Monday, February 24, 2014

Tips for Boy & Girl Shared Rooms

Nothing scares a client more than transforming a girl or boy room into a boy AND girl room. Trust me, it's not as daunting as it may seem. Unexpected? Maybe, but daunting, no. Here are a few of my tips:

one | Create zones. The trick to "zones" is to use symmetry to balance the room.

two | Add personal touches.  Even though the room is for two, make sure each child has his or her own personal touches in the room.

three | Use a neutral color palette, and purchase furniture that is neither too masculine nor too feminine.

In summary, use neutral colors, symmetry, and personal touches.  And be happy that the kids are sharing rooms with each other and not with us--although, I'm pretty sure Stella thinks our room is hers every time she tries to sneak into bed with us, which I secretly like. Until I get a kick in the head.
image from Babble
image source unknown
image from Grant K. Gibson Design via Decor Pad
image from Land of Nod


  1. these are all perfect examples Jamie, these makes me think that making a room for both boy and a girl is doable!

  2. I love the initial pillows for the beds, and the white Land Of Nod beds in pic 2. I feel like decorating would be the easy part...keeping your kids from killing each other while sharing a room would be the hard part!! :-)
    XO - Samantha

  3. All of those images do a great job of balancing both masculine and feminine. Though I really love the No boys/No girls allowed posters in the last one.

  4. Love these!!! and I love how each side is very prominent!
    Kat |


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