When life gets busy, it's easy to let your bedroom décor fall to the wayside. Things pile up in corners, creating unnecessary clutter; bedding ages and fades; and furniture pieces get bumped and scratched—or simply stop service the storage purposes that you once needed. Luckily, it doesn't take much to get your bedroom back to a state of pure relaxation. All you need is a little decluttering and zhushing up.
Minimalist bedrooms do more than just look good. Their pared-back nature also has relaxing benefits, which can help you fall and stay asleep longer. Muted tones in bare spaces can put your mind in a state of relaxation quicker than a melatonin pill.
So what exactly do you need to achieve the minimalist bedroom look? A healthy decluttering session, followed by a bedding refresh, a few thoughtful accessories, and maybe a light coat of paint. Ready to give your space the update it needs to help you relax after a long day? Take some of these 27 minimalist bedroom ideas and apply them to your own room.
Stick to a Neutral Palette
1. Keep your color palette to a few muted moody shades and touches of white for a soothing space.
2. Paper lanterns and shades will cast a soft glow on your bedroom that will lull you to sleep.
3. Keep a small tray or bowl on your nightstand to corral all your jewelry and keep clutter at bay.
Layer Your Lighting
4. Have fun with your paint. A blush pink circle on this headboard wall completes the space without visually cluttering it.
5. Layer your lighting with a mix of overhead and wall fixtures. A woven pendant will cast an eye-catching glow on your space.
6. Anchor the room with a large rug and bench in the same blue-gray tones to make it feel grounded.
Make Your Bed Minimally
7. When in doubt, choose a low-slung platform bed to make your space feel zen. It's also great for feng shui.
8. Decorate with simple black accents, like this oversize speaker from B&O Play.
9. Keep your bedding simple. White linen sheets and a wool throw are just what you need to achieve the minimalist look.
Opt for Modern Channel Tufting
10. Style your bed simply with one accent pillow and a blanket covering the foot of your bed.
11. Keep a consistent thread between your lighting fixtures, like brass and white features, to tie the room together.
12. Opt for a channel tufting instead of a traditional upholstered headboard for a modern take on cushioned bedframes.
Go Entirely Monochrome
13. Keep your room in monochrome shades of gray to make your space feel as relaxing as possible.
14. Coordinate your accents—like a black velvet bench with black velvet pillows—to up the dramatic flair without overdoing it.
15. Make your space sparkle with just a few brass accents in your curtain hardware or lighting.
Mix Cool and Warm Tones
16. Add a midcentury-modern chair to your room to instantly elevate the look without crowding the space.
17. A large solid-colored rug with a subtle sheen is ideal for a minimalist bedroom. It's just soft enough and doesn't clutter the space visually.
18. Create a tension between cool and warm neutral tones by juxtaposing blue-grays with tan and camel hues.
Try the Unmade Bed Look
19. To keep things simple, choose a minimalist pendant in lieu of a chandelier in a more traditional space.
20. Embrace the undone bedding look by choosing prewashed linens and cotton throws that look great when wrinkled.
21. Keep your walls bare, but add texture instead, like a plaster finish or a shiplap wall.
Stick to an All-White Palette
22. Layer tone-on-tone textures, like bedding, pillows, throws, and rugs all in shades of white.
23. Add minimal black wire furniture to give the space an edge without cluttering it.
24. Embrace the high-pile rugs, like Moroccan Beni Ourains, which are extra soft and plush.
Keep Furniture Low to the Ground
25. Choose low-slung furniture to create the impression of high ceilings
26. Accessorize with purpose, using only items you truly love or ones that are functional.
27. Bring the outside in with some sculptural greenery in a pot, planter, or vase.