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These shared boys' bedroom plans are inspired by my little sister who is expecting her third boy in July. She just recently moved her two boys into the same room to make space for the new baby.
Currently, the boys have one bed and one crib in the room. I thought I would mock something up looking into the future when both boys are in twin beds.
My brother-in-law built these beautiful beds (both the crib and the twin bed) for the boys which are so cute! Having both the bed and the crib in one room makes for some new rearranging.
The below photo is taken from the entrance of the bedroom door. It is just a little cramped having a bed, crib, dresser and a bookshelf all in this one room.
Layout Plan for Shared Boys Bedroom
Not everyone likes to play musical chairs with their furniture like I do. I wanted to help my sister visualize things without having to move anything. I created four plans with the measurements she and the boys took for me, and this is what I have come up with.
With the first two options, the layout of the room stays the same. Showing what the difference between the crib and a second twin bed would look like. This would also include removing the dresser and bookshelf and utilizing the closet and instead, adding a nightstand between the two beds. The nightstand provides space for the nightlight, clock, as well as a place to store diapers, for easy access.
Layout 3 & 4 show the beds positioned on the dark wall. The reason for the layout change is to allow a clear walkway into the room. This layout gives no obstructions when entering the room, and allows for a little reading nook in the corner with wall-hung bookshelves. This layout also includes a nightstand and removing the dresser and floor bookshelf.
Closet For Shared Boys Bedroom
Next to the bookshelf is the closet. Seeing how closets are pretty much useless until kids are older the boys' closet looks like most closets; storage space for diapers, and random home items. Let's be honest, we all have a closet like this in our home.
So my sister sent me this inspiration picture of what she wanted for her closet. We thought it would be perfect as she basically had half of the shelving unit already.
After measuring the closet in the boys' room we realized that a shelving unit like the one above would be too long.
I found a similar inspiration picture and created a design board that would help her achieve the look. With a little work and alterations from her handy husband, I am sure they can transform their current closet into something more functional. Removing a dresser is never the first option, but when you can make up for it with a functional closet, I say why not?
Now if it weren't for Covid-19, I would be over at her house this week making these changes myself, with her permission of course! But, I am cooped up in my house and she in hers. So instead I went a little overboard on the planning.
If you enjoy a good design board as I do, stay tuned for more details on how your space can be featured on the blog in the future.