5 bedroom ideas for couples – live together in style and harmony

These beautiful bedroom ideas for couples will make you rethink your design so that living together happily can be that little bit easier

bedroom ideas for couples with built in wardrobes
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These bedroom ideas for couples are the perfect way to bring more harmony to your shared space. Because you've got to admit, that the last few months have seen many of us locked into our homes, and forced into living, sleeping and working – or even teaching – with our partners all day every. single. day. If this time has made you realise that your bedroom doesn't function for you as well as it could, you're in the right place.

Whatever your bug bear, be it getting woken up in the morning or not having enough space for your things, we've gathered the top five ways to make your bedroom work harder for you, and still look gorgeous in the process. So keep on scrolling for our clever design ideas for couples, and for more bedroom ideas and inspiration for all different types of bedroom space, be sure to check out our gallery.

1. Zone your bedroom with a stud wall 


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Hate it when your partner has to get up super early and the glaring light wakes you up too? This clever design trick is a game changer. Install a stud wall to divide your room into zones - one for sleeping and one for dressing. Position your wardrobes and dimmable lighting behind your stud wall, so you partner can get dressed easily and you can sleep soundly. It's a win win. 

2. Squeeze in an armchair for a multi purpose space

bedroom with a black head board and corner armchair with neutral colours and soft textures

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If you're lucky enough to have a large bedroom, squeezing an armchair into an empty corner can transform the way you use your space. It will enable the most private room in your home to become a space for chatting with your partner or devouring a good book in peace, rather than just skipping through a few pages before you fall asleep. This is the Refined Simplicity range from John Lewis and we're loving the neutral colours. 

3. Display happy memories up on the wall

gallery wall of landmarks and logos in a neutral bedroom above the bed

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Living as a couple isn't always rosey, so remind yourself of your shared amazing memories by curating a gallery wall of photographs. Whether it's snaps from your travels, wedding day, or even just artwork you both love, display the things that have made you both happy so you can see them every day. This gallery wall by Desenio is muted in palette for a pared-back relaxing overall scheme. 

4. Save space with wall hung lighting

Modern black bedroom wall lights in a neutral bedroom above the bedside tables

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If space is at a premium, ditch your traditional lamps and free up your bedside tables with a contemporary wall hung design. Not only are these ideal for bedtime reading, but they help to create an ambient glow so you can both wind down with ease. These modern designs from Nest are sleek and stylish, perfect for a minimal space.

5. Keep organised with built-in storage 

bedroom with built in wardrobes

(Image credit: Sharps)

The transition from having a bedroom all to yourself, to suddenly sharing all the storage, makes you realise that ample wardrobe space is, quite frankly, of the utmost importance. Invest in built-in storage to make the most of every nook and cranny in your space. You'll be amazed at the difference it makes to both the clutter in your bedroom, and your mindset. These his and hers wardrobes are from Sharps and they really are the dream. 

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Amelia Smith
Content Editor

After joining Real Homes as content producer in 2016, Amelia has taken on several different roles and is now content editor. She specializes in style and decorating features and loves nothing more than finding the most beautiful new furniture, fabrics and accessories and sharing them with our readers. As a newbie London renter, Amelia’s loving exploring the big city and mooching around vintage markets to kit out her new home.