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Seeing Double: Tips for Decorating for Twins

Planning a nursery for one baby can be overwhelming enough, but throw in the multiple factor and that’s a new challenge altogether. I like to help my clients keep their shopping for twins simple and streamlined. Here are my best tips for decorating for twins.

Twin Nursery Design at BelliniBellini’s Stella Collection from Newport Cottages

Less is more. Although double the bundle means double the “stuff,” when it comes to the nursery, that’s not law. Yes, it is essential to have two cribs, but beyond that, I like the furniture to work with the room instead of trying to squeeze in two of everything. For same sex twins, the clothing is the same, so it would be perfect to include one dresser and one extra piece—like an armoire or a bookcase—in the room. For opposite sex twins, simply split the dresser or use two smaller ones. One changing table (preferably over-sized) will work just fine.

Pink, Ivory and Gray Twin Girls Nursery - Project NurseryPink, Ivory and Gray Twin Girls Nursery

Navy, Gray and Orange Twin Boys Nursery - Project NurseryNavy, Gray and Orange Twin Boys Nursery

One consistent look and feel. Even though twins should each have their own identities, if they are sharing a room, you will want those identities to work together style-wise. So if you have opposite sex twins, choosing a neutral base color and then adding in coordinating accent colors (like pink or blue) keeps the decor feeling cohesive but gender specific. By selecting coordinating crib bedding, similar rugs and matching cribs, you can keep the space from feeling like two rooms shoved into one.

Boy/Girl Twins Nursery - Project NurseryTwin Nursery for Berkley and Haxton

Seating is key. Hopefully if you have twins, it’s an all-hands-on-deck situation. The more room you have for willing relatives and friends, the better. So an extra loveseat or even an extra-wide glider makes sense when planning a nursery for twins.

Mesa Chair and 1/2 from Little CastleMesa Chair and 1/2 from Little Castle

Sleepytime Rocker from NurseryworksSleepytime Rocker from Nurseryworks

Mamas of multiples, what’s the best advice you have for other parents who are decorating for twins?

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