Minimalism is a trend that’s migrated from Scandinavia into the homes of many interior-conscious, design-loving Brits, and for good reason. It’s simple to emulate, easy to live with and, above all else, super-stylish. If you fancy clearing your home of the clutter and embracing a little more minimalism into your life, here are five minimalist bedroom home decor ideas in time for the summer…
Sleep the Scandi way by using two separate single duvets. It might seem strange to share a bed using two separate quilts initially, but the great thing about it is that you won’t play a game of tug of war with your partner in the chilly hours of the early morning, nor overheat with a shared double or king-size duvet as you’re nodding off to sleep. Simply buy two single duvets (choosing the one that suits your own body temperature and sleeping preferences), opting for a minimalist cover design such as the simple stripe set from Nordic House. Arrange the duvets over your bed as usual and enjoy good quality sleep, even in the summer.
If you’re sold on the idea of sleeping with separate duvets, why not take it a step further by sleeping on individual mattresses too? You can buy two zip link beds so that you’re both sleeping on a mattress that feels perfect for you before zipping them in the center to make a complete double or king-size bed. Summer is a great time to give this a try as the heat often makes it difficult for people to sleep, causing tossing and turning that disturbs the person trying to sleep beside them. With a zip-link bed, you and your other half will sleep comfortably, meaning there’ll be no more disruptions in the night.
A bedside table is essential for any bedroom, giving you somewhere to put your lamp, books, phone and anything else you regularly use. But, a bulky or overly-ornate bedside table can look a bit ‘much’ in the summer, so swap it for something more streamlined. Rose and Grey stocks a brilliant minimalist side table with slender legs, perfect for breezy summer days where you want to give the impression of light, simplicity, and space.
Simple floor runners are very fashionable at the moment, and the cream svea runners from Hus and Hum are exactly the kind of thing you’d expect from the Scandinavian minimalistic trend. They’re woven from soft plastic using traditional Swedish techniques, and the pale rose tone is calming and un-fussy.
Finally, in a small space, large pieces of bulky bedroom furniture can be a bad idea. So, if you have a capsule wardrobe or are fastidious enough to keep your clothing collection fairly limited, why not use an iron clothes rail instead? An industrial clothes rail like the one from Cox and Cox is streamlined and simple – the perfect addition to a minimalist bedroom.