The following post on Tips To Decorating a Boy’s Room, When It Is Shared By Brothers was inspired by a review of complimentary Brentwood Home products, opinions expressed are that of my own.
Lets be real here, having kids share a room can be a bit of a challenge!
I happen to live in a 3 bedroom house with 4 other people, so just by doing the math some of us are going to have to share a room. In the beginning, my daughter and youngest son were rooming together, but as my little guy got older we decided it was time to bunk with is older brother.
Since this is a permanent solution (unless we ever decide to move to a larger home LOL, HAHA, Sarcasm), we needed to put organization and foresight into place to make this a comfortable living arrangement.
If you are facing a similar situation, check out our Tips To Decorating a Boy’s Room When It Is Shared By Brothers!
- Bunk Bed System – In order to save space, we went with a loft bed setup. This particular one is lower to the floor, has a spot to slide a bed as well as a dresser and also has a built in shelving on the side and behind the top bunk. In addition, it has storage drawers built into the stairs.
- Neutral Bedding and Seating – I am fortunate to have hand me down quilts to use on my son’s beds, otherwise I would pick neutral comforters or blankets like this Beachwood Linen Quilt – Throw / Charcoal. In addition, I recently added a new Lilypad Kids Pillow from Brentwood Home to my oldest’s bed as well as a Venice Lounger – Graphite for him to relax in. He not only uses this Bean Bag Style seating in his room but brings it out to use while he plays video games.
- Cube Shelves with Canvas Totes – Obviously we have to have good storage options, so I purchased a Cube system for my little guy to keep all of his various toys and blocks up off the floor. We also are using a variety of colors to keep with the neutral theme and blend with the patch work quilts.
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- Plastic Totes with Lids – They are not glamorous by any means, but they are practical. Between my youngest and oldest toys, we have lots of cars and action figures that need to be stored. Plus these can be stacked and kept in a garage or attic., see how I used them to Organize A Closet.
- Express Individuality – Thankfully my young men are into similar things, but if this was not the case they could express themselves through art on the wall or with sheets that feature their favorite Sci-fi Film from a Galaxy far far away. Plus, they add stuffed animals and special blankets on top of their pillows to make it their own.
- Create a Special Place – The boys still need their space, and my oldest has a shelving system behind his bed to store his favorite books, and my youngest has a hidden spot next to his bed to watch DVDs. Plus, my almost 11 year old can bring his Venice Lounger out to play video games in the living room.
- Purge – We can’t keep everything and in order for a shared room situation to work, periodically we need to purge to sell or donate. Removing outgrown clothing, hats, and shoes, or toys IS A MUST to keep things less cluttered. Absolutely hold onto things that have a sentimental value, but also know that too much can cause unnecessary stress for families. Plus, there are plenty of children out there that would enjoy gently used clothes and toys.
What tips do you have for decorating a room shared by siblings?
About the Brentwood Home Products:
Lilypad Kids Pillow from Brentwood Home – This pillow is made of all-natural latex & kapok and offers medium-firm support. Kapok has the same softness of down without the risk of allergies plus provides the fluffiness of cotton while also being sustainable, non-toxic, and pesticide free. This pillow is finished in a durable organic cotton cover.
Venice Lounger – For kids 3 and up, it is filled with nontoxic polyurethane and gel memory foam for premium comfort. It is also available in Marine and Orchard colors, is big enough for grownups, and can be customized with free name embroidery. The Cover is completely removable, replaceable, and washable plus it can be locked for safety. (Plus there is even room for a sister to play video games alongside her big brother.)
I hope you find these Tips To Decorating a Boy’s Room When It Is Shared By Brothers helpful, and have fun with your own future home project! Plus, be sure to save 10% at Brentwood Home by using the Code OURHOME for a 10% off Our Home Coupon through January 31, 2017.
Carlee @ FLL
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