Shared kid bedroom ideas: Practical advice for a scheme that works for more than one

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Shared kid bedroom ideas can combine sleeping space and play zones (Image credit: Richard Chivers Photography)

Whether you're looking for shared kid bedroom ideas because you're lacking in space, your children simply want to share a room, or you think it will help them develop a better bond, the reality is they are not always the easiest rooms to tackle.

Even with just one child, managing ever-changing likes and dislikes and the practicalities of making a space work for both rest and play can make children's bedroom design a tricky road to navigate. Add multiple children into the mix and you've got your design hands full.

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Emma Deterding

Emma Deterding is a leading interior designer who has been named among the top 100 in the world. With over twenty-five years of experience, Emma has honed her ability to offer well thought-out schemes that turn her clients' homes into beautifully designed and practical places.

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James Mellan-Matulewicz

James Mellan-Matulewicz is the founder and Creative Director at design and print studio Bobbi Beck. He has spent over 10 years in a variety of roles across design and creative industries.

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Charli Davies

Certified Adult Sleep Coach, Sleep educator and former stressed commuter turned calm but busy business owner, Charli works with individuals and companies to comprehensively improve their sleep taking an integrated approach. She helps them to function at their best so they can live the life they want and achieve their dreams.

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Jo Plant

Jo Plant is head of design and production for Pooky, a lighting company based in England’s Cotswolds region.

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Sophie Clemson

Sophie Clemson is a fount of knowledge on all things interiors having worked in the industry for eight years. Aside from designing, she loves to find a good interior design bargain or Facebook marketplace find which was invaluable when she renovated her home in 2022.

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Yvonne Keal

Yvonne is a product management specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the interiors industry. Since joining Hillarys in 2003, Yvonne has successfully launched many window dressing collections, including roller blinds, vertical blinds, Roman blinds, curtains and voiles.

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Assistant Editor

Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.