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A twin bed is twice as nice for a functional children’s room or a stylish guest bedroom
Perhaps the fanciest place where you’ve seen a bedroom designed with twin beds is in a five-star hotel. Fitted together when a guest requires a bigger bed, twin beds give hotels and boutique stays the freedom and flexibility to choose their sleeping preferences. But, somehow, a twin bed design doesn’t come to mind when we think of luxurious ideas for a bedroom design.
DOES A TWIN BED DESIGN WORK IN AN INDIAN HOME?
If you host guests regularly, and have a guest bedroom set up specifically for it, a pair of twin beds are a clever option—especially when your visitors are not a couple or friends who’d like to sleep next to one another. However, when required, both beds can be pushed together to form a larger double bed.
DO YOU HAVE THE SPACE FOR TWO BEDS?
This is probably the first question that comes to mind, but if you think about it, twin beds take up the same amount of space as a double bed. They’re just spaced apart. This also gives you the flexibility to place the beds in different places if you have an oddly shaped room. If you’re worried about two beds making a space look cramped or cluttered, try placing them evenly apart. You could also create balance and uniformity with a matching set of beds, fitting the same bedding and linens on them.
Here’s our guide to making a set of twin beds work in any Indian home.
All twin bed design ideas can be brought to life in many styles, materials, colours and finishes. They can also serve as the perfect canvas to echo your personal style. For a twin bed in the children's room or a children's twin bed, consider adding cosy throws and colourful pillows and cushions for them to host the ultimate sleepover party with their friends. You could also fit a storage trunk or drawers beneath the bed to create a twin bed with storage. This will keep their belongings or all the extra bedding (such as linens, pillows and a comforter or quilt) close at hand.
For a room that doubles as a home office, style a twin bed for adults as a day bed with cushions and linens to match the palette of the rest of the room.
To create a more formal or serious mood in a semi-work space, make sure to not have any elements of bedding on or around it that could give away any clues that you’re in your bedroom during a Zoom call!
In a guest bedroom, fit a twin platform bed with the best cotton sheets and comfiest quilts to make it as comfy as a bed in a five-star hotel!
If the twin bedroom is shared by two siblings, your first priority should be maximising as much floorspace to give them legroom to move around. Since a shared room can often feel crowded, you might have to get creative with how you place the furniture in the room. While a children’s twin bed can give each of them a sense of space, fitting them at different heights can help make room for more functional necessities.
STYLE TIP: In this room, placing one twin bed at a height has allowed space for a closet and storage. You could achieve something similar by saving on floor space with a folding twin bed. Similarly twin bunk beds or fitting two single beds at a height to fit in a desk below will make the room feel larger than it is.
If two children in the family are sharing the same bedroom, a pair of twin beds or a twin bed design will give them a sense of personal space. If the room has a very compact floor plan, a twin bed with a trundle (an additional single bed that rolls out from underneath) will help save space. The first thing to consider for a twin bedroom design is a common theme, aesthetic or colour palette for the room that works for both kids. However, this isn’t a rule you’ll need to restrict your designs to. At the end of the day, a shared bedroom needs to be a comfortable space for both its occupants. When planning twin bed design ideas for children with completely opposite personalities, segregate the room into two parts and style each space differently. Think of it as decorating two bedrooms within four walls.
STYLE TIP: Start with a simple and neutral bedroom interior design for a room with a children’s twin bed. To echo each child’s personal style, style their individual single beds in linens and accessories in their favourite colours and prints. Since these are movable pieces, they can be swapped out as your children grow up and their preferences change.
Styling a room can be a tricky, and you’ll need the right décor pieces to tie the entire space together. If you’re looking for interesting twin bed design ideas, step in to an AP Homes store in your city. With a curation of products and solutions from a family of brands, AP Homes is your one-stop shop to create a home or space that tells your unique story. Whether you’re looking to quickly spruce up a room with a few décor updates or undertake an entire renovation, AP Homes houses everything from furniture and furnishings to fixtures and home automation solutions.
There are several misnomers or style rules that are myths when it comes to interior design. The biggest one is that a single bed isn’t as luxurious or grand as a double or king-size one. This could not be further from the truth. In reality, it is the bedding and linens you fit on a bed that decide its comfort and plushness. If you’re looking for luxurious twin bedroom ideas, finding the right twin bed for the guest room or even thinking of twin bed ideas for small rooms, there are plenty of ways to make them cosy and plush. The starting point should be a comfortable mattress and generously thread-counted bedsheets. For a sense of uniformity and purpose in the room, pick the same materials and products for both beds.
You could also use different styles, prints and colours for each twin bed design, but make sure they complement each other. You don’t want both the beds to look like they’re fitted with old discarded sheets or linens that don’t have a place in any other room in the house.
A bunk bed has always been the simplest way to make any child’s room instantly feel bigger—and more functional. But, if you have more than two children, and don’t have an additional room for them, a twin bunkbed is the best way to maximise floor space without making the room feel cramped. It’s also a comfortable solution for children who love having friends or cousins over regularly for sleepovers!
EXPERT GUIDE: Before buying a bunk bed, measure the height of the room’s ceiling. While there’s no fixed height to follow as a guide, you should be able to have enough space above the bed for the sleeper to be able to comfortably sit up when on the bed above. Since a bed comes without a mattress, be sure to factor in the additional height of it, as well, when calculating your measurements. You’ll also need to make a bit of space for a ladder or small staircase on the side to access the bed above.
If you can’t zero in on how to choose a twin bed design that’s right for your home, your best bet would be relying on an interior design service that can help you along the way. Whether you’re completely clueless about how to choose a twin-size bed or have a bunch of ideas that need to be edited to fit your home, a reliable and seasoned designer and contractor can make a world of a difference. While we all dream of a beautiful home, taking time out of our daily schedule and finding the right people to work with is often easier said than done.
With this thought in mind, India’s largest paint giant Asian Paints created the Beautiful Homes Service. Enlisting expert interior designers, who’ve worked across the length and breadth of the industry, the Beautiful Homes Service takes care of executing every task in your home renovation from start to finish. This ensures a hassle-free and time-saving experience for anyone with a vision to remodel their home (or redesign a particular room) but lacks the time or patience to coordinate and project manage between an army of people required to finish the job.
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