|Written by Bill Hanks|
Many families are obsessed with space in their home. ¬†However, it may become necessary to have two or more siblings share a room if you downsize to a smaller home or welcome a new addition.
Sharing a bedroom with the same gender can be an easy fix. But it can be a harder task to create gender-neutral designs when a brother and sister share a bedroom. ¬†This article will give you some suggestions on decor for that special room for your children.
1. ¬†Space: ¬†When setting up a room, special space for each child is important. ¬†In some cases, this is more important than furniture. ¬†If at all possible, keep beds on each side of the room. ¬†The farther away they are from each other the better. ¬†Individual space in the center of the room can easily over lap.
2. ¬†Decor: ¬†When it comes to choosing paint colors, most shared boy-girl rooms tend to go with yellow or green.. These colors are cheerful and exuberant and offer much flexibility. There are many options for boys and girls to incorporate their elements with this fun color scheme.
Depending on the ages of the children, the d√©cor may vary from softer accents for infants to stronger and fun colors for toddlers and young teens. Blue and pink hues can be used for a more traditional approach. This provides the perfect opportunity to incorporate brown or charcoal on accessories and bedding. These neutrals will play perfectly with the sweetness of the blue and pink.
As big kids' rooms steer away from the kiddie look, antiques, mature artwork and garden figurines on the walls will bring in an adult theme with kid appeal. Let's say a new baby moves into a sibling's room. You can use the same color with different tonalities to separate the spaces, like light blue for the baby and dark blue for the older child.
4. ¬†Furniture: ¬†Think in terms of shared furniture. ¬†You can always have a girl and boys design for beds. ¬†However, chairs and desks need to have a co-ed look. ¬†When it comes to furniture, simple is best.
5. ¬†Wall Decor: ¬†Designate a special wall space for each child. ¬†Let the child have some say in posters, mirrors and pictures. ¬†If at all possible, have it related to their space area.