From bedtime stories to playtime, sharing a room can be a great experience for siblings. The real challenge is how to create a space that is functional and reflects both of your kids’ personalities.
Can't get your kids to agree on a decorating theme? Bunk beds offer a clever way to make each child feel right at home. If painting's not your forte, use vinyl decals to create your mural.
Bunk beds are great for shared spaces, since they give you two beds in the space of one, but we really appreciate how they bring the eye upward to make the room feel more spacious. And when you opt for a set with built-in storage, you can save even more space, since you won't need a second dresser. As a bonus, some bunk beds can be separated into two twin beds when your kids outgrow their current setup.
Mixing finishes from a single collection will let your little ones personalize their space. By getting your kids involved with decorating, the result will be a room they'll both be proud of.
Beds placed side by side will give each of your kids a space to call their own. The decorator in us loves this arrangement for the balanced look it lends to the room, while our parenting side appreciates the independence it allows each child. With this setup, storage beds are always an option for extra drawer space. You can even try placing two taller bedroom chests next to each other to echo the symmetry of the beds.
Kids' rooms are more than just a place to sleep. They're a place to play, do homework and just relax. In a shared bedroom, it's important to give each child their own space—especially if you want to keep the peace in your home. Plus, if your kids don't have a comfortable place to do schoolwork, it may not get done at all.
Sometimes you have to get creative to fit two desks into one room. This back-to-back arrangement makes the most of limited wall space and helps each child stay organized.
If your kids enjoy reading, they'll love curling up with a classic in their own reading corner. Armless chairs are always a great choice for bedrooms, thanks to their minimized profiles.