Whether you flop on the pillow and don’t stir until morning, watch an entire series bundled up in the duvet or marvel in the serenity of an uninterrupted sleep in, your bedroom is the starting and finishing place of your day.
It is the gathering place for loved ones and a place of rest or relaxation. It is the place where worries of the day should wash away. It is your refuge. As such, it’s especially important to curate your space to evoke a sense of calm and be a haven of restoration.
With the year coming to an end, it’s the perfect opportunity to refresh your bedroom for a 2019 of rest, self-care and contentment.
We share five tips for mastering the minimalist master bedroom.
Waking up to natural sunlight is a gentle alternative to the alarm and puts you in closer sync with your circadian rhythm. Consider soft, semi-translucent curtains that diffuse the morning light rather than blocking it completely. For those who choose to go sans-sunlight, choose light fittings, lamps and pendants that are not overly illuminated and omit a warm glow. We are dreaming of the hand-crafted pendants in Coco Flip’s Mayu collection and soft aesthetic of Miguel Milá’s Cesta lamp.
Pick the right furniture
As per any room in the house, a simple and minimalist approach to furniture creates visual serenity. Restraint should be particularly applied when designing the bedroom both in the selection of minimalist furniture and modern bedroom storage, and number of items included in the space. Less is always more.
If you have a walk-in-wardrobe you can afford to be an essentialist with only a simple bed (perhaps a bed with storage?), practical bedside table and modern bedroom storage where appropriate. Our Flat Out Queen Bed is a benchmark in minimalist understated design and is perfectly accompanied by the Oh Side Table and considered storage options such as Cabine Storage Cabinet and Dedo Wooden Storage Box.
Linens and other home goods
Linens, throws, large cushions, prints and ceramics can be used to soften the minimalist aesthetic. Embrace texture play and subtle colour with organic flax linens, earthy handcrafted ceramics, fibrous wool throws and framed prints – all of which add warmth to the modern blonde plywood.
Where you don’t have the luxury of a walk-in-wardrobe, embrace smart storage. Modern bedroom storage pieces such as the Poltrona Storage Seat, Sweden Storage Vessel and Big Nest Storage Cabinet are designed to evoke organisation and conceal the unavoidable bedroom clutter of linen, books, moisturiser and whatever else you keep at hands reach.
The virtues of indoor plants are well documented. On our article '5 indoor plants to enhance wellbeing', we discuss the importance of indoor plants as humble solution to enhance your wellbeing and evoking a daily connection with nature. Certain plants also have atmospheric cleansing properties, making their inclusion in a holistic bedroom space important. Place them on bedside tables, windowsills or in a planter like our Flor (which is conveniently on hidden castors, so it can be seamlessly moved to chase the sun!).