Parents, Katie and Andy, welcomed their son, Connor, on September 14th. Connor joined big sister, Ella, in their shared bedroom. The first step to transitioning the room was when Ella graduated to her big girl bed the end of August. Her toddler bed was transformed back into a crib for the baby.
Creating a shared space can be a challenge. Creating a shared space for both a boy and a girl can be more challenging. Here are a few tips to keep in mind…
1. Keep wall color neutral.
2. Arrange furniture symmetrically.
3. Make sure they both have their own space.
4. Let them express themselves.
As the children age, they will have their own opinions about style. It’s likely to differ from their sibling due to age, gender and personal interests. Let your children express their style in the shared bedroom. Remember it’s less about “picture perfect,” more about them.
5. Use the closet for vertical space.
Space is limited. If you can’t go horizontal, then go vertical. Ella’s closet is used primarily for toys. Only dresses are hung; all other clothing is stored in her bureau or bed. Store out-of-season wardrobe or too big clothes in totes to make room for current items. Visit Simply Planned to download your FREE Clothing Storage Labels.
6. Roll don’t fold clothing.
Make more room in the bureau by rolling the kids clothing military style. It’s also easier for little hands to help with laundry.
How have your children successfully shared a bedroom? Tell us in the comments below.
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