Designing a Shared Kids' Room that Works for Everyone

Designing a Shared Kids' Room that Works for Everyone

Having a shared room for your kids might be challenging but the designing fun you can all have with the space, more than makes up for it.

Kids bedroom with two beds and divider in between

Involve the kids in the design process

Children should be involved in the process of designing a shared kids' room. They can help decide on colors, furniture and decorations, create a budget and even make decisions about what to keep and what to throw away. In fact, you may find that your child's input is invaluable when it comes to determining where things should go in the room.

Don't punish them for your own (design) mistakes.

If you're still feeling a little guilty about the mistakes you've made in the design of your shared kids' room, don't let that hold you back. Don't let it hold your children back. And definitely don't let it hold your family or home back! Instead, use this new knowledge to help guide you as we work on creating our ideal shared kids' space.

Blue and pink bedding on steel kids beds

Make a family calendar

A shared family calendar can help you keep track of everyone's activities and make sure that your kids' needs are being met. Use either a whiteboard or wall calendar, and update it with everyone's schedules, even those of friends and relatives who are coming to visit during the week. This is a great way to share information in an inviting way.

Retro inspired kids bedroom with bunk-beds

Add room for toys

Adding space for toys is a no-brainer, but it can be hard if you don't have an extra room. Try getting creative with how you use your space to make room for toys. Create a reading corner by adding shelving and a cozy chair for kids to curl up in with new books. Then, store all the board books in one area where they're easy to grab when it's time for storytime

Simple kids room with wooden tones and bunk beds

Keep it minimal

You should keep your shared kids' room as minimal as possible. The fewer toys you have, the easier it will be to clean. This is especially important when everyone's asleep or playing a game and you need to tidy up quickly.