By Elly Leavitt

Published on August 30, 2017

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Photography by FANTASTIC FRANK

Given the choice between a twin bed and a double bed, we think it’s safe to say most people would choose the latter. But what to do when your space makes it literally impossible to fit anything larger than a twin? Despite popular belief, single beds are not only for children and dorm rooms. If these chic bedrooms are any indication, they can be just as stylish at any age; keep reading for some rooms that are decidedly adult-approved.

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Photography by EMILY JOHNSTON for Sight Unseen

Stylist and photographer Sean Santiago’s Brooklyn apartment is what all small spaces should aspire to be. His bedroom, which is actually a combined bedroom and office, needed to be a space for productivity and relaxation. Enter: the twin bed. It’s tucked in a corner but artfully coordinated enough (we love the print mashup) so that it doesn’t look like an afterthought.

Image by Emily Johnston

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Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK

This twin bed is doing double duty as both a space-saving fixture and an organizational tool. Built-in drawers keep clutter out of sight and free up coveted wardrobe space—which, if you’re living in a small apartment, is definitely a necessity.

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Photography by NICOLE HILL GERULAT

Fiddle leaf fig? Millennial pink throw? Mid-century modern light fixture? Check, check, and check. This uber chic bedroom has some of our favorite trends, so the fact that it features a twin bed with an iron bed frame makes it a little more unique.

Image by Nicole Hill Gerulat for the Hawkes Family

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Part of a Stockholm apartment that’s on the market, this bedroom is a lesson in Scandinavian simplicity. The twin bed adds to the minimal feel, which is balanced out by the adjacent gallery wall that makes the space feel more homey.

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Photography by BJURFORS | STYLING BY BON INTERIOR

Another tiny Swedish apartment (apparently, the Swedes really know how to do stylish small space decor), this studio proves that monochrome can still be warm and inviting. We love that the smaller bed didn’t stop this homeowner from piling on the bedding and mixing shades of grey and textures to create one of the coziest beds we’ve ever seen.

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Photography by FANTASTIC FRANK

You can also hack a studio apartment by opting for a daybed in lieu of a traditional bed frame. Use it as a seating option during the day and easily convert it into a bed at nighttime; here, a comfortable-looking lounge bed uses beautifully embroidered pillows to make it look like a formal sofa when it’s not being used for sleep.

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Photography by DAN MCMAHON FOR DESIGN SPONGE

Situated next to the window for optimum natural light, this twin bed proves you don’t need a headboard once and for all. A neutral color palette makes for the perfect light and airy room, allowing the brighter accents—like that cool pillow or floral-printed rug—to really pop.

Image by Dan McMahon for Design Sponge

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Photography by PAULIINA SALONEN

This warm-toned bedroom uses deep colors and gold accents to counter the otherwise minimal decor. Another headboard-less twin bed acts as somewhat of a focal point in the fairly bare room—plus, the smaller sized bed makes the room feel bigger than it actually is.

Image by Pauliina Salonen

See more decor inspiration:

Whitewashed Rooms With Just the Right Touch of Color
How to Pull Off Striped Walls Like a Pro
10 Unexpected Reasons to Try a Rattan Headboard