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50 Minimalist Bedroom Ideas That Blend Aesthetics With Practicality

The lines between contemporary design and minimalism are becoming more and more blurred with each passing day. Many homeowners and designers seem to be so consumed by this popular trend, we are seeing a slew of renovation projects that veer towards the sleek and the understated. Yet minimalism is not just about following that impersonal cookie-cutter blueprint. It is about expressing yourself with less even while placing comfort and common sense at the forefront. And the ideal minimalist-style bedroom is all about getting this fine balancing act right!

Dramatic minimalist bedroom makes a bold visual statement

Having already flipped through some amazing minimal living rooms, it is time to take this less is more approach to your personal sanctuary. And unlike popular perception, minimal bedrooms also give you ample opportunity to express yourself in an unfettered fashion. The visual appeal and the finished product might be different, but never lose sight of the fact that you are still designing a private space that reflects your choices and personality.

Let the bed enhance the minimalist appeal of the room

Stunning minimalist bedroom with amazing views of Los Angeles City Skyline

by Jeff Green Photography

Lighting plays a key role in defining this minimal space

by Troy Dean Interiors

Side table that complements the style of the bed

Platform bed is an ideal choice for the minimalist bedroom

by Diego Bortolato

Bedroom uses limited color to create a tranquil space

by usona

Gorgeous master bedroom suite with warm textures

by Hanson General Contracting

Making the bed the focus of the room

Minimalism combined with a Modern Mediterranean look in the bedroom

Think Beyond the Walls

In the case of the living room, the view outside might not always be an option, and often the focus is firmly kept on the living areas. But when we move on to bedrooms, most homeowners prefer to bring the landscape outside indoors and make it an integral part of their sleeping space. This is easily and undoubtedly the best way to breathe some life into your minimal bedroom and add color to it, without trying too hard. Add to it the fact that glass is such an integral part of modern minimalism, and those sweeping glass doors and walls will contribute to the overall style.

Perfect minimalist bedroom for a nature lover

by Jose Garcia Design

Beautiful and minimal bedroom with ocean views

by Fulcrum Structural Engineering

A minimal bedroom with warm hues

Be it a simple view of a park across the street or the breathtaking sight of the ocean and the woods in the distance, do not be afraid to use the scenery that is just outside your window. Some of the most fabulous minimal bedrooms actually have staggering views of the New York City skyline or the dreamy lights of LA sparkling after sunset. While you de-clutter your bedroom, opening it up only further enhances its minimal appeal by creating more visual space.

Bring the outdoors inside with large glass windows and doors

Exquisite bedroom of the New York City Apartment with framed views

by Robert Granoff

Exceptional minimal bedroom in Phoenix with glass walls

by David Michael Miller Associates

Cozy modern minimalist style bedroom

Modern minimalism with some woodsy cabin charm

Minimal decor and uncluttered interior create a serene bedroom

by Design First Interiors

Minimal bedroom exudes inviting, warm hues

by Jon Luce Builder

Colored with Subtlety!

The hardest part of designing a minimal bedroom involves staying away from the sterile and creating a warm, inviting space that is both comfy and aesthetically pleasing. Obviously, the line between stunning and sterile varies from person to person. But we firmly believe that it is better to err on the side of coziness than to take things too far with a design that seems impersonal and barren. A dash of color is more than welcome in a minimal bedroom. Do not let all those shiny catalogs and staged homes fool you into believing otherwise. At the end of the day, the room that you fashion needs to serve you on a daily basis, and the idea is not to build a hosting area for a photoshoot!

Black and white minimalist bedroom in a Russian apartment

Fabulous minimal bedroom with soothing ambiance

Minimalist rooftop apartment bedroom with a cozy appeal

by Goldfish-Interiors

A potted plant here and a lovely vase of flowers there is the ideal way to induce some color into a minimal bedroom. An accent wall looks apt too. But try and keep the colors simple and understated, and do not go beyond using two colors in the entire room. Black is an evident popular choice, as it complements shades of white in a refined fashion. A touch of orange and a splash of blue also create an interesting contrast when used sparingly. Grey is that one versatile shade that is both neutral and bright, depending on the way it is used.

Sophisticated bedroom idea for the modern bachelor pad

by Imagine Living

A splash of orange in the bedroom

by emily jagoda

Exquisite master bedroom with a sleek fireplace

Fascinating blend of dark and light shades

by Ian Engberg

A splash of cool blue in the bedroom

Small minimalist bedroon in grey

Floating shelves lend visual airiness to the bedroom

by FORMA Design

It Is not all Stone and Glass

Minimalism is indeed the art of being able to live with as little as you can. Discipline is an important element in crafting any room that wishes to adopt this style. It is not about what you can add to the room, but what you can take away from it! Once again, this principle is often incorrectly interpreted by many as a diktat that says you can only use one or two textures in the minimal bedroom. The image of white lacquered surfaces and glossy floors gleefully shining through is the first thing that comes to mind when we think minimal. Yet, a room devoid of textural contrast can quickly become boring.

Bedside pendants and accent oak wall accentuate the minimal appeal of the room

by Capital Building

Exposed brick wall idea for a stylish minimal bedroom

by PACS Architecture

Cozy minimalist bedroom in the attic with a skylight

by Stanislav Ermolenko

Utilize one or two contrasting elements such as wood and plush textiles to add visual softness to the minimal bedroom. Remember, though, that these diverse textures need to be devoid of any ornate patterns or prints to fit into the minimal theme. Simple stripes and solid shades are the way to go. Exposed brick walls and steel pipes also usher in a subtle rustic or industrial vibe while keeping the broad minimal approach intact.

Natural light adds to the minimal approach here

by John Maniscalco Architecture

Plush minimal bedroom filled with opulence

Rough concrete ceilings, walls and beams add industrial charm to the minimal bedroom

by Chris Briffa Architects

Sleek bedside lighting idea

by Cornerstone Architects

Keeping the decor in the bedroom simple and classy

Minimalist furniture that is simple and organic

Grey accent wall brings sophistication to the bedroom

by A.GRUPPO Architects – San Marcos

It’s Raining White Magic!

Finally, we come to the one defining look that seems to be the most popular when it comes to minimal bedrooms. The classy and luxurious white minimal bedroom is more popular globally than arguably any other bedroom style. Yet, there are plenty of variants to this approach that allow you to give your own bedroom a sense of individuality and elegance. While some designers incorporate a barn door to give their bedroom in white that perfect exclamation point, others use gentle blues and contrasting blacks to get the job done. From tufted headboards to iconic side tables, there are many ways to accentuate the all-white look with subtle accents.

Add contrasting textures in the same shade for an exceptional, minimalist room

A Balance between contemporary and minimal styles

Use of barn door adds warmth to the minimalist room in white

Urban chic bedroom with a semi-minimal approach

Some of the greatest interior designers will tell you that the essential part of designing a room is the livability factor. While form is important and essential, it is not the only constraint. You must be comfortable walking into your bedroom and it must give you the sense of stepping into a safe, personal refuge. If you have to tweak conventions a bit to get this done, feel free to do so! Make your minimalist bedroom your very own…

Minimal bedroom in black and white with wall sconces and Tulip side table

by Ian Moore Architects

Minimalist attic bedroom with skylights

by Imbue Design

Minimalism with a touch of eclectic charm

by Fulvio Etna STUDIO

Tranquil vibe of the white minimal bedroom

Twin Tulip side tables next to the bed

White is an obvious choice for the minimalist bedroom

by AR Design Studio

Sherry Nothingam
Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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