How to Make a Minimalist Bedroom
Welcome to a simple guide How to Make a Minimalist Bedroom. Let us begin by establishing two things, a minimalist and a bedroom. Contrary to what most people think a minimalist IS NOT someone that just doesn’t like stuff and keep as little as possible. A minimalist is a person that has learned to differentiate between who they are and who other people want them to be.
Your bedroom is THE MOST IMPORTANT ROOM in the home. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that your body is a temple, well. If your body is a temple then the bedroom is where your followers come to pray. Meaning it’s a sacred place that should be about what makes you be you. It should not be what someone else wants you to be. It is where you go to be alone or in intimacy, where you can recharge your batteries.
But you don’t have to be a minimalist to have a minimalist bedroom. Keeping that in mind here are 5 quick tips. These tips will allow you to create a clean nice minimalist ambiance in your bedroom.
Tip #1 for a Minimalist Bedroom: Don’t be a hoarder!
It’s easy to tell you to get rid of anything that you don’t need but in reality, it’s not about throwing stuff out. It’s more about being honest with yourself about who you are and what is really special to you.
Be simple! while we all like to input our own touch inside our preferred space, it’s better just to keep it on the downside, when you’re looking for mental peace this will go a long way in your favor. So, this is no to outlandish colors and shapes that will make the space feel occupied by something that is not really doing anything there. This is key to decorating a minimalist bedroom
Tip #2: Get a simple bed.
Sleep is of the utmost importance for us humans and so in the bedroom, the item that set the tone for the rest of the room is, of course, the bed. However, keep in mind that since we use it mostly for rest with some consideration for other physical activities… the first priority is functionality vs space. We do have some recommendations for beds both if you’re single or have a significant other, that wants a minimalist bedroom too!
Tip #3: Neutral Colors.
Almost every picture you’ll see of a minimalist bedroom as 3 colors as main, and of course a variety of their shades. Yep! You got it! White, gray and black. Also, in the aspect of minimalist, we do recommend taking advantage of natural lighting as much as possible, but we all need our night reading, so if light bulbs hanging from the ceiling is just too 2010 for you here are some wonderful lamps that are consistent with what we’re looking for.
All of these lamps will do perfectly with other décor and aside from its original function of lighting… they don’t overload the space of the person and can provide a nice touch for your bedside table. A simple accent lamp helps tie together a minimalist bedroom.
Tip #4 Picking an Accent Piece | Wall Art
This is not only a precious memento, but is also an expression of ourselves. We can bring any piece of art to our space regardless of the color and shape, but remember just one! That art can be a drawing that we made in kindergarten, a vase that doesn’t quite have the shape of one, but we made it with someone else in pottery class and it just reminds us of that scene from the movie ghost. Anything at all is fine so long as it’s important to you, or what you feel comfortable expressing to yourself. An accent wall art piece adds a splash of color to your minimalist bedroom.
If you don’t want to just add one thing, how about adding something living? No, I’m not about to suggest a koala, though it is nice and gray… I mean a plant! Some plants are very nice and small and require little work. Through it all, they help us feel better in an ambiance that uses mostly 3 colors.
Tip #5: Pick the Right Furniture
So, I know, the point is a minimal amount of stuff, right? But you’ll need a dresser to keep your clothes in. Over time it will become something more like an altar where you can put treasured mementos. Relics from moments in your life or people you really care about like family or pets.
But before you go on to forget tip #1 you should only place there that which is important to you. It should be something that reminds you of a moment in your life that changed you of something great.
It’s not a place to hoard anything.
I hope these tips are helpful to you in obtaining the much needed peace of mind that comes with a minimalist bedroom. Should you have different taste for items that we’ve showed here, be free to add you own input. After all it is your place, follow the tips above and make your bedroom your own again, one minimal step at the time.