There are many different scenarios in which your kids may be sharing a bedroom, whether you simply don’t have enough rooms in your home or you are trying to encourage sibling bonding. Depending on their age, a joint bedroom could be a welcome thought, as it will allow them to share ideas and aspirations and always have a play buddy by their side. However, many children do not take so kindly to this idea of doubling up with their annoying little brother or sister. So, what do you do? For starters, you need to make the space creative, fun, and the perfect combination of both kids’ interests. There are plenty of ways you can do this, from putting up a simple and whimsical divider curtain to allowing your kids to pick out their own bedding configuration.
Furthermore, you will quickly find (once you begin shopping for furniture for the space) that there are tons of wonderful options out there when it comes to beds for a double room. From bunk beds to novelty beds, allow your kiddos to be a part of the bed selection process. This will not only ease the blow of them having to share a room, but will allow them to choose something that is truly theirs, in a major way.
Let’s now go over a few handy tips to help you decorate a shared kids’ bedroom. As always, if you have any ideas that we’ve missed, feel free to share them! We are always looking for new suggestions and ideas to share with our community.
Tip #1: Don’t Be Afraid to Divide the Space. As briefly mentioned above, one great hack for creating two individual spaces out of one is to put up some sort of divider. Whether you go with a simple curtain or tapestry or are more ambitious and want to put up a pocket door, the end result will be the same. This is great option if you are working with a little bit larger of a room, as it won’t feel too cramped.
Tip #2: Consider a Daybed. Now keep in mind this may not work for everyone, however, it could be a great option if you have two girls, for example, that are twins or about the same age. A daybed, or trundle bed, is also a great space saver, as one bed pulls out from under the other. Check out our daybed selection here and see if any may work for your situation.
Tip #3: Think About Your Color Scheme. One of our favorite tricks for turning a shared bedroom into two individual rooms is to start with a pretty neutral color palette. For example, if you begin with white furniture and even white walls, your kids can then decorate ‘their’ part of the room as they wish, without it clashing with the rest of the room. This is a great way to give your kids a say in the decoration process, too.
Tip #4: Two Words: Bunk Beds. If your kids are in their pre-teen years you may want to consider bunk beds, as they are a fun and entertaining option for bedding, as well as a space saver. There are numerous different types of bunk beds out there today, allowing you and your kids to choose the set that best meets your needs and style.
Tip #5: Mix and Match. Last but certainly not least, another great tip for decorating a shared room is to mix and match patterns and colors. This will once again provide your kids with the opportunity to dive into their creative side and make a part of the room their own.
Be sure and check out our wide selection of children’s furniture - especially our bedding and organization pieces. We hope you now have a better idea of how you can transform a shared bedroom into a fun and interesting space for both your kiddos. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!