That's not to say that there's no place for color or pattern in the bedroom. It just seems to me that a minimal bedroom really does invite sleep, rest, and relaxation (of all kinds!).
Try these little ways to achieve a simple but pleasing design in the bedroom:
• Play with textures. Use a throw blanket or a couple of pillows to add some textural interest, but consider choosing a similar shade to your bedding to keep things looking clean and uncluttered.
• Don't load up on pillows. There's really no need for several layers of decorative pillows on a bed. I do like the look, but it discourages actually lying on the bed, which seems to defeat the purpose.
• Use symmetry. Choose matching bedside lamps, night tables, or even a pair of short benches for the foot of the bed, in order to create a harmonious look.
What do you think? Do you favor simplicity in your bedroom, or do you like a more vibrant boudoir?