Some parents have no choice but to put siblings in the same room together, while others think bunking in one space will foster their children’s relationship. Either way, creating a functional and stylish room for two (or more) can make the younger years much more manageable. Creating each child’s own space in a shared room, as well as having each child’s personality shine through is most important.
I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite creative, outside-of-the-box rooms that would be the perfect fit for siblings. These spaces represent and showcase clever ideas for setting up a room for multiples. From sleep to play to work, check out how a room for two or more can work best.
Bunkbeds are typically the traditional piece of furniture thought to be best for maximizing space in a room for two. They are a smart solution to save on floor area and instead of going out, they allow you to go up by using the height of the room. There are an array of different style bunkbeds in just as many different style configurations. Depending on the gender, age, and interests of the children occupying the space will determine what works best.
This style bunkbed has a double bed on the bottom and a perpendicular positioned twin bed above. The minimalist style, black metal bunkbed in a vibrant colored room, is gender neutral and non-age specific. What a great space that children can grow with.
via Kids Space Stuff
Slightly more unique is this floor to ceiling wood bunkbed creation. It not only uses very little floor space, but gives each child their own hide-out space and provides a huge amount of storage for books and keepsakes. Quite a unique design!
Another fun bunkbed is this modern style configuration which has the similar bunkbed idea, but is unique in it’s style. Each child has their own space, but with the similar color scheme and bedding, the room has a cohesive aesthetic.
Bunkbed Configurations for More than 2
Many families have more than two kids that need to share one room. It can be tight, but with creative thinking, a space can be designed in which all will love and bond.
Not only does this bunkbed, fit for three, have an interesting bed configuration, it also provides plenty of storage for clothes and toys. The white painted, adorably designed bunkbed, has a cute arrangement that can either be styled uniquely for each childs personality or have a common thread throughout.
Have 4 kids? This is the ultimate configuration to follow! Everyone has a bed and there is still floor space to walk. Keeping it clean with four might be a problem, but at least sleeping for four is figured out. Plus the additional drawers below the bottom beds and the floor to ceiling shelves, gives plenty of room for all.
Bedrooms for Sisters
I always thought the idea of bunking with a sister would be so cool. Staying up late. Talking. Whether or not that would be reality, creating a room for sisters can be a blast.
This soft and serene sister space is simply elegant. No matter the ages or personalities, this is a space that can grow with two girls.
Yes, it’s a little cramped, but there is something so special about this row of beds fit for three princesses. Couldn’t you see all three girls having a fun pillow fight jumping from bed to bed or telling tales late at night. So sweet.
via Munger Interiors
Bedrooms for Brothers
There is nothing like the bond of two brothers, especially when they share a room together.
Fit for two boys, this space has traditional twin beds with a flair of modern in the rug and fabrics. A unique raingutter bookshelf perfectly displays favorite books and large initials display personalized keepsakes.
When designing a bedroom for multiple boys (or girls), finding a common theme / thread that both will enjoy growing up in, can help create a cohesive space. This is an adorable space with a sophisticated and fun Pirate / Travel decor. I don’t believe going over-board with a specific theme, but something that has a common thread can unify the space.
via Batchelors Way
Bedrooms for Brothers & Sisters
Just because a family has children of differing genders, doesn’t mean they can’t share a room. Ditch the typical blue for boy, pink for girl, and instead use colors that each child likes and that speak who they are. A space fit for a brother and sister can be unified using the same bed and dressers, then with different colors and patterns, the room can reflects each childs personality.
via Domino Magazine
via Tip Junkie
Bedrooms for Siblings of Different Ages
Creating a space for siblings of different ages can sometimes be a challenge. When one child is in a bed and the other is still in a crib or toddler bed, there are ways to make the space work for both.
Such a darling room fit for an older child and a baby. Setting up the space and having similar decor for both kids allows the differing bed styles (crib and twin bed) to disappear. The common use of colors for the crib and twin bed allow for a cohesive design.
via Melissa Esplin
Whether it’s two, three, or four kids that share a room, creating a functional space that reflects their personality and will grow with your child, will surely make them (and you) happy!