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At Home: Styling my bedroom into a minimalist Sanctuary

Minimalism in the bedroom has undeniably become part of the Zeitgeist.

The concept of living with less is a particularly aesthetic one, not to mention soothing. It’s also something that travellers have to take onboard as, well, we’re pretty much living out of our suitcases most of the time. 

So after finding a flat in Melbourne, I decided that instead of getting click-happy with my credit card I would be more mindful of my home decor choices. So with minimalism in mind, I went to Ikea and K-mart and did my best to avoid a shopping spree. 

Needless to say that my credit card is currently thanking me. In the end, I only ended up spending AUS$646 (around £358) on my bedroom.

My haul included a standing mirror, bed, mattress, lamp and all the textiles I needed in order to move in (think curtains, bed throws, quilts, pillows, towels and more).

The colour palette I chose is very monochrome. Greys, whites and blacks mix perfectly to create a soothing atmosphere. The muted tones of my room also help make it seem bigger than it actually is, as well as give it a tranquil atmosphere.

Despite my lack of personal effects, I wanted to make the room cosy. So I decided to get a grey knitted throw and linen curtains in the same shade. The different textures in the similar colours make for a more cohesive ensemble.

Not to mention that I love how the colours complement the lovely wooden flooring. Over the years I’ve only ever lived with carpet, so this is an awesome change (who thought wooden floors would be this exciting?!).

I will find it incredibly hard to move away from this room when I decide to leave Melbourne. I am absolutely in love with it. It’s comfy, practical and a place I can recharge in after a long day of sightseeing or working.

So, what do you think of my minimalist efforts?

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