As much as we wouldÂ all love lots of space and our children having their own, generously sized rooms like you see littered all over Pinterest, it’s not always achievable. But shared bedrooms do not have to be a case of compromise. Shared bedrooms can be great fun, be functional and look fabulous.
Maximise floor space. Keep things off the floor to make the room look bigger and it has the benefit of giving extra play space. If your space is really limited and you have to store under the bed have a think about investing in some good looking under-bed storage, such as the range from Child & Co. If your budget doesn’t stretch to that, think about getting creative by repurposing/upcycling. Over at DIY Fun Ideas there’s a brilliant bookcase to under-bed storage tutorial.Â Â The use of mid-sleepers or bunk beds can help maximise the floor space too.
Style the room as a whole.Â Don’t try and match individual things, look at the big picture and the whole of the room. Mix it up a little, have a look at our themed room ideas, it’s all about the detail.
Storage Storage Storage.Â Think creatively and go up. Good use of shelving and repurposing can achieve great results.Â There’s load of hacks that can help achieve this, like making spice racks in to bookshelves. It’s also great way toÂ use toys as decor items and you can switch it about by rotating toys.
Personalise.Â PersonalisingÂ the spaces can give a great sense of ownership but also divide the space. Think art workÂ andÂ keep sakesÂ as well as your children’s interests. I’m a huge fan of marque letter lighting;Â itÂ looks great but it’sÂ not cheap. – smaller versions from Urban OutfittersÂ (Â£50) or Abode (Â£48) can be just as effective.
Privacy.Â As the little ones grow, they may feel the need for their own space. Using storage as room dividers is a fab way of achievning this. Ikea’s Kallax shelving system is brilliant for this but also think curtains on rails.
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