Room for two
It isn't always possible for children to have a bedroom of their own, and many have to share a space with an older or younger sibling. But a shared bedroom doesn't have to mean that space is cramped and the room is packed with furniture. Here are some ideas and inspiration for designing and decorating a shared bedroom.
Two beds + two wardrobes = plenty of space
Making the most of a small, narrow bedroom, two single beds have been placed down one wall with closets on the opposite wall. Plenty of shelving and storage have been built-in so that the room can be kept free of clutter.
The first thing that comes to mind when planning a shared bedroom is bunk beds, but bunk beds aren't always ideal, especially when there are young children involved. While bunk beds still have a place is some bedrooms, modular beds that offer layered sleeping are a far better option.
BELOW: This corner bed design fits into a compact bedroom and still provides enough storage for two growing boys. The single beds are designed to fit together in such a way that each child has their own storage.
Two boys + two beds = play space
BELOW: Even a small bedroom can easily accommodate two children if planned right. Beds at differing heights allow plenty of space for underbed storage drawers, while walls are used for shelving units.
Modular design in children's furniture allows you to use all available floor and wall space to maximum advantage.
A trip to your local Builders Warehouse will equip you with everything you need to make custom furniture for any children's bedroom.
Two kids + two beds = study area
What makes modular children's furniture so appealing is the fact that, with a few basic tools and materials, this type of furniture is easily tackled as a do-it-yourself project.
Start with a basic box bed design and then add elements for storage, study or play as you build up a complete unit.
1 corner + two beds = more space
If you're handy with power tools, making a corner unit for a bedroom is a piece of cake, and it allows you to fit two beds together easily.
If you want to get more involved in making your own furniture, sign up for a www.DIY-Divas.co.za workshop at a venue close to you.
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