Decorating a shared sibling room can be quite challenging, especially if your kids have different preferences and personalities. But with a little bit of creativity, collaboration, and inspiration from Rookie Humans, you can create a cozy and stylish space that everyone will love. Whether you have twins, siblings of different ages or genders, or just want to optimize the space in your home, we've got you covered.
Step 1: Set a Theme Together
Setting an overall theme for your child's room can be so helpful in starting to narrow down color themes and accents. For children that are old enough to help make the decision, the brainstorming process can be collaborative and fun! Agreeing on a theme will allow them to feel like they have ownership of their room and that it is a space to truly make their own.
If your little ones are too young to weigh in on the decision, I encourage you as a parent to dream BIG. Childhood is not the time to think beige - the next few years will be their most creative and imaginative and they should be surrounded by colorful and joyful elements that will inspire their imagination and dreams. If you are planning on having the siblings share their room long term, you can narrow down to themes that are timeless and they won't outgrow in a few years.
If you'd like to start brainstorming, we are including some of our favorite timeless themes below:
Step 2: Optimize Space and Storage
A shared sibling room often means limited space and storage, so it's essential to make the most of what you have. One of our best tips when it comes to saving space, is stacking things vertically as much as possible. Consider using bunk beds, trundle beds, or loft beds to save floor space and create a cozy sleeping area for both kids. With limited floor space, try to make use of your walls with bookcases, shelves, wall hooks and armoires that can help you store things vertically and save space.
Step 3: Use coordinating bedding
One of the easiest ways to create a cohesive look in a shared bedroom is to use coordinating bedding. For example, the Rookie Humans In The Savanna and In The Jungle bedding sets allow each sibling to have their own unique design while still coordinating with each other. This can help avoid any arguments over who gets what bedding and make the room look more put-together overall. Another reason our bedding is really well suited for shared rooms, is that most of our bedding themes come in a variety of sizes, making it possible to have a crib and queen sized bed in the same room with the same matching bedding theme.
Step 4: Personalize with Décor and Accessories
One of the fun parts of decorating a shared sibling room is adding personal touches and character to the space. You can use wall decals, murals, posters, and framed prints to showcase your kids' favorite movies, books, animals, or quotes. You can also use bedding, pillows, and toys to highlight their individual styles and tastes. You can create a gallery wall with their artwork, photos, and achievements, or a bulletin board with their schedules, chores, and notes. You can even encourage them to DIY some of the decorations, such as a garland, a mobile, or a lampshade. By personalizing the room, you can make it feel more inviting, inspiring, and meaningful for your kids.
Decorating a shared sibling room can be a fun and rewarding project for you and your kids. By involving them in the process, setting a theme or color scheme, optimizing space and storage, personalizing with bedding and accessories, you can create a cozy and stylish space that meets everyone's needs and preferences. With Rookie Humans' tips and inspiration, you'll be one step closer to creating a room that your kids will cherish and remember for years to come.