Setting up a bedroom for two children that share the room can take some creativity. In order to save space, you might want to use bunk beds. Problems come up if one if the children isn't old enough to get up on the top bunk or when you want to create two separate spaces for your children. Furniture should be practical, yet still look good. You don't want to visit a furniture store only to choose items for the room for your children that they are going to outgrow in a few short years. Consider the age of your children, how much space you have, and how you can reconfigure the room as needed.
Bunk Beds for Younger Children
Bunk beds can be a tough choice when your oldest child isn't really safe on a top bunk. There are ways to make a top bunk more secure, but your child still has to be able get up the ladder into the bed safely. In general, your younger child is safer on the lower bunk. You may want to choose a bunk bed system that can come apart, creating two separate beds. Once your children are older and no longer want bunk beds, you can separate the beds for their use.
Furniture that Fits in the Room
Loft beds are another way you can maximize the space within a bedroom for two children. Loft beds can often be set either near the floor, on a mid-level, or high up like a traditional bunk bed. For storage under the bed, you can place the bed at the mid-level, making it safe for younger children to climb on. If you want to create two separate spaces for your children, two loft beds with creative space beneath each bed for studying or playing can work. One child may want a desk, while another may be interested in having a dollhouse.
Get Rid of Old Clutter
As you consider what furniture is going to fit in your children's bedroom, remove any clutter that you can. Old toys that haven't been played with, toy boxes, and big stuffed animals can all take up too much space in the bedroom of two children. As your children grow, get rid of the stuff they no longer want to give the room an open feel.
Choose furniture that works for today but can also be used for years to come. Invest in a good system for the bedroom of your children, and they will have good furniture that will get them through their entire childhood and maybe beyond.