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When I heard of the family that has 19 children, my first question was...where do they all sleep?
With just 2 kids in a 2 bedroom house, I feel lost for extra space.
The closets are overflowing, the toy boxes are overflowing, the bookcases are staggering under all that weight.
So figuring out the sleeping arrangements of the brother-sister monkey duo (they proudly announce that they are monkeys! Sighhh!) was a no brainer.
I've been seriously considering a trundle bed instead. I love the idea of a daybed with trundle - it will save space in the small room during the day; give seating for friends and pull out for comfortable sleeping at night.
I know some parents feel that your child is not getting adequate privacy, and that might hold true for teenage kids.
But for the younger ones, this can make for great memories of stories shared in the dark or of relief from knowing you are not alone.
We shall play the devil's advocate and weigh the pros and cons of siblings sharing bedroom. It will help you decide what will be best bedroom ideas for your kids.
Our research shows that most parents find the benefits of a shared room at an early age are manifold.
Even if your house boasts the additional room for the second child, consider the advantages of shared bedrooms.
Converting the other room into a playroom, as shown above (or study area as they grow older), allowing the children extra play area, is a cool option when decorating kids rooms.
If play dates are a norm, this would be an ideal way to keep the kids' bedroom private and, to a large extent, clean.
There are many times that even little children want their own space. Perhaps they have had a fight with another, want to read a book quietly, want to share a secret with a best friend…or just need to be left alone for a while.
Even in shared bedrooms, you CAN achieve a sense of privacy. Simply hang canopies over the beds, drop fancy curtains in the middle of the room, get a floor screen and room dividers or invest in bunk beds for kids.
Or think out of the box.
This gorgeous bookcase/display cabinet would be a great addition in a room if the age difference between your kids is large.
The older sibling gets to keep his books or display his sports cups on the higher shelves; while the younger can showcase his lego creations and books on the lower shelves that are easier for him to reach.
These might be few conditions in which you need to double check the feasibility of shared bedroom ideas for the kids.
If he is a poor sleeper and wakes with the crying baby, you might want to hold off the plans for shared quarters until the baby is a little older. It would be more feasible to move the crib into your own room instead.
His sheets will have to be cleaned more often and other considerations will have to be made to ensure that sharing the same room does not add to his discomfort.
Just as every child is unique, so every situation is unique. You need to weigh the pros and cons of shared bedrooms to find your perfect fit.
These bedroom ideas will help you find your way, but they are flexible…mold them, shape them, skip the ones that don’t apply to your situation.
It's important to Have Fun decorating kids rooms. As you see the sibling bonding increase, your guilt will disappear. There is a pot of gold sitting in your kids shared bedroom!
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