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Creating A Shared Bedroom

Our friends over at The Design File asked us to weigh in on the shared bedroom for brother and sister. We put together a few top tips for achieving a pulled together, gender accommodating room. Here is a snippet of what we had to say:


“Due to economic conditions, space constraints, the popularity of multiples or a desire to maintain an urban lifestyle, more families than ever are making sibling shared rooms work. However, good design to appease both sexes can be a challenge. What to do when he wants Spiderman and she wants Hannah Montana?”

Tip 1: Coordinate your kids’ bedding. Create a sense of unity within the room by using the same bedding designer or similar patterns such as stripes or polka dots in gender specific color combinations.

To get all the tips and to read the entire post go to The Design File.

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Pam lives in the heart of San Francisco, CA and is a multi-tasking mom to three tots: Gigi (8), Gray (6) and Sloane (3). She co-founded Project Nursery to share her love of design and great finds.
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  • Bibzees

    Excellent tips! I completely agree that you don’t have to stick to gender neutral colors. I love the examples with the colorful rooms.

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  • Cris

    I love this! The colors are bright and fun! It makes me want to make my kids share a room!

  • Barbara Wertz

    Any idea where the posters came from? (“NO BOYS/NO GIRLS ALLOWED”)

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  • 3D Database

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  • Katrina

    So the Garnet Hill bedding is discontinued. I found the John W. Golden posters. However, where do I find the flower and car prints?

  • Murphy Bed Pro

    I also feel that the notion that each child needs their own bedroom to be simply obnoxiously ‘American’, hehe… what’s the fun in siblings if you can’t spend fun times with them snuggled in the same bedroom?


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