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35 Shared Kids' Room Design Ideas

Designing one bedroom that works for two (or more!) children can be a challenge, but we’re here to help. Create a shared kids’ room that’s both fun and functional with these tips and ideas.

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Photo: John Woodcock Photography. From: J&J Design Group.

Mirror-Image Matching

For siblings who share a sense of style, go all-in on the matching. Each side of this lovely girls' room is an almost exact mirror image of the other. Matching beds, linens and lamps with a bold dresser in the center give the overall effect of a unified, designed space. If you can get them both to make their beds, the whole family will be pleased.

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Photo: Julie Soefer. From: Laura U Design Collective.

A Big Kid and a Little One

Everything doesn't have to be equal in a shared room. Age differences can be a huge source of strife when kids have to bunk together. Eliminate the struggle by acknowledging the difference with the furniture you choose. Try a mixed bunk like this. The big kid in the room share will love getting to have a large, full-sized bed, and your little kid will be stoked to have the top bunk.

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Photo: Steven DeWall. From: Sarah Barnard.

Privacy, Please

Kids want to have a sense of privacy, just like their grown-up counterparts, even if they're sharing a room. You can give it to them with curtains on their beds. These custom bunk beds give each of their occupants a hideaway when the curtains are drawn. Added bonus: They'll feel like they have their own little fort every day.

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Photo: Jordan Shifrin. From: Jordan Shifrin.

Keep It Classic

If your children have opposing tastes, stick to classic colors for a design they can both appreciate. Mixing red, navy and green hues together is a great way to create a gender-neutral space that is anything but neutral in design. This space features twin beds with identical navy bedding and matching blue-and-white striped headboards and bedskirts. Forest green cornices dress the windows, and a rich ruby rug provides softness underfoot.

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