You’ve seen this look all over TikTok and Pinterest — characterized by white walls, crisp bedding and fresh touches like candles and cut flowers. The clean aesthetic doesn’t just look good, it feels good. Achieve the clean look in your room with this checklist of refreshing elements that’ll make your bedroom feel like a sanctuary.
All White Everything
The most popular bedroom colour for the clean aesthetic is undoubtedly all white everything. But this doesn’t mean you have to veto colour altogether. Artfully disperse your favourite colours throughout the room, so that the same colour pops up across the whole space. In the cool, feminine space pictured above, pink clearly makes numerous appearances.
Clean Lines & Streamlined Design
When choosing furniture, pick simple, minimalistic pieces with streamlined design that prioritizes function. We love the white rolling cart seen here – the perfect small-space bedside table with a ton of storage opportunities. Plus, the styling possibilities are endless!
Ultra Luxe Bedding
If you’re going to splurge anywhere in your bedroom, let it be for your bed. Layer on a mattress that suits your sleeping style, a mattress topper if needed, four well-stuffed pillows and a fluffy duvet. Invest in high-quality bedding sets – you can never go wrong with crisp white bedding or pillowcases that you can mix and match.
Drapes for Hotel Vibes
What makes fancy hotel rooms look so clean and sleek all the time? One of the answers is something you may not have thought of yet – curtains. Hotels often invest in abundant window treatments that run from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. This achieves a luxe, unbroken look. When hanging your bedroom curtains, don’t install your rod right above the window – hang it as close to the ceiling as you can get. Go for floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall window treatments. And lastly, err on the side of too much material to achieve that abundant, pleated look.
There’s nothing like fresh cut flowers to make a space feel refreshed and complete. Don’t relegate bouquets to just your living or dining room. Treat yourself with an arrangement on your desk, dresser or nightstand. It doesn’t have to be a huge arrangement to make an impact either, as illustrated by the petite bouquets in this fresh Victorian townhouse bedroom!
Plenty of Green Life
What better way to say that your room is conducive to health and vitality than with some healthy, vital greenery? For the clean aesthetic, lush foliage is a must. Green – especially when it comes to plants – can often be treated as neutral a colour as black, white or beige. So don’t worry about vibrant green leaves distracting from your colour scheme. Greenery always somehow seems to stand out while blending in at the same time!
Designated Dumping Sites
The real key to achieving the clean look in your bedroom is… having a clean and tidy room, of course. But we’re only human and it isn’t possible to always keep your space spick and span. That’s why we love a good designated dumping site, where you can deposit any mess in your room to tackle later. Take that mountain of clothes off your office chair or that pile of purses in the corner and put it in a chic dumping site like a wicker laundry basket. This way, you don’t have to look at your mess all the time and can simply address it when you’re able to.
Smart Storage Solutions to Conceal Clutter
Don’t believe what the influencers show you on their Instagram and TikTok. Maintaining a cohesive colour scheme in every area of your life is just not possible! Colour and clutter are unavoidable. But they don’t have to get in the way of your clean aesthetic. Invest in roomy storage solutions that look sleek from the outside and can hold a large amount of stuff on the inside.
Opt for Large Artwork
We love artwork of any size. But when it comes to achieving the clean aesthetic, pick large pieces over small. Instead of gallery walls with mismatched frames or clusters of little prints, invest in a handful of large wall-hanging pieces. Opt for thin, bold frames with clean lines. One extra-large, artfully hung piece will make a massive style statement.
Don’t Forget the Scented Candles!
The clean look isn’t all in the look – it also matters hugely how your bedroom smells and feels. Evoke fresh vibes and make your room feel complete with a scented candle of your choice. Lately, we’re loving home décor expert Alexandra Gater’s LOTTIE candle made in collaboration with wellness brand Cardea AuSet. The votive’s fresh choices of colour make it a particularly good pick for the clean aesthetic.