This past March our lead interior designer Maca Carrera gave birth to an adorable baby boy, Benjamin. Making room for baby number two in the families apartment with very little extra space gave Maca a new design challenge… a shared kids bedroom!
Are you expecting a new baby? See how Maca transformed her 3-year-old daughter’s bedroom into a shared kids bedroom with her new baby brother. Get inspired with the creative solutions to bring into your apartment or home.
We asked Maca about the design, making room for baby, and for some tips!
HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO MAKE A SHARED KIDS BEDROOM?
“It was a hard decision to tell my 3-year-old daughter that she will have a new roommate. We live in a small 2 bedroom apartment in Miami. When we were getting ready for our new baby’s arrival, my husband and I decided to create a shared kids bedroom. The transition was challenging but the results are phenomenal. We’re all super happy with the final look! Their bedroom not only looks beautiful but also has all the Kids’ Room Essentials.”
WHAT WERE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES TO CREATE A SPACE FOR A TODDLER AND A NEWBORN?
“The goal was to maximize the space and make it works for both kids, creating a space my two little ones would enjoy and feel comfortable in. There are a few steps I took to create my kids’ room and useful design tips for families in similar situations. Start with a neutral color palette, add storage, and select compact furnishings.”
Neutral Color Palette
With a boy and a girl sharing a space neutral toned color palettes are perfect for children’s space. Maca said goodbye to all of the room’s pink tones, pink wall decals, and donated all of her daughter’s pink tufted animals and decor accessories. The new accessories and furnishing purchased were white, grey or natural color hues.
More Storage Space
Adding storage to a room shared by two kids is essential. Maca installed shelves along the bedroom walls to add more storage space. The wall shelves are perfect places for baby accessories and other fun decor, toys, and books.
Multi-purpose and compact furniture
Using compact furniture that multi-purposes for kids helps save space in a smaller children’s bedroom. To address storage needs and a changing table the Delta Children® Dresser/Changer Combo found at Target was a perfect example of furniture that multi-tasks!
Shared Kids Bedroom – SHOP THE LOOK