In a home where space is tight, it is often essential that kids share a room. But how do you solve those difficult room-sharing challenges? The following four ideas will help address space, organization and decorating needs.
Tips for Arranging a Kids’ Room
For kids who are old enough, encourage them to get involved in making choices about their space. This will help them create a more meaningful connection with their environment and may even get them excited about the idea of sharing a room after all.
1.) Open up the space. It is important to create a layout for kids so they not only have an uncluttered floor space, but also a sense of privacy and independence.
Tip: Place beds in unique configurations against the wall or use lofted beds to really maximize space.
2.) Be mindful of privacy. For privacy needs, especially depending on your kids’ ages and temperaments, establish zones for each child on opposite sides of the room.
Tip: For a more defined space, use small screens that hang from the ceiling to the floor or folding screens to partition the room.
3.) Organize everything. Focus on functional furniture pieces such as beds with storage drawers as well as sound closet solutions.
Tip: Keep toys and other children’s items organized by making sure that everything has a place. Set up a system using shelves, drawers, bins, crates or baskets for easy clean up.
4.) Decorating tips. For a look that matches, use coordinating furniture and bedding or tie the space together with a color palette or pattern. Seek out artwork for your kids’ space that will add character and a little pop.
Tip: Bookshelves add a layer of warmth with a variety of colorful children’s book covers and titles available.