If you're a minimalist but prefer a cozy, not cold bedroom, one tactic to consider is wood-paneled walls. Adding organic materials warms up the space without adding fussy detail. Here are eight examples.
In a Minnesota factory-turned-living space, the bedroom is decorated minimally by a Vogt screenprint, a strand of green Algue, and wood millwork that matches the rest of the built-ins that divide up the loft. Photo by Cameron Wittig.
Even in a coastal community, wood paneling does the trick. To keep things from getting heavy, sheer curtains let light and breezes into the master bedroom of this Long Island home. Photo by Richard Foulser.
Mix materials, but with caution. In addition to wood and concrete, the other main material in architect Ray Kappe's Los Angeles house is quarter-inch single-pane glass: No room is without a natural light source, whether from skylights, mitered corner windows, or clerestories, as in the old bedroom of his son Finn. Photo by João Canziani.
Taking its cues from local barns and silos and the rolling Wisconsin terrain, the Field House is a modern observatory. Large paneling on the master bedroom walls provide a smooth backdrop for artwork by Radcliffe Bailey. Photo by Tom Fowlks.