How to Design the Bedroom as a Couple
We all know that relationships are about compromise. Some things are easy to agree on — he gets to choose the next restaurant for date night if he sits with you through your favorite chick flick. But, how exactly do you compromise when it comes to decorating your home — more specifically, your bedroom? You may not think your clashing styles can live in harmony, but by combining just the right amount of each style and incorporating elements you both love, it can work. Follow our tips below to help you get started.
Use Your Favorite Colors
You love blue hues and he loves warmer tones, so combine them. You’ll be surprised at how many colors pair well together. And if you still can’t stand your favorite colors in one space, go with a neutral you can agree on and add each color in small doses.
Nautical Inspired Guest Bedroom
Polished yet fun, the guest bedroom displays a classic nautical theme with a modern twist. Blue and orange hues, as well as geometric shapes, are repeated in the wool rug and bedding, while vaulted bead board ceilings and floor-to-ceiling drapery expand the space for an open and airy feel.
Combine Masculine + Feminine Patterns
Menswear fabric works well with many different patterns. Use floral patterns in an accent wall or window treatments, and add menswear accents through bed pillows and other furnishings so both of you are happy.
Nursery With Murphy Bed
Would you believe that this cute bed pulls down from the wall? When it's folded up, it's concealed by wallpaper-covered doors. It's a great solution for small spaces.
If you place a piece of art or image of your favorite vacation spot front and center, you’ll both love spending time in the bedroom.
Add Some Romance
Who doesn’t love a little romance? Bring in dreamy elements, such as a canopy bed with sheer curtains and ambient lighting.
Neutral Transitional Bedroom With Canopy Bed
This charming bedroom features a neutral and pale blue palette creating a fresh, airy feel enhanced by lots of natural light. The black canopy bed including curtains with metal grommets is a crisper version of its romantic cousin.
Ball & Albanese
For the Gorgeous Goddess
This decidedly feminine room would make any woman feel beautiful — the wood carved bed, enticing drapes and fur rug are elegant touches.
Rustic Meets Romantic
With salvaged barn doors and fabric borrowed from menswear, this Master Bedroom from the 2011 Dream Home mixes rough and tumble with luxurious.
Rich Animal Print Suite
You wouldn't know this was an old table at first glance, but Designer Brian Patrick Flynn cut it in half and updated with the a hot pink hue.
Cozy Sitting Area
Everything about this bedroom sitting area is eye-appealing, from the white enamel paint on the mantel to the elegant Venetian mirror. The chaise by the fire is a great place for cuddling.