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In a previous feature, we've mentioned how shared bedrooms or units can be a bit tricky to style and decorate. Whether you're moving in with your partner or sharing a flat with a friend and officemate, chances are—you have different tastes when it comes to decor, furniture, and even color.

It can be a tough transition but with a few tweaks here and there, you can both achieve a pretty home that's comfy and one-of-a-kind. After all, two heads are better than one and we're sure that only a solid teamwork can create a special place! Let these photos and tips inspire you to create a shared space like no other:

Main photo from Freshome.

Choose functional pieces

Whether one collects books and the other DVDs and other memorabilia, a shelf may come in handy. Aside from using it to display your favorites, it can help you separate areas at home. If you have a studio unit, use to it define the sleeping and living areas.

Photo from Estilo.

Work on a perfect style combo

What if your roommate prefers minimalist interiors while you love eclectic and vibrant pieces? The idea would be to find a common ground and to compromise. You can work with neutral or white walls then inject color through decor and furniture. For example, you can hang colorful buntings as accents or keep things streamlined and choose bright and printed pillows to work with it.

Photo from Mommo-design.

Prioritize storage

It's inevitable to get things mixed up—especially if you have a compact unit and you're sharing the bedroom. As a solution, invest in sturdy storage must-haves like cubby hole shelves. You can divide the compartments, just don't forget to put labels for your things.

You can also divide the closet with the help of extra rods, hangers, and containers.

 Photo from Pottery Barn.

Choose the bed wisely

When sharing the bedroom, more often than not, we need to make do with bunk beds. These can help you save on floor space while still ensuring comfort. Add in comfy sheets and fluffy pillows so you can sleep soundly.

Planning to have a loft? This is also possible! You can transform the space underneath into a home office and sleeping space in one by working with transforming furniture and multipurpose furniture.

Photo from Home Adore

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