Build a Bedroom Siblings Won't Mind Sharing

Many kids with siblings often find themselves sharing a bedroom at some point in time. Although territorial disputes are inevitable, parents can implement a few design tactics in the kids' room to make family life in a compact home a little calmer. Use the following hardworking furniture and storage items to accommodate all of the kids in the room.

Child's bedroom with a bunk bed, teepee, and green walls
Polka dot patterned wallpaper with a chair and side table next to it photo

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Sisters of the Sun Wallpaper, Pearls on Cream

Not surprisingly, our littles can have very big personalities that tend to clash with their brother's and sister's. That's why neutral colors are crucial elements of shared rooms and even more so in kid's spaces, as an interest in hot pink or dinosaurs is often short-lived. Decorating any kid's room can go from cute to cutesy in no time, especially when wallpaper is involved. However, this wallpaper by Juju Papers has strong staying power with a simple pattern that polishes the cream-colored background with just the right amount of shine. ($6/square foot;

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Kid's bunk bed shaped like a house photo

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Deer Blind Kids' Bunk Bed

There's something about bunk beds that prompt a feeling of excitement, even for grown-ups. Revel in the fun by choosing bunks that fit a playful theme. There's everything to love about this bunk bed that resembles a deer blind. The roof on top transforms the top bunk into a cool fort while the camouflage curtains lend some privacy below. ($750;

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Light wood kids' canopy bed photo

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Camaflexi Twin Canopy Bed

Speaking of privacy, nothing says "personal retreat" quite like a canopy bed. Dress up the tall posts of this bed with curtains of your kiddo's choosing for a cozy hideaway. Privacy curtains are especially helpful for younger ones who go to bed early while older siblings are still awake. ($370;

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Two white twin beds photo

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Naples 2 Beds & Nightstand Set, Twin

What's better than what you already have? What your sibling has. A matching set of beds might solve this scuffle. This set includes two twin beds and one nightstand. The crown molding of the bed frames gives it a sophistication that your little ones won't outgrow anytime soon and the smooth white finish is a nice neutral for those with quickly evolving style preferences. Spunk it up with colorful bedding or personalize it with a pillow embroidered with their initials. ($829;

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White six-drawer dresser photo

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South Shore Cookie 6-Drawer Double Dresser

If one armoire just won't do, invest in a large dresser. The contemporary look of this six-drawer dresser will last for years. The neutral color scheme and sleek hardware is a happy medium for siblings with conflicting styles. ($205;

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Light blue sleeper chair photo

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Navi Sleeper Chair

When it's your turn to host a sleepover, it can be difficult to squeeze everyone into one room. This sleeper chair doubles as extra seating and a guest bed making it a staple for any social butterfly's bedroom. The back of the chair lays down to convert into a small bed. Voila! Bonus: It's available in 10 complementary colors. ($268;

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White and blue corner computer desk photo

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Corner Computer Desk with Hutch

Separate workspaces make homework time easier, but two desks can be hard to fit into one room. That's what makes this desk by Flash Furniture so great. It puts empty corners to work and only takes up a few feet of floor space. Your little Einsteins can store all of their school supplies in one place with three shelves, a sturdy desk and pullout keyboard platform. ($86;

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White tree-shaped bookshelf photo

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Spruce Tree Bookcase

Bookcases often take up a good chunk of space, making them just as tricky as they are important in a child's bedroom. Install a wall-mounted bookshelf to give bookworms their own little library without compromising floor space. This spruce tree bookcase will be a playful focal point for any kids' room. Each branch holds about 12 to 15 children's books. ($179;

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Galvanized tin wall art in the shape of an

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Galvanized Tin Letter Wall Shelf

Partitioning space in a shared bedroom is easier than you think. Decorative letters are personalized accents that can help kids claim their own space. This shelf works double duty as decor and storage. Hang it as a way to label their bed, desk or dresser and encourage each child to display their favorite things inside. ($76;

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Wood Storage Bench Toy Box

Here's another stylish two-in-one piece. Simply lift the lid to open a treasure chest of toys, books or even shoes and close it for an extra seat. Situate this storage bench under a window and top it off with colorful cushions for a comfortable reading nook. ($132;

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