Double Up on Double Beds
Increase your sleeping accommodations with this hotel-room trick that works just as well in your home
Trying to figure out how to make more sleeping room for guests, or perhaps your growing brood of children? Instead of considering a move or renovation, re-evaluate your space: You may be able to fit two double beds in one room. You may think this look is only for hotel rooms, but you’ll be thankful for the increased functionality when a room goes from sleeping one or two to four. Take a look at how some have doubled up the double bed to see if it may benefit your space.
Designed for two young girls, these double beds infuse a youthful vibe with floral accents and bold red headboards.
Cottages or second homes are great places to work in a room with two double beds. With all the visitors you’re bound to have, you’ll want to supply them with plenty of comfortable sleeping. In this room, an extra tall table lamp provides adequate light across both beds while balancing the scale between the height of the beds, headboards and artwork.
For obvious reasons, two double beds work best in spaces that are wider than they are deep. The last thing you want is to constrict your space, so be sure everything fits accordingly. In this room, an oversized Oriental rug creates cohesion between the two beds.
Consider adding ottomans to the fit of the beds, particularly if it’s a guest room. This gives visitors a place for suitcases while grounding the look of each bed.
Custom-made canopies give these double beds a sense of height and architecture. Fabricating them in a shade of yellow slightly darker than the walls gives them added dimension.
A nightstand between two double beds serves aesthetic and functional purposes. Heighten the aesthetic by using one with a punch, like this vintage style in a bold red.
Choose a drapery that reflects the color scheme and patterns used on the two double beds to establish unity across the room.
In this bedroom, built-in shelving provides a sense of privacy and separation between the two double beds. If the beds take up much of the room's space, utilize the room beneath them to create as much storage as possible, like the designer did in this example.
With beautiful linens like these, your guests may mistake the room for an actual hotel room. Remind them that this hotel does not come with room service.
If you have a particularly large room, try something interesting with the two double beds. This design creates a fun pass-through that has likely turned into many midnight forts.