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Want A Minimalist Bedroom? Combine White And Dark Colors

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If you enjoy living the simple minimalist lifestyle, you might wonder how you can apply that to your bedroom but still have something stylish. Being a minimalist isn't about going without style, so don't think that you have to get rid of everything. These tips can bring about the simple style you're looking for, while keeping your minimalist beliefs by using dark colors along with white, with just a little pop of earth-tone colors.

Where to Go White

A white room is normally brighter and more invigorating than other colors. To some it might seem plain, but if you want simple style, choose the color white for these items:

  • walls
  • edges of dark picture frames
  • bedding
  • doors

When purchasing the paint for your walls, go for the brightest white you can find. Doing so allows you to provide the energetic feel that you need to get you going when you wake up in the morning.

Where to Go Dark

Add contrast and a little more style to your minimalist bedroom by mixing in darker colors in key areas. The contrast between the darker browns or black and white brings a style that's classic and simple. Choose dark colors for these items:

  • floors (dark hardwoods)
  • photo frames
  • dresser
  • headboard
  • end tables
  • desk

Keep in mind that as a minimalist, you don't necessarily need all of the above items. If you don't have a lot of furniture, choose hardwood flooring that's as dark as you can find to provide both beauty and contrast to the room.

Where to Add the Earth Tones

You could add a pop of bright color to the bed or choose a side chair in a wild color, but to stick with a minimalist theme, mix and match various earth tones. These colors include green, brown, beige, gray and off-white. Examples of earth tone items to put in your room include:

  • throw pillows
  • rugs
  • sheer curtains
  • throw
  • reading chair
  • vanity chair

Because your minimalist lifestyle has led you to owning fewer items, take the time to think about how you can put all this together, yet still have the minimalist atmosphere. Use everything listed here or just one or two to add a little style and comfort to your bedroom. Keep it as simple as possible so that you won't betray your lifestyle. Share this with other minimalists who might be looking for some ideas on creating the perfect oasis in their bedroom. For more tips, contact a professional who specializes in interior design.