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Tips for Creating a Shared Bedroom for Kids: Bunk Beds for Space-Saving Fun!

Posted on the 19 October 2023 by Sparklesandstretchmarks @raine_fairy
Tips for Creating a Shared Bedroom for Kids: Bunk Beds for Space-Saving Fun!
One of the biggest issues we've faced as a family living in a house that we've outgrown but don't have the means to move out of yet is trying to maximise the bedroom space available to us on a limited budget. If, like me, you're wondering how to make the most of shared bedroom space for children here are some ideas that I've put together from years of research!
1. Decluttering is Key!
The first step in creating a shared bedroom for your kids is to get a bit ruthless with the efforts to declutter and organize. Teach your little ones about the magic of tidying up – Marie Kondo style! Sort through their toys, clothes, and belongings to make space for only the essentials. This is also a perfect opportunity to teach them about sharing and giving to those in need as well.
2. Picking the Right Colour Palette
Choosing the right color scheme for a shared kids' room is essential...especially if your bedroom-sharers are boy/girl and have very specific ideas about favorite colours!  Opt for soothing, gender-neutral colors to create a harmonious environment. Soft pastels, calming blues, or gentle greens are excellent choices. This will ensure that both kids feel at home and comfortable in their shared space.
3. Personalise It
Even though it's a shared bedroom, each child should have their own personal space as much as possible to keep arguments to a minimum. You can achieve this by letting them pick out their bedding, wall art, or decorations that reflect their unique personalities and interests. It's their space, after all!
4. Space-Saving Magic: Bunk Beds!
Now, let's dive into the exciting world of bunk beds, the superhero of shared bedrooms. Here are five reasons why bunk beds are a fantastic choice for Kids beds when space-saving is top of your priority list!
5.1. Maximize Floor Space:
One of the most apparent advantages of bunk beds is the extra floor space they provide. In a shared bedroom, space can be limited, but bunk beds stack vertically, leaving plenty of room for play, study, or other activities below.
5.2. Playtime Galore:
Bunk beds can double as a fantastic fort or spaceship – it's like an adventure every night! Turn your kids' bedtime into a fun and imaginative experience with bunk beds. A shared bedroom becomes a playground, and your little ones can let their imagination run wild.
5.3. Sleepover-Ready:
Bunk beds are perfect for sleepovers or when relatives come to visit. The top bunk can accommodate a sleepover buddy, and kids love the idea of having their friends over for the night. It's an instant solution for playdates and quality time with friends.
5.4. Storage Options:
Many bunk beds come with built-in storage solutions, such as drawers and shelves. There's a fantastic range of stylish bunk beds at Better Bed Company which not only look great but are really practical too with lots of storage space built in. This helps keep the room tidy and organized, as there's a designated space for their belongings. Less clutter means a happier, more peaceful shared space!
5.5. Sibling Bonding:
Sharing a bunk bed encourages sibling bonding. Whether it's whispering secrets before bedtime or sharing stories, bunk beds create an environment for building strong sibling relationships. It's more than just a bed; it's a bonding experience!
6. Safety First:
When choosing bunk beds, always prioritize safety. Look for beds with sturdy guardrails and ensure that the top bunk has a secure ladder for easy access. Teach your kids the dos and don'ts of bunk bed safety, like no roughhousing on the top bunk, and remind them to use the ladder carefully.
7. Create Play Zones
While bunk beds are a fantastic space-saving solution, it's also essential to designate areas for specific activities. Create separate play, study, and sleep zones within the room. Use rugs or furniture to define these areas, allowing each child to have their own space for various activities.
8. Timeless and Flexible Furniture:
Choose furniture that can grow with your kids. Bunk beds can often be converted into two separate beds when needed. Invest in versatile and timeless pieces that can adapt to your children's changing needs and preferences over the years.
9. Customizable Storage Solutions:
To keep the room organized, consider customizable storage solutions. Wall-mounted shelves, cubbies, and under-bed storage containers can help keep toys, books, and clothes in their designated spots. It's a great way to keep things tidy and accessible.
10. Encourage Open Communication:
Lastly, ensure your kids have a say in how their shared bedroom is organized. Encourage open communication and involve them in decisions about decorations, organization, and even bedtime routines. This will make them feel like active participants in the process and help avoid conflicts down the road.
I hope these tips are helpful in creating your shared bedroom space! Sweet dreams and happy decorating!
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