Thursday, June 30, 2011

Twin Beds Special

Twin Beds, especially when we pack two in the room, are often designed as a space saving solution.  As the room designs around twin beds are often more utilitarian than decorative, I was totally impressed by the tween bedroom at the cottage: hip, trendy, and country appropriate!

Surprised by the tween room at the cottage, I did a little more digging on designs with twin beds and came across these beautifully decorated rooms to share with you.

I heart the repeats of pattern on wall/window treatment and the intricate headboards.  Which teenage girls wouldn't want a room like this?

And of course we have to look after the boys as well.  With the use of blue and grey, nail-head details on the headboard, and the wooden deer heads, these two tween rooms are both practical and gender-friendly.

I also love the wallpaper on this sloped ceiling!

Still not convinced? Check out these two room designed with grown-up friendly stripes!

How about these two sophisticated rooms?  I love how the headboards are connected together as one and hey, I would have them in my own room in a heartbeat, including these faux bamboo/chippendale and printed fern fabrics! 

Sarah Richardson also designed a few tween rooms for her TV series.  Here is a bedroom for a couple of girls in Sarah 101.  Instead of placing the beds side-by-side, Sarah designed to have the the beds connected to maximize the square footage of the room.

A tween room for boys in Sarah's House 3.  I love the blue/green color combo and that weathered barn board ceiling!

And here is how Sarah maximizing limited square footage for a tween bedroom in Sarah's House Season 2.  Yes, she even outfitted this small room with a desk area and I love the colorful chalk board paints next to the desk: both decorative and functional!

Hope this post inspired you to re-think about the tween room in your home!

1 comment:

  1. You should have posted the girls room from Sarah's Cottage! If you have any day bed ideas I am in need, this is a wonderful jumping off point!