Sharing is Caring: How to Design a Shared Kids’ Bedroom

We all know that teaching children to share is a good thing – but when it comes to siblings sharing a room, it can lead to a lot more ‘chaos’ than ‘caring’!

To help you design the best possible space for your room sharers (and keep arguments to a minimum!), we’ve selected our best kid’s beds and furniture for shared bedrooms below.

From adaptable bunk beds to stackable stools and coordinating storage, we’ve got everything you need to bring harmony to your shared kids’ bedroom. And, breathe…

Leo Combination Bunk
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What to consider when designing a shared kids’ room

  • Available space

    The size of the room will affect the furniture you choose and the layout. In a small space, a bunk bed positioned along a wall might be your most practical option, leaving floor space free for other furniture or for kids to play. Meanwhile, in a larger room, you could position two single beds along opposite walls, leaving space in between.

  • Age of kids

    This is a big one. If your kids are under 5, they’ll likely need two toddler beds and plenty of space for toys. Older children might require a dual study area. If there’s a large age gap between your kids or they are teenagers, they will probably need more personal space within the room. This extra privacy could be achieved with a room divider or bookshelf partition.

  • Individual personalities

    One of the most important parts of designing a shared kids’ room is ensuring it reflects the personalities of each child. Even when kids are sharing a bunk bed, you can still incorporate their individual interests, for example, through themed bedding or posters around their bed. Both kids should feel like they have been given equal consideration.

  • Storage

    Storage is vital in any kid’s bedroom, but especially when you have more than one child’s belongings to accommodate. We recommend using all available space for storage to minimise clutter – for example, the often-overlooked area under a bed can be maximised with storage drawers. Each child should have their own storage space to increase their independence and autonomy.

  • Adaptability

    As your little ones get older, their needs will change. Prepare for this by choosing multi-functional furniture that can be modified as your kids grow. For example, a bunk bed that can be separated into two singles when they outgrow it is a practical choice that offers you longevity.

Best kid’s furniture for shared bedrooms

1. Leo L Shaped Bunk Bed

Our Leo L-Shaped Bunk Bed is the ultimate bunk bed for a shared bedroom, thanks to its space-saving versatility.

The bed can be arranged in multiple formations – an L-shaped bunk bed, a bunk bed with the beds in parallel, or a separate high sleeper and single bed.

A built-in wardrobe and drawers under the bottom bunk offer plenty of storage for your little ones to keep their belongings separate.

Customers say: “The storage is brilliant and the bed looks really smart in the room – family are very happy with it. Quality is excellent – especially for the price. Good bed!”

Leo L Shaped Bunk Bed with Wardrobe, Shelves and Storage

2. Aviary Triple Sleeper Bunk Bed

Sometimes, older children and teenagers will need to share a room with younger siblings. In this instance, a triple bunk bed could help to minimise tension.

Our Aviary Triple Bunk Bed has a small double bed on the bottom that offers tweens and teens the extra space they crave. Meanwhile, younger siblings can enjoy climbing up to the single bed on top.

The built-in shelves alongside the bed and storage drawers below will help contain their clutter and ensure no space is wasted.

Aviary Triple Sleeper Bunk Bed with Storage Drawers and Shelves

3. Vox Tuli Kids Stackable Desk and Stools

The Vox Tuli Desk and Stackable Stools are a stylish, space-saving way to add a dual study or craft area to a shared room.

The desk can be used from both sides, each of which has a shelf underneath for children to store their stationery or favourite toys.

The stools can be stacked out of the way when not in use, making them a practical addition to a shared space.

Vox Tuli Kids Stackable Stool in Green & Yellow

4. Oliver Furniture Seaside Lille+ Low Bunk Bed

Add beautiful Scandinavian style to your shared kids’ bedroom with the Seaside Lille+ Low Bunk Bed by Oliver Furniture.

Choose to add the optional rooftop and canvas roof while your little ones are young to create a fun house bed/castle that they’ll love to play on and create memories together.

Once they’ve outgrown that, you can separate the bunk bed into two junior beds using the optional conversion kit – ideal if your little ones will eventually have their own room.

Oliver Furniture Seaside Lille+ Low Bunk Bed

5. Vox Concept 2 Door Wardrobe

The Vox Concept 2 Door Wardrobe is one of our favourite ways to add storage to a shared bedroom.

This kid’s wardrobe features a monochrome colour palette that makes the perfect neutral base in a shared space. This is punctuated by a single, coloured door, which comes in a range of colours, including red, yellow, pink and blue.

If you have space, we recommend adding two or more of these wardrobes to your kids’ bedroom so each child has their own storage unit. By letting them choose their door colour, you can achieve a cohesive look that still offers them individuality.

Vox Concept 2 Door Wardrobe in Red

6. Didi Reversible Bunk Bed

Finally, for kids who share a very small space or box room, our Didi Bunk Bed is the perfect solution.

It’s smaller than a standard bunk bed, with the beds taking mattresses of 75 x 170 cm instead of the usual UK single 90 x 190 cm, making it ideal for even the most size-challenged shared bedroom.

The panels on the bed are also reversible, so you can change up the look between white and grey as your kids’ preferences inevitably change.

Didi Shorty Reversible Bunk Bed with Storage

Care to Share?

Whilst it may be challenging at times, a well-designed shared bedroom can help to create a strong bond between children. This kid’s furniture is perfect for siblings who need to share a room but also want their own space and to maintain a great relationship (most of the time!) If you have any questions, call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email We’re always happy to help!


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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