Bright colors make a perfect room for two |

Whoo. Get those shades out. I made this room bright, bright, bright.

I was pondering the idea of how to do a shared bedroom in a cohesive way, especially when you have kids of different sexes. The cool thing with what I came up with is that there are just enough items repeated on each side to make the room feel like one design without taking away the ability to individualize at all.

You could do this in any color combo you want. Just do matching bedding in different colors. In fact, I had a hard time deciding just which colors to do. Thought about purple instead of yellow (Land of Nod has this same comforter in that color as well) and green instead of blue (Land of Nod has gingham bedding in those colors). Either of those would have been a little less bright if you prefer that.

Where I went from there was to repeat certain elements for the kids like the throw pillow on both sides and the matching personalized wall decals, then choose a rug that pulled in both of the main colors. Now, I went with something wildly colorful, but you could find a rug with these colors that would be calmer. But the rug gave me lots of leeway to bring in colorful accents for the room that weren’t necessarily in the two primary colors. Gives a rather eclectic feel by the time you’re done. Oh, and I’d definitely balance out everything with white furniture.

Paint Colors – BEHR Ultra in Gem Turquoise and BEHR Ultra in Lemon Zest, both from Home Depot.

  1. Yellow Animals Filled Comforter and Teal Animals Filled Comforter
  2. Modern Giraffe Rug
  3. Mix and Match Open Bookcase
  4. House and Family Rules Scroll
  5. C is for… Personalized Wall Decal
  6. Girl pillows – Plaid pillow, My Pillow Pet Polar Bear, Fish Pillow
  7. Boy pillows – Plaid pillow, Mr. Robot Pillow, Designers Guild Woof Woof Aqua Pillow
  8. Decorative Veracruz Storage Box
  9. Areaware – Whale Animal Box
  10. The End Bookend
  11. Metal Rose Magnet
  12. Dog Art – Attitude is a Little Thing Wood Sign, Don’t Wait Wood Sign, Courage to Grow Up Wood Sign
  13. Blue Dahlia Faux Flowers
  14. Designer Pick-Me-Up Alarm Clock

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