How to Design the Bedroom as a Couple

Here's how to show off both of your design styles without getting into a (pillow) fight.
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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

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

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.

Hang Artwork

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.

Modern Guest Room Features Striped Walls & Bold Green Accents

Modern Guest Room Features Striped Walls & Bold Green Accents

A lime green nightstand and chair add bold pops of color to this modern guest room. Navy and white striped walls set the backdrop for a colorful painting above the bed.

From: Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design

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

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.

Photo by: Ball & Albanese

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Island Getaway Bedroom

Every day feels like your honeymoon when you're sleeping under a thatched roof, enveloped in gauzy white.

From: Luis Caicedo

Old World Luxury

Live like royalty in this casita-style bedroom, complete with an extravagantly turned bed, whitewashed floors, and a private patio.

Printed Fantasy

The antique sari, zebra rug and patterned wallpaper give this bedroom an exotic vibe.

From: Shelly Riehl David

Come-Hither Drapes

The draped entryway for this bedroom refreshes while adding an element of mystery.

From: Troy Beasley

High Hopes

Tucked away in a loft, this bedroom is as fun as a treehouse, but with the style of a penthouse suite.

Sexy Script

Handcrafted artwork above the headboard and the plush sleigh bed create an enticing look.

King and Queen's Quarters

The half canopy and luxurious bedding make this master bedroom worthy of royalty.

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.

From: Shelly Riehl David

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.

Wine Country Retreat

Jungle green walls pair with tranquil white to create an airy retreat in the 2009 Dream Home Master Suite in Sonoma, CA.

Preppy Pad

This abode leans towards feminine, but keeps it sexy with a lushly padded headboard, lovely linens, and moody lighting.

From: Erinn Valencich

Eclectic Meets Luxe

The contrast of vaulted pine ceilings and richly textured wallpaper perfectly compliments a bed piled high with pillows and comforters.

From: Erinn Valencich

Spa Contemporary Bedroom

David Bromstad created this crisp contemporary bedroom with a relaxing spa as his inspiration.

Art Gallery Inspiration

This Novogratz-designed room uses graphic window treatments, statement-making art, and a bold rug to leave a lasting impression.

Masculine Hotel Chic

Everything from the nailhead trimmed headboard to the pure white bed linens begs for you to curl up in bed and order room service.

Caribbean Contrast Bedroom

Dark, tropical wood tones and airy white sheers evoke your own private island retreat.

Modern Romantic Master

Cozy up in this over the top bed with an abundance of monogrammed linens.

Cozy Fireplace Master Bedroom

No matter how frightful the weather, an en suite fireplace sets the scene for romance.

Cabana Style Bedroom

Shuttered doors and a private patio turns this bedroom into your own private island.

New Traditional Bedroom

Traditional lines are anything but stuffy when paired with sumptuous linens and vintage touches.

Lush Texture Master

Rich silk, fuzzy faux fur, and patterned velvet--more is more in this decadently sexy room.

Airy Cottage Master Suite

Slatted wood ceilings create a canopy over a bed piled high with cozy pillows, and blankets meant for sharing.

Moody Bedroom with a View

Contemporary touches and dramatic dark walls create a space perfect for snuggling up and watching the sun set over the swaying palm trees.

Cool Comfort Master Bedroom

From Sara Richardson, these icy tones of cream and grey provide a perfect setting for steamy nights.

Racy Red Patterns

Sara Richardson uses the color of love to create a bedroom sure to inspire romance.

Feminine Wallpaper

The floral pattern on the bed wall disguises the awkward placement of the windows, giving the space an attractive look.

Beautiful Shapes

The combination of the geometric headboard and curvaceous wall mirror draw the eye to the bed in this dreamy bedroom.

Sultry Red

No other color is as seducing as a deep rose red. Fresh flowers on the nightstand add more of a romantic look to the bedroom.

Bold Entrance

The bold, graphic wallpaper in this contemporary bedroom provides a dramatic entrance.

Go Big

The oversized patterns mixed with trendy colors make this space a much desired space for rest and relaxation. Photo courtesy of HGTV HOME

Vintage Touches

The green vintage nightstand is the perfect accessory for the white porcelain vases and lamp.

From: Erinn Valencich

Repurposed Beauty

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.

Seductive Color Combo

The deep lavender walls and chocolate brown draperies keep this bedroom dark to make it easy to relax.

Fresh and Open

The expansive windows fill the space with natural light and the furnishings are kept to a minimum to make the space seem even more open.

1920s Boudoir

The dramatic chandelier is the star of the show in this 1920s boudoir style bedroom.

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.

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