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How to Decorate a Minimalist Style Bedroom in 6 Steps

August 13, 2015


Minimalist decor\ˈmi-nə-mə-ˌli-zəm\
  1. A movement in sculpture and painting which arose in the 1950s, characterized by the use of simple, massive forms.
    Minimalism isn’t about cold, bare rooms or even perfect organization. It’s about respecting space, particularly empty space, and using colors/patterns intentionally. Decorating a minimalist style bedroom is an easy and immediate action you can take to bring some simplicity into your life and ultimately have a more calm and clear state of mind. I’m focusing on decorating your bedroom here because of the impact it can have on us. We’re at our most vulnerable in our bedrooms; it’s where we get crucial sleep, where we dream and it’s the first place we see upon waking up. The bedroom is our most personal room and is a reflection of our self – so lets make that a good thing. Minimalist Decorminimalist decor
    This is the easiest change you can make in creating a minimalist style bedroom and yet it will have the biggest impact. If you don’t have a luxurious white comforter yet, get on this. I promise you’ll feel like a different person after sleeping under a cloud like comforter. This is a great starter to make the change without spending much. minimalist decorminimalist decor
     Lighting is one of the more underappreciated aspects of decor, but minimalism gives it the chance to shine (I didn’t even have to try). There are purely decorative items like vases and then there are functional items like chairs and lamps that find a balance between being both. Lighting can be much more of a decorative tool if given the space. This is a great desk/end table lamp that will update a room immediately and this is the same model that can be mounted on a wall for the best in sleek convenience. If you’re looking to make an even bigger change, this is the same model as a floor lamp and this is another gorgeous floor lamp I’ve had my eyes on. minimalist decorminimalist decorEvaluate your mirror situation. This is another item that has both practical and decorative use. Though it’s not the first piece that comes to mind when redecorating, a properly used mirror can change a room significantly by brightening it up and making your space seem larger. Don’t be shy about using mirrors purely for decoration though, like this cut up mirror or make the mirror you regularly use a statement piece in your minimalist style bedroom like this beautiful mirror.minimalist decorminimalist decorNo, you don’t have to paint your room and everything in it white. Pick out an accent color and use it sparingly and with intention to bring depth and pattern to your decor. Think of what pieces you can use to bring in that color, like framed art or rugs. The color you choose doesn’t have to be a cool tone, it’s just easier to work with one without overdoing it. Though you definitely can keep your entire room white if you’re feeling intensely minimal. minimalist decorminimalist decor

Minimalism in three words? Edit, edit, edit. Get rid of the excess and store everything else. Give yourself some space by adding this perfectly minimal shelf or this eye catching circular shelf and create a display to step up your decorating game. Try out some other items for storing things like this ring holder and bracelet holder. Embrace the editing that a minimalist style bedroom requires. Less clutter is always a plus. minimalist decorminimalist decorNow your surfaces are cleared and your shelves are up, so curate the perfect display. You can pick out some items that have meaning to you and set them next to framed photos. I use these black frames in my home; they present photos beautifully and add a modern feel to the room. Don’t forget to experiment with your display! Instead of lining books up like normal, show off their covers and make them part of the decor for your minimalist style bedroom. This, this and this are some great books to start your display with. The finishing touch: candles. These and these make the perfect addition to a minimalist decor. Think of your shelves as a mini museum space, they don’t have to stay static. Try putting up a few new pieces every month; change is good. minimalist decorminimalist decorGreen and minimalism go better together than you might expect. Regardless of your color scheme, add plants to bring some life into your room. Keep houseplants in line with your minimalist style bedroom by picking out the right home for them, check out this classic planter or this unique planter. DIY and use your accent color or paint a traditional base all white. You can also give terrariums like those in the above photo a try; this terrarium kit has everything you need to bring some green into your room. minimalist decorIs your room a minimalist retreat yet? These six steps are the most doable while still having the biggest effect on creating a minimalist style bedroom. Try to implement whatever is possible for you and enjoy your new, clutter-free haven.