There is something so inexplicably appealing about the look of two twin beds side-by-side… perhaps it stirs up memories of childhood sleepovers, or maybe it’s just the pleasing symmetry of it all. Cristina, here. I’ve always loved this look for a guest room, and with summer travels in full swing, there’s no better time than now to think about sprucing up guest accommodations. Luckily, you don’t have to break the bank with matching Hermès throws to bring this look home. The pieces in this space are so simple they can be found on a budget — it’s really all about the symmetry to truly make the greatest impact!

bedsheets – Whether you’re working one bed or two, skip the prints, patterns and colors for this look. The  bedding in our inspiration photo is simple, clean and inviting.

dot painting – These headboards are totally swoon-worthy, and could make for quite the DIY project if you hung black fabric at the head of each bed. Another option (which is easier, and just as effective) would be to hang identical artwork above each bed. These dot paintings echo the spotted ceiling in our inspiration photo (such a fun touch!).

rope light – When working with monochrome, texture is your best friend. Unexpected textures like this rough rope can create variety when your palette is so uniform. You can really get creative with these rope lights because you can hang, tie and drape them however you like! Whichever light fixture or lamp you go with, just make sure to buy two.

linen pillowcase – The dark piping on these pillowcases looks smart, but the linen fabric is casual.

numbered toothbrushes – Just in case your guest forgets their toothbrush, it is always a good idea to have a few spare ones on hand. These numbered toothbrushes make it easy to tell them apart – genius!

iPhone dock – Could there possibly be a cuter way to charge your phone? Place this book on the bedside table for guests to recharge while they sleep. This is brilliant piece has me inspired to dig up my own hard cover Nancy Drews.

vintage alarm clock – This vintage alarm clock would make a sweet addition to your nightstand, and it works!

side table – Give guests a place to lay their glasses, phone, and book when they go to bed – a bedside table is a must-have piece.

throw – Sure, we’d all love to have a pair of Hermes blankets to throw across the end of the bed. But this striped throw from Ikea is bold, graphic, and will do the job just as well for a tenth of the price.

*inspiration image by Sarah Dorio for Lonny

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    FripperyVintage | July 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Love that rope light, never seen anything quite like it before.

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    Jennifer Rose Smith | July 8, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Cristina! I adore the dot painting and your inspiration image. I have twin beds in my guest bedroom and love them!

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    Brianne Geiger | July 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Absolutely LOVE this! I’m obsessed on the simplicity yet so stylish! Gahhh! Love it!

    • Cristina Cleveland | July 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Yay so glad you like it! I fell for the simplicity of it too.

    • Pieces | August 9, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      So glad you like. We really enjoyed this project! Find us at if you need anything for the home:) cheer!

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    Lindsay {Everistta} | July 8, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Love the chic colors!

    • Cristina Cleveland | July 8, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      I think black & white is a palette that everyone (and any room) can pull off.

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    debra@dustjacket | July 8, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Love this … so stylish & clever! xx debra

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    domestikatedlife | July 8, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I adore this!!

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    Ada (new york) | July 8, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    dark colors and yet perfectly inviting .. nice!!! Luv the rope lighting! GREAT inspirational photo … now I want to redecorate our guest room (kick out the gueen bed, helloooo twin beds).

    • Cristina Cleveland | July 9, 2013 at 10:28 am

      I don’t have a guest room, but I’m still trying to figure out a way to work some twin beds into my life!

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    Kim - The TomKat Studio | July 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Obsessed with this room! Thank you for posting. It will be great inspiration for a project I’m working on!

    • Pieces | August 9, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      So glad you like! It was a fun project to design. Find us here

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    arkitalker | July 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

    sooooo cute this room! I just find your blog and I love it! my blog if you want to visit it 🙂

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