Easy Solutions To Organise A Shared Child's Bedroom

Organising a shared child's bedroom can be a tricky task. It's not only hard to work out which toys belong to whom, but also where they should live and how they should be stored as well. Getting this right can save a lot of frustration later down the line. At first glance, the process can feel daunting, but the task is easier if you keep things simple. Here are some easy guidelines that will help you to organise your child's shared bedroom and make life easier for everyone in the family.

Invest In The Right Furniture

It is important for parents to plan with the child in mind when designing a child's bedroom. The key to choosing the right furniture is to make sure it is safe, multi-functional and will grow with them as they age. 

The overall design of the room should also be taken into consideration. A child's room should be designed with their needs in mind, not simply as an afterthought. Although there are many factors to consider here, we will talk about them one by one through the blog. To start off, let's focus on multi-functionality and the furniture pieces that fulfill that criterion:

Bunk Bed

Bunk beds are not only fun but they also save space, which is an important factor that can help you save money with your living expenses. The bottom bunk can be used as a comfy spot where the youngest child can read or play while the top bunk provides a perfect spot for the eldest one to sleep. It is also a great way for siblings to share the same room without fighting over its area. The bunk bed can also sometimes come with built-in storage drawers, as in the example above, and this is a great add-on.

Corner Wardrobe

Selecting a shared wardrobe is not easy. You'll want to ensure that both children are provided with equal storage space to avoid conflicts. Additionally, you'll want to think about potential growing room, as well as your child's needs and your personal preferences.

Trying to squeeze everything into one large wardrobe often proves difficult, with clothing items and toys spilling out on to the floor. Corner wardrobes are designed specifically to avoid this problem, by giving each child their own private shelving and hanging space. They also use minimal floor area and that also in the neglected corners of the room, ideal if space is a primary concern in your house.

Computer Desk

Everyone needs a designated place where they can focus and concentrate on their school or office tasks, complete it, and then store all the materials away in an organized manner. Similarly, a desk plays an essential role in the life and development of a child.

When sharing, however, you don't want to get something too small that only one child has space to work on, but on the other hand, you don't want something so large that there is no space left for other furniture. 

Create A Sense of Individuality

There's no rule that says a shared room has to be a compromise. In fact, it can be the best of both worlds, allowing siblings to share a space while also creating a sense of individuality. This happens to be the second factor that you need to consider. The first was multifunctionality. 

Since we're assuming you have limited space to work on, individualization for your children doesn't mean dividing the bedroom into two separate areas, which is impractical. The goal is to make sure the same bedroom becomes a peaceful and proud haven for both the kids. 

Wall Shelves

Children love to put things on display and wall shelves provide the perfect opportunity for them to do this. Boys and girls will be able to show off their favourite toys, paintings or other personal items with ease. Shelves are also a great way of adding extra storage space without taking up too much room.

If you’re looking to place the shelves at different locations, two separate ones should do the trick. If not, you can buy one that offers two conjoined shelves on a single piece of panel. 

Slender Bookcases

No child should be without a bookcase. Not only is it a great way to keep their books in an eye-catching place, but it also means that they can always find their favourite comics at the drop of a hat. However, gone are the days when the bookcases were huge, hefty and out of reach for children. 

Today, you can get exceptionally slim bookcases that use minimal floor space but provide a generous storage capacity in return. By visually dividing their storage into two and allocating each section to a child, private storage space can be ensured and individuality can be maintained

Storage Boxes

Toys can cause problems in any room, but in a shared bedroom they can be particularly difficult to manage. Children feel very possessive of their toys and they do not make good sharers! No matter how hard you try, you are going to end up with toys all over the floor at some point.

Storage boxes are an excellent storage solution. They allow each child to have their own little spot to store all kinds of junk. This will help make the child feel their precious toys are secure. These boxes take little floor space and can be tucked away easily under a desk, inside a wardrobe or to the side of the wall.

Involve Them In The Process

There are many different ways to make a shared bedroom work successfully, but the most successful ones involve the children being involved in the process and creating their own rules for the room. This is the final factor that you need to consider to ensure that everyone is happy with the furnishing outcome and no one feels left out or forced into accepting something they don't like.

By involving the children in the whole process, you are not only giving them some ownership of their space, but it will also mean they are more likely to follow any rules you set down for them regarding the use of their room. This also shows that you respect their opinion and care about what they think.

Conclusion

In the end, a few simple organisational measures can make all the difference. The more effort you put into your children's bedroom, the better it will be for everyone involved. And it doesn’t have to be expensive either. Connecting with children in this way will help them feel more invested in the space, and increases their feelings of ownership, ultimately reducing conflict and giving them a boost in confidence during the transition period.

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