If you’re thinking of redecorating your home in a minimalist style, you might want to start with the bedroom. Many of us prefer open space and a crisp, clean look in our bedrooms as it evokes feelings of comfort. This spacious and comfortable look is inherent to the minimalist aesthetic. If you are in need of new bedroom furniture, you will find there is no shortage of options when it comes to this trendy style of home furnishing.
Normally when it comes to redecorating or refurnishing a bedroom, you start by taking inventory of what to keep and what to get rid of. If you’re planning to infuse minimalist décor into your home, however, you will find that traditional furniture does not generally mix well with minimalist furniture. In the case of redoing your master bedroom, decide which pieces of bedroom furniture can be moved to other parts of the house. Chances are, you’ll be purchasing an entirely new bedroom furniture set.
There are two major components to minimalist design: space and light. The idea behind this is to create space through minimal material elements. In terms of bedroom furniture, you’ll simply want the basics: a platform bed, nightstands, and a dresser. The bed is always the focal point of the bedroom. The platform bed exemplifies this with its minimal components. It simply is that: platform and mattress. These slow lying beds do not include a box spring so it is therefore essential that you select a sturdy bed frame and comfortable mattress so that you get the support required for a good night’s sleep. Matching this minimal look are the other pieces of bedroom furniture. Find pieces that feature clean, geometric lines and are low to the ground.
In terms of lighting, minimalist home decorating generally prefers light colors to dark. The same white walls that sometimes give a sterile, almost empty feel to a room work well in minimalist rooms because they open space. In order to counterbalance this sense of sterility, find bedroom furniture and bedroom accessories that are darkly finished (or at least, darkly framed) that will contrast the white. Darkly colored linens also work well to create balance in the room.
Finally, in addition to bedroom furniture, consider the natural lighting of the room. This will help you make major determinations about furniture and color schemes. If you are interested in investing in a new, modern look for your bedroom, outfit your room with a minimalist flair. Just be sure to do your homework first and take your time buying the furniture, lighting and accessories you need.