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10 Small Bedroom Design Ideas for Couples

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Small bedrooms can be a challenge for couples. Your bedroom is your sanctuary, a place where you want to relax and unwind after a busy day. If you live in a limited space with your partner, you must find innovative ways to make your shared lives more comfortable.

With a little creativity, you can make a shared tiny bedroom very cozy and inviting. We've rounded up 10 clever ideas that will help you turn a petite area into something remarkable.


Get a sofa bed

A sofa bed is an excellent way to optimize space in any room but especially in small bedrooms. You can use it as a couch during the day, and then tuck away those cushions and pull out the mattress at night for a snug place to sleep. It's like having two pieces of furniture in one!


Layer your rugs

Laying multiple rugs is a terrific way to add color and texture to your bedroom — the ideal way to take any space from bland to bold. When you live as a couple, layering your floor coverings can also let you combine differing tastes so you both have something you love in your shared sleep spot.


Buy some mirrored furniture

Mirrored furniture is an outstanding way to make a modest room appear larger. It reflects light, which makes the area feel brighter, and it gives the illusion of more space. If you live in an apartment or small house, mirrored furniture will help make your place feel big-ish without making it look cluttered.


Create a built-in wardrobe

If you want to maximize the area in your tiny bedroom, consider a built-in wardrobe. Not only will it save floor space and look fantastic, but it can also help with storage for two. You can customize to fit the exact dimensions of your room, and choose from so many styles and finishes that match your décor or personality. You'll end up with a piece that's both stylish and functional enough to hold two pairs of everything.


Add a workspace

Working from home is a common trend after the pandemic and for good reason. If you must work from your bedroom — maybe your partner needs the second room or the living room — move your desk to the corner, preferably near a window, where you'll have fewer distractions and more light.

With some planning and creativity, you'll be able to construct an efficient and prosperous workspace that allows you to get your job done without taking over your entire bedroom.


Go Nordic/Scandinavian

If you're looking for a way to make your mediocre bedroom feel larger, try a Nordic or Scandinavian theme. These themes often use neutral colors like white and gray, but they also incorporate wood tones and other natural elements. Additionally, these themes use simple shapes and patterns to create a calming effect in the room.

A minimalist decor style is a good choice for couples with vastly different tastes — keeping it simple, even stark, can ensure no one feels out of place.


Use dark colors for a calming effect

Have you ever noticed that when you walk into a dark room, it feels like a little bit of stress washes away? When it's time to go to sleep, all you want is a space that's calm and quiet. It turns out there's science behind this phenomenon. Dark bedrooms have a calming effect because they aren't overly busy or energetic.

The darker your bedroom is, the more likely it is to make you feel relaxed when you're in there, even if your partner snores or kicks you in their sleep!


Go retro

Retro decor is all about using old-fashioned designs and styles that evoke nostalgia. It's a wonderful way to create a bedroom with history and personality. Retro style has a warm and friendly feel, which can make any space more inviting.

Mix and match items from both of your childhoods (or handed down from parents or grandparents) to really inject memory and ancestry into your space.


Make your own spa

Spas are known for their soothing aesthetic, and incorporating one into your bedroom can help you feel calm and relaxed at the end of a long day. Start by adding some candles or even an aromatherapy diffuser so that you can enjoy the scent of lavender and eucalyptus as you drift off to sleep.

Just make sure you pick scents that appeal to both you and your partner; there's not much that's less enjoyable than a stinky sleep spot.


Go Boho

Boho is an eclectic style that uses organic elements, such as wood and stone, to create a nature-inspired interior space. The look is often also characterized by lots of colors, which help create a warm and captivating atmosphere.

Some of the charm of boho is that it can feature an eclectic mix of shades and patterns, so this is another option that's ideal for a couple's bedroom: really embrace both of your favorites to make the room something you're proud to share.



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