Here are 9 bedroom style tips for twins! Take a classic children's bedroom and add a stylish twin twist with these unique interior design ideas!
Designing a bedroom for twin kids can be tricky! You might have two identical twins but they have a world of difference between them.
A good idea is to sit with them and have a discussion on the color, theme and who wants what part of the room and stuff like that. It will give them confidence and feel like they have a voice.
But… don’t listen to them blindly. Designing is not a kid’s game. Include what they like and stick with your plans.
There’s a lot of room for creativity here. For now, you can start with these tips that helped me make my twin’s bedroom stylish and effective.
1. Paint the Walls With Neutral Colors
The first thing that will make your head scratch is the wall paint. If your twins are still babies, it’s best to start with a neutral color.
Creamy white, light blue or misty gray works great. So, as your children grow, you can change the paint and add more vibrance.
Neutral colors will soothe your twins and also lighten up the room. I started with creamy white and then added more bold colors on it as my kids grew.
Based on the wall color, you can also get furniture and other accessories in neutral tones. In that way, there would be very little visual contradiction.
2. Make Room for Personal Space
Even if your kids share all the items in the bedroom, you should make room for personal space.
You can do this in different ways:
- Place separate beds for both with different backdrops.
- Separate a long table into two separate sections. You can put chairs of different colors to match your kid’s preference.
- Bulletin boards can be a great way to keep your kid’s individuality. They can have separate bulletin boards for sticking personal photos, notes and cards.
- Don’t use a shared lamp or light. Install lights at two corners, so that each of them have access to their own lights.
3. Divide the Room for Individual Identity
Everybody needs some private time. So do your twins. If they are sharing a bedroom, you should definitely arrange something to divide their spaces when they need it.
A good way is to hang curtains through the middle of the room from ceiling to floor. The curtains should be on a rod, so that they can slide it easily.
If the room is spacious enough, you can place different shelves for the two kids. When the curtains come on, it will look like two separate rooms.
4. Use Shared Furniture to Save Space
I know I know, you can’t get a piece of furniture for every one of them. That’s just too much money and space wasted.
If saving space is your top priority, start with bunk beds. Staircase bunk beds are safe for kids, so that might be a better option.
Now for storage cabinets. One large storage cabinet with drawers assigned to individual kids should be the best way to save space. You can use color codes or name stickers for that.
Some bunk beds have storage space underneath the lower bed and beneath the staircases. That should be even better!
5. Tactical Positioning of Mirrors
A twin bedroom might look cluttered if the size is small. You can decrease that with small furniture sets. Still, in the end, the room will look smaller than ever!
What I did was I placed mirrors in different parts of the room. This will visually double up the space you have.
It’s best to place the mirrors in high positions, so the other end is in vision. Once you get the mirrors in place, your kids will feel they are inside a big auditorium and feel more relaxed.
6. Invest in Customized Furniture
If budget isn’t an issue, you should invest in custom made furniture. The furniture you buy online or from retailers will get the job done. However, not every inch of the space will be utilized.
Measure the twin bedroom and determine what sizes of beds, shelves, storage cabinets or tables fit best. You can find organizations that can take custom orders for you.
You can’t believe how much you can fit inside until you try it. In my case, I was able to place a refrigerator in my kid’s bedroom using this strategy.
7. Bring in More Energy With Light and Air
Who said you can’t keep the windows open in a kid’s room? Once your twin babies become toddlers, you can let in more light and air inside.
The natural light will add a different ambience to the room and it will look less cluttered. Kids can be naughty and so the windows should have locks or grills on them to prevent escapes.
Hang curtains over the windows and maintain the color. In that way, they will add more elements to the bedroom aesthetics.
Have a look at these design ideas from Joanna Gaines for inspiration!
8. Connect the Beds for Clingy Twins
Twins fight a lot and then they are after all best friends for life. Sometimes, your twins would want to sleep together. They can either share a single bed or you can connect their beds together.
There is something called a bed bridge that can join two separate single or twin beds together. It’s a fun thing to have at home.
The best part is on some days, everyone can come together and share a single sleeping space. Order some pizza and watch your favorite movies together.
9. Choose Adult Furniture and Stuff
There’s a tendency in parents to buy furniture based on their kid’s age. That’s wonderful but most of that stuff will end up in the garbage can or on sale on ebay!
Whether you buy bunk beds, cabinets or bookshelves, make sure these are usable even when your kids grow up and go to college. That’s the reason I emphasized neutral colors and themes.
A child themed furniture will quickly become outdated and lose the flavor.
Designing a twin bedroom requires more visual knowledge than theoretical perspective. Spend time on Pinterest and see what other parents have already worked out.
If you follow these 9 tips, I’m sure you won’t make a mess out of this. Keep it simple always and your kid’s room should look alright.