A timeless approach to designing a minimalist room is still to simply focus on a white color palette with very few accent colors. Instead, layer in rich tones of cream and white with warm distressed wooden details and touchable textured surfaces for a cozy and inviting room. Accent colors such as burgundy, teal, blue, and green can be incorporated into the minimalist style as well.
There are many books and articles written about minimalism. But for this article, I want to suggest that it is not a design philosophy but rather a set of decorating tricks that can be used successfully in a minimalist space. As mentioned above, minimalism is all about filling your space with as much natural elements as possible without overwhelming the space with too many decorative elements. Although many people refer to minimalist space as a form of clutter art, I would tend to disagree. Clutter adds stress to any interior space and the less clutter there is, the better your life will be as you go about your daily activities.
A key element of minimalist bedroom design is keeping the focal point the same. The entire space should be taken in order to create one large open oasis. This creates the illusion of width and depth, whereas having too many small pieces of furniture scattered throughout the room will cause a sense of chaos. So what do you need to keep the focal point the same? The answer is lots of pieces of simple, solid furniture such as a bed, dresser, and shelves or mirrors.
If you really want to turn your minimalist space into a clutter-free oasis then get rid of all the extra cluttered items. This includes mugs, dishes, stuffed animals, pillows, blankets, and anything else that does not contribute to the overall minimalist theme. Then use accent tables to support these smaller pieces. A great way to show off your minimalist style is by choosing a table with a mirrored front. You can still keep all of your clutter behind this table, just put it behind a mirror to reflect the light.
Another essential element of minimalist bedroom furniture is color. The less color you add to your space, the more monochromatic your room will become. This works especially well if you are going for a more modern look. Dark, earth tones are perfect for minimalist bedrooms. You can add in more colors gradually as you feel more adventurous, but stick to darker tones until you are ready for something a bit more colorful. Here is an advice for those who are thinking about going for minimalism in their bedroom, but who aren’t sure what minimalist really means: don’t worry, it’s all just a new way of thinking.
As a general rule, don’t mix a lot of bold colors together. You don’t have to be as extreme as Le Corbusier to create a minimalist look. A little restraint and tastefulness are all that you need. Don’t feel overwhelmed by what you are looking at. It’s important to remember that a piece of furniture or accessory should simply add to the style of your living room, not take away from it. So don’t be afraid to experiment with different tones and hues of similar items.
Finally, remember that you don’t have to follow any rules when it comes to your minimalist room design. You can mix, and match every item you want, but the main thing is that you choose to minimize the clutter. Think of pieces that you would love to keep, but that you don’t necessarily need on a daily basis. You can even recycle some of your old pieces to lend an eclectic flair to your living room.
The important thing is that you choose a color palette that works for you. If you are the type of person who loves to throw parties, then you might want to go with a vibrant color palette that will grab attention and draw people into the space. If you are more of a spender, you might be better off going with neutral hues that will feel comfortable to work in for most of the time. Whatever color palate you end up choosing, remember to stay away from painting your walls black. While it does have a classic look, it will only overtake your living room with a heavy layer of clutter.