Posted: February 12, 2019 at 9:56 pm
Minimalism For The Bedroom: Spark Joy, Sleep Better
Minimalist décor is a prime example of form following function. The goal of Minimalism is to create a sense of calm and serenity in the home. So, it’s easy to see why the bedroom can greatly benefit from a Minimalist approach. It’s hard to sleep with clutter nagging you and casting off busy energy from every corner. We’ve outlined five simple steps below to help you streamline your life and bring peace to your bedroom.
Less Is More
The operative word here is “less.” In order to bring Minimalist style into the bedroom, you first have to minimize your belongings. For most people, this is going to be the hardest part. Many guides and tools exist to help you declutter, so we won’t elaborate on that here. The big idea is: you need to do it.
Once you’ve pared down, you’ll want to make sure there’s a place for everything and that everything is in its place. Leaving knick-knacks and patty-whacks of all assortments out on display is going to ruin the Minimalist aesthetic. If there are sentimental items you absolutely can’t part with, store them neatly away in a mementos box. But that doesn’t mean your room should be completely devoid of decoration! Choose a nightstand that embraces clean lines and place a single object that sparks joy atop it. A dressing bench with storage is perfect for keeping everyday essentials out of view but close at hand.
Let The Room Breathe
Minimalism embraces wide open spaces. When arranging your room, be cognizant of how energy flows through. Avoid placing furniture near doorways, so as not to make the room feel cramped. Choose smaller furnishings with slim profiles and simple silhouettes. In smaller areas, you can use large mirrors to create the illusion of open space. Check out last week’s blog on feng shui for more tips.
Back To Nature
Natural light makes any space feel more open and serene. If you can’t access natural light in your bedroom, eschew overhead lighting in favor of floor lamps or table lamps to create a similar effect. Try adding plants and wooden accents to give the room an even more natural and inviting feel. This can help mitigate the stark and barren feeling on which minimalism can border.
Muted Color Palette
It should come as no surprise that Minimalist décor utilizes few colors. Typically, the color palette is soft and muted with perhaps one chosen accent color. This color can be applied to an accent wall or appear in detailed touches, such as sheet patterns or accent pillows. Try playing with different textures that feature the same color for variety that’s not overpowering.
The bed is the focal point. It’s going to set the tone and mood for the room. So, you’ll want to keep your bed as simple as possible. We recommend a platform bed. It’s so Minimalist, you don’t even need a box spring! Luckily, we offer an attract lineup of Minimalist beds. See if there’s one that strikes your (not-so) fancy.
The Denmark bed marries Midcentury modern and Minimalism styles. Its streamlined silhouette, clean lines, and modest details are serene without becoming boring.
The Harbortown Bed is the paragon of Minimalism. This platform bed features a flex-deck design, so only a mattress is needed – no box spring is necessary.
No box spring required. The Aussie Platform bed is Midcentury-meets-Minimalist with exquisite stitching and welt piping that shows unparalleled attention to detail.
It doesn’t get much more streamlined than this. The Pulse platform bed is sleek and stripped down, making it perfect for the Minimalist bedroom.
Contemporary and casual, the Southport bed features a gently arched headboard that’s offset by angular stitching, as well as a low-profile footboard and side rails that mimic the Minimalist platform bed design.
View our Pinterest Board for more inspiration on this style.