When selecting furniture, opt for furniture with clean lines and that’s non-themed (steer clear of the race car or sleeping beauty beds) and pair with neutral colored essentials such as lamps and window treatments.

A shared sibling bedroom is a beehive of activity and needs. And that means there’s a lot for parents to tackle when creating their kids’ shared bedroom.

The exciting part of creating a super fun bedroom for your young brood is customizing and accessorizing design elements to match their budding personalities. Select design elements that make the room feel like it belongs to both of them.

Storage that is complementary to the design scheme but specific for each gender (think charcoal for boys and yellow for girls) can also seamlessly pull a room together.

A shared sibling bedroom is a beehive of activity and needs. And that means there’s a lot for parents to tackle when creating their kids’ shared bedroom.

Storage that is complementary to the design scheme but specific for each gender (think charcoal for boys and yellow for girls) can also seamlessly pull a room together.

To complement your underlying palette, layer complementary colors and patterns. In a white and grey room, try accenting with yellow accessories. For patterns, lean towards stripes, chevron or solids with large geometric shape(s).

Your first step is to select an underlying color palette for the main elements of the room (walls, rug, furniture) that is gender neutral … and, if they’re old enough to chime in, that each sibling gives the thumbs up.

Color combos such as grey and white, turquoise and white or a mix of primary colors work well for both girls and boys.

Here are some helpful tips to overcome common design challenges and create a functional and happy room for your young roommates.

Designing a room for a sister and a brother doesn’t have to be challenging. It’s probably the easiest challenge to overcome when planning a shared room.