Do you want to create a beautiful bedroom that both your children will love, but don’t know where to start? For parents who have children sharing a bedroom, it can be hard to know where to start when designing a bedroom both children will love.
Designing a beautiful shared bedroom that both of your little ones will be happy with, is actually much easier than you think. Believe it or not, a shared bedroom can be just as fun and unique as separate bedrooms, and twice as fun.
To help you make your children’s shared bedroom special, we have put together five fantastic tips below.
1. Be consistent with the design
Layout is vital when designing a shared bedroom. Everyone needs their own space, even babies and small children.
The key to giving your littles ones their own space in a shared room is the layout. Use different corners and areas of the room to create individual zones for each child. Just make sure to keep the design elements consistent so that each area of the room works well with the rest of the space.
Don’t forget to plan the design so that it grows as your children do. Invest in good quality furniture, bed linen and mattress toppers that will last.
2. Design a flexible space
Although your little ones share the room, it doesn’t mean that everything in there has to be shared. That is why it is essential that you create flexible play areas that they can share and play in together, as well as areas for alone time.
To give your child the opportunity for alone time, perhaps you could have an indoor tent or small den for each child to play in.
3. Split the room
Most children who share a space, like the idea of having a formal division in place. Dividing your children’s bedroom can be as simple as drawing a line down the centre of the floor or adding a curtain divider.
If however, you rent your home and adding a curtain or drawing a line is not a possibility, think about your other options. Perhaps you could invest in bunk beds that go in different directions and use them to mark each child’s territory? Or perhaps you could split the room using furniture?
4. Add personality to the space
Just because your children share the room, it doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t reflect their personalities. There are plenty of ways you can make a shared bedroom as personal as separate ones. Use toys, artwork, photographs and accessories to reflect each child’s personality, likes and hobbies.
You could also use two different colour schemes in the room, and then use one unified wall to keep the room consistent.
5. Don’t forget storage space
Make sure to take storage space into account when designing your children’s new bedroom. With two children sharing one space, you will have double the stuff, so will need ample storage options.
Consider investing in beds with storage space, such as cabin beds, stacking crates or ceiling storage. Think about what would work best in the space and go from there.