If you embrace a “less is more” outlook in life and believe simple spaces are calming, you'll love the minimalist decorating style. A minimalist decorating style eliminates most knickknacks, ornate trim, busy patterns, and wild color schemes to make space for functional, necessary, and soothing design elements. These eight featured minimalist bedrooms are serene, clean, and uncluttered. We'll highlight the elements in each bedroom that give these pared-down rooms loads of comforting character.
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When it comes to furnishing the minimalist bedroom, opt for a sleek platform bed rather than elaborate canopies, carved sleigh, or four-poster beds. A simple platform frame topped with solid-color neutral bedding is a hallmark of the minimalist bedroom. A platform bed eliminates the need for a bulky box spring. You'll also find that platform beds often have integrated headboards or no headboard at all. In addition to bed pillows, a couple of textured toss pillows are just enough to dress a platform bed and keep it balanced and proportioned.Continue to 2 of 7 below.
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Bare Wall Space
In a minimalist room, unadorned walls are encouraged to keep the look clean, streamlined, and fuss-free. That doesn’t mean that every wall has to be bare. But in a minimalist bedroom, you only need to hang a fraction of the number of photos or artwork you'd typically use in other decorating styles.Continue to 3 of 7 below.
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Minimalist décor can go beyond the classic, neutral black, white, and gray palette. The key is to keep the palette simple and void of brights, pastels, or other complex color combinations. Neutrals work best for the minimalist look, along with moody dark, white, or mid-tone shades. The subdued look of these colors keeps a bedroom feeling and looking serene.Continue to 4 of 7 below.
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The furniture that works best in a minimalist bedroom has sleek, clean lines without ornate carvings, trim, or other details favored in other decorating styles. Some of the chicest minimalist furniture looks come from Ikea. From platform beds to chests, tables, and seating, the retailer's bedroom furniture has elegant straight lines and an open, airy feel. With straight lines, your bedroom will have an overall relaxed vibe.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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While minimalist bedroom ideas feature clean and simple designs, there's still room for select patterns and artwork. The key is to control the elements. Choose patterns and artwork with a limited palette and restrained lines. Avoid large floral prints, small busy prints, extravagant, and complicated designs that call too much attention to themselves. The minimalist bedroom relies mostly on solid blocks of neutral colors to achieve a tranquil feeling. For artwork, hang one large and well-chosen piece, which evokes a sense of tranquility when you see it on the wall.Continue to 6 of 7 below.
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Balance and Symmetry
Minimalism is all about harmony. Pay close attention to the scale of your bedroom furniture and the size of your room. Large furniture in a tiny room can feel tight, while small furniture in a huge room can feel lost. Try arranging your furniture and decor as symmetrically as possible to create an orderly bedroom. A proportioned room helps the eye move smoothly through the space. When a room’s layout is properly balanced, the result appears calm and controlled, which are both trademarks of minimalist style.Continue to 7 of 7 below.
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Store away your collectibles and ruffled bed skirts in a minimalist bedroom. While a minimalist style is not a sterile look, your sleeping space should remain clutter-free, and without excess, to keep a serene atmosphere. In this welcoming and lovely minimalist bedroom, you'll see only necessary furnishings and a few pieces of artwork, which makes this a visually quiet place to unwind. It's minimalism done right.