Siblings Sharing a Room: How to Make it Work
March 31, 2016 by Caleb Haniquet
Siblings often need to share bedrooms as children, which can be a great bonding experience in formative years. However, the formatting of the room needs to be done properly so that they don’t feel suffocated in the walls of their own living space. As we all know, living in close quarters can cause fighting, so here are a few tips on how to reduce those occurrences. Professionals at Center Island Contracting can help with any of these design ideas and our talented team of construction professionals can provide you with all the services you need to complete your project.
Different personalities, different design
With two different children, it’s inevitable that they have two different personalities, so the design of the shared room should reflect that. Allow your kids to get involved in the design process by choosing the colors and certain design aspects of their individual spaces. Let them choose their duvets, wall color or art, but just make sure to edit their choices so that they complement each other.
Even if the room is small, personal space is important no matter how old your kids are. Make sure to provide a section of the room they can call their own, whether it’s their own desk or cubby space to store their toys and other belongings.
Bunk beds are a tried and true way to maximize functionality and space when siblings are sharing a room. The prospect of bunk beds often excites kids, so it won’t be difficult to transition them into it but we can’t guarantee there won’t be fights over who gets the top bunk! Bunk beds free up floor space so there’s more room to play and at the end of the day, that’s what kids care the most about anyway.
Let them get involved
An important aspect of designing a shared space for your children is to make them feel like they’re a part of it. As we touched on before, letting each personality shine through is important but if they have a say in the way their room looks they will likely take more pride in it. To ensure longevity in the design, stay away from those childish duvet covers that feature film characters or other childhood symbols and focus on fun prints.
For more information about Center Island Contracting home designing services, call us at (631) 465-9765.