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Hi everyone! It’s been an exciting week for me because my bedroom has had a major makeover – new paint, new furniture, and a new minimalist design.
For those of you who are new here: I just returned home from travelling through Asia and working on the road, and I’m now staying with my family for the time being. And no, it’s not because I’m short on cash – it’s just a wonderful opportunity to spend some much needed time with my family after far too many years living away. I’m in no rush to grow up too fast in that sense!
My room now has a small double bed as opposed to a single, and a huge wardrobe – but weirdly enough, I feel like I have so much more space in this little box room!
A lot of that is thanks to the very minimal, clean vibe my room now has. I thought this would be a great topic to share with you all today and to provide some tips for making your own bedroom more minimalist.
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1. Magic Mirrors
Mirrors are a fantastic way of maximising the space in your room. My wardrobe now has two huge mirrored doors which instantly make the rest of the room look far bigger and more spacious, as well as making the most of any light that enters the room.
The minimalist trend is all about big, light, clean spaces, and mirrors are the perfect way to emulate this design even when you’re working with a small space.
Plus, having a great selfie spot is always a bonus!
2. White Spaces
My walls, furniture, blinds and bedding are all white. While this may sound incredibly boring and sterile, it provides the perfect minimal base that I’ve then injected my own personality into with cushions, art prints and other choice decorative items.
White is a fantastic way of clearing the clutter from your environment and re-setting your room to a neutral, calm, and bright atmosphere. Keeping my decor all white with a few well-executed pops of colour goes a long way towards making my bedroom far more minimal.
3. Storage Space
Having a lot of storage space is a must if you want to achieve a minimal look for your bedroom (although of course, having less stuff is a good approach too!).
My wardrobe has tonnes of hanging space, draws built into the wardrobe, and my bed also has loads of storage underneath it. This means that all my clothes and extra things are stored neatly away, keeping my bedroom clutter free and ultra-minimal.
The only things I have out in the open are on my shelf and bed-side table – which are both excellent places to put some colour and personality to keep an even balance within your room!
4. Use Decorating as an Opportunity to Declutter
After sleeping in our living room while my room was decorated, I used the opportunity to take stock of all my clothes and accessories.
I already have a lot less clothing than I did pre-travels, but I’m a bit of a fashion junkie had still have a fairly sizeable wardrobe, even for a minimalist! Before moving all of my clothes into my new wardrobe, I went through every item and decided whether I wanted to keep it, sell it, or recycle/donate it.
I’ve ended up with a bag of clothes to recycle, and a bag that I’m going to put up on eBay and see if I can make a bit of money off the better quality clothes I no longer wear. This is also a great way of familiarising yourself with all the clothes that you own – I always forget about some gem that’s been hidden away for too long!
Whether you’re completely redecorating your room, or just making a few changes to achieve that minimal style, one of my favourite tips is without a doubt to get yourself organised.
I’ve colour co-ordinated my wardrobe (time-intensive but so rewarding!) so that I know exactly where everything goes. This makes it so much easier to keep tidy and clutter free, and also makes choosing my outfits each morning so much quicker!
Extend this tip to your desk, documents, shelving units and more. Just sort everything out. It might only take you an hour, but more likely it will take up a good portion of your day.
It’s not the most fun task, and often gets increasingly overwhelming before you feel like you’ve made any progress, but that feeling of a tidy, minimal room free of mess is so therapeutic.
With these steps, I now have the most beautiful, minimalist room that makes for a wonderfully calm and relaxed environment. Plus, it’s so much easier to keep clutter free!