A characteristic feature of the minimalist style is expressiveness and extreme laconicism in all aspects: colors, furniture, furnishings and accessories. In general, this style is designed for lovers of spaciousness and lightness of space.
What should be the bedroom design in the minimalist style
If the minimalist style is characterized by expressiveness and laconicism, and when we talk about the benchmark of a minimalistic bedroom, it is definitely the Japanese style, from which the low tatami mat was borrowed, as well as the decor of natural colors with a minimum of furniture. The fact is that you can take different styles as the basis, furnishing a bedroom in the minimalist style. For example, it may be classic or high-tech, modern and urban styles. On the basis of the chosen direction, the selection of furniture and accessories is formed. If the classic style is taken as a basis, in this case, furniture should be wooden with classic accessories. If the basis is the high-tech style, the furniture should be made from metal, glass or plastic. Ethnic minimalist bedroom involves only natural materials, or at least high-quality imitation and hence the ethnic décor. Therefore, first you need to determine the direction, namely, the style that will be used as a basis.
Color scheme of the minimalist bedroom
First of all, we want to note that no more than three colors should be used in the interior. Typically, designers work with a single color, and in most cases, off-color tones, such as white, black, gray and cream are used.
The classic technique involves a combination of white and pastel neutral shade such as gray or light brown. By the way, this option is a win-win. Or we can do without white color, just taking a combination of two neutral colors – the look will be no less spectacular. And if you use a third color, it is best to use it as an accent on the principle that the brightest tone should be used on a small surface, and the other two neutral colors should be on all other interior items and uniformly distributed among themselves.
However, you can do so: highlight additional large and medium-sized surfaces with two different colors.
Materials and finish in the minimalist bedroom
We can say regarding the materials that they should be well treated, regardless of whether it is wood or stone. For decoration, as a rule, wood, stone and leather are used – the products that are natural and durable.
As for the walls – in the minimalist style, they should be self-colored, regardless of the type of finish, whether it is wallpaper or simply painted surface – with no patterns and ornaments.
A simple geometric construction is allowed only on the ceiling, for example, if you lower it along the perimeter, and integrate lighting into it. However, it should also be simple, devoid of complex structures.
Flooring should be parquet or carpeting. As the walls, floor covering should be unpatterned and have a neutral color.
Features of furniture in the minimalist style
Regarding the minimalist furniture, we can also say that it should blend in with the floor and walls. It is an ideal option, in which the impression of airiness and spaciousness is created. Furniture includes closed, modular cabinets, as well as podiums and boxes with absolutely no decor (no carving or painting). The furniture should not be bulky and large-sized. There should be no items and frills in sight. The bed should have a simple and concise form without decoration. By the way, the bed is given the central place in the interior. In most cases, it is a platform bed from with no headboard or with a minimum of design.
The bed can also be located on a stationary podium equipped with a storage system. The main thing to remember that the difference of a bedroom in the minimalist style lies in a low bed without bed curtains without canopy and headboard with simple tables on both sides.
Lighting of a minimalist bedroom
Lighting is one of the most important elements in the design of a minimalist bedroom. There should be as much light in as possible, at the same time, its sources must have the utmost brevity. Chandeliers are absolutely not welcomed, but spotlights are even recommended as the main lighting. If there are bedside lamps, they must also be extremely simple. Generally, the light should have two main centers – besides the bed and the closet. Wardrobes should be well illuminated with the help of mounted spotlights. The bed can have a wall sconce or a lamp on a nightstand with dimmed light. This may be a lamp with a large shade, located on a bedside table.
Textiles and accessories
Textiles in the minimalist style bedroom are represented only by linen and a single color blanket. It is best to install blinds or shutters on the windows and refrain from using curtains. The walls must also be empty, only three or four decorative details are allowed.
A minimum of things on the bedside tables, except for an alarm clock and a table lamp. In other words, the style of minimalism has a number of stringent requirements, since furnishing should look monochrome. And the main characteristic trait is strict order, minimum of objects and maximum air and space.
As for the accessories, it worth noting that modest decoration of the bedside using panels, painting or multiple pictures in frames on the wall is allowed.