Designing a child’s bedroom is challenging enough as is. So it can feel extra daunting to come up with bedroom ideas for two kids. And especially if you only have one room to work with. For many parents, this is an all too common dilemma.

There are so many factors to consider when it comes to a shared kids’ room design—from thinking through kids bedroom layouts that are functional to making sure you’re keeping your little one in mind with all your kids bedroom interior design choices. Then there’s picking out kids furniture versus pieces that will grow with them, followed by decisions around color, art, and accents. And it all has to work for not one but two kids. It’s definitely no small task. For some guidance, we’ve broken down our top 10 shared kids bedrooms to help you kick things off at home. From bold wall colors and charming themes to practical kids bedroom layout ideas, our tips are sure to inspire your own shared kids room design. Find out more below!

Magic Modern Duo

This fun and preppy space proves that you don’t have to stick to a juvenile bedroom design just because it’s a space for kids.

The Layout:

An always charming idea for a children’s bedroom is to bring in a fun bunk bed. It can comfortably (and safely!) accommodate two kids without taking up too much floor space, and it leaves lots of room for you to still work in a dresser for practical storage.

The Look:

Lean into mid-century modern bedroom furnishings, like a honey wood bed that has clean, modern lines and a dresser with tapered legs. Mix in some colorful textiles, like rugs, pillows, and a pouf to add just the right whimsy and oomph.

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A pouf and layered rugs make it cozy to hang out on the floor. A fun gallery wall adds major personality. Don’t underestimate a bright, colorful hamper!

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Classic Doubles

For a kids bedroom that has a grown-up, elevated look and feel, this lake house-style shared space is our pick for a bedroom that’s designed to last for years.

The Layout:

Symmetry is the best interior design trick to apply here. Think identical rustic beds flanking a dresser that’s shared by your kids. Round it out with matching industrial sconces to give each of your kids a reading light that is easy to access while freeing up floor space.

The Look:

If you’re after a kids bedroom design that lasts beyond the teen years, try a classic lake house style approach. You can’t go wrong with Americana, nautical decor, and shiplap walls. Be sure to keep to rustic-industrial elements and colors like navy, charcoal, and white tones.

Ideas To Steal:

A pretty patterned rug is always a great anchor. Matching bedding will also play up the symmetrical look. Keep to blues and whites for a palette that never goes out of style.

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Two Peas In A Pod

When you’re working with a small bedroom space for two young kids that want to bunk together, it can open the door to tons of fun design possibilities.

The Layout:

Of all the bedroom ideas, this loft-style bunk bed is the perfect solve if you’re looking to maximize your floor plan in a tiny kids room. It provides a full bed on top and opens up the space below for seating, a play space, and even a spot to do homework.

The Look:

Classic with a botanical spin, this style approach using pastel colors and floral touches to create a cohesive overall look. And don’t be afraid to go big. Think flower art and wallpaper, a thick and soft rug with whimsical floral patterns, and a mix of soft blues and pinks.

Ideas To Steal:

A floral wallpaper adds visual interest. Pastel curtains provide soft color and draw the eye up. Pile on the pretty embroidered and ruffled pillows in a shared play space.

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A Bedroom Safari

Let’s face it: The whimsical and fun elements are what your little ones will love most about their room design. And this shared space shows that you can play up a kids theme without going overboard.

The Layout:

Even in a shared kids bedroom, an L-shaped setup can be the perfect space-saving solution. Take a cue from this clean-lined modern space, where the bunk bed anchors one corner and a storage dresser occupies the adjacent wall, leaving plenty of floor space.

The Look:

If you’re at a loss for stylish kids’ bedroom ideas, go with a simple tried-and-true approach, like a modern and rustic mix. A clean-lined, minimalist bunk bed is a great anchor that lets you layer on bright colors and textures with lots of flexibility, and it’s a piece that goes well with rustic elements like a jute rug and wooden dresser.

Ideas To Steal:

Play up colorful animal art, motifs, and toys in small doses to set a theme that you can easily switch up if your kids tire of it down the line. Make a dresser do double-duty as a functional storage piece and a display surface. Say yes to a soft and durable natural-fiber rug!

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A Space To Grow!

Speaking of modern rustic style, this small bedroom design is our idea of an elevated and whimsical take on the look. It’s one of our favorites!

The Layout:

The large window is the highlight in this shared room design. The bunk bed perfectly complements it as a space-saving anchor piece that doesn’t block out the light coming in. This leaves plenty of floor space for play, and all you’ll need are movable storage pieces for all the toys. Work in sconces within each bed for night lights that give your kids a reading lamp they can easily turn on and off on their own.

The Look:

Think of this design approach as pattern meets modern rustic. The wooden bunk bed has a Mid-Century Modern vibe that goes with virtually any color and pattern you want to work into the space. Here, the buffalo check curtains, natural warm woods, black-and-whtie pillows, and a subtle yet playful wallpaper all add up to a clean-lined and fun farmhouse bedroom look.

Ideas To Steal:

Think gingham, gingham, gingham for curtains with serious pop! Make multifunctional use of a low wooden storage chest as a window bench. Head to space with a wallpaper design that nods to the cosmos and use it for an accent wall.

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Double Rainbow

Fun and youthful with an adorable rainbow-colored theme running throughout, this shared kids’ room design is all about investment pieces that are anything but childish.

The Layout:

With long and narrow bedroom layouts, the best approach is to bring in matching symmetrical twin beds. Keep everything centered with a storage cabinet that triples a nightstand for both your kids as well as a display surface. Then ground it all with two layered rugs that are placed in the middle of the room to add comfort and color underfoot.

The Look:

Feminine with a Mid-Century Modern twist, this shared kids’ bedroom reiterates the power of neutrals as a base. From the soft-hued twin beds to the light wall color, this is all about a look that you can dress up or down with color and personality as needed. If you’re looking for a space that you can eventually turn into a guest room or spare bedroom, take this color approach and make sure to invest in furniture that’s built to last.

Ideas To Steal:

Mix floor pillows and poufs are fun and movable low seating. Add other toys, art, and accents in all colors of the rainbow throughout. A soft gray wall color is a great neutral that will last you years to come even after your kids have moved out.

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Circus For Two

There’s no rule saying you can’t bring the modern abstract look to your children’s bedroom. Give those geometric shapes and bold colors a go, like this shared bedroom design!

The Layout:

With this floor plan, the idea is to line everything up along the longest wall (and the only space for furniture) in the room. And with so many bright colors at play, we opted for white twin beds that appear to almost float in the space as a way to minimize visual clutter in the space. This also opens up the space to let you set up a tent without it feeling like “too much” for the room.

The Look:

This modern and youthful shared kids’ room is our idea of a casual and charming gender-neutral space. It’s a way to combine bright colors and bold shapes, and the neutral decor makes it easy to change out your decor once the kids grow older.

Ideas To Steal:

Make room for a big, bold and colorful geometric rug. Who can turn down a teepee in a kids’ bedroom? Pair animal art prints with geometrics because they work surprisingly well together—and your kids will love the mix of characters and shapes!

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Cool And Collected

Prefer kids rooms that are a little more crisp and subdued? This light and airy bedroom design highlights how less can be so much more.

The Layout:

Sometimes keeping to simple bedroom ideas can be best. This laid-back space for two appeals to the minimalist in all of us. The layout is simple and the furnishings are limited to practical essentials, leaving there to be plenty of open space. If you prefer a room that can also double as a play space for your kids, try this setup.

The Look:

Streamlined and minimal is the name of the game with this bedroom look. But the key is to work in a sense of coziness that keeps it from feeling sparse. Pile on pillows and blankets in neutral colors on to the bunk bed, lay down a pouf, and bring in simple but captivating accents, like a low wooden bookcase, a plug-in sconce, and a soft, light-hued rug.

Ideas To Steal:

You can never go wrong with striped accents, big or small. Cool blues, bright white tones, and washed wood tones are a foolproof color combo. It’s always a good idea to carve out a “chill zone” for your kids to play music or hang out with their favorite books and games.

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Twice As Nice

If you’re not one for kids rooms that look obviously designed for kids, this traditional and elegant take on a shared bedroom can easily be mistaken for a polished guest bedroom.

The Layout:

It’s all about maximizing vertical space in this shared kids room design. The matching tall headboard not only draws the eye up, they also help bring down the high-ceilings visually. At the same time, the dresser and mirror make for a captivating focal point that also directs your attention upward. The result is a room that’s appears tailored and roomy but also cozy all at once.

The Look:

This room design with its soft, feminine elegance makes for an ideal space for young sisters. The traditional dark-wood beds and ornate studded dresser play up a bold and sophisticated look that is anything but childish. And it’s a shared space that’s all about contrast between bold furniture and soft delicate, like the pastel patterned rug, printed pillows, and wall color.

Ideas To Steal:

Beds with hidden storage are always a plus, no matter the size of the bedroom. An ornate dresser is not only chic but it also can be repurposed in another room down the line. A mirror adds a sculptural focus that can also brighten and open up a space that’s made for two.

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Rays Of Sunshine

For families with very young kids with an age gap, this crib-and-bed children’s bedroom design makes for a calming retreat everyone will love.

The Layout:

If there’s only one room for your kids and one is a toddler and the other is a baby, this is our favorite shared kids’ room floor plan. It’s tried-and-true in our books. With the crib along one wall and a twin bed pushed up against another wall, you’ll be left with plenty of floor space for a dresser and changing station as well as a glider or rocker. You’ll also have plenty of floor space left for your kids to crawl and play.

The Look:

A little rustic, a little boho, this room brings together light woods, woven textures, and a calming palette of neutral and natural tones that inspire instant calm. Here, it’s all about the mix of light woods and textures, which are finished off with a few charming patterns. Think polka dots, fun florals, and animal art and accents.

Ideas To Steal:

A curated gallery wall of coordinated framed prints is one of those whimsical bedroom ideas that always captivates. For a soothing vibe, keep to a natural and neutral color palette. A woven basket belongs in every kid’s bedroom.

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