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  1. Ask an Expert: How to decorate a shared kids’ room

    Shared girls' bedroom via Apartment Therapy.

    Have you seen the latest issue of Inside Out magazine? You can find us on the Ask an Expert page, replying to a reader’s interiors dilemma. This month, we offered a solution to a reader’s question on how to decorate her six-year-old twin daughters’ shared room so it’s ‘matchy but different’.

    You can find our answer in the November issue of Inside Out (click here to download it now).

    Top photo: Kristy’s daughter’s shared bedroom via Apartment Therapy.

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    In the meantime, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite shared children’s bedrooms to inspire you, where each child’s space is well-defined yet co-ordinated.

    Beautiful muted tones and clever use of space makes a great room for two

    Beautiful muted tones set the colour palette, while each girl’s custom-made initial distinguishes their space, via Hadas y Cuscus.

    A vintage look with great wallpaper, via Anrinko.

    A mismatched, vintage look defines this shared kids’ room, with each bed decorated with co-ordinating yet different linen, via Anrinko.

    A light and bright room for two, with a bonus timber house day bed/cubby, via Live Loud Girl.

    A light and bright room for two, with a different print cushion defining each girl’s bed, via Live Loud Girl.

    A matt black bunk bed makes smart choice for a shared space, with the girl's lower bed decorated with toys and a crochet quilt, while the boy's upper bunk is decorated with his favourite colours, via vanessapouzet.

    A matte black bunk bed makes a smart choice for a shared space, with the girl’s lower bed decorated with toys and a crochet quilt, while the boy’s upper bunk is decorated with his favourite colours, via vanessapouzet.

    Minimalist and monochrome and just a bit Scandi, via stilinspiration.

    Minimalist and monochrome sets the scene, with the two children’s spaces defined with matching but different bed linen, via stilinspiration.

    Room for two with a bright yellow bunk bed via House to Home. The children have bed linen with different prints in matching tones.

    Room for two with a bright yellow bunk bed. The children have bed linen with different prints in matching tones, via House to Home.

    A bright orange bunk bed sets the scene for this gorgeous bedroom for two little boys by We Are Scout.

    A bright orange bunk bed sets the scene for this bedroom for two little boys – with co-ordinated bedding from Cotton On in different prints. Click here to see the full house!

    Jungle safari-themed kids' room via Inside Out.

    Jungle safari-themed kids’ room, with blue for the upper bunk and brown for the lower bunk, via Inside Out.

    Monochrome shared boys' room via Est magazine.

    A light and bright boys’ room is defined by beds at right-angles, and different but co-ordinated bed linen, via Est magazine.

    Shared girls' bedroom via Apartment Therapy.

    Shared girls' bedroom via Apartment Therapy.

    In this shared girls’ bedroom, each girl’s space and personality is defined by a similar handmade quilt in different colours, with matching toys and cushions, via Apartment Therapy.

    The November 2015 issue of Inside Out magazine is out now. Subscribe to the print edition of Inside Out or download the digital edition here.

    • http://Www.melindamcqueendesign.com/ Melinda McQueen

      These are so cute, thanks for the inspo, I really like the bunk beds (for saving space). I currently have the same problem 2 boys > as were renovating (on going) they have to share a room. Which is the tiniest room in the house, because my 3 yr old decided the other rooms had monsters in them. *sigh* ?

      • lisa (aka the red thread)

        There are some fabulous bunk beds around now – we’re spoiled for choice! Oh the monsters! That’s a problem, but maybe then you get to use a bigger room as a sewing room, an office, or something else?? My 11 year old still gets scared in her room sometimes. Eeek.