Shared Kids' Room Design Ideas

Follow our decorating tips to create a shared bedroom for kids.

Sweet Symmetry

Just because they have to share a space doesn't mean they have to cut down on the pink. Create a symmetrical design for a little girls' room and then personalize each bed with a monogrammed pillow. Photo courtesy of Serena & Lily

Children's Closet

Cut the Closet in Half

To maximize the square footage in a shared kids' closet, designer Brian Patrick Flynn outfitted it with another clothes-hanging rod. The central column here, made from MDF (medium density fiberboard), provides open storage, a desktop and a clear division between clothing for its boy and girl twin toddler inhabitants.

Extra Storage, Separate Spaces

Open shelving is one of the easiest ways to divide a shared space without closing off the different areas completely. Buy a pre-made shelf and paint it a playful color that complements the room's palette. Design by Dan Vickery.

Level Up

A new take on bunk beds maximizes floor space in the 2010 HGTV Green Home. Have a light on both levels of a bunk bed so each child can read or do quiet activities before bedtime.

high flying kids bedroom

A New Layout

Instead of the standard arrangement of beds on opposite walls, try putting a large nightstand in the corner of the room with the head of the beds placed perpendicular to each other. Warning: It may encourage late-night chats, but at least they're getting along, right? Design by David Hertz.

Red and Blue Girl's Room

Coordinate Fabrics

Classic bunk beds are always a great option. They save floor space, while still giving each child a bed of their own. RMSer samnadam uses matching bedspreads and pillows for her girls' bunk beds, but you can also use different bedding in the same color palette if each kid wants her own style.

Uplifting Children's Bedroom

Say My Name

Make each kid feel special by calling out their names in a unique way. RMSer myuncommonsliceofsuburbia painted planes carrying banners of her boys' names into the cloud mural that surrounds this shared room.

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