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Minimalism has become quite the hot topic lately. Which means there is a lot of debate out there on if less is more or if more is more. But, how minimalistic does a minimalist need to be in order to earn the title of “minimalist”? (Millennial tongue twister?) Whether all you own can fit into a backpack or your are simply trying to downsize your lifestyle, we are here for you to get the most out of how to maximize your minimalist bedroom.
Why the bedroom? We have a room dedicated to sleep, and while sleep requires little more than a soft place to lay our heads, we still seem to fill our rooms with junk. We believe your bedroom should be a sacred place for relaxing and sleeping. The more distractions and clutter you have around you, the harder it is going to be to relax and fall asleep. It should truly be the most simple room in our homes. Keep reading to discover how to keep your bedroom clutter free, without loosing anything you want or need.
To use as an example, I used to keep at least 10 books on my bedside table. I was interested in reading all of them, but you can only read one book at a time. So it didn’t make sense to store the books by my bed. So I downsized and kept all the book I still wanted to read and then put the rest on the bookshelf in the other room. Now I only keep the one book I am currently reading on my bedside table.
The idea is not necessarily to get rid of all of your worldly goods, but rather to simplify your bedroom to the essentials only. This way you are sleeping in a clutter free and completely relaxing space. Using your bedroom as a place to store items that you only ever use outside of the bedroom, well that means you’re now sleeping in a storage unit. That’s no fun.
We don’t care how cramped you are on space, you must find a way to have all work related stuff completely out of site in your sleep space. Whether you have a desk that folds away, or your laptop gets put back into a bag.
When you’re trying to go to sleep, the last thing you need to be thinking about is the stress of today or tomorrow, or simply work or projects that need to be done. There is a time and place for work, and it is not in your bedroom as you fall asleep. So put it away and somewhere you cannot see it.
See what other things you should also leave out of your bedroom in our 8 Things To Avoid In Your Bedroom guide.
Ornate craved french provincial style furniture with floor to ceiling posts doesn’t exactly scream “minimalist”. While you don’t need to subscribe to the oh so trendy mid-century modern cult. Having furniture that consists of clean lines and is less than complex will add to the minimalist appearance of your bedroom.
Make sure your furniture is a good size for your room. If your bed or dressers are too large for the space, it could be making the room feel smaller and more crowded than it really needs to feel. By going with a lower profile bed, and keeping as much of your clothes in your closet as possible (which can sometimes eliminate the need for a dresser entirely). Your room is going to feel much more spacious and airy.
While open shelving cabinets are all the rage in the world of kitchens right now, it is a sure fire way to expose your less than magazine ready lifestyle.
If you have several things you like to keep at the ready, we highly recommend getting a nightstand with drawers.
The truth of the matter is that we don’t all live off of nothing. Sometimes there are essentials that need a place to live.
Having drawers allows you to keep the things you need close at hand without having to look at them. This gives your room the appearance of being incredibly clean and simple, while continuing to be functional.
When you simplify everything else in a room and you pick one killer piece like an ornate rug. Or perhaps you love a bright tapestry, or a really interesting painting. Then the entire room really highlights that piece and it then has a much larger impact because it is getting so much more attention than before.
This is a great way to set your room apart from being a plain white bore of a room. Minimalism isn’t synonymous with boring, it is just simplifying your life so you can focus in on what you really love.
We said it before and we will say it again. Minimalism is about simplifying your life so you can focus on what is truly important to you. You don’t have to get rid of everything or live in a colorless life to live a more simplistic lifestyle. In order to maximize your minimalist bedroom, focus on what you really love and enhance it by taking away what is unnecessary.
Want to know more about living in a Minimalist Space? Feel free to Contact Us with any questions you may have. We will get back to you as soon as we can.