Shared Room for a Boy and Girl

Update: My son and daughter no longer share a room, but we all liked the colors, decor and organization from this room!

It’s finally done! I’ve been sharing my attempts at decorating and organizing the room my youngest son and daughter are going to share for a little while, while we hopefully finish some remodeling.  The room they are sharing was my daughters, so I wanted to change it enough to make it little boy friendly.

Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful Homemaking

This is my daughter’s room before.
Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful Homemaking
I made some artwork, but then decided I didn’t want to limit myself to those colors,Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful HomemakingAND, I thought it looked more like art for a nursery.Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful HomemakingSo… then I had fun making this balloon wreath to add some primary colors to the room.

Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful HomemakingShared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful Homemaking

I had a bit of a time recovering this lampshade, but I do like how it turned out.

 

Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful HomemakingI added some frugal artwork made from a folder,and a pillowcase.Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful Homemaking
The colors from this rug, which I stole from the kids play area in the basement, went perfectly with the other “new” accessories.I purchased some colorful blankets and white sheets for their bunk beds, and I am calling the room DONE.Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful HomemakingHere it is, the finished bright and cheery space.
My daughter has permanently declared the bottom bunk hers, after the first week of fighting over the top bunk.Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful HomemakingMy talented brother-in-law made this white bookshelf for me last year, and I decided to use it above the top bunk for my little guy to keep some of his special books, and at night, his cup of water.Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful HomemakingIt does a good job of adding some dimension and color to the space above the bunk beds.Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful HomemakingI weeded out and relocated some toys to the basement to be able to fit some of my son’s favorite toys, in his same bins.Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful HomemakingShared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful HomemakingI switched out the pink bows on my daughters baskets with green twine.Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful Homemaking
I’ve always liked the simple hanging globe light in this room.
Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful Homemaking
The last corner in the room has another white dresser for my son’s clothes, while he shares his sister’s room.Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful HomemakingI probably spent around $100 for this temporary room, on the sheets, blankets, laundry basket and on supplies for the artwork.Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful Homemaking
I am so happy with how it turned out; with all the color and natural light the room has anyway, it’s such a pleasant sunny space.
Blessings,Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful Homemaking

Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful Homemaking

Shared Room for a Boy and Girl, Joyful Homemaking
The balloon wreath and lamp help tie the colors together.The green laundry bin holds plastic swords, toy guns and stuffed animals.

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  1. Nancy at maddalee™
    October 19, 2012 / 3:15 pm

    Hi Margo, I’m your newest follower! Very nice room, great color and layout. The book and cubicle storage look like a perfect set-up.

    Have a good day, Nancy

  2. October 19, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    The finished room looks AWESOME! You did such a great job making this looks special for your little ones!

  3. Being Home
    October 20, 2012 / 5:44 am

    The room looks wonderful! Very cheerful, happy and organized. I am sure your kids love it! 🙂

  4. Emily
    October 22, 2012 / 2:18 pm

    I love that colorful rug – it really pulls the room together.

  5. Mel@Mellywood's Mansion
    October 23, 2012 / 12:15 am

    I love this – I have almost finished a shared room for my 1&2 year old however if my teens are still at home in a couple of years I’ll have too look at updating. I have a question – what age do you think they should stop sharing? I just don’tknow.

  6. arrielle_p
    October 23, 2012 / 5:29 am

    What a great space to live with the children. Love that balloon wreath.

    “I love that colorful rug – it really pulls the room together.” agreed in full here. 🙂

    real estate ph

  7. Jocelyn
    October 24, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    Super cute room! I like everything you did here.

  8. October 25, 2012 / 1:48 pm

    Looks wonderful! My youngest 2, son and daughter, share a room, and will for awhile. I’ve been pondering how to decorate the room so it works for both of them.

    I would love for you to link this up at Frugal Thursday Rewind! http://www.alifeinbalance.net/artichoke-dip-appetizer/

  9. The Pryor Family Est. 2000
    December 26, 2012 / 4:46 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing you helped me out alot in my son’s room getting his toys organized.

  10. January 28, 2015 / 9:54 am

    How fun! My two oldest share a room as well . It works out, although I can definitely see the need for separate rooms in the future. My oldest wakes up super early, and often wakes up my middle guy…

    • Margo
      Author
      January 28, 2015 / 3:09 pm

      It does make it easier to share a room when two are on the same schedule! 🙂

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