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Shared Bedroom Ideas For Kids


It is fun for children to share a bedroom with their siblings. However, decorating it can be tricky especially if they have clashing opinions on what to put, what not to put, what bedcovers to use and so on. Make sharing a room possible with these shared bedroom ideas for kids.

Choose One Color For The Walls

Paint the bedroom walls with neutral color. Since your toddlers will be sharing a bedroom, you have to pick a wall color that both suit their preferences. If you have a toddler boy and girl, good choices would be white, taupe, beige or light tan. If you have toddlers of similar sexes, choose a masculine color such as blue, green or burgundy for boys and more feminine shades such as lavender, pink or yellow for girls. If your toddlers’ bedroom is big enough to put a partition, you can paint each of their side different colors as long as they complement with each other and with the decors.

Give Toddlers Their Own Personal Space

One excellent shared bedroom ideas for kids is creating a private space for each toddler. This will allow each toddler to do things alone even if they are sharing a room. You can create this space by installing a tall curtain in the middle of the room or a half-wall. Decorate each side according to your toddlers’ tastes. If toddler A likes reading and crafts, stock the shelf with books and art supplies and if toddler B loves music, make sure his cabinet is filled with musical toys and hang music-related stuff to the wall. Do not forget to place a toddler table and two small chairs on each side.

Get Creative With The Beds

Sharing a bedroom does not have to mean having to share a bed. Add a double bunk bed and position it against the wall to keep the one who will sleep on top from falling off. Buy two single beds or twin beds and place them in an L-shape or on opposite sides of the wall.

Add Bed Linens and Pillows

This is the part where your little ones can be in charge of. Get your toddlers involved in choosing bedspreads, blankets and pillows. They can have different styles of everything as long as you see to it that the room still looks cohesive even with contrasting designs. The key is to stick to complementary colors or coordinating styles to keep the look of your toddlers’ bedroom together while giving them a chance to express their individuality.

Add Furnishings

As much as possible, give your toddlers their own furnitures. Place two bedside tables on each side and provide them two dressers and cabinets (one for each toddler). But if space is a problem, you can just place a long table in the middle of the beds that can act as a shared bedside table or use a tall cabinet for storing your toddlers’ clothes and toys and have them share it.

Install Soft Lighting

Add ceiling light to keep the room bright and consider hooking up soft lighting near each of the bed (e.g. a nightlight or a table lamp). This way, even if one of your toddlers wakes up in the middle of the night, the other will not be disturbed.

Accessorize The Room

A shared room does not have to have one particular theme. Have your toddlers select the items they want to see in their bedroom. Place photos of your toddlers on a shelf or on each night stand. Hang wall art, knick-knacks and other things they like. Frame their art projects and place them on each side of the room. Buy wall stickers personalized to each toddler’s taste. Make sure they are removable so they can be changed whenever your toddlers’ want to redecorate without damaging the walls. Color coordinate the curtains. Hang their initials or names in wooden blocks on top of each bed.

Creating a shared bedroom for your toddlers is actually very easy. As long as you have a plan and you know their likes and dislikes, you can create a room that will cater to their needs and please your toddlers.

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