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Home visit: when the whole family shares a bed

A shared bedroom can be the answer to a lack of space, but it can also have the added benefit of bringing you closer together. In this compact city home, it made sense for this family of three to share a bedroom. Here’s how it works for them…

A woman sitting and a child standing on a big bed in a white bedroom with a wall-mounted bookshelf.
A woman sitting and a child standing on a big bed in a white bedroom with a wall-mounted bookshelf.

A space to share

Mieko and her husband put two beds together to make the extra wide bed they share with their young daughter. “We have lots of colourful cushions to put the focus on our bed and the rest of the decor is intentionally simple,” says Mieko. “Blue is a relaxing colour to live with, and wooden furniture helps us feel connected to nature. There’s a picture ledge by the bed for our daughter’s storybooks.”

Made by
Interior stylist: Aiko Ito
Photographer: Philippe Le Berre
Follow Mieko @muginoheya