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Whether your children outnumber your bedrooms or they simply prefer bunking together, a shared bedroom can be one of the joys of childhood. Here’;s how to get creative to show off their individual?style

When it comes to decorating a shared bedroom, the key is to create a room which is both fun and functional, but also gives both occupants the opportunity to express their individuality.

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If your shared bedroom is small, bunk beds are the best way to go as they utilise vertical space while still leaving room on the floor for storage essentials and playtime.

A black and white space never seems to date and is a colour combo that will last for years. The key with this scheme is to include some texture and pattern so it doesn’t seem too stark and uninteresting. This room has white walls, white tongue-and-groove flooring and a white set of drawers. If your room is small, painting everything white and using white furniture will instantly make the space feel bigger (but choose a soft or low-sheen white so it won’t feel glaring). If you have enough room, a nice big rug is great for playtime.

To create a neat, uniform look, keep the bedding on both bunks the same or similar. Here we have used the same spotty duvet cover (one with black dots, the other with grey) and swapped the matching pillowcases over. On the bottom bunk we have added some extra-large pillows so the bed can be used for reading and playing on during the day. For visual interest, mix up patterns such as spotsrustic pillows for couch, crosses, grid lines and even some text.

Storage is key in any child’s room, doubly so here. Even if you have a built-in wardrobe you will probably still need a set of drawers for storing small items such as socks, underwear, T-shirts and so on. This white four-drawer option isn’t too tall and allows for two drawers per child. Small storage boxes are great for storing toys and games, and having a few of these around will always be handy. Look for storage that can be hung on the wall, too. This cute three-pocket hanging organiser creates storage for small books, hair accessories, small soft toys and any other little bits of clutter. An ottoman with storage inside is another great option, as are under-bed storage boxes on wheels.

To avoid disputes over colours, it can be simplest to just split the room in half. Get your children to pick out some colours they like and select two that could work together. In our example, we have teamed a sage green and duck-egg blue, which are both picked up in the cat and dog prints above the beds. In fact, taking some colour cues from a print or piece of art is a great starting point if you can’t quite decide.

As with our previous look, keeping both bedding styles similar goes a long way towards making a shared room feel cohesive. Here we have used the same linen quilts in similar dusty shades of blue and green, which also tone in with our wall colours. Each bed is layered with throws and cushions that pick up the colours in the artworks.

Most successful shared rooms tend to have matching beds and furniture. The black beds in this scheme are unisex and also tie in with the black, locker-style cabinet. Each child has their own cupboard (within the cabinet) for storing small toys and books and they both have enough space on top for a book and a drink. Ensure both kids have their own lamps so they can control the light in their space – these plug-in cage lights are ideal.


1 Quilted cushion, $110, from Crave Home. 2 House storage bag, $159, from Little Whimsy. 3 Round felt storage basket, $6, from Kmart. 4 World map pillowcase, $39, from Henry &; Co. 5 Miffy lamp, from $399, from Perch Home. 6 Moroccan pom pom blanket, $169, from Paper Plane.


1?Compound tall boy, $2490, from Citta.2 Dream Big print, from $25, from Maiko Nagao.


1 Riva rug, $899, from Freedom. 2 Cat toy, $26.99, from Shut The Front Door. 3 Storage bag, $18, from Henry &; Co.


1 Bombay velvet cushion, $48.99, from Adairs. 2 This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe, $37.99, from Father Rabbit. 3 Resor striped cushion by Sage &; Clare, $89.99, from Shut The Front Door. 4 Blue velvet beanbag, $169, from Superette. 5 Rose sheepskin, $153.99, from Adairs. 6 Rylie cushion by Sage &; Clare, $79.99, from Shut The Front Door. 7 Knit throw, $239, from Paper Plane.

Words by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.

My boyfriend Dan and I finally found a new apartment! We move in?February 1st, so I have a few weeks before I need to think about the logistics of moving, but I’m so excited to have a place of my own. This means that I can actually decorate my living space. There is no way to explain how big of a deal this is to me – when I first moved in with Dan two years ago it was not?us?moving in together it was?me?moving in with him, to his space. And we had a roomie, Dan’s friend Harry. Between the two of them they had so much furniture that we didn’t need anything.?So yeah this place that we’re currently in has never felt like my home. But that’s all about to change. Bring on the decorating.

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