When your bedroom doesn’t make you feel happy or relaxed anymore, maybe it’s time for a makeover. Instead of a wall full of posters, a bed with a mountain of pillows, or a shelf lined with knick-knacks, try going minimalist for a change. Improve your room aesthetic by doing the following things:
First of all, a minimalist bedroom means a room that has less stuff. So, if your room previously has a lot going on, such as posters, picture frames, figurines, and whatnot, you need to get rid of them. Of course, you don’t have to throw them all away. You can pick out one or two mementos that you think will go well with the theme you plan to do.
Some items might be harder to let go of, but it’s necessary if you want to achieve the minimalist look. If a tiny box house can have less stuff than your old cluttered bedroom, then so can your new one. You can even raise a bit of money from selling items that still have value. Then, you can use it to help fund your redecorating.
Choose A Simple Bed
Since the bed will be the main focus of a bedroom, you need to strip it down a little. You can choose a simple bed, maybe even go frameless and pick out platform beds. As long as it doesn’t have too many intricate details that make it look elaborate or grand, it’s okay. Here are some tips to make your bed minimalist:
- Have fewer pillows.
- Choose neutral color sheets and add a bit of color on the pillows for accents.
- Always make the bed when you get up.
- You can also leave it unmade, but in a minimalist aesthetic way like a thick blanket pulled down and a bit ruffled on one corner of the bed.
Since beds can be quite expensive, Labor Day is the best time to do your shopping. If you put in a little more effort, you may find great deals that save you a lot of money.
Layering textures helps a lot in making a minimalist room have character. Texture refers to how a piece looks like it feels, for example, a furry pillowcase or a soft and smooth bedsheet. When layering textures, it works to have contrast. An interwoven rug will look great on a white and sleek center table.
Now, remember, contrast is essential, but it’s crucial that they also share things in common. Maybe you can combine items that have the same color palette or pattern.
Stick To Neutral Colors
One of the ways you can distinguish a minimalist bedroom from others is if it has neutral colors. Neutral colors such as white, black, grey, or beige can make a simple but clean look. Use basics instead of filling your room with crazy colors and patterns.
However, you don’t have to stay with pale and toned down colors strictly. Adding a splash of color helps make the room come alive instead of a boring bedroom with no character. A few colored pieces here and there won’t hurt as long as it doesn’t take over the whole space.
A minimalist bedroom doesn’t mean stripped down to only the essentials such as the bed, a nightstand, a desk, and a chair. Keeping your room aesthetically minimalist relies on how you accessorize. A few decorative pieces here and there wouldn’t damage the whole point of going minimalist.
You can pick out your favorite piece of wall art and hang it on one wall. On your shelf, keep your books tidy and put one or two of your knick-knacks. You can even add one potted plant in one corner or arrange a few small succulents on your tabletop. The accessories are meant to be accents and not a horde of collections.
Let Natural Light In
Lighting fixtures add as decorative pieces inside the bedroom. There are elaborate and intricate ones while there are also sleek and minimalist fixtures. Of course, you’ll need to pick out the latter styles.
Another way you can save on too many lighting fixtures to brighten up is by letting natural light in the room. It also helps if your flooring is hardwood with a light tone, so the light bounces off it and the walls, making the room look brighter.
Keeping your minimalist bedroom is achievable. Having a minimalist bedroom can clear out the mess and help your mind relax because of its aesthetic tidiness and orderly accents. Follow the steps above, and you can have a bedroom that’s worthy of making it on a magazine page.