There may come a time when you’re having to make use of a smaller space as your family grows. That transition just before you consider moving to a new home but perhaps don’t have the finances or you’re in the position to do so yet.
When you’ve got two kids and only one bedroom to spare, it’s important to know how to successfully decorate a kid’s bedroom so that it feels private for both children. Whether that’s a boy and girl sharing or two boys/two girls, there are some helpful tips that will ensure you’re decorating the space appropriately.
With that being said, here are some tips to help decorate your kid’s bedroom when they’re at the point of needing to share.
Allocate their individual spaces
Typically, kids will share when they’re young and end up getting their own bedrooms once they’re hitting their teenage years. For some, space may still be a problem by that point, so it’s important you’re doing what you can to ensure the space is a private space despite being shared.
Allocating their individual spaces is important to do because it’s good to understand how much space is available to work with. For some rooms, you might need to adapt to bunk or trunk beds, whereas other rooms might have just enough room for two separate beds side by side.
Make sure you’re starting from scratch in the room, providing yourself with a blank canvas to visualize where everything is going to go before you go buying any furniture. The last thing you want to do is buy furniture that’s not going to fit into the space properly.
Declutter their current belongings
Before moving them into a shared space, it’s useful to take the scope of just how much they have between them. Kids are experts at collecting clutter, from broken toys to random items that they may have brought into the home whether that’s at school or from the garden.
Decluttering is good to do for their closets too because chances are, they may have grown out of many clothes over the years and you’ve just not noticed.
When it comes to sharing a space, the fewer belongings that are in the space, the better. You only have so much storage to work with too, so it’s important to assess what clutter exists and what you can successfully get rid of.
Do a decluttering with the kids themselves, as you don’t want to end up chucking out anything that actually wanted to keep. They’ll also learn how to declutter themselves, which is a useful skill for when they’re older and they have their own space or home.
Ask them what colors they want the room painted
Colors are important and for many, it can be the point at which disagreements happen. While you want to ask them what colors they want in the space, it’ll likely be a case of negotiating to find a middle ground or at least two color palettes that work together well. It’s good to give your children some creative license when it comes to decorating their bedroom but while it’s great to do so, you also don’t want to walk into a space that’s too overly stimulating.
Pick out twin mattresses
There are many types of twin mattresses for kids to shop for when it comes to decorating a room that your children are sharing. The mattresses are probably the most influential and important aspect of the space because the comfier those mattresses are, the easier they’ll be able to sleep at night.
Take your kid’s mattress shopping and pick out mattresses that will provide enough comfort but won’t cramp the space due to their size. Remember, they’re only kids, so they won’t need too big of a mattress.
Give them their own desks
It’s important that your children when sharing, get some sense of their own space. That’s why it’s useful to give them their own desks, which they can then work from when it comes to doing their homework.
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