32 Sharing Bedroom Ideas: Fun and clever ideas for kids rooms to share

Lotte Brouwer
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These 32 sharing bedroom ideas prove that shared rooms can be twice the fun...

Whether you go for a shared kids room due to lack of space, to free up a room for other things (hello cinema room / home office / laundry room) or because the children choose to, there are many cool and stylish ways to decorate a shared space.

You may be looking for girls’ bedroom ideas or boys’ bedroom ideas, but don't let space issues keep your kids from having a bright and fun bedroom.

Traditional bunk-beds are the obvious space-saver. Stylish bunk beds look fun and free up floor space for wardrobes, chest of drawers or desks. If budget is no issue, bespoke bunk beds like those below can allow for more creative twists; stairs leading to the top (instead of a ladder), a slide to come down, and even an under-bed play area or homework station.

There are also plenty of ready-made options around –finding a kids bunk beds that incorporates storage will also help increase floor space to leave even more room for playing.

From tree houses to innovative takes on the mezzanine, the coolest kids’ beds are multi-level masterpieces that are integrated into the architecture of the room. These structures give children a space that they not only sleep in, but are also somewhere they can work, play with their toys and socialise.

See also: Fun Kids Room Ideas and Wonderfully Fun Kids Play Room Ideas

Twin beds can look lovely too, as the examples below show. Create drawers under beds for extra storage, and give them some vava-voom with matching tall headboards. For a more bespoke approach, create headboards with built-in shelves to allow thechildren to display some of their favourite items and keep toys, trinkets and other items off the floor.

Add further personality and pizazz with some fun and funky kids' wallpaper, a cool map mural or some vibrant illustrated fabrics.

1. Double-height headboards

Double-height headboard pinboards with illuminated initials for the children personalise this large shared space and help soften the whole room. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

2. Four poster

Twins share this gorgeous bedroom, with a pair of custom-made four poster beds designed by The Brooklyn Home Company (TBHCo). Explore more of this family townhouse here...

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

3. Sugar & Spice

This room is pink to the max, but as young girls get older, some of the fluffy stuff can be trimmed out and the girls can still enjoy it. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

4. Symmetrical

Here a ladder is placed in the middle of the mezzanine, freeing up enough space at either end for single beds. The mezzanine level acts as a cool daybed – a space to read, lounge and relax, rather than to sleep. Timber wall cladding covers the ceiling in this charming beach house kid's room. 

bunk bed ideas
bunk bed ideas

5. Grown Up Bunk

These built-in bunk beds have been designed with adults in mind – there is enough space so you don’t bang your head when getting into bed. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

6. Library Wallpaper

This children’s guest room has red four-poster beds and colourful library wallpaper, to inspire more reading.

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

7. Stair Storage

A house-inspired bunk-bed design was created to make use of the full height of this room. An actual staircase leads to the top bunk, which also doubles as fun storage. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

8. Curtain Call

ABD Studio created this chic and elegant bunk bed room for two young girls. Curtains give each bed privacy.

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

9. Plugged In

These bunk beds are custom made and each has a docking station for Macs or iPads with their own light and headphones. 

bunk bed ideas
bunk bed ideas

10. Mezzanine Play Space

If a room is tall enough for a triple bunk bed, you could consider switching up the top bunk for a cool mezzanine play balcony – thus keeping floor space clutter-free. Here a loft play space has been created above the built-in bunks, leaving plenty of floor space to play and creating a calm and un-cluttered vibe. 

bunk bed ideas
bunk bed ideas

11. Lookout Tower

This bunk space isn't actual a bed, but it makes a super fun play area complete with desk, balcony, slide, and even a separate ladder going up to a lookout tower. A mattress could easily be added to the mezzanine level, transforming this into an epic bunk bed. We also love the blackboard wall which transforms this upper story into a creative zone. 

bunk bed ideas
bunk bed ideas

12. Upholstered headboards

These gorgeous bunk beds by Katharine Pooley feature upholstered headboards and soft details. 

bunk bed ideas
bunk bed ideas

13. Into Space

The scheme picks up on all things solar and lunar, but without being too obviously themed. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

14. Pattern Punch

These gorgeous colours and patterns have been brought together by interior designer Tiffany Duggan for this stylish childrens' room.

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

15. A good fit

This was an awkward space, so it was difficult to fit in normal-sized bunk beds. The owners had them made slightly smaller with cupboards either side, allowing more room for train tracks and tea parties. 

bunk bed ideas
bunk bed ideas

16. Pastel Perfection

This twin bedroom looks smart with identical beds, table lamps and wall sconces in complementary pastel shades. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

17. To Infinity And Beyond

Excess wallpaper was used on the side of the children’s bunk bed to continue the stars and moon theme. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

18. Matching print

Matching upholstered headboards create a chic look. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

19. Tropicana style

The wallpaper is inspired by the Martinique design produced during the Forties and famously used at The Beverly Hills Hotel. It makes a refreshing change from the usual blue choice. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

20. Iron Bed Frames

Iron bed frames create a vintage vibe. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

21. Elegant Canopy

Canopies give this twin room by Albion Nord design a super luxe look.

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

22. Eclectic style

Switch up the pattern with a cool new bedspread. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

23. Minimalist

A set of wood bunk beds with a minimalist black ladder makes a cosy modern kids room. 

bunk bed ideas
bunk bed ideas

24. Loft conversion

Bedrooms too small for more than one child? Transform the loft into a space just for kids. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

25. Top Bunk

There was a 13-week shipping time for the bunk beds to arrive, so the boys had to sleep on temporary ones. They love them, though, and can have friends for a sleepover, so the delay and hassle of getting them into the house (they had to be winched through the window) was definitely worth it. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

26. Rosettes

Colourful rosettes punctuate the calm palette of cool blues and greys. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

27. A different level

This is where the two youngest girls sleep, but one is at the top of the ladder, so she has her own “room” within the room. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

28. Doors of perception

The boys who live here had always shared a room before so instead of them sleeping apart, their parents created one large connecting room with a child-sized hole in the wall. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

29. Raise the rafters

The simple white furniture and painted ceiling beams and doorway help make this room look light and airy. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

30. Vintage Florals

The vintage floral wallpaper came with the house. To give it a fresh look, the dado rail was painted in a complementary pink. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

31. Up In The Trees

This fabulous treehouse is high enough to fit a swing beneath it and makes the most of a tall and narrow space. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas

32. Dividing walls

Two double bedrooms were knocked through to create a kids’ dormitory – a series of individual sleeping pods linked by cutouts in the dividing walls. 

sharing bedroom ideas
sharing bedroom ideas