When two children share a bedroom space is always in demand. Careful planning maximizes the usability of the area and helps keep peace between sisters and brothers. Here are a few tips to help you optimize space in a multi-child room.
Dual Purpose Bedroom Furniture
Selecting furniture that serves more than one purpose in a room is a strategic style choice. A toy box that also works as a bench or a chair that flips into a bed for an overnight guest are examples of two-for-one furniture that makes the most of floor space.
Bunk beds for kids are a great option that are both functional and space saving. Choose bunk beds that offer storage beneath the bottom bed and a chest or desk attached to the vertical end to get the most use from a small area. Another resourceful idea is to build cubbies or shelves above the upper bunk.
Bedroom Storage Secrets
It seems there’s never enough storage in kids ‘rooms. Stretch the space by going upwards instead of horizontally. Stack colorful storage cubes or boxes in a corner or add floating shelves to the walls. Over the door shoe racks neatly organize footwear and more in one small space. Plastic ice cube trays make great organizers for tiny pieces like Barbie shoes and dice.
Maximizing the space in a room shared by more than one child is no guarantee there will always be peace but it does eliminate some of the causes for arguments.