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Bedrooms for couples: how to blend styles to create the perfect look

Bedrooms for couples: how to blend styles to create the perfect look
Decorating a bedroom for a couple is not always easy, but with some inspired bedroom ideas, careful planning and probably a bit of compromising, you can create a space you both enjoy.
f you want to learn how to blend styles and create the perfect look, check out our top tips below:

1. Work Together

One of the best tips we can give you is to work together. Before you start re-painting the walls and changing the furniture, sit down together and work out what styles you both like. The best-case scenario here is that you both have the same taste. However, if your tastes differ, it's a good idea to try and blend your looks.

2. Choose a Colour Scheme That You Both Like

As well as finding a style that suits you both, it's also advisable to choose a colour scheme that you're both happy with. If you struggle to agree on a bright or bold colour for your room, choose a neutral colour instead. You can then add accessories in colours that you both like.

3. Keep It Simple

Once you've decided on a style and colour scheme, it's time to start shopping for furniture. This is a critical stage that you don't want to get wrong. A great tip at this stage is to keep it simple. Don't overcrowd the space you have.

4. Think Luxury

As well as considering the furniture, you must consider things like curtains and bed linen. When choosing soft furnishings, not only is it a good idea to choose colours that match your colour scheme, but it's also advisable to consider the quality.
While it is possible to sleep in cheaper, lower-quality bedsheets, nothing helps you fall asleep more quickly than high-quality linen. As well as this, research suggests that luxury linen also lasts much longer than the alternatives. So, bear this in mind when choosing soft furnishings for your room.

5. Don't Forget the Lighting

Before you start re-decorating your room, you must consider the type of lighting you need. While some people are happy with a main light, others prefer bedside lights. It's also essential to think about how bright you need your lights to be. If you're trying to create a relaxing and romantic space, then dull lighting might be a perfect choice.

6. Introduce Items That Reflect Both of You

While it's important to agree on the room's main elements, such as the wall colour and the furniture, it's also a good idea to include things that reflect each of your personalities. For example, you could include a makeup area if you enjoy doing your makeup in the morning, or you could make your bedroom like a hotel room by including a bar area.
Designing a perfect bedroom for you and your partner can be difficult. After all, you will both have your own ideas about what you want out of the space. The good news is that it is possible to create a space that you can both enjoy. You simply need to compromise with one another and follow our advice above.

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