If you and your significant other have been playing house for a while, you may know that tackling a DIY project as a couple is not all sunshine and butterflies. Let’s take today’s topic: decorating a bedroom together. You may be fighting to include as many blues and browns while your significant other votes for warmer tints of reds, oranges and perhaps a few hot pinks. Or vice versa. Can you see the problem? Obviously there needs to be some compromise from both parties before so much as a scatter cushion is purchased!
But don’t worry: with homify’s guide, we’ll skip couples’ therapy and proceed straight towards a stylish, welcoming bedroom design that is sure to please both parties.
1. Keep your wall colour neutral
Neutrals are here to save the day (again). Consider those bright and bold hues for another project (maybe your study or kitchen could do with a new colour palette). Stick to off-whites, creams, beiges and similar tints for your shared bedroom.
But remember that muted greens and blues (and even a lot of warmer hues) work quite well with a variety of neutral furnishings, so perhaps you could work that seafoam green (or other favourite colour of yours) into a wall painting, linen pattern, etc…
2. Stick to hardwood flooring
Admit it – hardwood floors are a great compromise seeing as they are easy to clean, can up a home’s resale value, plus it ensures that certain stylish ambience that no other flooring material can imitate.
And if you’re seeking a little soft underfoot sensation, there’s always a cosy area rug you can roll out atop that hardwood floor.
3. An upholstered bed
A tailored upholstered bed with lots of tufted padding at its headboard can ensure a world of comfort and style without leaning too far towards the feminine / masculine dividing line.
4. Include reflective finishes
Colour can always be a bit personal. One way to avoid accent colours in a shared bedroom is to ditch hues for metallic or mirrored finishes instead, particularly for pricier pieces like table- and floor lamps.