Any minimalist room needs to have a focal point, for the bedroom, this means the bed. A leather bed frame works well, particularly one that is low with smooth straight lines to enhance the simplistic minimal design. Dress the bed with fresh white linen, using complimentary shades such as cream or off white for cushions. Any cushions should be firm and plump, not squidgy and out of shape as this detracts from the simplicity of minimalism. A wooden bed in pine or another light wood can also work for this look. Visit Sealey beds for a wide range of bed designs in a range of materials.
Remove any clutter from the bedroom. Store out of season clothes, spare bedding and other items not needed on a day-to-day basis in storage containers stacked in a closet, or if there is room, place in boxes under the bed. Once the room is free from clutter, choose one or two attractive objects for the dresser top or windowsill to add a touch of beauty to the bedroom. Do not over-do it, anymore than a couple of ornaments will look untidy and the cluttering up will begin again!
A minimalist bedroom should be painted in neutral tones. Add a splash of colour by choosing a bright window blind; blinds are preferable to curtains for a minimal room. Shades of white work really well, or very pale pastel tones for those who find white too stark.
Play around with different textures for any soft furnishings. A faux fur throw on the bed in cream or a woollen rug on a wooden floor will help add different dimensions to the room without upsetting the design.
Finally, avoid fussy lamps and grand candlesticks. Lighting should be mounted on the walls or the headboard, if there is an overhead light, choose a shade that has straight lines and a crisp no-fuss design.