35 Minimalist Bedrooms to Inspire You to Design Your Own Dreamy Space

updated Nov 10, 2022
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By now, it’s a known fact that clutter can cause anxiety and poor sleep. So, it only makes sense that you’d want to design your bedroom in a way that keeps clutter and chaos at bay. Enter the minimalist bedroom. This design boom, which stems from the “less is more” philosophy, is totally of the moment; and we don’t foresee that changing any time soon. 

What is Minimalism? 

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Minimalism as a design concept is often confused with terms like modern and contemporary, but there are differences between all three. A minimalist space focuses on function and a dramatic reduction of “stuff.” While neutral colors are typically used in a minimalist bedroom, adding punches of bright or deep color to the palette can add visual interest.

10 Minimalist Bedroom Ideas to Inspire Your Space

How to Achieve a Minimalist Bedroom

When it comes to minimalism in general, it’s more of a mindset or a lifestyle than a design trend. The main purpose is to rid yourself of unnecessary stuff. Decluttering your space is the first step in creating a minimalist bedroom. A good place to start is by organizing your closet. Whittle it down to your favorite items and donate anything you’ve sworn you’ll wear but haven’t gotten around to. 

Then, pare down the rest of your belongings. Old posters, random poufs and objects you’re no longer interested in don’t deserve to take up space in your bedroom. Strip away as much as possible until you’re left with a clean foundation that’s usable and stylish but completely rid of excess. While the furniture and decor are also important, a commitment to cleaning and organizing your bedroom are critical to maintaining this style.

Finally, decide what type of vibe you’d like to bring to your minimalist bedroom. While you may picture stark, all-white spaces with sparse furnishings, rest assured that minimalist goes beyond Scandi style. A bit of color in the form of a feature wall, your favorite plants, or even a cool lamp can add dimension without clutter. Consider adding a few items that give your space a bohemian twist or hang a few pieces of your favorite statement art. Either way, the main goal is to avoid excess – and the good news is, this style is especially great for keeping small bedrooms from looking cluttered.

Below, our favorite examples of minimalist bedrooms to get you started. Next up is transforming your living room, bathrooms and rest of your house into minimalist retreats.

1. Black and White

The combination of black and white is a powerful way to decorate a minimalist bedroom. This light-filled bedroom has just enough black accents to keep things interesting without looking overdone. 

2. Natural Wood

Incorporating light-colored and natural wood tones is a great way to add a minimalist touch to your bedroom. We love the simple pine bed frame in this Los Angeles bedroom. The owners left it exposed and neatly tucked the comforter for an effortlessly minimalist vibe. 

3. Exposed Wooden Walls

No matter your decor, wooden walls always lend a minimalist vibe. The owners of this Louisiana home opted for a Southwestern theme, which totally works with the white-washed wood. 

4. Beautifully Minimalist

Stark minimalism is the name of the game in this bedroom by The monochromatic color palette is echoed in the textiles, the floor and even the walls. 

5. Cool Contrast

The use of black and white is a popular design choice when it comes to minimalist bedroom. This artful room, by @ourneutralground makes use of black flooring and a clever accent wall that incorporates both black and white to create a cohesive look. 

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6. Exposed Brick Wall

There’s something impossibly chic about an exposed brick wall, and we love how this minimalist bedroom in Philadelphia expertly incorporates the bricks’ rugged texture. This nothing-but-a-bed room is decorated in stark white to allow the natural hue of the bricks to take center stage. 

7. Desert Chic

Remember how we suggested you add your personal vibe to your minimalist bedroom? That’s exactly what Marni Epstein-Mervis and Laine Mervis did in their chic, desert-inspired Los Angeles bedroom. Accessories like macrame wall hangings and a multi-colored throw blanket provide that necessary pop of color. 

8. Feature Wall

If you love the minimalist feel but need a bit of visual interest added to your space, try a zingy , pattern-covered feature wall like the one shown in this minimalist bedroom in New York City

9. Moody Blues

While it’s true that the black-and-white Scandi style is all the rage right now when it comes to minimalist bedrooms, there’s nothing saying you can’t go a different direction. We’re totally digging the deep, moody hue that Houston ER doctor Pam chose for her bedroom walls. It’s a great choice that creates a feeling of zen for her most private space. 

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10. Afro-Minimalist

Embracing minimalism doesn’t mean you can’t work the things you love into your space. Folasade and Noah’s connection to Africa is showcased in their simple Harlem bedroom

11. Light & Bright

Between the light wood furniture and white bedding and walls, this bedroom is a serene oasis. That doesn’t mean it’s boring though. We love the floating shelf with décor and the throw pillow.

12. Sunny & Simple

This sunny bedroom is filled with IKEA finds, such as the bed and lamp. We’re especially digging the art on the headboard. 

13. UK Mood

Here’s another great example of how a dark color palette can create a minimalist vibe. This UK home utilizes dark tones throughout for a beautifully moody look. And a door painted dark navy or black adds an instantly chic upgrade to any room.

14. Hollywood Hills

This cottage-chic minimalist bedroom is giving us all the feels. The vintage-inspired vibe is clutter-free and functional, with an area rug that provides a just-right pop of cheerful color.

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15. Bright Bedroom and Office Blend

A slim white desk placed at the end of a clean-lined platform bed creates a chic bedroom workspace, like seen in this cool Texas loft

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16. Sun-Soaked Minimalist Bedroom

This light-filled bedroom in Minnesota is made cozier with personal touches like the macramé hanging, hats and artwork. A few simple pieces like this can easily help warm up a minimalist bedroom.

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17. Utilitarian-Style 

Finding equilibrium in a minimalist bedroom can be the difference between it feeling cold and stylishly lived-in. The iron accents and bare bones chair in this Brooklyn bedroom are balanced out with the soft curves and lines of the lamp and plants. Book spines also add a cheery pop of color to the space.

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18. Boho-Minimalist

We love how boho style is incorporated in this San Francisco minimalist bedroom. From the macramé wall hanging to the pom-pom comforter, we can’t get enough.

19. Accent Wall

For all the color rebels, this Scandi-inspired Australian bedroom serves as a perfect example of a minimalist bedroom that still makes a statement. The white bed and walls are punctuated by the black accent wall, bedside tables and pendant lighting.

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20. Crisp and Clean All-White Bedroom

Small touches can make a surprisingly big impact. A pair of black cord lights suspended from the ceiling and a wooden bed frame, as seen here in Robyn and Sam’s home tour, make this bedroom look minimal and chic—but not unfinished.

21. Rustic Wooden Beams

The exposed wooden beams are statement enough in this minimalist bedroom in an 18th-century Dutch warehouse. A bed, nightstand and woven chair are just the right amount of furnishings to keep things minimal.

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22. All About the Symmetry

The floating nightstands, pillows, hats and even windows line up beautifully in this Austin home. The symmetry really pulls everything together here. Just don’t overdo it.

23. Cozy Bedroom With Black Accents

All the black accents in this Arizona vacation home prove that even the darkest shades can add interest to minimalist rooms. This bedroom has just the right amount of color and pattern without stepping into maximalist territory.

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24. All About the Décor

Personalized artwork and comfy textiles take this British Columbia home’s bedroom to a chic new level. Different shapes of furniture and well curated accent pieces can really help pull a minimalist bedroom together.

25. Just the Essentials

Boasting a stripped wooden bed frame and a simple bedside table, this room is the textbook definition of minimalism. The room is based on function, save for a few personalized accents like the throw blanket, plants and wall hanging—and it’s hard to believe this space is in a houseboat.

26. Color-Splashed Minimalist Bedroom

Teal isn’t a color you’d ever expect to see in a minimalist bedroom. But in this Dutch home, the proof of minimalism is in the lack of excess items. If the structure of the rest of your room is simple, you can definitely find a way to make color work.

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27. Ultra Clean and Personalized 

White bedrooms can all begin to look the same after a while, which is why adding personalized décor is a great idea. The different bedside tables and framed artwork add character to this minimal Washington DC bedroom, making it charmingly unique.

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28. Grounded & Natural 

Adriana Sierra’s home tour features an unfinished piece of wood as a headboard, which comes off cool and minimal. The plant and orange marble flooring also add to the nature-inspired feel of the room.

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29. Geometric 

It’s all about making an impact with a small number of decorative items when you’re working with a streamlined room, so make them count. This minimalist bedroom in a chic Australian home may be simple, but the architectural light fixture and oversize art really stand out.

30. Cozy All-White Space

Bold prints and textures can work well in a minimalist bedroom. The clean, graphic styles in neutral tones, as seen on the throw pillow and wall hanging, can quickly pep up a monochrome bedroom. The color palette and shapes hint at a nautical theme, but the space remains clean and calm in this Michigan home.

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31. A Pop of Neon

The white neon sign in this Austin bedroom goes to show that you don’t have to use color to make a statement. It’s this—and the teal pillow—that steer this room away from feeling sterile.

32. Natural Patterns

Abstract prints and subdued patterns can easily find their place in a minimalist bedroom, as they instantly breathe life into an all-white space, which you can see in this Seattle home. Select a few of your favorites, but keep the number of patterns low and the palette subdued and consistent, so you don’t accidentally veer into maximalist territory.

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33. Tasteful and Chic 

This gorgeous bedroom in a Scandi-boho home keeps its furniture and essential items in the same color family. The lack of bright hues and excessive décor makes for a serene space that any minimalist would adore.

34. Just the Essentials

Rustic but not bare, this simple bedroom featured in a renovated textile factory strictly adheres to the guidelines of minimalism without sacrificing style. It’s a lesson in understanding what you truly need for a comfortable bedroom and what you don’t.

35. Black Accent Wall

A dark-hued wall pulls double duty as a visual headboard in this minimalist bedroom in Atlanta. Owner Giana Shorthouse expertly pulls the look together with accents of gold and amber (shown in the foliage and the wood furniture). 

Additional reporting by Carolin Lehmann