42 Minimalist Bedrooms That Are Gorgeous and Practical

When less is more, everything matters.

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Alison Gootee

A minimalist bedroom can be defined by clean lines, a restrained palette, and a stripped-down simplicity. While furniture-filled rooms have loads of options to visually distract from the boring, benign, or broken, there’s a small margin for error in a minimalist space. Having less stuff means everything in the room needs to be both gorgeous and practical. It’s also a time to decorate and shop with intention. Here are 42 minimalist bedrooms that are low on clutter and big on style.

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David Benjamin Sherry
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Bold Accents

While an all-white room may sound boring, it actually provides a blank canvas for a bold design scheme. Graphic rugs are used to dress up a white floor as a large abstract painting by Richard Aldrich hangs on the wall in this Hamptons home.

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John Ellis
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Midcentury Design

Accessories in vivid hues brighten up a midcentury-modern bedroom. The honey-colored wood makes this lightly furnished California interior feel warm and full.

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Alison Gootee
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Ethereal Texture

Mattress heights are important in minimalist bedrooms—aficionados tend to like them on the lower side, as in this Neal Beckstedt–designed space. A suede is used as a luxe wallcovering.

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Tim Waltman
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Stark White Walls

White walls don’t distract from the stunning views in this Manhattan penthouse. Black-and-white art above the bed adds contrast.

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Iwan Baan
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Floating Bed

In the iconic Round House, a circular suspended bed clears the floor and mimics the shape of the home. With walls of windows and limited space to hang paintings, the furniture also doubles as art.

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Durston Saylor
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Cool Neutrals

Light grays complement bright whites in this Connecticut bedroom. Clean lines and simple shapes create a sophisticated and sleek space.

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William Waldron
7 of 42
Cozy and Rustic

Layered textiles add texture to this white-and-wood bedroom. A Mexican wool jorongo in bold blue and yellow is draped over white bedding, while cozy fringed area rugs are used to cover the floor.

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John Merkl
8 of 42
Zen Vibes

An oak-paneled partition doubles as a rustic backdrop and a room divider in this Napa Valley home. A rattan bed adds texture to the space while maintaining the bucolic aesthetic.

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James Merrell
9 of 42
Original Architecture

An iron canopy bed is placed under an original wood beam in the ceiling of this Jacques Grange–designed apartment. The streamlined space was inspired by the interiors of the Italian modernist Carlo Scarpa.

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Roger Casas
10 of 42
Industrial Details

Raw concrete walls are softened by layering luxe blue textiles on the bed, window, and furniture. The undulating ceiling creates an otherworldly glow in this Alexandra Loew–designed home.

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Gilles Trillard
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A Wood-Clad Chalet Bedroom

The master bedroom of this French ski retreat is brimming with light, accentuating the natural unvarnished wood structure. A unified, earthy palette meets clean lines and black and white, perfect for a serene and minimalist escape.

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Marco Ricca
12 of 42
Modern Serenity

A spacious master bedroom values texture over color, with a massive Madeline Weinrib rug, a leather BDDW lounge chair, and layered bedding. The bright white walls and simple black accents lend an unfussy and uncluttered feel, and a peaceful vibe is guaranteed.

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Julia Robbs
13 of 42
Natural Elements

In this Lower East Side condo, a sleek wooden bed frame and exposed-brick wall help temper the ultra-modern yet minimalist space.

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William Abranowicz
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Historic Hints

The master bedroom in a 19th-century Federal-style home strikes the perfect balance of vintage and minimalist. Brown and black accents are thoughtfully placed throughout the simple white space to create a crisp yet cozy feel.

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Tara Striano
15 of 42
Restful Hamptons Farmhouse

In a family’s weekend retreat, the master bedroom is light and airy thanks to raised ceilings and a tastefully neutral palette. Modern art above the bed complements the minimalist vibe, while vintage nightstands and a statement chandelier add a homespun personality.

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Stephen Kent Johnson
16 of 42
Thoughtful Grays

A minimalist West Village townhouse finds harmony in its dynamic use of grays with a refined whimsicality. In the master bedroom, a 1960s wall sculpture by William Friedle hangs above a custom oak bed, antique French tole clocks accent the wall, and a fur throw creates rich texture.

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Douglas Friedman
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1950s Minimalism

A West Village townhouse’s guest bedroom appeals to a midcentury aesthetic, with a Pierre Paulin desk and rounded shapes in the lamp and artwork. The petite space feels open and peaceful thanks to a minimalist approach to the 1950s style.

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Magnus Anesund
18 of 42
Light-Filled Loft Style

In Ninni Ryott’s diminutive rural cabin, a tiny sleeping loft is fitted with a bedside stool is from Åhléns, and the white linseed-oil paint on the walls is by Kulturhantverkarna Färg.

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Kristoffer Johnsson
19 of 42
Swedish Influence

In a young couple’s monochromatic Swedish home, once an abandoned farmhouse, the master bedroom blends white and grayish brown for a soothing, cool color scheme. The bed in the master bedroom is by Hästens, and the lamp and stool are vintage.

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William Abranowicz
20 of 42
Wood-Paneled Ceiling

In the Hamptons, architect Paul Masi and designer Damon Liss raised the elemental barn to a new level of sophistication with gray tones and subtly elegant design. The bedding in the master is by Matteo, the custom-made leather dresser is by BDDW, and the ceiling is covered in weathered cedar shingles.

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Mikkel Vang
21 of 42
Touches of Blue

In this Los Angeles home, blue is paired with white slate for a striking aesthetic that is also calm and relaxed. The sheets and blanket are by Deborah Sharpe Linens, the pillow is covered in an 18th-century embroidered silk, and the rug is by Mark Nelson.

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Björn Wallander
22 of 42
Parisian Light

A light palette visually opens up the small master bedroom of Paris fashion star Andrew Gn’s Right Bank apartment. The 1950s rug is Swedish, the custom-made nightstands are by Benoit Langlade, and 1970s lamps flank the bed. The coverlet is by Le Rideau de Paris, and the armchair is Danish.

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Matthieu Salvaing
23 of 42
Sleek Minimalism

In the master bedroom of a midcentury abode in Ibiza, Spain, the walnut-and-metal bed is a custom design; the Gio Ponti floor tiles in the hallway were commissioned for the house.

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William Waldron
24 of 42
Contemporary Rustic

On a horse farm outside Philadelphia, designer Ellen Hamilton elevates a rustic master bedroom. The bed by Ivano Redaelli is dressed in Matteo linens, the Saarinen chair and ottoman are by Knoll, and the floor lamps are from Ikea; the rug is by Albed Rug Company, and the pendant lights are by Molo.

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Richard Powers
25 of 42
Moroccan Modernity

Two New York designers renovated their riad in Marrakech to merge modernity with local tradition. The bed in the master bedroom is dressed with a blanket and linens by Matteo and pillow shams by Libeco.

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Bjorn Wallander
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Silicon Valley Minimalist

For a Silicon Valley, California, family that wanted a retreat in the woods but had no intention of going rustic, architect Cynthia Wang and designer Jamie Bush conjured a completely new take on the country cabin that brings urban cool to the Sierra Nevadas.

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William Waldron
27 of 42
Light-Filled and Spacious

Manhattan natives Ku-Ling and Evan Yurman designed a cool master bedroom in their beloved TriBeCa. The bed is by Meridiani, the wall lamp is by Serge Mouille, the vintage Poul Kjaerholm daybed retains its original leather, and the side table is by Wyeth; the console is a vintage piece by Paul McCobb, and the circa-1970 Beni Ourain rug is from Double Knot.

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Simon Upton
28 of 42
Pale Purple

Architect Greg Tankersley and designer Carol Egan conjured a Greenwich, Connecticut, retreat that’s the perfect blend of pastoral comfort and urban pizzazz. The master bedroom’s headboard is by Roman Thomas, the bed linens are by Matouk, the console is by BDDW, and the armchair is from Galerie Blanchetti; the 1960 floor lamp is by Carl Fagerlund for Orrefors, the 1970 ceiling light is by Angelo Brotto for Esperia, the rug is by Mitchell Denburg, and the walls are painted in Pavilion Gray by Farrow & Ball.

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Ricardo Labougle
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Sunny Shades

This simple and airy guest room is in the Portuguese holiday home owned by Spanish model Eugenia Silva. The beds are topped with crocheted-cotton coverlets from Bulgaria, the wall hanging is Portuguese, and the tile floor is original to the house.

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Richard Powers
30 of 42
Midcentury Minimalist

Designer Alejandra Redo adds warmth, color, and quirky charm to a modernist glass-and-steel villa on a wooded hillside in Guadalajara, Mexico. The bed, dresser, and side tables in the master bedroom are by Roche Bobois; the Eames chair and ottoman are by Herman Miller, the bedside lights are by FontanaArte, and the wall is painted in Patagonia by Comex.

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