There has been a very definite resurgence in minimalist design over the last few years, with more and more people wanting to declutter and get their home back to basics.
The perks of minimalism are several; it means a serious reduction in the amount of junk in your home, which makes for a clear head and peace of mind. It also works as a money-saving exercise, removing the need for purchasing unnecessary pieces of furniture and objet d’art, and even helps to make a room look and feel more spacious, enhancing that feeling of tranquillity and peace.
Possibly the biggest benefit of stripping your interior back to the bare minimum is that you then have scope to style the decor of your dreams, as well as being able to change your mind and reinvent your look with next to no fuss.
There is no better room when it comes to creating a haven of uncomplicated serenity than the bedroom. This is the room which, above all others, needs to be a sanctuary; a place of relaxation and simple luxury, making minimalism the perfect motif for this most sacred of spaces.
White is the ideal colour for your walls, generating a palatial atmosphere of space and freshness. However, soft shades of light blue or subdued peach tones are also interesting alternatives that add a naïve optimism to your bedroom.
The key to creating a minimalist bedroom decor is to make sure your bed is the focal point in the room. Instead of being distracted by obsolete furniture, let your bed take the centre stage, enticing you to comfort and warmth at the end of a long, hard day. By doing this, your sleeping quarters will instantly appear softer and more relaxed.
To achieve this, invest in large wardrobes or modular storage units to keep all your clutter in. It can be very difficult parting with personal artefacts, but to achieve a truly minimalist bedroom, you must sacrifice having unnecessary items on display, making simple storage units essential. However, there’s no reason why your storage cannot be stylish; shelf racks and wardrobes in natural wood shades add a chic substance to contrast with the stark white tones, keeping your interior grounded.
Wooden venetian blinds will lend a natural aesthetic that’s perfect for minimalist bedrooms as they display a simple stylishness that cannot be rivalled by curtains or fabric blinds. White wooden blinds create a clean and fresh finish, which works wonders at helping to make a room appear more spacious, amplifying the minimalist ambience.
Alternatively, if you really want to take your bedroom back to nature, wooden blinds that are still in their original wood tone are ideal for adding some classic rural charm, particularly ones which have retained their real wooden grains. Our trusted partner, Wooden Blinds Direct, create a hugely diverse range of wooden blinds in a variety of colours, made to your precise specifications.
Accessorise with simple table lamps and bedside cabinets, which can also act as storage spaces. Include some fresh greenery, such as Aloe Vera plants and succulents. These will act as an organic contrast to the white and brown tones that are already prevalent in the room.
Guest blog kindly provided by Amy Kilvington of Wooden Blinds Direct