How To Create A Minimalist Boho Bedroom In 25 Different Ways

On the surface, minimalist decor, and boho decor might sound like they shouldn’t go together, but you would be surprised at how well they actually do work! When you know how to blend these two styles together, you can create a bedroom that is sleek, sophisticated, and incredibly unique.

How to Create a Minimalist Boho Bedroom In 25 Different Ways

Because minimalist designs are quite, well, minimal, it can be quite easy to incorporate another style into the overall design.

Boho works especially well because it doesn’t have to be neat, and most materials in boho designs are quite natural. 

There are lots of different ways in which you can create a minimalist boho bedroom, but if you don’t know where to start, then you have come to the right place!

We have put together a list of 25 incredible ideas that will help you create the perfect minimalist boho bedroom (see also “Best Masculine Bedroom Ideas“), so read on to be inspired! 

What Is Boho/Bohemian Decor? 

Before we get into the ideas, let’s go over what boho decor actually is. Originating in the 19th Century in France, bohemian was pioneered by artists who took pride in the fact that they were free spirits. 

The bohemian style really evolved with these artists and became defined by its lack of structure and rules. Boho designs never look polished or neat, and they have a natural vibe to them that makes them inviting and relaxing. 

A little untidiness and chaos is actually a great benefit to boho decor because it really lets you have fun with the design, without having to stay stuck in a box! 

What Is Minimalist Decor?

On the other hand, minimalist decor is pretty much exactly what the name suggests. It is decor that involves the bare minimum in terms of colors, patterns, and accessories, and in a lot of ways, it is like a stripped-down version of modern design. 

Most minimalist decor designs involve open floor plans, lots of light, and functional furniture. The color palette will usually be quite basic and stripped-down, and mostly everything will be matching. 

It might sound like boho decor shouldn’t mesh too well with minimalist decor, but once you see the design ideas we have put together, you will be shocked at how well these two design styles actually work in the same room! 

How To Create A Minimalist Boho Bedroom In 25 Different Ways

So now you know a little bit more about both boho decor and minimalist decor, let’s have a look at some minimalist boho bedroom ideas!

There are plenty of different ways you can bring these two decor styles together in a sleek and sophisticated way and you will absolutely love the finished results.

Anyone who gets the opportunity to see your bedroom once it’s done will praise you for your design skills and they will be in awe at how beautiful and unique your bedroom looks! 

1. Clean & Simple Walls 

Before you start decorating and bringing furniture in, you first need to decide on the color palette for your walls.

It is important to take your time with this and don’t rush into any color or design, because your choice will affect the whole design of the whole room. 

Boho bedrooms always look better when you use lighter shades on the walls, so anything like white or cream works really well here.

You can go for a boho palette on the wall, but because boho decor is a bit louder than minimalist, you will want to keep your walls simple. 

The best color you can use for a minimalist boho bedroom is usually white, or something similar. If you don’t want pure white walls, try an off-white or a cream instead. 

2. Accent Color

Once you have chosen your primary color, you can then choose the perfect accent color to give your room a bit more depth. Minimalist rooms usually have calm, neutral color schemes, but remember that you want this accent color to match the boho elements in your room too!

Having an accent color or accent wall is a great way to bring more color into your bedroom without going too over the top. Some great examples of accent colors for minimalist boho decor include grays and greens.

You may have to do a couple of test patches first, just to get a better feel for the color combination, but it’s totally worth it to create the perfect accent! 

3. Use Layers

So now that you have the minimalist walls sorted, it’s time to bring in some boho decor! One of the things you really want to make sure that you are doing when designing your room is you want to use lots of layers. 

Using layers will help you create a boho room that looks and feels cozy, and it will match your minimalist walls perfectly. Play around with different textures using things like rugs, cushions, and bedding.

You will be surprised by how well these layers can really add some character and charm to your room, while still sticking to the minimalist boho theme. 

It is important to note that if you use too many colors, it will make the whole room look too busy and overwhelming, so pick two or three colors and stick to that when it comes to decor and layering. 

4. Choose The Right Boho Decor

Choosing the right boho decor for your bedroom might sound easy at first, but you will quickly realize that you have to be methodical in your approach.

Sure, it’s easier to throw together boho decor than it is for a decor style that is more uniform, but you still need to make sure everything matches and the room looks right.

If you are going for a minimalist boho look rather than full-blown boho, you need to choose your decorations carefully, and you also need to make sure that you aren’t choosing too many, or the space will become cluttered. 

A plant or two is a great way to start your decorating process, and it’s incredibly boho! Plants will add something to the space and also add an extra bit of color without going over the top. 

There are lots of other boho decorations to go over, but we will get into them later! 

5. Incorporate Natural Light

Natural light is actually a big design element in both minimalist and boho decor, so if you are combining the two styles, this is a perfect way to make the most of it.

Natural light will give your whole room a fresh and airy feel, and if your room is a bit on the smaller side, it will also make the whole space feel bigger! 

To make the most of natural light, avoid bulky furniture and make sure you don’t have any decorative pieces blocking where the natural light gets in.

Design your room around your windows and don’t be afraid to experiment with furniture and decor placements. 

6. Mix It Up A Bit

Boho is all about being wild and free, so this means that you have a lot more legroom when it comes to your design choices.

Boho style decor means that not everything has to 100% match and you can really play with different materials and colors, and things that shouldn’t work together often will in this situation! 

The most important thing to remember when it comes to boho decor- there are NO rules! This means you can in theory do whatever you want with the space and go as crazy and eclectic with the designs however you want! 

7. Less Is Usually More 

Sure, it’s great to go crazy on decor, but it is important to remember that the style you are going for is incorporating minimalist features into it too, so really, less is more is the style you want to follow. 

When you put too many bits of decoration into one room, or too many pieces of furniture, it can really make the room look too cluttered, and while this is very bohemian, it does stray quite far away from minimalist. 

There is a happy medium somewhere in between these two styles though, so just experiment and try out some different floor plans to see which one works best for you.

Look for inspiration online and use some of the other tips we have recommended here to find that perfect balance! But if you are ever unsure, remember- less is usually more! 

8. It’s All In The Details

Once you have sorted out the color of your walls, all of your layers and textures, and the right amount of furniture, you might feel like your room is still missing something. In most cases, it will be missing something, and that something is the smaller details. 

The smaller details can really make or break your whole bedroom and even if they aren’t 100% noticeable at first glance, they will tie the whole room together and make it feel more complete. 

It could be something as simple as a hanging wall plant, or a rug with patterns, or even just a different texture on your bedding.

Working out the finer details is going to take you a bit more time than some of the other ideas on this list, but it’s absolutely worth it to create the perfect minimalist boho bedroom! 

9. Experiment With Patterns

It might seem a bit contradictory at first to mention patterns in a room that is heavily influenced by minimalist decor but let’s set that confusion straight.

You 100% can use patterns in a minimalist bedroom, you just have to be a bit more methodical and creative about it. 

Because half of this room follows the boho style, this means that you can really capitalize on this and use patterns to bring more depth to the room.

Funky patterns are pretty much essential in all boho rooms, so that includes boho rooms that are part minimalist too! 

Finding the right patterns can really bring your room to life as well and make it seem a bit more lively without making the whole space feel cluttered and cramped.

Try and go for patterns that match the rest of your decor and the walls/accents if you want a cleaner finish. 

10. Give Your Walls Some Attention

Yes, minimalist walls are usually quite bare (and in some cases quite boring) but because you are designing your room with a bit of a boho look too, this means that you definitely need to pay attention to your walls and you definitely need to make sure that they don’t stay bare! 

It’s really easy to add a bit more character to your minimalist boho bedroom walls too.

You can experiment with different wall hangings, art, and even mirrors to add some more layers and texture to the whole room and your walls will feel a bit more natural. 

The best thing about this is that you aren’t limited to a certain art or decor style, so you can really play around with different wall decor designs that stand out to you.

You are sure to find the perfect wall decorations that will really tie your whole room together in no time at all! 

11. Make It Feel Personal

It’s quite easy to get lost in designing your bedroom, and it’s even easier to try and pander to the idea of an aesthetic, but it’s really important to remember that you are designing this bedroom for you, not for anyone else… so keep it personal! 

Of course, you will want to stick to the overall theme of minimalist boho, but make sure you add in a few personal touches, such as something that represents your hobbies, or something that you hold close to your heart.

You want this room to be your sanctuary, a place where you can come to feel at home and safe. 

Your bedroom is the perfect place to show off your own style and express yourself in a place where you won’t be judged or ridiculed, so don’t forget to add those personal touches when you are designing your minimalistic boho bedroom! 

12. Choose The Right Bed 

A bed is arguably the most important feature in any bedroom and finding the right one for your minimalist boho bedroom is absolutely essential!

When you have chosen the right bed, it alone can make your whole room look boho in all the right ways, so finding the right one isn’t an easy task. 

If you have enough money to buy a new bed, the best kinds for boho bedrooms are low-profile beds. They will make your room look a lot bigger and you can find them in both boho and minimalist styles. 

If you can’t afford to buy a new bed, then don’t worry! You can take your old bed and give it a bit of a makeover. Add lots of cushions, new bedding, and even some fairy lights to make it look more boho.

When you have finished making it match your theme, it will blend in with the rest of the room perfectly. 

Bed made out of palettes and wood are another perfect way to have a boho bed without having to spend loads of money on a new one.

You can make your own bed out of palettes quite easily, and there are plenty of tutorials online for you to follow! 

13. Picking Out The Right Bedding

Once you have the bed sorted, you need to start decorating it… and the first thing you will need is the right bedding!

One of the biggest things you need to remember when styling anything in your boho bedroom is that boho should never look too sleek or too polished.

You want it to have an elegant messiness to it, but you still want it to look good. 

You want your bedding to be comfortable, and inviting, and of course, you also want it to be practical.

Any bedding that includes pleats or ruffles in the design is perfect for a minimalist boho bedroom, and so is linen bedding. 

If you want to take it the extra mile, don’t forget to top the bedding with some beautiful knitted blankets. Not only are these knitted blankets cozy and warm, but they are perfect for adding more layers to your bedroom in a practical and beautiful way.

And remember, if anything is off-center or not quite perfect, this will add to your boho bedroom even more! 

14. Don’t Forget Pillows & Cushions!

No bed is complete without pillows and cushions, and finding the right ones for your minimalist boho bedroom is absolutely essential! 

For the best results, you are going to need quite a few pillows, ranging in different colors, textures, and fabrics. Layering never stops in a minimalist boho bedroom!

For your regular pillows, anything made out of cotton or linen works best, but then you are going to want to add in some tassel throw cushions! Try and match them with your accent colors for the best results. 

Again, you will have to experiment a bit here and stick to the “less is more” ideology. You do want quite a few cushions, but make sure you don’t go overboard or your bed will look too overcrowded and busy. 

15. Incorporate Plants Into Your Space

We have briefly talked about plants already, but let’s go into a bit more detail now! Plants are another boho fundamental, and you will find them in all kinds of boho-inspired bedrooms.

They are a great way to add extra detail to the space and they add a wonderful pop of color to the minimalist side of the design. 

In some cases when it comes to minimalist boho design, all you are going to really need is a few plants and a couple of extra details.

You can hang plants from the ceiling or add them to some shelves, really get creative with this idea and see what layouts work for you! 

16. Rugs Are Your Best Friend

Your boho room won’t be complete without the right rug, so it’s very important that you pick out the right one!

Having a rug in your minimalist boho room is the perfect way to add a bit of texture to the room while also making the whole space feel more soft and cozy. 

When it comes to choosing the right rug, for boho rooms, you want them to be thick and you want your choice to compliment the bedroom’s color scheme.

You can use more than one rug in your bedroom, but start with a rug under your bed and work your way up from there. 

Don’t add too many rugs though, because it will seriously clutter your whole space, and you still want to be able to see a bit of the carpet or wood panels on the floor. 

17. Light & Bright Colors

When you are designing the perfect minimalist boho bedroom, it is important to understand how much the color scheme can effect the overall look and feel of your room.

Try and avoid using dark colors in your bedroom because it will wash the room out and make everything look smaller and more cluttered. 

Light and bright colors will be your best friend when it comes to finding the perfect design. They will make the room feel brighter, and they will make the room feel bigger, even if it’s really on the smaller side.

Minimalist boho rooms are meant to make you feel relaxed and free, and this can really be reflected in your choice of colors. 

This goes for furniture and details as well as flooring and walls, so make sure you take your time in picking out the right things in the right colors for your room! 

18. Experiment With Night Tables & Dressers

Another way you can add details without getting too complicated is by focusing on your bedroom night tables and dressers. The beauty of these pieces is that because you are designing a boho bedroom, you don’t have to worry about them matching! 

Some of the best styles of night tables and dressers you can get are in the rattan and wooden styles. They match the boho theme perfectly and they match the minimalist theme as well.

If you have a bit of extra money to spend or you know a good thrift store, you can also look out for antique night tables and dressers if you find some that you really like! 

You can even use wood palettes or similar things to make your own night tables and dressers if you are a bit more crafty.

Don’t rule out any options and if you have the opportunity to bring a bit of rustic style to your boho room, you should definitely take advantage of that! 

19. Other Forms Of Lighting

Natural lighting always works in a boho-inspired room, but there are many other ways you can incorporate lighting into your room without having to rely on natural light.

Fairy lights are one type of lighting that always works in a boho-style bedroom and they will make your whole space feel comfy and relaxing. 

Any type of lighting that fits the “boho-chic” style will work perfectly in your minimalist boho bedroom, so have a go at experimenting with different things! Anything wooden or rustic will tie your room together and keep it on theme. 

20. Artwork

When it comes to picking out the right artwork, you want to keep it simple, but you also want to make a statement! 

Make sure the colors of the artwork match the rest of your room, especially your chosen accents!

You can go for a huge piece in the center of your room, or you can go for a collection of smaller pieces or prints scattered around the room.

Play around with placements and see what format works best! 

21. Wall Hangings & Tapestries

If you like the idea of art hanging on the wall, but you want something a little different, have a look into different wall hangings and tapestries.

They will stop your minimalist walls from looking bland and they will add a bit of depth to your whole room as well. 

Tapestries and wall hangings are absolutely perfect for any boho-style bedroom. If you want to keep it on the minimal side though, make sure you choose wall hangings and tapestries that don’t use too much color and make sure that the designs are quite simple. 

22. Use Natural Materials

By now, you have probably worked out that natural materials are the best kinds of materials to use for a minimalist boho bedroom.

Natural materials can range from wood to things like rattan and wicker baskets. Woven rugs are also considered to be pretty natural materials, and they can really tie your whole bedroom together. 

23. It’s Not Boho Without Some Macrame!

Sometimes, all you need to give your space that extra bit of boho flare is some macrame decor!

It is such a simple detail to add, but it provides the whole room with texture, layers, natural materials, and more that is required to make any room boho! 

24. Embrace The Fringe Style

Fringe is incredibly boho and when you embrace it in your design, it might be just what you were missing.

The fringe style is nice and subtle as well, so it’s great if you just need a couple of extra tweaks, without going overboard on your design. 

25. Try Contrasting Light & Dark

Yes, we have said you should avoid darker colors, but there are some times when darker colors are quite appropriate for a minimalist boho room.

It’s always better to save the dark colors for smaller accents and decor pieces, and when they are used in the right way, they can actually add so much depth to your room, without washing the room out!


Designing the perfect minimalist boho room is no easy task, but it’s definitely worth putting a great deal of effort into it in order to create a room that you can be proud of! 

Use the ideas we have talked about here to bring your minimalist boho bedroom to life and remember to experiment and only choose design aspects that you are happy with! When you have the perfect room, you will love it! 

John Whitford
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