We’ve decided to have our two youngest share a room for a year or so while we do some work on our house, however as many of you know, one is a boy and one is a girl. This can create a bit of a challenge for accessorizing a shared room.

, Boy Girl Kid’s Room Art, Joyful Homemaking

My daughter’s room is the room we are working with, and starting to make inexpensive changes to make the decor more “boy/girl” friendly for both of them. We started by switching the queen bed out for a hand me down set of bunk beds we were given years ago by a family member. Since they both like the top bunk best, they are switching top and bottom bunks every other night (Hey it keeps the peace).

I don’t want to spend very much since this is a temporary situation, so I decided to try and make some artwork they both would like.

, Boy Girl Kid’s Room Art, Joyful Homemaking

I bought some canvases and some fun material with bugs and reptiles and various creatures that they both think are cute, and the colors complemented the existing room color.

, Boy Girl Kid’s Room Art, Joyful Homemaking

After giving the material a good ironing to get out wrinkles, I mod podged it to the canvas,

, Boy Girl Kid’s Room Art, Joyful Homemaking

wrapped it around the back,

, Boy Girl Kid’s Room Art, Joyful Homemaking

and stapled it all around.

, Boy Girl Kid’s Room Art, Joyful Homemaking

For good measure, I gave it another coat of mod podge,

, Boy Girl Kid’s Room Art, Joyful Homemaking

and added some ribbon trim to finish it off.

, Boy Girl Kid’s Room Art, Joyful Homemaking

I also made up two smaller canvases with a complementary fabric,

, Boy Girl Kid’s Room Art, Joyful Homemaking

and then hung them on the wall.

, Boy Girl Kid’s Room Art, Joyful Homemaking

It’s starting to evolve into a theme…
I’ll show you more of the room as we add a few more touches! It’s challenging to do a combined room, but I’m convinced, not impossible.

Blessings,
, Boy Girl Kid’s Room Art, Joyful Homemaking

10 Comments

  1. I am just starting on a room for the grandchildren and have been faced with the same challenge. I will go with a very classic American heritage theme in red, white, blue and tan. I can’t wait to get it done and have them come for a visit!

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