I received a mail the other day asking for ideas and advice regarding children sharing a room and i’ve been collecting cool ideas ever since. I love the idea of children sharing a room, especially when they’re little and for most of us, where space is limited, it’s a necessity too. I’ve shared some spaces and ideas i think are fab when your crew is two (or more for that matter).
When space is limited, going up is a great idea – this loft bed has that ‘king of the castle’ thing going too – love it, and isn’t the blackboard ceiling genius? I found the image over on littlepforlittlepeople
Oh my word, i love this built in bunk bed – it’s so cool! Pic from hidesleep
Isn’t this little nook for the cot clever? It was also found over on littlepforlittlepeople
Too sweet! Another pretty from littlepforlittlepeople
Love this idea from chaosnharmony – two beds end to end = hours of fun
Cute boy-girl compromise from ittlepforlittlepeo (they’re really worth following on Instagram for great ideas and inspiration)
A sweet and nostalgic look for this room from mrshgomes
Mono magic from minyandmo
5 things to take into account if you’re planning a shared kids bedroom
• Storage is key to keeping chaos at bay – and make sure its accessible for both taking out and packing away. No space for built in cupboards? Consider beds with drawers underneath for exra storage space.
• Children’s tastes change as they grow and keeping two small people happy is not as easy if you overdecorate. My advice? Go with a neutral palette that can be added to as they develop their own interests. Grey and white and black and white both work brilliantly.
• Even though they may love sharing their space, chances are they will each benefit from distinct zones that are only about them – be it a box for their special things and favourite books or a cute curtain on a bottom bunk where they can retreat from the world.
• A white noise machine has been an absolute Godsend in helping Charley to sleep in our often noisy house. If you have a baby and a toddler for example – a white noise machine may be just what you need to keep the one asleep if the other is stirring.
• As with many of these pix – going up seems to be the most practical option but i’ve also seen shared bedrooms with a big double mattress on the floor which acts as a playmat by day and snuggly bed for two at night.