Twin beds are making a comeback. A classic choice for children’s rooms and guest suites, a pair of beds are a practical solution for housing a crowd, whether it’s weekend visitors or siblings sharing a space. Traditional or modern, twin beds can pull a room together in an instant.
The following designs should get your creative juices flowing whether you’re re-designing a guest bedroom or are looking for a beautifully styled twin bedroom for you and your partner. These gorgeous rooms show how these versatile beds can add symmetry and a double dose of style to a space.
Dressing two beds to match creates calm, relaxing feel particularly suitable for small rooms. Stay pale with the decor and use white bedding as the base, so you can build up color and pattern with throws and pillows.
Plain is nice for cool simplicity, but sometimes a room needs a bit of oomph. Creating a feature wall behind the beds can add pizzaz and help unify the space.
PICK A THEME
There’s something about a guest room that takes particularly well to a hint of the maritime. The dark varnished floorboards and furniture here suggest cabins and life on the ocean thanks to the yacht on the windowsill.
ROUND A CORNER
When a room is small or awkwardly shaped, you may have to go head to toe with the beds. Just remember to stay focused on the feel you want to achieve, rather than on managing a room’s limitations and you’re likely to create an inviting space.
SPACE FOR PLAY
Children’s twin rooms can be tricky because, unlike in guest rooms, you may want to incorporate play space as well as sleeping space.
A LITTLE DIFFERENCE
There is a third way between mix- and-match and staunchly symmetrical. In this twin room, the look is almost matching, which creates a fun and less formal vibe.
PERSONALIZE FOR INDIVIDUALITY
Keeping furniture and bedding consistent in a twin room can allow children to bring in their own accessories and decorative pieces.
Consider a unit that can provide lighting and storage but that also can function as a bedside table and headboard. In a compact room like this one, it can even be shared.
BETWEEN THE BEDS SOLUTION
Bedside tables, whether a single shared one or two separate surfaces have the advantage of combining tabletop space, storage and a perch for lighting in one single piece of furniture.
OVERSIZED SHARED HEADBOARD
Add a dash of drama by going king-size with your headboard. It’s an impressive backdrop for your twin beds. Lights can be suspended from the ceiling, wall mounted or placed on the shared dresser.
Twin rooms demand a practical layout as well as bedside lighting and storage that work for both occupants. After that, it’s up to you. Keep who’ll be using the room in mind and decide whether to dress the beds the same, mix and match, go for a particular style or bring in a theme.