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

Get inspired by these super stylish sharing bedroom ideas. From twin beds with upholstered headboards to stylish bunk beds and even four posters, these rooms pack in twice the fun...

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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. 

Get the look: The bespoke headboard panels with lights are by The Mint List Interior Design, using Barneby Gates fabric. The storage is from Great Little Trading Co. The rug is from Rockett St George. The bed linen is from Smallable. Find similar bedroom furniture at M&S.

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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...

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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. 

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Get the look: This is Shawnee wallpaper by Brunschwig & Fils. The toile de Jouy bedspreads were brought back from Holland. This is Jonathan Adler’s Giraffe table lamp.

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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. 

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Get the look: Fabric (on wall), Equateur by Hermès. Seletti Monkey wall lights, Made in Design.

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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. 

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Get the look: Bespoke bunk beds and painted in Farrow & Ball ‘Lichen’. Gareth Handles in Cast Iron, from the home store at marklewisnteriordesign.com Wallpaper, ‘Gilly Flower Blue’, Robert Kime. Linen throw on bed, The Conran Shop. Small bedside shelf from the home store at marklewisnteriordesign.com

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6. Library Wallpaper

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

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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. 

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Get the look: This design is by German brand Jäll & Tofta, which could work with a uk-based carpenter – find one at ratedpeople.com – to realise this design.

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8. Curtain Call

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

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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. 

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Get the look: The beds were designed by the owner and custom made by Sutherland Furniture. The bedlinen is from The White Company.

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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. 

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Get the look: The lights are oval brass bulkhead fittings, from £174 each, Davey Lighting at Lighting Matters.

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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. 

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Get the look: This bedrooms designed by US-based Raad Studio. Add magnets to the mix with Rust-oleum magnetic chalkboard paint, £13 for 750ml at B&Q.

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12. Upholstered headboards

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

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Get the look: The Ladder Rail is from Tillys Interiors. The Carpet and Rug are from Colbourns. The Pendant shade is from Cowshed interiors.

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13. Into Space

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

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Get the look: The Dandelion light is by Richard Hutten for Moooi. Try Aspace for a similar high-sleeper bed.

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14. Pattern Punch

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

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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. 

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Get the look: The bespoke bunk bed and storage unit are by Evoke. The rug is from Heal’s. The Flying Stork artwork is by Tamar Mogendorff at Bobo Kids. The Eames Elephant is from The Conran Shop.

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16. Pastel Perfection

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

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Get the look: The beds are from Ikea. The cushions are made in Ananas by Raoul Textiles, as is the re-covered armchair. The wall sconces are by Porta Romana.

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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. 

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Get the look: The bunk bed and bedding are by Ikea.

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18. Matching print

Matching upholstered headboards create a chic look. 

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Get the look: Yushan Upholstered Bed Frame; £619 for a single size and is available in 6 standard fabric colour options. The bed frame comes with optional ottoman storage for the additional cost of £149, additionally, the bed can be upholstered in any fabric of your choosing from The Romo Linera Fabric collection for an extra £149.

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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. 

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Get the look: This is La Havane wallpaper by Nobilis. The bunk bed and bedding are from Loaf. The throw is from Anthropologie.

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20. Iron Bed Frames

Iron bed frames create a vintage vibe. 

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Get the look: The Timolin Iron/Metal Bed Frame £319, comes in a choice of colour options, or can be personalised using The Orignal Bed Company's colour matching service, the colour matching service allows your bed to be painted in any colour from Dulux, Farrow & Ball, English Heritage Collection, Little Greene, Sanderson or Paint & Paper collections. Additonally the bed comes with under bed storage options for the aditional cost of £49 for one drawer and £99 for two.

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21. Elegant Canopy

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

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22. Eclectic style

Switch up the pattern with a cool new bedspread. 

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Get the look: Story Time Collection Two by Two from £22.00 per m, From ILIV Fabrics

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23. Minimalist

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

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Get the look: The children’s bunk beds are custom made. Bedding and black Radar Sconces are from Schoolhouse.

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24. Loft conversion

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

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Get the look: An oversized toile looms large in Harriet Anstruther’s revamp of a Surrey farmhouse.

(Image credit: Design by Harriet Anstruther)

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. 

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Get the look: This is the Wave 2 bunk bed by Mimondo. The Componibili storage unit is by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell. For a similar wall colour, try Fired Earth’s Garden Folly emulsion.

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26. Rosettes

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

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Get the look: The walls are painted in Paint Library’s Spur flat emulsion. The twin antique beds were re-covered in a Nobilis fabric. The bedding is by Marimekko. The table lamp is by Tine K Home. The pendants are by Pippa Paton Design.

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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. 

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Get the look: The Rocking Sheep by Povl Kjer is available at Twentytwentyone.

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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. 

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Get the look: The Ikea beds are painted in Off-Black estate eggshell by Farrow & Ball. Block sells peg boards like this.

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29. Raise the rafters

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

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Get the look: The bunk beds are from John Lewis. The chest of drawers and the rug are both from Ikea.

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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. 

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Get the look: For a similar bunk bed, check out the Amber in the Sky by Thomas Maitz for Austrian brand Perludi, available at Smallable. Wallpaper Direct is a good source of both Anaglypta and vintage-style floral prints. The wall beneath the dado is painted in Serenata eco emulsion by Bert & May.

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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. 

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Get the look: Treesaurus could make a similar one.

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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. 

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Get the look: The pods were made by builder, Tony McFadden.

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