Ideas on how to decorate Boy-Girl Shared Room
In childhood, one is innately drawn to a room of one’s own. But for many kids, sharing a bedroom is part of growing up. When siblings are of the same gender, age range, and hobbies, it can be easier.
What if there’s a significant age gap or no common interests? What if a brother and sister have to share a bed?
If a child shares a room with an “obnoxious big brother” or an “annoying little sister,” it doesn’t mean it can’t be a sanctuary. Living in harmony starts with décor that appeals to both.
Here are some ideas to make a boy-girl shared room feel like home to both residents.
The advantages of bunk beds are numerous. Firstly, they offer a sense of privacy because neither sleeper can see the other. As a result, both siblings have enough floor space to store their most prized possessions in their bedroom.
Neutral Colour Furniture
As gender is being culturally redefined, blatantly boy or girl colours are becoming passé. So, ditch the pink or blue furniture, opting instead for neutral colours such as grey. As a bonus, you won’t have to worry about how any items purchased in the future might mesh (or clash) with the bedroom’s existing décor.
L-Shaped Bed Arrangement
If your kids don’t dig bunk beds or can’t agree on top versus bottom, consider an L-shaped arrangement in which the beds sit against adjoining walls. This setup creates a more open appearance and provides more options for setting up other furniture.
Shared Play Space
If the bedroom is big enough, consider designating a “play” area and a “sleep” area. The play area could include a toy chest and even a chair or small loveseat. This arrangement can help bring the kids together but also, gives them space away from each other when needed.
Without art on the walls, a room just feels institutional. It is important to find artwork that will make both children smile or laugh, since the mood of the room is set by the artwork.
You should double the amount of storage you think you’ll need in children’s bedrooms. Kids accumulate new items at a dizzying pace, and they’re often loath to toss ones they no longer use. So, make sure the room has plenty of extra storage.