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Simple Bedroom Design to Get The Clean Girl Aesthetic

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Written By Connie

CPD Sleep Consultant

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29 April 2024 7 min read

To achieve your clean girl aesthetic, you need to come up with a simple bedroom design – which is where we come in to help. Whether you are transforming a small bedroom, a guest room or a master bedroom, we have got the bedroom ideas for you.

The key to a simple bedroom is to plan your space wisely and allow for natural light to fill the room. If you have a small bedroom, there is no need to worry, you will need to focus on the vertical space and the storage space you have to work with. You may be struggling to find bedroom ideas for couples, so, a simple bedroom design is the way to go. It can still be an aesthetic room, but with simplicity to appeal to both of your tastes.

A simple bedroom is an all-white bedroom. Keep the room in neutral tones and the bedroom accessories to a minimum. The last thing you want is to clutter up small bedrooms and overfill small spaces. For a guest bedroom or a master bedroom – keeping it simple is the easiest and most beautiful way to go. There is so much you can pair with a simple, white bedroom and you can have your own take on it to suit your interests.

We are here to be your interior designer so let's get started.

What is Clean Girl aesthetic?

The clean girl aesthetic has been trending for quite some time now, and it does not seem to be going anywhere. In our opinion, it has given us lovely bedroom inspo to work with so you should definitely have a look at it. It is a similar vibe to the vanilla girl aesthetic that has recently been circulating. The idea of it is to make your room as simple as possible and to make the room feel stripped-back. With this aesthetic, you should layer shades of white for a ‘clean' and ‘vanilla' feel. You will want to have the floor space clear and clutter-free.

In short, the clean girl aesthetic is a new take on minimalist.

How does a simple bedroom design help you sleep?

There are no bold distractions in a simple bedroom so it is less likely that your bedroom will keep you up at night. Neutrals help to calm and soothe you which is perfect before going to sleep. If it is a simple bedroom design for the guest room, there is a low chance that they are going to dislike sleeping in there. You cannot go wrong with a simplistic room, it will feel like you are sleeping in the clouds. Most hotels choose this color palette for those reasons. White in a room has the ability to give you a sense of purity and harmony, positively affecting your mood. It allows the bedroom to feel clean, airy and bright which is just what you need after a good night's sleep.

Products to help you create your simple bedroom

Using the clean girl aesthetic as our inspiration, we can now find our favourite products to add to the bedroom. We have created a list of the must-haves for a simple bedroom. Remember, if you have a small bedroom, you will want to keep it light and airy with plenty of floor space.

Bed frame

To start with, you will need a bed frame. This is the focal point of the bedroom, but you do not want it to take centre stage in a simple bedroom. You could go for a four-poster bed if you want something fancy, or a Murphy bed with an over-the-bed wardrobe if you need more storage space in a small space. Of course, there is the choice of adding a new headboard to your bed – something like a rattan headboard or an upholstered headboard would look gorgeous.

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Lynton White Bed

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We have opted for this beautiful bed from Dunelm. It is a platform bed frame that can provide you with comfort and support, thanks to the slatted base. There is enough storage space underneath the bed to keep any bedroom essentials that do not have a place in the room. You can get some storage cubes to keep all your belongings neat and tidy, so you can still have the simplicity we want to achieve. The Lynton bed comes in three different colourways with the pine being painted in different colours. We chose the white bed frame to suit the aesthetic, but grey or black can also work in a simple bedroom.

Linen bedding

The key product to the clean girl aesthetic is the bedding. White bedding is a necessity – the aesthetic is not complete without it. So, here is what we recommend for you.

Supima Cotton Duvet Cover & Pillow Case Set

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OTTY has provided us with the white bedding of dreams. The set includes two pillowcases and a duvet cover with a 400 thread count. A crisp white set with a luxurious feel that can brighten any room – which is exactly what you want in a tiny bedroom. This bedding set will always keep your bedroom feeling fresh and clean.

Essentials Egyptian Cotton Fitted Sheet

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To complete the set, we have added this gorgeous white fitted sheet. You want every layer of the bed to be white to emphasise the effortless simplicity of the room. The White Company has a selection of quality bedding, and this one is no exception. There is no need to worry if the fitted sheet is a different shade of white to the duvet cover and pillowcases. If anything, it makes it better.

Soft furnishings

Soft furnishing is our favourite part of decorating a bedroom. They can add depth and texture to a room. It is the perfect addition to give your room character and personality. You could add fun accessories to your master bedroom with a splash of sunshine yellow or you can keep it neutral.

Chunky Knit Blanket Throw

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For simple bedroom ideas, we have chosen this chunky knit throw to drape over the end of your bed. The cream is a beautiful colour to fit in with the clean girl aesthetic. However, you could also go for beige, white or grey to work with the neutral tones. Again, if you want to steer away from the simple colour palette, you could choose one of the brighter colours. The throw is made with jumbo chenille yarn, so you already know it is going to be extra soft.

Habitat Chenille Throw

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Why have one throw when you can have two throws? Pairing this one with the chunky knit will give visual appeal to the room with the layered fabrics. Chenille is a super soft fabric that should be in every bedroom to make it feel cosy. The different shades of cream complement each other and with one draped over the other, your aesthetic will be attained.

Flower Velvet Cushion

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Adding just a touch of colour to your bedroom could be all you need, especially if you do not want to be overwhelmed with wild colours in a small bedroom. This is a delicate flower cushion that can be placed in the centre, in front of your pillows. Although it is a subtle colour, it will stand out enough against your white bedding without becoming the focal point. Depending on your colour scheme, the sage, pink, blue and grey will all look lovely in a simple bedroom. We have gone for the dusty pink to stick to the nude tones.

Berlin Linen Thermal Blackout Eyelet Curtains

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Curtains for the bedroom can really transform a room. To match the throws, we have chosen a linen shade so the bedroom has more neutral tones. However, if you want to match any additional colours you have included in your room then that would work too. For example, navy blue curtains to go with a navy throw. Another positive to this product is these curtains will help to keep the light out during the night and can retain the heat.

Furniture for Simple Bedroom Design

Now, furniture for simple bedroom ideas should be limited. As we have briefly mentioned, when you have a small bedroom you are working with a small space. So, the last thing you want to do is fill that space with furniture. We suggest looking at bedside tables to give yourself some space for the things you need in easy reach.

Zuiver Floss Side Table

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Keeping the small space in mind, we found this side table that can be used as a bedside table. It is an elegant and sleek side table – on which you can pop your jewellery, phone and glass in the evening. This bedside table will stand slightly above most beds at 56cm tall so it is the ideal height for your bedroom, as well as 28cm diameter for all your sleep essentials. No matter what style you want to create, you will always be able to fit this into your bedroom ideas.

Home decor

Here are the finishing touches – the simple bedroom decor ideas. If you have a small bedroom you will probably be wanting a mirror to expand the room and a floor lamp for extra surface space. Then again, some floor lamps can take up more floor space than necessary. This is a decision you will need to think about for your bedroom design.

Apartment Round Wall Mirror

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Those needing more visual space will want a fairly large mirror on the wall. Having this mirror on the wall has the potential of making your room feel bigger when reflecting a bright room. With a full-length mirror, it can feel as if too much wall space is being used, however, this round mirror is the ideal size for a small bedroom. There are five colourways to choose from so pick what suits your bedroom best. We like the black frame to break up pure white walls and create an accent to add throughout your room.

Blair Wall Light

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One perk of not having a table lamp to go on the bedside table is the extra surface space so you could choose a floor lamp. However, this one is too perfect to miss out on our bedroom ideas. It is another black accent to put in the room to pair nicely with the wall mirror – it all comes together. Turn your lamp on in the evening for low light to relax before getting into bed. If you want to step outside of the black accent, you can go for beige or grey to match the other decor you have chosen.

Tom Ford Book

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It is not a clean girl aesthetic without a coffee table book. Picking a book for display purposes is a great idea to make a room feel homely. It is also a good way to tie bedroom decorating ideas into the colour scheme. The Tom Ford book is a black book so it fits in with the black accents in the rest of the bedroom. Stack a couple of books and your bedroom is complete.

Home Sweet Home: Decorative Statement Table Book

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To contrast with the Tom Ford book, we have picked out a white home book. This one is purely for display purposes unlike the Tom Ford book, so think about that before buying it for your bedroom. It is a fresh and simple design from all angles – you can pop it on a shelf with an ornament on top. Both this book and the Tom Ford book would look superb when stacked together.

Additional features for Simple Bedroom Design

You may want to consider the walls in your bedroom decorating ideas. From the paint colour to wallpaper design to art prints. While we are here to discuss simple bedroom ideas, it does not mean we cannot suggest wall decor. Ideally, you want to keep the wall space as clear as possible so it does not get too cluttered. However, being surrounded by white might not be to everyone's taste. You need to find your perfect balance.

If you love the idea of having a gallery wall in your bedroom, we recommend keeping any wall decor to one wall. When choosing your photos for the gallery wall, we would choose monochrome ones but there is no reason why you can't have a splash of colour. Wall art is another great way to add character and have a unique bedroom design. The bedroom decorating ideas should be of visual interest.

When considering wallpaper for simple and small bedrooms, it is best to avoid patterned wallpaper where possible as it can make the room feel hectic or even smaller. If you would like to have wallpaper, we would suggest wood panel wallpaper for a modern look – it can also give the illusion of more vertical space. Again, we suggest having an entire wall for the wallpaper as a feature wall. Too much wallpaper can be overwhelming in a small bedroom.

Wall art

As we have previously suggested, you will want to keep the wall art to a minimum. Remember there are more options than putting pictures on the wall. Think about lights, tapestry, canvas and pictures. We have picked out two different choices for what you could have on your bedroom wall. Here they are:

Sweet Dreams Metal Wire Words

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Sweet Dreams Metal Wire Words – A small beautiful touch for the bedroom. Place this above your headboard, in the centre of the wall, and you are done. After all, it is the room of the house for dreaming.

Whaline 6 Pack Minimalist Line Art Prints

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Whaline 6 Pack Minimalist Line Art Prints – A selection of prints that continue the simplistic theme. Line drawings featuring faces and flowers. Some or all of these can be used on your gallery wall, even alongside some personal photo prints. On the other hand, they could be displayed in a grid-like format as a full set.

Paint

For bedroom decorating, we would paint all the walls white or keep them white if they already are. You could give the walls a fresh lick of paint, but white is best to keep things simple and to match the clean girl aesthetic. For example:

All White – Farrow & Ball

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All White – Farrow & Ball – A pure white for a whole bedroom. It is a soft white shade that contains no other pigments. Therefore, there are no undertones in this paint choice. Your bedroom will feel fresh and clean after a coat or two of this paint.

What colour scheme should I choose for a simple bedroom design?

With a simple bedroom design, it is best to think of it as a monochromatic room. An all-white bedroom with black accents throughout. Think of bright white walls to give an airy feel. If you are wanting a simple bedroom design but keeping it black and white does not suit what you would like, you can always include small amounts of colours.

Try to go with a soft colour scheme by using neutral tones. The colour palette can vary from person to person, depending on your style. Nude colours would work in a simple bedroom, or even a hint of blue as it is a calming colour. Earthy tones can also keep the bedroom neutral and simple.

It really is a personal choice of the colour scheme you use in a simple bedroom. With our bedroom ideas we have gone with blush pink, cream, and white with a hint of black. However, you may prefer dusty blue, grey and white.

Conclusion

Simple bedroom ideas are good for an attic bedroom, a compact bedroom, or a guest bedroom – as well as your own bedroom. It is a great design that even works in a family home, you can apply these ideas to other rooms in the house. You really can't fault a simple design. The design can keep things classy, modern and fresh. Utilise natural light to your advantage. Simple bedroom ideas will never go out of style.

A simple bedroom proves that you do not need bold and unique designs to fulfil a one-of-a-kind bedroom. You can still show your personality through simplicity and that is the aim you should have when designing your own bedroom.

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Connie
As a CPD certified Sleep Consultant I know how important sleep is. And as a combination sleeper, I have found it difficult to get products to suit my sleep style. I have more than 2 years product testing experience with The Sleep Advisors which means I have slept on, with and under more than 500 products with varying degrees of success. This is added to more than 2 years experience as a product reviewer for Closer, Heat and Grazia magazines, so I've got a rigorous process. I love sharing my sleep testimonials with our readers and hearing their experiences too.
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