15 Minimalist Bedroom Ideas on a Budget

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Creating a cozy minimalist bedroom can be a challenge. While simplicity and functionality are the key elements in the design, we still want our bedrooms to feel warm, cozy and comfortable.

Today, I’m going to share 15 budget-friendly minimalist bedroom decorating ideas with you. All these simple bedroom ideas will get you inspired to revamp your space.

Whether you are a minimalist, have a small bedroom, or are on a tight budget, check out the following minimalist bedroom makeover tips that will help you design a cozy bedroom style that speaks to you.

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15 Tips for Creating a Cozy Minimalist Bedroom on a Budget

1. Clear the Clutter

For most people, less clutter means less stress. The less stuff you have in your bedroom, the less you have to clean.

If you want to spend less time cleaning and tidying, get rid of the unnecessary and excess items.

It’s time to declutter and simplify your wardrobe if your closet is overflowing with clothes.

Clean the piles of laundry and the rest of the room. Get random things off of the floor or bedside table. Make your bedroom into a clean space to be and a clutter-free environment can lead to better sleep for you.

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How to Declutter When You’re Overwhelmed by a Messy House

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2. Japanese Minimalist Bedroom

If you like the serene and tranquil atmosphere, you will definitely like the Japanese-style bedroom.

Simple in nature is one of the key elements in the traditional Japanese minimalist bedroom design. With very minimal furniture, decoration and accessories, the bedroom is a comforting place to sleep and relax.

When I was an exchange student in Japan, I lived with a host family. The bedroom was a traditional Japanese style. During those days, I slept on a traditional Japanese futon mattress that is laid directly on tatami mats. Fold it up in the morning, put it in the closet and lay it out again at night. 

3. Scandinavian Minimalist Style

Scandinavian interior design is focused on clean lines, simplicity and natural elements. White bedding reflects the light and it has a calming and relaxing effect on your mood.

As much as we love white, if every element in the bedroom is white, it will end up feeling cold and uninviting. Adding light wood tones can change the whole room to be a warm and inviting space to enjoy.

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Shades of white combine with gray create a calming and soothing space to relax. Check out Niki’s beautiful Scandinavian bedroom for more inspiration.

4. Dark Cozy Bedrooms

Dark accent walls pair with richly colored bedding give the bedroom a cozy and sophisticated feel.

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5. Neutral Colors

Neutral tones do not mean you are limited to just white, ivory, cream and beige. Choosing a color scheme in neutral colors that suit your style will make you feel more at home.

Dusty pink bedding contrasts against grey walls make the room feel cozy and elegant.

Dark brown, solid dark pink and beige work well together to create a feminine and stylish look.

6. Natural Wood Accents

Adding wood elements like a bench, wood flooring, and scrapwood wallpaper can break up an all-white small bedroom and turn it into a rustic farmhouse style.


7. Boho Minimalist Bedroom

Warm earthy colors, houseplants, layered pillows, chunky knit blankets are common when decorating a bohemian style bedroom.

8. Minimal Decor

Decorating with less is the interior design style of minimalism. For example, only hang a few pieces of artwork you love.

Or choose some functional and stylish wall decor pieces to keep your things neatly and beautifully organized.

9. Adding Texture, Patterns and Layers

Decorative elements like an area rug, a woven basket and some patterned cushions are not only useful but also add textures and depth to a plain room. They are very affordable to purchase and will make your small bedroom feel warm and cozy.


10. Home Fragrance

A bedroom is a space you relax and unwind at the end of the day. Creating a cozy bedroom oasis helps you relax and fall asleep. Home fragrance is an accessory and decor that can uplift your mood. There are different types of fragrances like scented candles, essential oils, air fresheners, etc. Choose what fragrance is right for you.

Pure essential oils naturally scent your rooms. I love essential oils and using a diffuser as a home decor addition that makes the rooms smelling great. You can easily make your bedroom smell like a spa with essential oils. They can make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated after the stresses of the day.

You can also add essential oils scent to your rooms even if you don’t have a diffuser. Try DIY homemade air freshener. It’s simple and easy to make.

11. Decorating with Greenery

Adding plants in your home is not only the home decor, but it can also be therapeutic, help to reduce stress and enhance wellbeing.

Houseplants can add a pop of color to the interior and brighten up your space. They make your room feel more lively.

If you don’t want to take care of a living thing, decorating with artificial trees or plants can also look great. They bring a natural accent to your room.

12. Natural Light

Letting the natural light in is one of the cheapest ways to brighten up a minimalist bedroom.

Window treatments like floor-length drapes will add elegance to the room. You may also want to select sheer curtains that can let daylight through and warm up the spaces.

13. Decorative Mirror

Not all of us have large windows that allow lots of sunlight to enter the rooms. Mirrors reflect light and they can even make the small rooms look bigger and brighter. When you have a relatively dark room with small windows, adding a mirror to a wall helps open up small spaces.

14. Zen Bedroom Decor

Simplicity is the way you go when you decorate a zen bedroom. Zen spaces are always clean, minimalist and clutter-free.

Create a serene zen atmosphere in your bedroom by paring down furniture and items. Zen decors are always calm, soothing and relaxing. They can be something like a bamboo plant, a Himalayan salt lamp or a small tabletop fountain. Choose something you like to make your bedroom feel calm and relaxed.

15. Minimalist Bedroom Furniture

“Less is more” is the minimalist home design style. Get rid of the furniture that is not necessities. Minimalist bedrooms always have minimal and clean-lined furniture.

When it comes to decorating a small bedroom, a few pieces of furniture like a comfortable bed, a functional bedside table and the right type of lighting are good enough to help you relax, unwind and rejuvenate at night.


Final Thoughts on Minimalist Bedroom Decor

Whether you have a spacious suite or a tiny bedroom, you can easily design your dreamy and cozy bedroom on a budget with the above styling tips. Choose your favorite minimalist design and incorporate it into your space that reflects your style!

If you’re looking for ways to create a minimalist home, check out the following posts for inspiration.

5 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Home

7 Minimalist Home Organization Tips that will Simplify Your Life

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