When it comes to minimalist interior design, there is a scale ranging from empty and almost clinical spaces to interiors with some points of visual interest that make a room cozy and characterful. While I would still call myself a minimalist, I favor adding a few details and decor pieces to make the interior more personal. You can do so by still maintaining a minimalist interior look.
When it comes to the bedroom though, I like things clean and minimal, without too much fluff. With a few neutral tones in the textiles, accessories, or art prints, you can elevate a minimalist style and make it cozy and inviting.
Below you can find a collection of my favorite minimalist bedroom ideas that I find both cozy and minimal. You can find minimalist bedrooms in all sorts of sizes and shapes in the list.
10 minimalist bedrooms to take inspiration from
A spacious turn-of-the-century bedroom with black accents
Through those beautiful turn-of-the-century doors you can take a peek into this minimalist bedroom with white walls, high ceilings, and an abundance of natural light. The wall behind the bed hides away a walk-in closet and I love the way the white linen bedframe with the crisp bedding (
The dark color palette in the soft furnishings and accessories adds a lot of power to this minimalist bedroom and the dark tones in the
A minimalist space with a niche bedroom
This serene bedroom with lots of beige tints and
A minimalist bedroom with a Japandi vibe
This beautiful bedroom has a slightly awkward layout, but it works well combined with the armchair in front of the window and the home office on the other wall. The
White walls and visual interest in the details
Even though this minimalist bedroom has a lot of details, the base is very simple and consists of white walls, a simple white bed with a headboard, and a white wardrobe. The rustic bench behind the bed and the stool that is used as a bedside table gives the minimalist space a more rustic and laid-back look, which is enhanced by the beige tints in the accessories and the
A modern bedroom with a classic touch
The low bed design gives this minimalist bedroom a modern look, which has been balanced out by the classic lampshade on the ceiling and the turn-of-the-century details in the space. The sparse furnishings and empty space around the bed make you pay attention to the muted tones in the branch and the art print and the side table on one side of the bed gives the look a modern, asymmetric touch.
A tiny minimalist bedroom with black accents
This tiny bedroom really benefits from a minimalist approach and the fact that the walls have been kept white turns this space into a comfortable bedroom that looks and feels spacious.
The white walls continue in the
A minimalist bedroom with a monochromatic palette and lots of textiles
The textiles enhance this minimalist bedroom in such a lovely way and give the space an airy feel. The sheer curtains (
A small minimalist bedroom with white walls
This small minimalist bedroom doesn’t seem to have any direct daylight coming in, which is why an all-white color palette with white wall lamps and
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Light grey walls and white details for a minimal look
The beautiful blue turn-of-the-century doors that come out into this minimalist bedroom are very characterful, especially combined with the warm wood flooring.
To make these beautiful features stand out in the best way, the design of the bedroom has been kept very simple and minimal, with
Touches of beige and dark wood for a warm minimalist vibe
Rather than a side table on each side of the bed, this beautiful minimalist bedroom features a small cabinet in a dark wood on each side of the bed, combined with the same gold wall lamp above each.
The beige striped bedding matches the color palette in the art print on the wall and the rice paper shade adds a bit of a Japandi vibe to the space.
Accessories in the same color family for a minimal look
While this is definitely the least minimalist bedroom on the list, the minimal color palette and the neutral tones in the textiles, and the gallery wall above the bed have a very minimal look, yet with added character.
How can you create your own minimalist bedroom look?
Remove visual clutter
If you don’t yet have a very minimal look in your space right now, it’s easiest to start with removing things before you start to select decorative items to enhance your minimalist bedroom. Having fewer items in your bedroom altogether will make it easier to keep it clutter free and organized.
Make sure you have ample storage space
A great wardrobe that can hold all your clothes is an essential furniture piece (whether you place it in your bedroom or in a separate room) as it will allow you to keep all items that you don’t want to display organized and out of sight.
Look for a perfect balance of bright whites and neutral colors
White walls are a great and easy start for a simple bedroom design and they give you lots of options to work with a restrained palette, while still creating an interesting look within a minimalist bedroom.
Work with the biggest furniture pieces like the bed and wardrobe in a white or neutral color and finish off with details in subtle tones. You can add simple furniture pieces like bedside tables in black or wood tones and work with the textiles and accessories to create texture and visual points of interest. Remember that it’s easy to switch out a throw pillow, wall hanging, or art print, yet it’s a bit more challenging to change out the furniture in a space.
Before you start working with the accessories, it’s good to decide whether you want to work with dark accents, or warm tones to enhance your minimalist bedroom. Once you decide that you can not go wrong with experimenting until you get the perfect minimalist feel in your bedroom that you are happy with.