Shared rooms for bigger kids

Anya Jensen11th January 2017

We have chosen to live in close vicinity to the center of Copenhagen, and we have a smaller apartment with a garden, but the girls have to share a bedroom. It has been fine (and it is still fine) but I can feel that they are beginning to crave more of a personal space. So until we move somewhere bigger, I am looking for smart ways of updating their space, to be more suited for tweens, rather than small kids.

I have been scouring the internet and have found these great solutions for shared rooms for bigger kids and tweens,  hopefully, one of these can be done in their room.
Here, I love the idea of floating beds hanging from the ceiling. With bunk beds, the kids are upstairs and downstairs, and trust me, some teasing and annoying one another is bound to happen. Here the beds are further apart, so that would work. I imagine this takes a bit of skill to do, but I am lucky as I have the Mr. and my Dad; – they can fix anything. Me – I’ll naturally supervise:)
This space looks great, grown up and cozy. Pallet beds are quite easy to make I imagine, and the girls can then have a corner of the room each. I would probably put a few shelves on the wall for their personal stuff. Could also be persuaded to assemble the bed on top of storage units, to get them off the floor, and also for easy storage.
I also like the idea of a long bed so they can sleep top and tails. I love this setup, as this would work for both sexes. All you need to do is accessorize, and then the room looks great. My only concern here could be that they may feel the urge to kick one another from time to time, and also – how long does the bed have to be! These girls are growing fast.
Audrey saw this set-up and almost fainted. She told me she wished we lived in the US as they seem to have so many cool things we can’t purchase here. Perhaps a small business idea  – or a pending trip stateside. They could share a double bed, that would probably be the best solution, so I need to get my thinking cap on and figure out which solution would fit our lifestyle (and our girls) best.
Via here

Comments (9)

  • Shared spaces – Simply Danish Living

    7th March 2017 at 18:20

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  • Mel

    11th January 2017 at 13:41

    Love these ideas Anya. We are the same. Our eldest has his own room but the two little ones share. I wonder how we will manage the boy/girl thing…?

    1. Anya J

      27th January 2017 at 10:39

      Hi Mel,

      I think people manage if they have to. The girls actually have times together – like at bedtime where we allow them to sit and read together, or chat, or giggle for 15 minutes. It is actually hyggeligt and they really enjoy that. But then of course there are also a bit of fighting – especially if they have guests. But we manage and love it really.
      A xx

  • Maja Večerina

    11th January 2017 at 12:06

    I love the first one! Looks so cool 🙂 Also I love the third one – it is a bed at night and a nice sofa to play on it during the day. If you have extra space, you can make beds a bit longer, so they can’t reach each other with their legs 🙂

    1. Anya J

      27th January 2017 at 10:40

      I also adore the first one – so cool. And I must admit I am truly considering doing something like that.

      A x

  • Sandra Zkasoersen

    11th January 2017 at 10:38

    Lovely rooms. The first picture is awesome.
    Sandra xx

    1. Anya J

      27th January 2017 at 10:40

      Isn’t it just <3

  • Igor

    11th January 2017 at 09:51

    The first room is just amazing. It feels like a pirate’s nest and perfect for kids to feel just like in a Peter Pan tale. Plus I love the colour palette in that room!

    1. Anya J

      27th January 2017 at 10:41

      Hi Igor, you’re right – it does fell like a pirates nest – so awesome, wish I could pull something like that off. 🙂 Maybe….

      A xx

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