Minimalism has had something of an overhaul recently. In fact, rather than being only about bold lines and unbroken space, many people are taking a much more relaxed approach to this way of decorating. Of course, it can still be a little tricky to get the delicate balance just right, especially in a space such as a bedroom.
The key to achieving a relaxed, minimal look is to begin with a natural base color on the walls. In fact, if you go for a bright white, a light grey, or even a pale tan, you can maximise the amount of light in the room. Also, such a neutral base means that the space will not become overwhelming and that you can just about match it with any other colors that take your fancy. In a minimal accent way, of course!
Get the bed right
What is the chief purpose of a bedroom? Well, it’s all about sleeping and relaxing. What that means is the most crucial piece of furniture in the bed. In fact, you can treat the bed as the central focus on the room, and arrange everything else around it. In particular, opt for untreated wood frames, or simple ironwork in white for the ultimate relaxed yet menial look. Although, rattan and wicker can also make for a relaxed look that is reserved enough to count as minimal.
It’s not just the bed frame that matters, though, but the actual experiences of sleeping in the bed. To that end, investing in the best mattress you can afford is a wise move. Also, remember that the way you dress the bed will affect the aesthetics and your comfort. You probably have noticed that hotel sheets feel better than any of the bedding you usually have at home. The good news is that you can recreate this effect by investing in better quality sheets for your minimalist room. After all, part of the minimalist ethos is opting for quality over quantity. While also considering the user experience as well as just the aesthetic.
Accessorise with meaning
You may not think of accessories being very important when it comes to minimalism. Still, within this modern working of the ethos, there is definitely a little room for some ornamentation.
However, do beware of choosing items based solely on their aesthetic value. Instead, where you can integrate things that have a personal and sentimental meaning into your room. For example, getting black and white prints of treasured family photos to frame and hang on the walls.
A dash of muted color
Finally, try adding in a few dashes of muted color to your relaxed minimalist room. Of course, it’s best not to opt for very bright or very dark tones. However, a few photo frames in mustard, dove grey, and grey-black can provide some extra interest and texture. Something that will ensure your room is an enjoyable, relaxed, and comfortable space in which to spend some time. While still keeping loosely to the minimal approach.
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