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Our two boys share a bedroom
They are very happy together in there at the moment but I’m sure there will come a time when they want to make their own mark on the room. Big L has already requested an “office” to do his homework, apparently the dining table doesn’t cut it anymore, or maybe we are just a bit annoying…
The boys have a 5 year age gap as well so, while one enjoys more childish things, the other is fast growing into a tween. Don’t get me wrong, they asked to share and they love each other’s company I’m just not sure how long Big L will indulge his little brother. It works well at the moment, we have a good routine. Little L goes to bed first and is asleep by the time Big L goes up to read. They don’t wake each other up either which is a bonus..
How to fairly create a space for two children to share
The fairest way is probably to divide the room so they can each have their own choice of decor. For our oldest Adhesive Wall Stickers are a great way to add some funky decor, in fact you can even buy Personalised Wall Stickers, I know my two love anything that is bespoke to them. We currently have some dinosaur wall stickers but I fear it won’t be long until they both decide they are too old for them.
You could literally divide the room with a curtain but I think that is a bit extreme especially at their young age, they don’t really need privacy at the moment. Plus we don’t actually have room to have two single beds that aren’t bunk beds. Having said that bunk beds themselves make for a good hiding place. You could add curtains along the bottom bunk (I had them myself as a kid and thought it was very exciting!) and on the top you could add a bed tent.
I think in the future we will have one side for each child for them to decorate (with posters, vinyl stickers and so on) in their own style. They will have to share the toy storage, Big L doesn’t have many “toys” these days in any case as he plays on his Switch but we still need room for all the soft toys they’ve collected over the years, the Lego and Playmobil and the games we play as a family. Oh and the books, so many books!
How do you cater for children who share a bedroom?
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