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Room Before (copy) designed by Isabel Waite
Room Before (copy)Designed by Isabel Waite
Bedroom designed by Marlen Flores
BedroomDesigned by Marlen Flores
Bedroom Mood Board designed by Rebekah Behm
Bedroom Mood BoardDesigned by Rebekah Behm
Bed + Bathroom designed by Madison Turner
Bed + BathroomDesigned by Madison Turner
Bedroom designed by Bibi Herrera
BedroomDesigned by Bibi Herrera
Bedroom designed by Jazzy Matthews
BedroomDesigned by Jazzy Matthews
Primary Bedroom designed by Audrey Hefel
Primary BedroomDesigned by Audrey Hefel
Bedroom designed by Rosabel Delgado
BedroomDesigned by Rosabel Delgado
Bedroom designed by Lauren Burnett
BedroomDesigned by Lauren Burnett
Untitled designed by Mary Winters
UntitledDesigned by Mary Winters
Bedroom Vibes designed by Elizabeth Akers
Bedroom VibesDesigned by Elizabeth Akers
Master Bedroom designed by Dana Lanfear
Master BedroomDesigned by Dana Lanfear
Primary Bedroom designed by Nikki Dickman
Primary BedroomDesigned by Nikki Dickman
Primary Bedroom designed by Kate Jennings
Primary BedroomDesigned by Kate Jennings
Primary Bedroom designed by Sandy Steffan
Primary BedroomDesigned by Sandy Steffan
Theo designed by Kat Schatzow
TheoDesigned by Kat Schatzow
Untitled designed by Aejoo Park
UntitledDesigned by Aejoo Park
Untitled designed by Helen Faj
UntitledDesigned by Helen Faj
Untitled designed by Kathleen Whalon
UntitledDesigned by Kathleen Whalon
Bedroom Elevation A designed by Cynthia McFarlane
Bedroom Elevation ADesigned by Cynthia McFarlane
Untitled designed by Kelly England
UntitledDesigned by Kelly England
Untitled designed by Kristin Connors
UntitledDesigned by Kristin Connors
Liv's Bedroom designed by Alexandra Berrocal
Liv's BedroomDesigned by Alexandra Berrocal
Max and Hannah Bedroom designed by Hannah Siegel
Max and Hannah BedroomDesigned by Hannah Siegel

Design tips for decorating a white minimalist style bedroom

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

What’s the best way to design and decorate a white 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 white 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.

How do you decorate with white?

Technically, white is not a color (you can thank science for that). But in design, the bazillion (yes, we counted) shades of white paint swatches may beg to differ. White is considered a neutral color, as it can easily blend with other colors and create a versatile backdrop for various design styles. In interior design, white is commonly used to create a sense of spaciousness and brightness, making a room feel open and airy. It can also serve as a canvas for showcasing other colors or elements in a space.

White is often associated with cleanliness, simplicity, and a sense of calmness. It is a popular color choice for minimalist and contemporary designs, as it allows for a clean and uncluttered aesthetic. Other neutrals such as gray, beige, and taupe create a sophisticated and timeless look when paired with white. These subdued hues provide a sense of calm and balance, allowing white to shine as the focal point. For some white-washed inspiration for your bedroom, check out one of our favorite designer Leanne Ford’s “light, bright, and airy” aesthetic.

There are different shades and undertones of white which can create different effects in a room. Warm whites read more pink, yellow, or orange, while cool whites read more blue or green. When working with white and selecting your white paint swatch, consider the lighting and other elements in your space to achieve the desired ambiance in your bedroom. The beauty of white is its ability to reflect light, making spaces feel airy and bright. Maximize natural light with sheer curtains or strategically placed mirrors. In the evenings, soft, warm artificial lighting can enhance the cozy, enveloping feel of a white room.

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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