As someone who lives in a smaller home, I completely understand the need to put two kids in a room together. Even if you have the space to allow them to each have their own room, it can be so much fun (and beneficial for their development) for siblings to grow up sharing!
Now that we have two kiddos, I have toyed with the idea of having them share a room. My daughter is getting a little bit older and is sleeping through the night just fine, so it could be nice for her to share a nursery with her brother! (Plus, if they shared a room, I would have my office back!)
But sticking two kids in one room can be tricky. There will definitely be fights and tantrums — and I’m just talking about the decorating side of things.
Creating a space that both kids would enjoy and that fits their style may seem impossible, but it can be done. Here are some gorgeous shared nurseries and design ideas that will help you do just that!
1. Black and White with Animals All Over
Most animal-themed kids rooms are bright yellows and greens, but this shared room has a broader appeal with its classic black and white color palette and zoological accents. Bold, sophisticated, but still so cute! (via Her Indoors)
2. Mismatched Bedspreads
The two simple patterned bedspreads add such charm to this clean, white room. Who said polka dots and stripes can’t go together? (via Cinsarah)
3. Pops of Color
If there’s one thing all kids love, it’s color! Tie together two little tots’ interests using the whole rainbow, but in small bursts throughout the white room. Everyone will be happy! (via Love Taza)
4. Merged Personalities
It might be even harder to decorate a boy and girl shared room, but this mom has it right! She displayed both of their favorite things that fit within the black, white, and yellow color scheme. (Who knew a Darth Vader clock could go so well with a stuffed elephant?) It makes the kids happy that their interests are represented, and mom happy that the room is so cohesive. (via A Beautiful Mess)
5. Blended into Adult Décor
I love the way this classic white crib goes so well with the sophisticated decor of the parents’ bedroom. So chic! (via The Nesting Game)
6. One Shade of Gray
Gray is a surprisingly great color for a shared nursery, or any kids room for that matter! It’s an unexpected neutral, so it will go with any color your kids are into, and it’s age appropriate whether they’re 2 or 12! (via Sissy + Marley)