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26 Bedrooms That Prove Twin Beds Can Work Throughout Your House

Good enough for kids or adults!

By Hadley Mendelsohn and Medgina Saint-Elien
pink peachy twin bedspinterest icon
Emily Minton Redfield

As an adult, the thought of laying down in a twin bed may sound like a nightmare if you shared a bedroom with a sibling growing up—or like a dream if bunking with a roommate was a cherished highlight of your time in college. Instead of putting twin beds in a box of memories, think outside of using them solely for children's rooms! At House Beautiful, we're here to prove that twin beds will always be relevant, especially for visiting adults who stay the night in guest rooms.

Whether it is one bed, or two identical beds side-by-side that make them twice as fun to look at and decorate with, you can use creativity to explore how to make twin beds work in your home. A twin bed is a million times cozier than a futon (someone had to say it!) and is less of an eyesore. You can bring a twin bed into a large guest room if you're hosting a family or give your guest room a bespoke hotel vibe. A twin bed can even work double time in your office, better known as your extra bedroom.

To help you relive your former days of glory, we decided to spotlight our favorite designer bedrooms with chic twin beds that are packed with personality, comfort, and function. Maybe you're designing a bedroom for actual twins who have distinct design preferences, or a returning college graduate who wants to feel empowered in their space, or just all the guests you plan to host. Either way, the twin bed decorating ideas below will create new and stylish memories. Trust us, you'll find yourself sleeping on them too.


Bring the Bobbins

green bedroom
Jonathan Bond

Elizabeth Hay gave her 16th-century thatched cottage a makeover, turning it into an eclectic haven layered with patterns. In this bedroom, she added yellow-painted bobbin four poster beds—designed by Hay—contrast perfectly with deep green Edward Bulmer walls and mustard bedding. The lamp is actually a vase Hay had wired for lighting!


Break the Rules

twin bed
Studio DB

Tuck a twin bed into a nook and your guest will never want to leave! With two glossy gray wall sconces, multiple prints and patterns on the bedding, and a fun leopard wallpaper, this room does it all without overwhelming the space. And speaking of fun prints, don't be afraid of mixing them, as Studio DB boldly did in this bedroom. The wilder, the better.


Deck Out a Bookcase

nautical bedroom with bookshelf
James Merrell

This bedroom by designer Katie Lyndon is the perfect example of making a twin bed work for any age range. It has smart storage solutions with playful yet grown-up decor on display, a neutral color palette brought to life with fun prints and motifs, and high-quality bedding.

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Welcome Surprises

white rustic styled bedroom
Leanne Ford Interiors

Get really out-of-the-box and make a guest room out of nothing like this bedroom design by Leanne Ford Interiors. With the sun streaming in from the ceiling and breathable linen bedding, it is a warm wake-up call for guests to get back to reality.


Give Them A Retro Makeover

peach and pink twin beds
Emily Minton Redfield

This Instagrammable bedroom can be a hideout for teens or a relaxing escape for visiting friends. Designer Charlotte Lucas designed sibling rooms in our 2020 Whole Home Concept House. A whimsical leafy mural envelops the bedroom and is offset by a graphic-dotted carpet and matching retro headboards.


Go Vertical

blue twin bed bunk bed
Emily J Followill

If your guests include two siblings with a wide age gap, this nautical room by Ashley Gilbreath is cool enough to keep the temper tantrums at bay. You not only save room but can cater to their nighttime reading preferences and aesthetics with built-in bedside shelving.

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Float Away

wood floating beds
Courtesy of the Bumper Crop

Here's how you fit three people into a room and have it actually seem fun. You will definitely need a contractor's help but your guests will know you went above and beyond to keep them in awe.


Rethink the Layout

kids room with twin bed
Joe Schmelzer

Rethink the classic side-by-side vertical layout and orient two twin bids against a wall horizontally facing each other with a side table in between. Cuff Studio opted for a central table that fits all the kid's records and books.


Mix Patterns

kids room with twin canopy beds

Sky-high Suzani canopies make these twin beds in a room by Melissa Rufty super luxe and classic but also fun and unexpected. The matching skirts and intricate black and white pillows contrast nicely with the dainty floral wallpaper and traditional monogrammed coverlets.

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Cozy Into a Corner

kevin scott kids room with twin beds
Kevin Scott

Nestled into a corner, this cozy twin bed in a room by Kevin Scott feels contemporary and fresh but also sweet and cozy for a kid entering their teens in a smaller bedroom.



purple bedroom
Thomas Loof

Hang a store-bought canopy from the ceiling instead of going the custom route, which requires significantly more commitment. In this purple design by Garrow Kedigian, the cream canopy complements the headboard and adds dimension.


Inspire Peace

blue room with three twins beds
Beatriz da Costa

The more the merrier, right? Beatriz da Costa created the ultimate resting space by cocooning the walls in a sky blue wallpaper that will inspire a carefree childhood but also lend itself well to a more mature age group as the occupant grows up.

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Elevate It

contemporary kids room with twin bed
Tamsin Johnson Interiors

This chic bedroom by Tamsin Johnson Interiors proves that, with the right styling approach, twin beds can look just grown up as a double, queen, or even king-sized bed. Here, a nearby chaise, elevated lighting and accents, like the mirror and curtains, and a tasteful color scheme do the trick.


Make Magic Happen

daybeds in living room
Peter Murdock

Interior designer Amir Khamneipur needed to squeeze a guest room into his small apartment for his nephew. So he created a pair of six-foot-long banquettes that pivot to become twin beds. They're customized with built-in drawers to store bedding, too.


Mix and Match

kids room with twin beds
Heidi Caillier Design

Just because they're twins doesn't mean they always have to match! Opt for complementary bedding in varying tones and shades for a more eclectic and unique look. Take note of this laidback yet polished bedroom by Heidi Caillier.

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Stay Timeless

contemporary kids room with twin bed
Ryan Garvin

Breegan Jane opted for contemporary, transitional pieces here. From the sculptural lamp to the suede bedframe, graphic throws, crisp bedding, and abstract artwork, everything feels both youthful and timeless.


Prioritize Comfort

twin beds in girls room
Thomas Loof

Polka dot walls and a sharp black lamp help anchor this sweet bedroom by Brittany Bromley. Stacked with plenty of pillows and luxe bedding, these shabby chic twin beds are sure to inspire sweet dreams.


Do Double Duty

kids room playroom with daybed twin beds
Charlotte Barnes

Three twin beds along the back wall of this media room by Charlotte Barnes double as extra beds for sleepovers but they also function as comfy sofas for viewing parties.

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Add Privacy

kids room twin beds
Angie Seckinger

Give twin beds in a shared bedroom some privacy with a cutin certain. This long and narrow space designed by Cameron Rupert Interiors features a whimsical style and practical built-ins.


Blend Repurposed Antiques

kids room with twin beds
Simon Watson

Imaginative wall decals and playful bedframes in this bedroom by Ellen Niven ensure a kid-friendly mood. But classic investment pieces like an antique dresser provide longevity.

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