Minimalism is one of those design styles that gets confusing quickly. Often mixed up with modernism on its own, it’s actually much more than that — a minimalist space can be sleek and contemporary or even fully traditional, in the hands of the right designer. What matters most is the way the furnishings in the space are used — sparingly, very intentionally and with a full focus on the interplay of pieces together.
Minimalism also doesn’t have to be stark and colorless or cold and dark: on the contrary, minimalist spaces can use a variety of colors, from bright whites to bold blacks, to make the perfect design statement. As you’ll see in the images below, these rooms can run the gamut from light and airy Hamptons beach homes to sky-high penthouses and cozy, cottage-y apartments.
Bedrooms are perhaps the most challenging room to streamline, since this is the most personal, intimate space in the home. These are often rooms that can become cluttered with curios and tchotchkes (not to mention actual clothing), but with guidance from a creative design professional, minimalist bedrooms can be the show-stopping centerpiece of any home.
To get a better sense of the style and how minimalist bedrooms can work for many types of homes, we took a look at some of our favorite spaces by top designers. See how they made the style work across a wide variety of clients’ homes and embrace the aesthetic the next time you’re in the mood for a redesign.