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C&G’s Guide to Designing a Shared Bedroom
Whether it’s a bedroom shared between siblings, guests or roommates, a shared space should provide privacy, bedding and storage for everyone. C&G’s design, décor and layout tips will help you master a functional shared room - for two!
1. Symmetrical design
A symmetrical design will provide a natural sense of balance – plus everything looks good in pairs! A symmetrical room plan with furniture and décor positioned against the walls will create more space in the centre of the room.
2. Colour palette
To personalise a kids’ shared bedroom, painting the room with two different colours can differentiate the space into two sections. Choosing pastel or bright colours can create a cohesive look while adding character and a theme to the room.
A shared bedroom offers little or no privacy. A pull curtain, individual bunk beds or cubby design can help individuals create their own personal space within a shared room.
4. Split the room
A physical boundary like a bookshelf, room divider, ceiling-mounted curtains or shelving unit are sophisticated designs that will split a room into two spaces.
A room for two means you’ll need twice the storage space! Try hanging rails, wall shelves and shoe racks for additional storage. Open shelving, under-bed drawers, storage bins or toyboxes are great storage options that don’t take up too much space.
6. Bed Options
Bunk beds are usually the first choice for a shared bedroom – freeing up floor space while giving each person a private nook, bunk beds do however require high ceilings. Twin beds can be positioned side by side to offer space in between for bedside tables. Platform beds are also space-savvy with the option of bed drawers placed underneath.
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