Decorate a bedroom designed for two

Pair neutrals with pops of colours for a couple-friendly space.

If different opinions about the bedroom colours are preventing peace and serenity, start with the basics. A neutral colour scheme is a wonderful starting point, especially if the bedroom needs to please both feminine and masculine styles. Choose cool neutrals like dove grey, taupe and pewter for a crisp, fresh feel or warm neutrals like chocolate, sand, beige and tan for a cosy atmosphere. Paint any ceiling mouldings or door frames white to create a clean, stylish foundation.

Once you’ve created a gender-neutral base, choose a couple of accent colours in complimentary hues that you both love. You might choose lemon yellow bed linen to match your crisp grey walls or pair your cream interior by painting a pale sky blue feature wall. Try to limit the number of accent colours to two or three so the room remains clean, not cluttered.