Shared Children’s Rooms & Guest Rooms with Twin Beds

I’ve got three young children, and with two girls, I spent a good amount of time designing and decorating their bedrooms.  I deliberated over the furniture, the wallpaper, the carpeting, the paint colors, the fabric covered headboard (in one case), where to place the lamps, personalized linens and of course the dolls and Steiff bears to adorn the shelves.  I wanted to make each room unique and special — giving each her own identity and space.  (My girls are 10 months apart and so they easily blend into a twin-like existence)Well, separate existences aside, they have practically moved into one bedroom and they insist on sleeping together at night.  I’ve come to find out that five and six year old girls have p-l-e-n-t-y to chat about at night, and their bedtime chatter can prolong any hope (or delusion on my part) of them sleeping.  Since they are growing so fast, and showing no signs of separating, I’m beginning to think it’s time to investigate separate beds in the same room.

Twin beds can be beautiful in a shared space.  Here are a few of my favorites from my Pinboard on Pintrest (you can follow me here)

A few hard-to-resist bunk beds as well:
Of course, there are some very creative designers out there!
I thought you’d find some inspiration in this entry!  If you are in the market for twin beds, check out our collection at The Well Appointed House….I’ve got a whole category of Children’s Beds, Lofts and Trundles.  Enjoy!  -Melissa Hawks
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  1. Lisha @1house1couple

    Wow, you did a lot of research on double twin bed bedrooms! I like a lot of those! Some of them are more kid friendly designs and some are more mature looking. Looking forward to what you end up doing! 🙂


  2. Dress a Shade

    Notice how each lampshade in the various children’s room is beige or white? Lampshades are underutilized places for color accents. Because designer shades are so darned expensive.

    Many aspire to haute decor, but many can’t afford it. Ours is a product which lends itself to the high class aspiration of the middle class at a reasonable price. We continue to custom make our lampshade slip covers in our home town on Cape Cod. We use designs and colors that appeal to people like us and we make them easily accessible, removable, machine washable, and inexpensive enough that a homemaker could purchase one for every season of the year; or for every holiday, or mood in her repertoire of emotions.

    This is something for home décor professionals to think about as they navigate their way through a troubled economy, with a dwindling consumer pocketbook.


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