Minimalist Bedroom Ideas

Minimalist bedroom ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a minimalist bedroom and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Cali Master designed by Alek Alexeyeva
Cali MasterDesigned by Alek Alexeyeva
Untitled designed by Jamie Schlosser
UntitledDesigned by Jamie Schlosser
Bedroom Mood Board designed by Johanna Zander Gridley
Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Johanna Zander Gridley
Primary Bedroom designed by cat mcdonough
Primary BedroomDesigned by cat mcdonough
Untitled designed by Morgan Farren
UntitledDesigned by Morgan Farren
Bedroom designed by Julianne Salman
BedroomDesigned by Julianne Salman
Bedroom designed by kiera mitchell
BedroomDesigned by kiera mitchell
Untitled designed by Jessica Beresford Barbaro
UntitledDesigned by Jessica Beresford Barbaro
Untitled designed by Dominique Fernandez
UntitledDesigned by Dominique Fernandez
BR Elevation designed by Cheyenne Ely
BR ElevationDesigned by Cheyenne Ely
Bedroom Design 2  designed by Emily Borges
Bedroom Design 2 Designed by Emily Borges
Frost Bedroom designed by Deborah Ballard
Frost BedroomDesigned by Deborah Ballard
master designed by Rachelle Runyon
masterDesigned by Rachelle Runyon
Master Bed designed by Adam Bermudez
Master BedDesigned by Adam Bermudez
king main bed designed by Madelynn Furlong
king main bedDesigned by Madelynn Furlong
Small Room designed by Kaela Oden
Small RoomDesigned by Kaela Oden
Bedroom #4- Queen (copy) designed by Demi Sanchez
Bedroom #4- Queen (copy)Designed by Demi Sanchez
Primary Bedroom (copy 2) designed by Demi Sanchez
Primary Bedroom (copy 2)Designed by Demi Sanchez
Proposal / 1 designed by Lynsey Wakeland
Proposal / 1Designed by Lynsey Wakeland
Primary Bedroom designed by Jill Lynn
Primary BedroomDesigned by Jill Lynn
Primary Bedroom designed by Christopher Allen
Primary BedroomDesigned by Christopher Allen
King Bedroom designed by Montara Kiss
King BedroomDesigned by Montara Kiss
Primary Bedroom Mood Board designed by Gabriella Lopez
Primary Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Gabriella Lopez
Primary Bedroom Mood Board (copy) designed by Ky Chavez
Primary Bedroom Mood Board (copy)Designed by Ky Chavez

Design tips for decorating a minimalist style bedroom

Here’s how to achieve the minimalist aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a minimalist bedroom?

Whether you are designing for yourself or someone else, bedrooms should be cozy and comfortable, providing a space to unwind, recharge, and escape the chaos of the world. Even if your typical design style is more maximalist, bedrooms usually lean more minimalist to offer a serene backdrop for a good night’s sleep. Bedroom layouts are also more simple. The square footage of your bedroom and size of your bed frame will typically dictate the best layout.

Whether you're in the process of a bedroom remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:|

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Bedroom walls set the mood for the space. Select a color or pattern that complements the minimalist style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Bed: The bed is the centerpiece and typical focal point of any bedroom, providing a comfortable and restful place to sleep. It typically includes a mattress, bed frame, and headboard. Your minimalist style can really shine by selecting bedding (sheets, duvet covers, and pillows) that match the aesthetic.
  • Nightstands: Nightstands (or bedside tables) are small tables or cabinets placed on either side of the bed. They provide a convenient surface for placing bedside lamps, alarm clocks, books, and other personal items. Pro tip: Bedside tables should be placed 2-4 inches from the bed frame and no more than 24 inches deep (any deeper and it can be pretty uncomfortable to get in and out of bed). If you choose to add a table lamp or a sconce, keep in mind the depth of the light to ensure you have enough space on the bedside table.
  • Area Rug: It’s common to include an area rug in a bedroom for extra warmth and coziness. There are three common layout options for rugs in the bedroom. Option 1, place the bed and nightstands entirely on the rug. Option 2, place ⅔ of the bed on the rug, with 24 inches extending beyond the sides of the bed. Option 3, place two runners along each side of the bed (the runners should be wider than the bedside tables, if possible).
  • Decorative Lighting: Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting for a layered lighting scheme. Typically in a bedroom, you’d want a flush surface mount or chandelier on the ceiling and wall-mounted sconces or table lamps on each side of the bed. Consider the placement of lighting fixtures to eliminate shadows and evenly light the space. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: In bedrooms, window treatments are not just design statements. They help promote a restful sleep environment, while also adding a layer of privacy and warmth. Opting for blackout or heavy, lined curtains can enhance these effects, making them perfect for ensuring comfort and tranquility. Don’t forget a curtain rod!
  • Minimalist Bedroom Decor: From accent pillows and throw blankets to bedside table lamps and wall art, bedroom accessories should be both functional and decorative. Coordinate the color and pattern with the overall bedroom color scheme and minimalist style to bring your design vision to life.

Get creative and have fun with your minimalist bedroom! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Bedroom.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a minimalist bedroom design?

Minimalist interior design champions the"less is more" philosophy, prioritizing simplicity and clean lines (and absolutely no clutter! Minimalists make Marie Kondo proud.). This style emphasizes open spaces, minimal furnishings, where every piece of furniture and decor serves a specific purpose. Minimalism is not for the faint of heart. If you like to collect things, this style is maybe not for you.

When it comes to decorating a minimalist bedroom, practice restraint. Carefully select accents and decor that add a touch of personality without overwhelming the visual landscape to maintain the style's hallmark clarity and composure. Minimalist spaces typically feature a monochromatic color palette. Whites, grays, and other neutral tones are common colors used in minimalist design. Natural light is a key component of minimalist design, enhancing the sense of openness and tranquility.

Common minimalist decor elements include light, natural woods or sleek, modern metals. Oak is a popular choice for floors, walls, or furniture pieces. Prints and patterns are not very common in minimalist interiors. When they are incorporated, they tend to either feature crisp lines and geometric shapes or subtle organic movement.

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