Decorating Tips for Siblings Sharing a Bedroom
If you have two siblings sharing a bedroom, there are a couple of
easy approaches to decorating a space that both will enjoy.
The first approach to decorating for siblings sharing a bedroom is to
makeover the room in one theme that both can agree on.
The second approach is to employ two separate decorating themes within
the room to keep them both happy and feeling like they have individual spaces that they can call their own.
Here are some ideas that you can use to help
satisfy both siblings, no matter which of the above approaches wins out.
Single Theme Decorating for Siblings
Sharing a Bedroom
| Of course, this is the ideal. When siblings agree on the same
decorating theme, or don't mind having similar bedding, there are two great ways you can furnish the room. You can either choose to
purchase them a bunk bed, or two twin beds. You can them dress up the beds with similar or matching bedding. Some excellent bedding
choices can be found at www.homevision.com. One of the easiest, and least costly, techniques for selecting bedding is to go with "Primary
Solids Reversible and Fitted Comforters". You can always use little accessories to accentuate a
To further pull together the theme for siblings sharing a bedroom,
you can select wallpaper in a theme that your children will enjoy. Or, you can borrow from one of the colors in the bedding and paint
the walls a solid color shade.
But certainly wallpaper will add more personality to the room and
make capturing the theme much easier. If wallpaper, or perhaps even a simple wallpaper border, appeals to you, then check out
www.decoratetoday.com. You'll find lots of different choices for just about every taste and theme.
After the walls and bedding are addressed, you'll want to think about
the remaining furiture. Matching furniture is always a good and safe way to go. But why not throw in some fun furniture like a funky
table and chair set, bean bag chairs, etc.
Dual (two) theme decorating for siblings sharing a bedroom
To keep both siblings happy, the easiest thing to do is just split
the room in half. If you can, try to get them to agree on as many of the big components as you can. For example, maybe they don't mind the
walls being the same color throughout the room. But, if that doesn't work, don't sweat it. Here's what you can do to keep the peace.
You can paint one half of the room a solid color one child likes, and
paint the other half of the room a different but complimentary color that the other child likes. And if you purchase two twin trundle
beds, the kids will feel as if they have more of their own space. Plus, trundle beds will provide extra storage space for each child to
store their personal items.
For other furniture items, it's okay to mix and match. But if the
siblings have similar personal items, be sure to label the items with their names so that there won't be any bickering about who owns
Finally, some other furnishings you may want to include in the
sibling's bedroom are:
- Window treatments
- Throw pillows
- Area rug(s)
- Wall hooks
- Wall art (posters)
- Toy box bench
- Waste bin
These are just a few of the ways you can keep siblings sharing a
bedroom happy. Just be a little creative, ensure that each has his or her own personal space, and everything should work out fine. Happy
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