Personal style and aesthetic preferences aside, we can all agree that minimalism is having a major moment—and science gives it even more clout. For example, according to this study at the University of Southern California, cluttered homes are linked to increased stress levels and depressed moods. So there really is a life-changing magic behind the KonMari method. And since your bedroom is the place you go to restore, relax, and reflect, minimalism can be especially impactful there.
I'm not saying you should just throw everything in your bedroom away and it call it day. In fact, minimalist design doesn't translate to stark and boring. It's about scaling back to create calming and thoughtful spaces. To prove it, here are 33 examples of minimalist bedrooms that the Marie Kondos of the world and maximalists with a penchant for anything extra will both love.
Excuse me while I swan dive straight into this heavenly bedroom. Though there's not a lot going on, it projects a strong sense of personal style. That's thanks to the details, from the frameless round mirror to the wrinkled linen bedding and plain black metal side table.
All-white interiors and minimalism are the best of friends—but throw in a sprinkle of pastel and you'll be surprised by the ensuing magic. Designed by Robson Rak, this modern bedroom is minimal everywhere except the bed, which is made sumptuous with layers and layers of linens.
Just because you're a minimalist at heart doesn't mean you can't also have a meaningful collection of books or magazines. Do all fifty of them spark joy? Great, they can stay. Just keep things orderly by stacking them in a neat pile.
Keeping clutter to a minimum means you get to spice up your decor scheme with colors, prints, and playful motifs with fewer items. Take note from this eclectic and minimalist bedroom designed by Elizabeth Roberts. If each piece is thoughtfully curated rather than randomly accumulated, it'll still be a neat, tight little room.
Gray palettes are always welcome when it comes to minimalist bedrooms. This industrial space designed by Alexander DB is the perfect example of a tonal palette that isn't boring or cold. Plush throws like the black sheepskin rug on the floor help.
Let the architecture speak for itself. Styled by Jessica Menda, this bedroom exudes a beautifully carefree energy that anyone who enters can't help but absorb.
When using color in a minimalist environment, stick to one specific shade. The room will look more consistent this way, as seen in this blue bedroom. And if you want less furniture, ditch your side table and use an accent chair as a surface next to your bed. It's also a good solution to repurpose old furniture, if you don't want to spend money on a new item.
In a minimalist bedroom, where space is limited and everything must carry its weight, proportion and scale is a great way to play and have fun with design. In this bedroom, for example, the oversized pendant gets the job done.
Add color with curtains and flowers in a minimalist bedroom, as done in this one designed by Arent & Pyke. It won't create clutter and it brings in a touch of natural beauty.
Minimalist, but make it cozy. Even when your bedroom features a drab or outdated wallpaper, you can still made it feel neat, tidy, and contemporary. Choose timeless furniture, crisp bedding, and a faux fur throw for texture and warmth.
Stay grounded and go frameless. Literally closer to the ground, this bedroom was designed by Paige Geffen to encourage wellness, rest, and inner peace.
A metallic accent piece—like an arc floor lamp—is a great way to inject more personality into any bedroom, minimalist or otherwise. Designed by 2LG Studio, this room is both sweet and clutter-free.
A large scale photograph inspired by nature is definitely welcome in a minimalist bedroom. And near-perfect symmetry makes this clean, simple bedroom a sweet place to dream.
A well-edited area gives you room to breathe in spaces large and small. In this industrial bedroom designed by Leanne Ford, the tight neutral color scheme prevents visual chaos while the natural light and layers of different materials inject warmth.
Bring warmth to a minimalist bedroom with h carpeting. The graphic black and white pillows and headboard introduce just the right touch of personality in this bedroom designed by Arent & Pyke.
For a minimalist bedroom with a touch of bohemian flair, take note from this bedroom decorated by Space Exploration Design. The right h Moroccan-inspired carpet and organic lighting will go a long way.
So you're a maximalist by nature but really want to give that Marie Kondo clutter-free life a go...You can still let you personality shine while getting rid of the extras that do nothing but take up space. Then confine your must-haves extras to the wall, where they won't being taking up valuable real estate. As seen in this Arent & Pyke bedroom, a little creativity can go a long way.
Designed by Leanne Ford, this bedroom proves that less is more. Though delightfully simple, it still looks put together and inviting. All it takes is layers of fresh linens, a small side table, and a reading lamp.
Rather than hopping onto the gallery wall trend (which can sometimes look cluttered), keep things simple and direct with one focal piece of artwork. Then allow it to dictate color scheme, as done in this bedroom designed by Arent & Pyke.
You just had to do a double take, didn't you? This bunked bed couldn't get any more minimal if it tried. All white, slim, and straight forward, it's like sleeping in the clouds (with an invisible cloak as a blanket, of course). It'd be perfect in a teenager's bedroom for sleepovers.
Think wallpaper and minimalism can't play nice? This Catherine Kwong-designed bedroom will change your mind. Indeed, wallpaper can really bring a space to life with color, pattern, or texture, yet it won't create clutter or take up any useable space. The white and light gray bedding in this room also soften up the dark wood side table and the sconces make it feel like a polished 5-star hotel room.
As seen in this space designed by Arent & Pyke, there are no "extra" pieces. Yet it still looks original, youthful, and fun, thanks to the attention to shapes and materials—specifically, the juxtaposition between the shiny black bulbous side table and the linear light wood bed frame.
A pop of color shines through on the end blanket in this eclectic bedroom. And while there are definitely plenty of style moments happening, this bedroom doesn't feel too over the top. This balance proves that you can play up your bolder style tendencies while still sticking to the minimalist mindset.
Don't have a huge furniture and interior design budget? Well-edited and resourceful minimalism to the rescue. Indeed, minimalism is arguably more conducive to budget-friendly interiors than any other trend since you don't need to anything other than a bed. To make it feel like your own space, hang up photos and found objects, like a branch.
Though this room designed by Robson Rak looks formal and modern at first glance, the bed itself is cozy and inviting. For a similar vibe, focus on sophisticated, design-forward lighting and envelop the walls in crisp white paint, then introduce warmth with bedding and a casual frame.
This bedroom designed by Tali Roth is more proof that minimalist bedrooms don't have to be stark and simple. Aside from dashes of color and narrative artwork, materials are the best way to communicate a modern mood. For example, this mirrored side table and rich velvet coverlet.
A bed, a table, and fabulous lighting—what else could a bedroom need? Use Robson Rak's minimalist bedroom as inspiration if you're not sure how to do so in your own space.
With a show-stopping four poster bed, loose linen bedding, and an elegant side table, this Leanne Ford-designed room really doesn't need anything else to feel like a sanctuary.
Storage space is key in a minimalist bedroom. We're not encouraging you to just shove everything into the closet, but when you can keep things out of plain sight, do so. A spacious bedside table like this will help.
Sophisticated, grown up, and glam without being over the top, this bedroom designed by Leanne Ford is calling us. When sticking to one neutral color family, introduce plenty of varying textures for a more robust look and feel. Loose linens make for an effortlessly chic bed situation while the antique floor mirror and structural pendant light dress things up.