Minimalism has long been a popular look for social areas of the home, but the rising popularity of low-profile beds and greyscale color palettes indicates that minimalist bedrooms are catching up quickly. And for good reason! This philosophy streamlines bedrooms to their fundamental purpose as a place to clear the mind away from the responsibilities and struggles of everyday life. While walls dotted with posters or knick-knacks have a certain comforting charm, removing clutter allows the room to reflect the raw atmosphere of nightfall or daybreak. This post offers 40 examples for inspiration.
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Let’s start with a few bedrooms that rely on natural elements as their main source of decoration, a warm and inviting alternative to the stark aesthetic so many associate with minimalism.
Visualizer: NUKO Studio
This one takes a similar approach with a textural accent wall and an emphasis on natural wood. The sculptural lighting adds a subtle artistic element to the design.
Visualizer: Kateryna Senko
Sometimes minimalism can effectively highlight an artistic element, a gorgeous whale triptych in this case. It sets the stage for an emphasis on the pale mauve details while lending a touch of blue to make the potted plants pop.
Visualizer: Marc Canut
With windows like these, it makes sense to opt for a low bed to preserve line of sight. This room has a lot going on between the artwork, windows, and cabinetry so the low bed platform minimizes one source of visual clutter so the landscape can shine.
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Visualizer: Artyom Bezfamilniy
Visualizer: N-Gon Archviz
Of course, naturally influenced minimalism doesn’t have to be so bright. This bedroom uses relaxing muted tones.
Visualizer: Design Kolo
Visualizer: Zrobym Architects
What could be more foundational (no pun intended) than concrete? Thankfully, industrial decor is quickly relinquishing its monopoly of this versatile material to include chic minimalist interiors too. This bedroom combines urban and natural influences with ease.
Visualizer: Marta Gord
Here, industrial influence is a driving factor behind the perceived sense of minimalism. As an aside, textured grey paint is a great alternative to concrete for those who aren’t ready to make the commitment.
Visualizer: Albert Mizuno
This bedroom uses its expansive floorplan to make the most of a warehouse-turned-luxury-loft feeling.
Visualizer: M3 Architectural & Construction Group
Visualizer: KDVA Architects
Although the elements and materials in this room are inherently decorative, the unity and cohesiveness are what give it a minimalist appeal. Simple furniture is almost a necessity to ensure that a wood-clad room maintains a streamlined aesthetic.
Visualizer: Quang Đạt
Texture – and sometimes lack thereof – is a crucial tool for a minimalist designer. Here, an abundance of horizontal movement contributes to a silky smooth look and the tone variation adds tangible warmth.
Visualizer: Alena Taeva
What an incredible platform! The headboard doubles as an implied canopy for the bed, a relaxing sight from any vantage point. Sheer curtains and frosted closet windows conceal visual distraction without obscuring purpose.
Visualizer: Alexey Evgrafov
Visualizer: Buro 82
Architect: VAVO Studio
Visualizer: Olmo Vlahovljak
Visualizer: Stanislav Borozdinskiy
Contrast is an easy way to make a bold impression even in the most minimalistic bedroom. A black and white theme is especially well suited to facilitating a dramatic look and larger-than-life personality.
Here, the black bedding stands out as a heavy feature that centers the eye. The distribution of visual weight is artistic and interesting in its own right, creating interest even in the absence of extraneous decoration.
In an interesting twist, this combination of black floor and black bedding almost erases the bed from immediate notice. The wires from the pendant lights also blend in thanks to the linear gaps between the cabinets to the right.
Simple black and white themes easily stand back so that architectural elements can stand out. Cantilever bed platforms are certainly more of an architectural feature than a decorative one. In context, this bed looks downright futuristic.
Visualizer: Desygner Hoang
While black and white themes sometimes feel too rigid, greyscale is often easier on the eye. Eliminating bright colors might seem like an easy approach to minimalism but coordinating color temperature often presents a challenge.
Visualizer: Maxim Nizovkin
Greyscale is also an effective way to make sure that a particularly ornamental feature doesn’t push the room away from the desired level of simplicity.
Visualizer: Oporski Architecture
Visualizer: Eke Interior
Visualizer: KDVA Architects
Creative interior architecture and distinctive wall features are another way to infuse a room with ornament without overwhelming the eye. It would be difficult to rival the simplicity of this minimalist bedroom, but the stripe of lighting behind the bed contributes to ambiance and visual interest in a big way.
Bold square wall panels contribute a more overt decorative element to this bedroom. On the other hand, the bed platform sticks to the simplest forms and serves as an effective canvas to show off the layered textures of the bedding.
Visualizer: Marina Tsishyna
Low beds are a great way to emphasize negative space within a bedroom. Here, the bed is literally and figuratively the center of the design – it draws the eye without distracting from the incredible architecture that surrounds.
Visualizer: Twin Hongtruc
Traditional decor associated with Japan (sometimes adopted from other parts of Asia) is among the most widely known inspiration behind modern minimalist decor, and floor-bound beds are a hallmark of that style.
This low bed features an upholstered platform for a softer aesthetic. It’s decorative and easy on the eye, but still allows the incredible waterfront view to remain visible from any point in the room.
Buy It: $1258
Many low bed platforms are custom creations. This one is prefabricated, conveniently available for purchase right now.
Visualizer: Eke Interior
This space is fantastic! While not as spare as other minimalist bedrooms, it definitely accomplishes a lot of functionality for how clean and open it looks. Almost every piece serves multiple purposes.
Visualizer: Filip Sapojnicov
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