Shared Kids Rooms: Making a Multiple Bed Layout Work

updated Mar 11, 2020
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So, you’ve decided your kids are going to share a room which means you have two beds (or a bed + crib) to fit into the room. The size and shape of the room may guide or dictate where you place the beds, but it’s worth taking a look at some different bed layouts to see if they spark inspiration for you.


Probably the most traditional layout, this formation has a nice visual symmetry and conveys a sense of each child’s claim to the space being equal.

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Gaining in popularity, this layout allows for more open space in the room for playing.

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At a 90 Degree Angle

Often the only workable layout for a small room, the arrangement can give the illusion of each child having their own little area carved out.

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Bunk Beds:

Bunks have the obvious advantage of saving space, but also have an extra element of fun for kids.
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Of course there are other bed arrangements, particularly in uniquely-shaped rooms, but these are the primary ones. Which layout do you prefer?