18 Authentic Bedroom Design Ideas For Couples

As one of the core rooms in the house, the bedroom has gotten lots of attention over time and tons of different design and decorating ideas have been created for it.

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Today we’re exploring a bunch of bedroom design ideas for couples, looking at some of the main elements that should be included here as well as lots of little details that can make this space look and feel special.

Bedroom Decorating Ideas for Couples

A warm and dark color scheme

One of the most important elements to consider when designing and decorating a space is the color palette. In many cases this is what makes a bedroom feel warm and welcoming. Here you can see a fairly dark bedroom color scheme being complemented by lighter accent tones in order to create a soothing and balanced look.

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An asymmetrical couple’s bedroom

Symmetry is often an easy way out when designing or decorating s room for a couple or a space meant to be shared by two people. This is why asymmetrical designs still feel so novel even though the idea is not new by any means. 

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Neutral colors and subdued lighting

This is more or less a classic look for a contemporary bedroom. The design is simple, the lighting fixtures are eye-catching and sculptural, the color scheme revolves around neutral tones and there’s a certain timeless charm that defines the entire space. 

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The power of an accent wall

Accent walls totally transform the rooms that they’re a part of. In the case of a couple’s bedroom or any bedroom for that matter this is usually the wall behind the bed. This one has an elegant dark gray marble pattern with thin and subtle veining. 

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Oversized mirror as a decoration

Mirrors make great decorations for a lot of spaces and oversized mirrors can turn out to be wonderful focal points in cases when you want something subtle but at the same time interesting enough to stand out. As far as size is concerned, this is a good look for an average-sized bedroom

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A stylish floating bed

If you’re going for a minimalist bedroom aesthetic, a floating bed would fit perfectly with the theme. There’s many varieties to choose from and you can also pair a platform bed with an interesting headboard for a stronger effect. 

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Air-purifying indoor plants

Another cool option to keep in mind when it comes to couple bedroom decor ideas is that you can include plants in the design. Consider air purifying indoor plants to keep the air in the room clean and fresh at night. Also, plants add color to the space around them. 

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Highlight the shelves

Turning the shelves into a focal point for the bedroom is a nice and subtle way of making the decor more interesting without relying on strong colors or busy details. At the same time, the accent lighting creates a nice mood in the room. 

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A nice blend of texture and color

One of the key things to keep in mind when decorating a room is that there has to be a balance between the textures and the colors used in that space. This is a beautiful example of how that can be achieved. We love the subdued yet strong color scheme and the wall finish in particular. 

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A couple’s serene retreat

There’s more than one way to make a wall look outstanding and interesting. A bold color is one option but in this case we’re actually looking at a beautiful mural which has an even bigger impact on the bedroom’s design and ambiance. The tree creates a very serene and tranquil atmosphere.

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Additional features and functions

If you have the space for it make your couple’s bedroom more than just a room to sleep in. Include extra features like a small sitting area at the foot of the bed or a little reading corner with a chair and a lamp. If these don’t suit your style, think of other things to add to the room to make it more interesting.

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Play with light and shadows

There’s a lot that can be achieved by paying attention to the placement of the light fixtures, the intensity of the light and the way in which it hits certain elements in the room. Play with the light and the shadows to give a couple’s bedroom a romantic and cozy aesthetic. 

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Aristocratic elegance

There’s obviously a lot of different styles to choose from when it comes to decorating a bedroom and quite often the contemporary style is the go-to option. However, a retro or antique decor has a ton of charm and character and is a great idea if you enjoy intricate and detailed designs. 

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A tiny indoor garden

We mentioned before that adding greenery to a bedroom can totally change this space. Well, how about taking that to the next level and including a little indoor garden into your bedroom design? Imagine having a little oasis here with a tree, plants and flowers. 

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Storage in plain sight

We’re very used to hiding everything inside closets and dressers and cabinets that we don’t even question this instinct anymore. But why should everything stay hidden? Sometimes thinking outside the box can result in some really interesting design decision, such as turning a clothing rack into a design accent. 

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Hanging pendant lamps

A nice way to shake things up when it comes to bedroom design ideas for couples is to have hanging light fixtures instead of the traditional bedside table lamps. Pendant lamps are a cool option but, alternatively, you could also opt for sconces.

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Multiple light sources for diversity

On the topic of light bedroom fixtures, having some diversity can help make the design as a whole more interesting. This applies to a variety of different styles and also helps to be able to adjust the brightness based on the ambiance that you want to create.

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Unexpected design choices

Apart from the bed, there’s barely any other compulsory furniture pieces that need to be part of the bedroom. With that in mind, consider including something unexpected into the design, like a hanging chair, a swing, a little fireplace or some decorations meant to make the room look cozy and inviting. 

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