Does having a minimal bedroom setup with less clutter and more space interest you? Today we are covering the basics of minimalist bedroom design. This design style is perfect for a college student with a small room and not a lot of furniture, or even a parent who wants to set up a bedroom for their child. You can also head on over to our Pinterest board to see all the lovely ideas we put together to help inspire your efforts.
Have a plan! First thing to remember is that minimalist bedrooms are created with serenity in mind. So the clutter has to go! Since you will be bringing things back to the basics it’s important to have a place for storage. This will help big time in your pursuit towards a clutter free environment. Having a place for your clothes and knickknacks is a must! A big enough closet, or built in storage can go a long way in this regard.
The furniture. We’ll start with the bed! Your bed is meant to be the centerpiece of the room. In most minimalist designs the bed is either a platform bed frame or a metal frame (and sometimes no frame at all). Usually one that isn’t bulky and that also sits low to the ground would be best.
Since the goal is to keep the amount of furniture to a minimum we suggest only adding a matching dresser and a nightstand. If a place for books is needed then we would suggest a simple bookshelf that matches the rest of the furniture. Keep in mind that the best furniture to use is something with clean lines and simple colors. Surfaces should also be kept mostly clear, as should the floor. For the most part area rugs are not recommended.
The Decor: Adding personal touches is still very much encouraged with a minimalist bedroom. One of the main differences though will be the color schemes and the amount of decor that you use. In this case, less is more. You will want to choose a few key colors and stick with them. The colors should be on the more subdued side of the spectrum. For example, black and white, grey and white or grey and lavender etc. If you’re the type to prefer a pop of color we suggest adding an accent wall in either blue or green (choose a color that will blend well with the key colors you’ve already chosen).
Wall Art: Simple, clean cut designs are an integral part of a minimalist bedroom decor. Don’t feel you have to spend a lot of money on a piece of artwork though. There are still plenty of options and places to buy decent priced frames for your wall as well. Larger pieces can be the bold touch that brings the room together. Smaller pieces arranged tastefully in accordance with this is also a great way to add some flare, along with it being an avenue to express your personal style.
We hope these tips were helpful and that you enjoyed learning about minimalist basics as much as we did. Remember that Apartment Experts of San Marcos is here for all your apartment finding needs. Give us a call today and let us help you find the right apartment for you! Then you can get started on your very own minimalist bedroom! 512-805-0123