matching mid-century nightstands that create a minimalist base that is enlivened with bohemian style touches like a macrame wall hanging, textural throw pillows, and a Moroccan leather pouf.Continue to 24 of 48 below.
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This calming space from Cathie Hong Interiors mixes neutral tones with textures of green and simple furnishings and decor to create a minimalist bedroom that's saturated with color but doesn't overstimulate the senses.Continue to 25 of 48 below.
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In a minimalist bedroom, just one bold gesture makes a statement. This Berlin apartment bedroom from Fantastic Frank is a bright blank canvas with white walls, unadorned windows, a simple floor mirror and a pair of silver industrial reading light sconces mounted above the bed that makes the colorful throw on the bed stand out like a jewel, and can be swapped out easily to create a whole new effect.Continue to 26 of 48 below.
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This modern cottage bedroom from Desiree Burns Interiors has a relaxed minimalist palette of shades of soft white and natural wood and woven tones, and a single color photo of a beach scene hanging over the bed.Continue to 27 of 48 below.
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This white-walled bedroom from Sissy + Marley Interior Design has striking touches of black to create bold graphic lines and plenty of interest in the minimalist space, from the canopy bed to the wall-mounted reading lamps, Moroccan-style rug, and black painted frames on the room's arched windows.
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Pink and Black
This bedroom from interior designer Kara Mann is a minimalist space after a maximalist's heart, with a palette of black and pink, a mix of vintage furnishings, and interesting textiles that make an impact with just a few strong design gestures.Continue to 29 of 48 below.
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This bedroom from Chango & Co. has clean lines and a minimalist palette of black, white, and beige, with comfortable large-scale contemporary furnishings, and a nod to classical architecture with a framed pair of columns hung over the traditional fireplace mantel.
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This minimalist black-and-white bedroom from Brexton Cole Interiors has a restrained palette and minimal decor that makes every detail count, from a striking pendant light to a graphic piece of art hanging over the bed.Continue to 31 of 48 below.
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This Stockholm bedroom from Fantastic Frank is a study in shades of gray, from the floor-to-ceiling curtains to the wall paint, carpet, and bedding that creates a monochromatic effect that is minimal and serene.Continue to 32 of 48 below.
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This bedroom from Jenn Pablo Studio uses a limited palette of whites and beiges that leaves room for a dramatic turned wood spindle bed that adds drama and a focal point while maintaining the overall minimalist feel of the light-flooded room.Continue to 33 of 48 below.
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Be My Guest
This high-ceilinged first floor guest room from Kate Marker Interiors has a king-sized bed with a bouclé headboard, vintage wicker nightstands, a wool rug, and a soft earthy palette that is minimal enough so that guests can make themselves at home.Continue to 34 of 48 below.
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White and Wood
In this spacious bedroom from Chango & Co., white walls and ceilings, white drapery and bedding, and an ivory colored wall-to-wall carpet create a neutral background while pale wood tones and a fluffy textured armchair adds comfort and warmth.
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Straight and Narrow
This narrow bedroom from Calimia Home keeps it minimal with a comfortable bed, wall-mounted reading lights, a black-and-white photo, white paint on the walls and tall slanted ceilings that make the room feel light and airy.Continue to 36 of 48 below.
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Pale neutrals, contemporary furniture with clean lines, and simple decor touches add up to an inviting bedroom from Jenn Pablo Studio that doesn't skimp on comfort while bringing the minimalist style.Continue to 37 of 48 below.
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A gossamer canopy on the bed and a sculptural accent chair add interest to this stylish minimalist black-and-white bedroom from interior designer Kara Mann.Continue to 38 of 48 below.
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This warm organic bedroom designed by Ajai Guyot for Emily Henderson Design has simple furniture and decor with soft curves and sepia tones.Continue to 39 of 48 below.
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Abi Dare at the These Four Walls blog used muted tones, simple bedding, and a pair of architectural reading lamps to create a calming minimalist bedtime oasis.
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Interior designer Shoshanna Shapiro of Sho and Co created a fresh and natural minimalist bedroom with neutral tones and matching pale wood dressers as nightstands, and added a a contemporary black canopy bed with a slim profile to give the room a graphic contemporary touch.
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The team at AHG Interiors updated this modern suburban Tudor home bedroom with large scale contemporary furnishings with simple lines and a sober palette of gray and dark wood that is grounding and calming.
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This bedroom from Christina Kim Interior Design makes the most of a snug room with a bed that fills the width of the space. A wraparound headboard, tiny built-in corner side tables, a soft palette of whites, beiges, and pinks, and simple lighting keeps it all minimal enough to retain an airy feel.Continue to 43 of 48 below.
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The minimal furnishings, vertical shiplap walls, simple lighting, and neutral palette in this bedroom from Marie Flanigan Interiors allows the soaring vaulted ceilings with their warm natural wood paneling and beams to shine.Continue to 44 of 48 below.
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In the Details
Keeping the white walls bare and sticking to a palette of black and white in this bedroom from Jenn Pablo Studio allows the space to maintain an airy minimalist feel and leaves room to add furnishings and decor in varied finishes and textures.Continue to 45 of 48 below.
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Abi Dare at These Four Walls blog created an airy and serene bedroom with tones of soft white and blush, a fabric-covered pendant light, gauzy curtains, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling built-in closets that keep clutter at bay.
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Minimalist Bohemian Style
This bedroom from real estate agent and interior designer Julian Porcino has pristine white walls, graphic black accents, and boho style decor touches in neutral and natural tones to create a minimalist space with an edgy modern feel.Continue to 47 of 48 below.
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A limited palette of pale gold and white makes it possible to add plenty of decor touches while maintaining a minimalist feel in this comfortable bedroom from Studio KT.Continue to 48 of 48 below.
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In this bedroom from Gray Space Interior Design, a moody palette of black, beige, and khaki creates a soothing ambiance, while limited decor and plenty of open floor space keeps the tailored space feeling minimal.