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Design Tips for a Shared Kids Bedroom

This past March our lead interior designer Maca Carrera  gave birth to an adorable baby boy, Benjamin.  Making room for baby number two in the families apartment with very little extra space gave Maca a new design challenge… Shared Kids Bedroom!

Are you expecting a new baby?  See how Maca transformed her 3-year-old daughter’s bedroom into a shared kids bedroom with her new baby brother. Get inspired with the creative solutions to bring into your apartment or home.

 Shared Kids Bedroom



We asked Maca about the design, making room for baby, and for some tips!


“It was a hard decision to tell my 3-year-old daughter that she will have a new roommate. We live in a small 2 bedroom apartment in Miami.  When we were getting ready for our new baby’s arrival, my husband and I decided to create a shared kids bedroom. The transition was challenging but the results are phenomenal. We’re all super happy with the final look! Their bedroom not only looks beautiful but also has all the Kids’ Room Essentials.”


“The goal was to maximize the space and make it works for both kids, creating a space my two little ones would enjoy and feel comfortable in.  There are a few steps I took to create my kids’ room and useful design tips for families in similar situations. Start with a neutral color palette, add storage, and select compact furnishings.”


Neutral Color Palette


With a boy and a girl sharing a space neutral toned color palettes are perfect for children’s space.  Maca said goodbye to all of the room’s pink tones, pink wall decals, and donated all of her daughters pink tufted animals and decor accessories.  The new accessories and furnishing purchased were white, grey or natural color hues.


Colors: Grey, White, Gold/Neutral Accents



Repose Gray Benjamin Moore #7015 is the perfect gray color for a nursery!


More Storage Space


Adding storage to a room shared by two kids is essential.  Maca installed shelves along the bedroom walls to add more storage space.  The wall shelves are perfect places for baby accessories and  other fun decor, toys, and books.




Multi-purpose and compact furniture


Using compact furniture that multi-purposes for kids helps save space in a smaller children’s bedroom.   To address storage needs and a changing table the Delta Children® Dresser/Changer Combo found at Target was a perfect example of furniture that multi-tasks!




Another great option is the Topside White Glaze Wide Changing Table from The Land of Nod. It combines pieces of a changing table, bookshelf, and dresser in a single piece!


Shared Kids Bedroom – SHOP THE LOOK



Kahn Ottoman +  Bohman Off-White/ White Area Rug Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib


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