Oh, the joys of sharing a bedroom with a sibling! If you’ve ever occupied a shared space, you know the challenges of sleeping two (or more) to a room! Not only are there the logistical questions, such as how to accommodate twice the amount of stuff, there’s the issue of style. How do you design a space that’s child-friendly, visually pleasing and functional? We ask this very question in today’s post!
When it comes to shared kids’ rooms, design challenges often result in a whole new level of creativity! We’re talking an “I’d rather sleep in this room than have my own room” kind of cool! Big risks are taken, unique solutions are orchestrated, and low and behold, you end up with design magic. Don’t believe us? See for yourself…
Shared Girls’ Rooms
People often say that it’s easier to design a space shared by children of the same gender. In some cases, this may be true, especially when the room’s inhabitants agree to matching comforters and elegant pink headboards with nailhead trim! If duplicates are preferred, you can always differentiate with little touches like monogrammed pillows. [from Serena & Lily via HGTV.com]
At other times, children of the same gender have distinctly different tastes. Or at the very least, different bedding preferences! It’s time to get eclectic. Maybe vintage eclectic, as shown in the room below. Old and new finds combine to create a whimsical space that’s packed with quirky treasures. [from Emmas Designblogg]
In time, a division of space may be desired. Time to call the contractor for some dry wall? Think again! Use a shelf as a divider, as shown in this next room designed by Dan Vickery. Paint your divider the same color as the walls, or pick a contrasting hue to create a fun focal point. [from HGTV.com]