Decorating as a Couple: How to Create a Bedroom You'll Both Love

Bring the design battle to an end. Let us help you and your S.O. create a sanctuary you can both feel great about.

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Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Decorate Your Bedroom in Perfect Harmony

If you're one half of a couple, then you know decorating a bedroom together, whether it's deciding on the wall color, selecting a piece of art or buying your first big-ticket piece of furniture, can quickly go from a fun afternoon outing to a full-on debate. Creating a look that's comfortable and fits both your styles doesn't have to be a struggle. Watch Now >>

Neutral Wall Color

Keep your wall color serene and neutral. Muted greens and blues work well with a variety of neutral furnishings and natural textures, like the seagrass wall hanging.

Hardwood Flooring

No matter where you stake your flag in the battle over hardwoods versus carpet, you have to admit — hardwoods are a great compromise. They're easy to keep clean, they're great for resale and if you love something soft underfoot, you can always roll out a cozy area rug. Decision made!

Upholstered Bed

Consider investing in a tailored upholstered bed with plenty of tufted padding at the headboard; this gives you the comfort you crave without getting too feminine or too masculine.

Reflective Finishes

Color is always a bit personal. Deciding on accent colors for accessories in a shared bedroom can turn into another debate, so just avoid it. Opt for metallic or mirrored finishes, especially for pricier accessories like table and floor lamps.

Shared Storage

Make sure you each have enough bedside storage. A basket or bureau on either side of the bed (or two smaller nightstands pushed together) can create just the right amount of storage to keep clutter out of sight and your bedroom feeling peaceful and serene.

Meaningful Artwork

Decorating the walls with something that you both like can be a challenge, so go with something meaningful, like an enlarged photograph or a map with pins of places you've traveled to together.

Keep It Cool

One of you is always hot, and one is always cold. Solve the problem by working a sleek, functional fan (with a remote!) into your bedroom design.

Unique Wall Hangings

Oversized art can be expensive. That's why we love using accent rugs and floor mats as wall hangings. The more interesting the pattern, shape or texture, the better.

Graphic Area Rugs

Staying neutral with an area rug doesn't mean you have to pay big money for a rectangle of blah. Consider a tone-on-tone stripe or a chic graphic pattern that adds interest without stealing the show.

Serene Bed Linens

News flash: You may never find that amazing floral duvet cover you both will love. Go with solid-colored, high-quality bed linens. Mix up the tones and textures a bit to keep the overall feel upscale and serene.

Dual Light Sconces

Sharing a bedroom isn't about compromising on style, it's about making sure the space works for both of you morning, noon and night. Have a light source on both sides of the bed, so your late-night reading won't disturb the sleepyhead next to you.

Limited Accent Pillows

We admit it — they're a great way to add color and personality to a space. Beds just scream for pillows, right? But it's easy to go overboard, so use a bit of restraint and keep the accent pillows pared back to just a few of your favorites.