How to style a shared kids bedroom: Inspo for shared room ideas

Kids rooms are so much fun to style! And when a reader asked us for ideas on how to style a shared kids bedroom, we couldn’t wait to gather inspiration and tips to help. (If you ever have anything you’d like our help on, please send us an email or chat with us in the comment section below. Writing articles in response to YOUR questions are our absolute FAVE!)

But for now, let’s get into some gorgeous shared kids bedroom spaces. From traditional to boho, bunkbeds to shared baby and kid spaces, we’re sure you’ll find plenty of inspo!

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There’s just something so satisfying and calming about symmetry in design! If this is your vibe, check out these gorgeous shared kids bedroom spaces.

You might like to opt for matching everything — right down to the bedding and throws. This is a smart choice that may just save you an argument or two about whose cushion is whose or, “He/she took MY blanket!” (we’ve all been there!). Or, you could match some things, but add in changes through trinkets or artwork, to suit their tastes and personalities.

Then there’s the back-to-back beds we just love. Such a fun idea for kids who share a room but one that still gives them their own distinct, individual space.

Matching shared kids bedroom
The perfect set up for tweens or teens sharing a bedroom | Image via Oak and Olive Market on Etsy
Shared bedroom with matching beds
Matching, but with a point of difference through the art | Image via Arin Solange at Home
Back to back beds in shared kids bedroom
Same, same… but different | Image via Balancing Home

A twist on the traditional pink and blue

What about if you have a girl and a boy sharing a room? How do you find the right balance between the two?! We love the different ideas these shared bedrooms use, such as wall decals, bedding or the more dramatic wall colours.

Shared girls and boys bedroom
A sweet space for siblings to share | Image via Behance
Steel beds in boy and girl shared bedroom
A fun space that kids will love, yet can still grow into | Image via Sarah Joy
A-frame beds in white and green
We love the timber panelling light fixture that gives the space a clear divide. Image via Pintrest
Green and pink bedroom
Pick a colour… pick a side! Image via Pintrest

A shared space for kids and babes

Juggling a shared kids space is tricky at the best of times. Throw in two completely different age groups and that’s a whole new ballgame! But it can be done, and done well, as seen in these shared spaces for kids and babies.

From calming, neutral colour palettes, to pops of bold colour, a shared bedroom can be a wonderful way to express your children’s style and creativity. If you’re wanting to style a bedroom for your older child and baby, but aren’t sure where to start, check out this helpful article from a stylist (and Mum) in the know.

Girl and boy bedroom styling
A soft colour palette in this shared child + baby bedroom | Take the full room tour here
Coloured shared kids bedroom
Talk about a fun colour pop! | Image via Minty Magazine
Small shared kids bedroom
Retro bedroom vibes | Image via Popsugar
Baby and toddler bedroom
Neutral, but definitely not boring | Image via digsdigs

Bunk bed fun

We challenge you to find a bed that’s more fun (yet still practical and affordable) than bunk beds! Bunks are a brilliant way to save on floor space and a great choice for a shared kids bedroom.

You can get stand-alone styles or a more permanent built-in solution. Get ready to be inspired by these shared bunk bed spaces below. We call the top bunk 😉

Bunk beds with pompom garland
Soft tones with a classic bunk style | Image via Mocka
LibertyInteriors_MtMartha_bunk beds
Sophisticated and stylish | Discover the full home tour here
Built-in industrial style bunkbeds
Imagine the epic sleepovers in this room! | Image via Magnolia
Bunk beds
This holiday home will have the kids fighting to go bed! See the full home tour here
Dalmatian print wallpaper in childrens bunk bed room
Dalmatian print wall paper, bunks and tribal touches — it’s styling… perfected | Explore the full home tour here

Boho beauties

Both these shared kids bedrooms use matching beds, however their styles are still laid back with a hint of boho. We can never say no to a canopy in a kids room, and the rugs in each space are oh so dreamy!

Boho shared kids bedroom
This bedroom gives us all the boho vibes! | Image via Body Art Style
Boho rug in teen shared bedroom
Simple styling but it’s the rug that makes this room | Image via Pintrest

Cute and quirky

In a shared kids bedroom, it’s more than ok to have a bit of fun. In fact… we think you should! Patterned wallpaper, colourful bedding, bold rugs, quirky decor… We love how these shared spaces showcase such different styles.

Like the space below which celebrates wallpaper, and makes clever use of a cane bar cart as a bedside table. Or the twin teepee beds that create a magical outdoor camping feel.

Floral wallpaper in shared kids bedroom
A botanical wonderland room | Image via Minty Magazine
Teepee beds in shared bedroom
The teepee beds matched with the moon mirror bring the outdoors in | Image via Tubukids
Flinders Nuthouse_kids room
Explore this bright retro space in the full tour of Flinders Nuthouse here

We hope this gallery of shared kids bedrooms has given you some styling inspiration! Whether your kids share a bedroom or not, there were so many great styling ideas to take away. Do you have a space in your home you’d like some styling inspo for? Ask us in the comment section below!

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