Creative ways to design a shared kids’ room.
Decorating a child’s room is no easy task. Every parent wants to create a room that will foster their child’s creativity and encourage them to learn and grow. However, designing such a room can become a bit challenging, especially if you are faced with the task of creating a shared kids’ bedroom.
There are numerous shared bedroom design ideas that you can use to draw inspiration from if you’re not sure how to put together such a room. Here, we’ve singled out just some of them, that will help you get inspired and create something truly amazing for your little ones.
Rething bund beds
Bunk beds are probably the most popular bed solution when shared spaces are in question. However, they do tend to look a bit bulky. So, instead of going for the traditional bunk bed design, you can come up with a new look for this all-time favourite. Mount the top bed on the wall and put the bottom bed below it so that they form the L shape. This way not only will your kids have bunk beds in their room, but they’ll also have a nice little reading nook or some extra storage space under the top bunk.
Visually separate areas
If you want to create a space that represents each child’s unique personality, you can choose to visually divide the area with some help of paint and careful furniture placement. In this case, since the walls of the room will be different, you should aim at creating a symmetrical design. Put your children’s beds on the opposite walls, add a nightstand on the side of each bed and add one common feature between the nightstands. This can be either a work desk, a reading chair or even some elaborate wall shelves. Allow your children to choose the colour they want their half to be painted in to create a truly unique design.
Use accessories wisely
The best way you can make a joined room feel more personal is by implementing a lot of accessories in the design. Choose some neutral shade as the base colour of the room and go for the overall minimalist design. To bring your children’s personalities in the room, allow them to choose the accessories and see what the best ways to set them up are. For instance, you can use attractive canvas prints to create an art gallery wall for your little princess and choose to hang up framed posters of basketball players for your little man.
Make the design growth-friendly
Sure, your kids might be too young now to care about the design in the room or anything else, but you need to realize that that will change sooner than you think. That’s why you should try to come up with a design that’s growth-friendly. For example, refrain from buying kid-sized furniture, especially beds, because they’ll grow out of them sooner than you may think. Also, if one of your children is younger than the other, you should make sure that both of them can use the room comfortably.
And furniture is bound to sustain damage in the course of your kids day-to-day lives, furniture repair projects are a great solution, offering your youngsters the same feeling and comfort as brand new pieces and saving your family some money in the process.
Make sure you have enough storage space
Ample storage space is probably one of the biggest struggles when it comes to designing any interior, especially a shared kids’ room. So, aside from the wardrobes and closets that need to be big enough for two – or more – you should consider other storage solutions such as a bed drawer, an ottoman that’s also a storage solution and similar pieces you can include in the design. Make sure each kid knows which storage option belongs to them, to make it easier on them when they are asked to collect their toys or tidy up their room.
Create some privacy
This one is especially important if your kids are not near the same age. The older child will, of course, start longing for some privacy way sooner than the younger one will. So, you will have to come up with a way to separate the two of them without actually separating them. An interesting solution would be to use open shelving and make them work as a room divider. This way, the light and fresh air will still be able to penetrate all the corners of the shared kids’ room with ease, and your kids will have a bit more privacy. Besides, each of them can decorate and embellish their own side of the open shelf which will make the entire space feel way more personal.
As you can see, with some good advice, a couple of interesting ideas and some careful planning, you can create a shared kids’ room everyone will enjoy. So, browse the internet for some other design tips and decide on the style bot you and your kids like. If they’re old enough, ask them to participate in the decision making, but if they’re too young, you can create a neutral base and encourage them to customize and personalize their space as they get older.
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