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10/15/2014 10:20 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Charming Ways to Decorate a Guest Bedroom With Twin Beds

Side-by-side beds aren't only for children's rooms or '50s-era couples.

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photography by JUSTIN BERNHAUT

Old friends are coming for the weekend. The in-laws are staying for the week. Company is unexpectedly crashing on Saturday night. No matter what the reason or who is sleeping over, twin beds are actually a smart way to maximize guest quarters by accommodating extra visitors and establishing a pleasing symmetry.

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photography by LESLEY A. UNRUH

french femme
With curves in all the right places, this tufted-velvet number can transform a drab bedroom into a silver-screen boudoir (prime for catching up on romance novels).

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photography by JOHN M. HALL

fairy-tale appeal
Design partners Sister Parish and Albert Hadley played off the grand scale of these painted-medallion stunners with fanciful oversize strawberries.

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photography by JOHN STEFANIDIS INTERIORS

room within a room
Decorator John Stefanidis' tapestry of patterns is made even sweeter by the addition of canopies that emphasize the ceiling height.

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photography by MELANIE ACEVEDO

paisley pattern
A wall was covered with the same subdued fabric as the bedding to give the room a warm opulence and a tame exoticism. A vibrant Himalayan-wool rug intensifies the unifying blues and reds.

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photography by JUSTIN BERNHAUT

plush swank
Play it safe with the palette: chocolate brown, ruby red, and baby blue creates an inviting, gender-neutral mood. Fiery-red microsuede and brass-button borders add decorator punch at a knockout price.

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