Minimalist in the Bedroom

Before I get too wrapped up in all the Christmas styling over the next few weeks, I thought I would share this home interiors post on how to create a minimalist, Scandinavian inspired, guest bedroom.

As you may remember, I also adopted this look for my home office. I just love the clean lines and clutter-free ethos of Scandinavian living which I think works so well for a home office where you want to free your mind to focus. For a guest bedroom, it provides the perfect backdrop for your visitors to feel relaxed and at ease within their surroundings.

The key to achieving a Scandinavian look is to keep things simple. Clean, light walls, uncomplicated design, a focus on form and function, varying textures and muted tones.

My top 10 tips for creating a Scandinavian home;

  1. Accessorise with warm textiles to keep your home feeling cosy
  2. Combine wood + metal finishes
  3. Bring the outside in by decorating with plants and fresh flowers
  4. Focus on neutral colours
  5. Keep your interior clutter-free
  6. Choose light coloured flooring
  7. Limit window treatments
  8. Mix up old and new
  9. Add a bit of personality with simple, bold accents
  10. Remember it’s all about form and function

Get the Look;

Thank you for reading, let me know what you think by leaving a comment!

SJ x



  1. Amanda Hull
    November 19, 2019 / 7:38 pm

    A dream guest bedroom! SJ you have done a grand job in styling. I love the Scandinavian look and gorgeous interiors. You inspired me to paint our garden sheds black, the best decision! so pleased with them.

    • justalittlebuild
      November 19, 2019 / 8:27 pm

      Ah, brilliant!

  2. lesovitch
    November 19, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    Exquisite contemporary elegance – love it!

    • justalittlebuild
      November 19, 2019 / 9:32 pm


  3. Emma
    November 19, 2019 / 9:51 pm

    Looks great, where is the rug from please?

    • justalittlebuild
      November 19, 2019 / 10:00 pm

      Thanks, it’s from Dunelm – the wool pebble rug

  4. Kerrie TUCKER
    November 19, 2019 / 10:12 pm

    Gorgeous. Can I ask where the rug is from please?

    • justalittlebuild
      November 19, 2019 / 10:20 pm

      It’s from Dunelm – the wool pebble rug x

  5. Jackie Ansell
    November 19, 2019 / 10:35 pm

    Room looks fab, love your style & your blog posts 👏

    • justalittlebuild
      November 19, 2019 / 10:42 pm

      Ah, thank you so much!

  6. Hattie Simmons
    November 19, 2019 / 11:40 pm

    This is just perfect! I swear every room in our farmhouse renovation is going to be inspired by you 😍thank you so much for sharing

  7. Naomi
    November 20, 2019 / 1:54 am

    Such a beautiful room. So stylish. A truly inspirational post.

    • justalittlebuild
      November 20, 2019 / 6:57 am

      Thank you so much!

  8. Leanne Beattie
    November 20, 2019 / 9:32 am

    So lovely and simply beautiful. I’ve been looking for some inspiration and direction for my new home for a few months now and I think I may have just found it. Thanks!

  9. Natalie Marshall
    November 21, 2019 / 12:21 pm

    Gorgeous styling. Can I ask where you got the frame from to mount your map please?

  10. Anni
    December 14, 2019 / 8:54 am

    Lovely lovely space! Could I ask re bed, what mattress you’d recommend? It looks a good size but not too bulky. Many thanks

    • justalittlebuild
      December 15, 2019 / 7:37 pm

      We have an Otty and love it!

  11. Vee
    December 29, 2019 / 3:56 pm

    Hi, I was wondering re the bed, if you went for an ottoman that you can separate into 2 singles if needing a twin room set up? It looks like it might be but then wondering what you’ve done re mattress? 2 singles or 1 king? Thank you! x

    • justalittlebuild
      January 5, 2020 / 2:22 pm

      The Sueno bed base can be separated if required but we won’t need to do this. x

      • Vee
        January 14, 2020 / 9:44 am

        Thank you! So is it a superking size?
        Also, can I be cheeky and ask 2 more.. did you put underfloor heating in, and what are the floorboards please? x

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