Today I am sharing how I decorated our minimalist guest bedroom. A guest bedroom is so easy to keep minimalist since no one lives in there!
I love minimalist decorating, but the challenge is to stay minimalist and not over do it. The first thing I do is gather ideas on my minimalist bedroom pinterest boards. Light and bright is the theme for this room. Check out our fixer upper home tour to see how far we have come.
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The Minimalist Way = Use What you Have
I like to decorate using what I already have in my home. Go room to room looking for things that might work in the space. For this room I already had the curtains, bed, lamp and desk. Once I gathered all of these items in the room I could see what I needed to shop for.
It’s a good idea to have black out curtains in your guest room because sometimes guests have to adjust to the time difference and end up sleeping during the day.
If something doesn’t quite fit maybe you can update it. The desk was originally green! I painted it white a few years ago and now it goes with everything.
Decorating with secondhand items is one of my favorite things. It is better for the environment and it makes your home one of a kind.
When I go shopping I like to have a list of everything I want. That way I don’t spend too much or buy unnecessary things. I started my shopping at the thrift store to see if I could find some secondhand items. Secondhand decor saves you a lot of money.
Unfortunately I couldn’t find anything in the thrift store. I decided to wait on getting a side table and lamp, as a minimalist I don’t like to rush in to purchases. Rushing can lead to regret if the items don’t work out.
I was able to find a comforter and pillow cover at Home Goods. The nice thing about a pillow cover is it doesn’t take up much room and it can be switched out.
Changing the bedding can transform a room in a very frugal way!
I picked this minimalist multipurpose daybed from Ikea. Furniture that can serve several purposes is the best. This daybed has a pull out that transforms it from a twin to a full bed.
Sneaky storage is also great! This bed has 3 large drawers which helps to keep this room even more minimal. With these drawers I don’t need a dresser which allows us more floor space.
I purposefully picked neutral colors in the white and gray spectrum. This way the art on the walls can add the pops of color. If you are not set on certain colors, it’s best to go with neutral colored furniture.
Let the wall decor and bedding add the color. If you get sick of certain colors it is much more affordable to switch out the inexpensive decor.
Minimalism and Shopping
If you can’t find what you want, just wait. There have been too many times where I buy something I don’t really love because I feel I need it. Now that we have decluttered and live more minimally I wait.
I wait to find things I love, and work in my home instead of rushing to fill every room.
For instance I couldn’t find a rug I liked before our guest came so I decided to wait. A week after our guest left I found the perfect rug! And I am so happy I waited.
How do you decorate? Leave me a comment with all your tips and tricks! Check out this article about 42 minimalist bedroom ideas.
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