Whether you’re trying to reduce your carbon footprint or you just like the look of less, minimalism has become more and more popular over the recent years. One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to minimalist bedrooms is that they look cold and barren due to the lack of stuff.
This doesn’t have to be the case!
You can have a beautiful minimalistic bedroom without it looking dull and boring (or uninviting). To help you get there, we’ve come up with five tips for a minimalist bedroom that we hope gives you a bit of inspiration. You won’t have to spend a ton of money or sacrifice being comfortable in your own space. Let’s see what made the list!
Minimalist Bedroom Tips
Get A Frameless Bed
Getting a frameless bed is a great first step to creating a minimalist bedroom. Bed frames can be clunky and make or break how a room looks. If you picture a bedroom, the bed is usually the main focus.
You can go really simple and get a metal bed frame without a headboard. Some minimalists enjoy setting their boxspring and mattress right on the floor. This is also an option if you’re tight on money!
Platform beds are extremely popular right now and make for a perfect bed frame for those looking to have a room with less. It’s also important to note, there are plenty of minimalistic bed frames that you can get that aren’t so boring. Consider a plain black or grey velvet headboard to add a bit of excitement to the bed frame.
Another great way to help your bedroom become more minimalistic is to stick to neutral tones. Again, you want to avoid a boring looking space, so having multiple tones is a must. Many people like to stick with a white, black, and grey pallet. Others enjoy beiges, browns, and ivory.
Having a lot of colors can look messy and overwhelming. With this being said, you should definitely add color to your bedroom, but there’s an art to doing so.
One way you can add color is by bringing in greenery. There are also health benefits to certain plants as well! You could also incorporate a colored throw or rug to bring in a bit of color.
Speaking of color, artwork is actually really important in a minimalist room. Be sure to only put up artwork that you truly love. Stick to one or two pieces that you can hang above your bed or on an accent wall. Many people who consider themselves minimalists enjoy plain black frames for their wall art.
You could also opt for something more unique such as clipping a photo or poster to a clipboard and hanging the clipboard on your wall, which is a great option for those renting.
Play around with wall art and use it to make your room your own. You can also find a bunch of fun ideas online to give you a bit of inspiration.
Let’s Talk Furniture
When you’re a minimalist, you don’t have to stick to just a bed and a nightstand. There are many ways to add furniture to your bedroom without making things too cluttered or messy.
One thing you want to avoid is heavy wood dressers or desks. This will take the minimalism right out of your bedroom. Modern looking furniture is a popular theme among minimalists.
Think of a desk with a top and tapered legs, a bedside table with hairpin legs, and a dresser that’s high off the ground, but wider than it is tall. Something that many people do is get rid of a dresser altogether. They do take up a lot of space and can be quite expensive. Let’s talk a little more about that.
Clothing plays a bigger part in your bedroom than you may realize. Many people joke about having a chair that they throw all their clothes on. Others simply toss them on the floor.
One of the easiest ways to make your bedroom more minimalistic is by focusing on your clothing. For starters, easily one of the biggest tips in minimalism is to keep a clean floor. That will automatically make everything look less cluttered.
Another thing you can do is buy a simple clothing rack. You then pick staple pieces to hang on the rack and store the rest of your clothing in a closet or another space where it can’t be seen. You can hang up a week’s worth of clothing or arrange it by season! The opportunities are endless!
Sabine Ghali is Director at Buttonwood Property Management, a property management company in Toronto. She is an entrepreneur at heart who endeavors to help investors create real estate wealth over time in the Greater Toronto Area. Sabine is published in a number of media outlets, including Toronto Sun and Gulf News, among many others.