15+ Minimalist Bedrooms That Prove Less Is More

15+ Minimalist Bedrooms That Prove Less Is More

15+ Minimalist Bedrooms That Prove Less Is More
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The self-making bed isn’t a reality — yet — but we are inching further away from the days when making the bed required shifting a mountain of toss pillows and Euro shams, fluffing fussy bedskirts, and smoothing and folding coverlets. The beauty of the minimalist bedroom is that it’s often dressed in linen sheets (which actually look better rumpled) and cleared of dust magnets like heavy drapery and piles of clutter. Scroll down for tips on creating your own minimalist bedroom!
Embrace Wrinkles
This bed almost looks better unmade; the rumpled bed linens have a tranquil, get-under-the-covers effect in this Vancouver bedroom . The trick? Use linen to play up the textural appeal and choose a range of pastel hues in pink, stone and lavender for warmth.
Photographer: Heather Ross
Source: House & Home November 2018
Install Sconces
Clear the top of side tables with a swing-arm sconce instead. It’s easy to adjust, and in this principal bedroom by designer Nam Dang-Mitchell, it picks up the black accents.
Photographer: Colin Way
Source: House & Home September 2020
Designer: Nam Dang-Mitchell
Pick A Cool Palette
Minimalism doesn’t equate to blandness. A pale blue feature wall of box molding adds visual interest without busyness. Coordinating the wall color to the pale blue pillows creates a subtle two-tone effect, and is the decorating equivalent of a cooling ice cream sundae.
Photographer: Angus Fergusson
Source: House & Home August 2017
Designer: Alex Arnott
Rethink The Headboard
Headboards help ensure beds are the focal point of the room, but it’s not a must-have in a minimal space. Here, it allows a large-scale piece of art to take center stage.
Photographer: Janis Nicolay
Source: House & Home March 2015
Designer: Marianne Amodio
Skip The Drapery
Not every window needs to be obscured for privacy. Cut down on the fabric (and the vacuuming and washing of drapery) and let the sun shine in.
Photographer: Tracey Ayton
Source: House & Home May 2019
Designer: Architecture by Jennifer Heath
Roll With It
For those that relish sleeping in, hidden motorized roller shades block the bright rays and don’t obscure the windows, or an incredible cottage view.
Photographer: Alex Lukey
Source: House & Home July 2019
Designer: Margot Bell & Dasha Ricci, Peaks & Rafters
Find A New Platform
In this ski chalet’s principal bedroom, a built-in platform bed echoes the clean look of the floor-to-ceiling white cedar built-ins to keep the serene space clutter-free.
Photographer: Maxime Desbiens
Source: House & Home February 2018
Designer: Sacha & Melissa Leclair, Leclair Decor
Paint It Black
Black paint (in this case, Farrow & Ball’s Railings ) makes crisp white bedding pop and look even fresher. A black sconce doesn’t pull attention away from the striking copper bowl.
Photographer: Alex Lukey
Source: House & Home October 2019
Designer: Jackie Di Cara
Choose Bold Graphics
Minimal doesn’t equal boring! The color-blocked bedding in this room echoes the art and adds graphic impact. We love how the white bed frame just melts into the flooring, making the bed look like it’s floating.
Photographer: Janis Nicolay
Source: House & Home April 2017
Designer: Sophie Burke
Breezy Styling
An impactful grouping of woven pieces over this bed makes it easy to take a more laid-back, lax approach to making a bed. A nubby throw and matching striped pillows give white linens a dose of personality. Bonus: they don’t need to be perfectly staged.
Photographer: Stacey Brandford
Source: House & Home February 2020
Designer: Architecture & Design by Jodi & Andrew Batay-Csorba
Update The Canopy Bed
For those who love the romance of a four-poster bed, take a look at this update. Curtain rods mounted to the ceiling are a breezy way to recreate the draped look without the bulk.
Photographer: Lauren Miller
Source: House & Home October 2020
Designer: Shauna Walton
Swap Out Rugs
The beauty of this wide plank flooring really shines in this bedroom , so there’s no need to cover it up. Crisp quilted bedding adds textural interest to white linens.
Photographer: Alex Lukey
Source: House & Home May 2020
Designer: Daniel Harland, Roundabout Studio
Get Leggy
This multifunctional  East Coast bedroom is populated by furniture with plenty of breathing room. Instead of solid pieces, a desk (that doesn’t block the amazing view) and slat bench looks airy and allows the light to flow through.
Photographer: Alex Lukey
Source: House & Home July 2019
Designer: Architecture by David Lopes
Go Back To Nature
Natural materials create a calming effect. The softness of black lambswool accents, a wood headboard and cotton bedding are timeless and clean looking.
Photographer: Donna Griffith
Source: House & Home December 2020
Designer: Alison Milne
Try An Enveloping Headboard
As an update to the tall tufted headboard, this snuggle-friendly option creates an equally cozy feel with angled arms for reading in bed.
Photographer: Tracey Ayton
Source: House & Home September 2020
Designer: Ben Leavitt, Plaidfox Studio
Consider A Murphy Bed
When an entire bed completely tucks away, it’s the ultimate clean sweep. The all-white palette is another zen note in this rustic bedroom .
Photographer: Maxime Desbiens
Source: House & Home July 2018
Designer: Lysanne Pepin
Go All In
A headboard and frame upholstered in the same linen fabric make a seamless backdrop for nubbly neutral bedding in this treehouse-like West Coast home.
Photographer: Janis Nicolay

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