Siblings sharing a bedroom is often a necessity in many family homes and is great for a little one who doesn’t feel quite ready to sleep on their own yet. It is sure to be a super fun experience filled with drama, but creating an environment which works for both children while still ensuring practicality is prioritised can be a big challenge. With double the furniture and double the toys and belongings it definitely has the ability to get pretty crowded. Here’s a few ideas on how to make the most out of a shared space!
It’s important to give each child their own personal space but the layout intentions you desire are sometimes restricted by the size of the room. If you are lucky enough to have a large room to play with, simply dividing two single beds with a wide chest of drawers works well to attempt to avoid bickering between the children. What’s more these drawers will be handy for keeping the room tidy and are the perfect host for a bedside lamp each when it comes to bedtime stories.
Choose a duo of a space saving design with clever storage such as the Maine single bed, which boasts fantastic underbed drawers. This allows belongings to be stored separately instead of getting mixed up, therefore sharing disagreements should be kept at bay. The timeless sleek white painted finish also ensures the bed is suitable for both brothers or sisters of any age.
A bedding set is a great way to add a pop of colour to finish off the room and guarantees each bed has it’s own individual personality to suit each child. Which of course is essential when a space is being shared.
A bed is undoubtedly the most important part of a child’s bedroom, so why not make it functional in more ways than for catching the essential forty winks!
Small cramped room? No problem, a bunk bed is the perfect solution for two sharers to save valuable floor space leaving more room to store furniture and play. The Coco by Parisot goes against the conventional bunk bed style and is awesome from a storage point of view. Who knew it was possible to have two single beds, underbed drawers and a wardrobe integrated in one? This cool but practical modern design features wide wooden steps too which are ideal for comforting little feet. However, always bear in mind that the top bunk is best suited to the older sibling aged six years and above as the climb can be tricky.
If you are working with a small bedroom in particular avoid dark wall colours. Instead a lick of white paint is sure to give the illusion of a larger airy space which will be suited to both genders. Use accessories such as wall art or photo frames as an alternative to provide a burst of your child’s favourite colour. These are also much easier to take down and replace damage free as colour preferences change with age.
Now all that is left is to decide who gets the highly prestigious top bunk!