When we’re young, we hold on tightly to the things that define us. A kid’s bedroom is their mecca of unbridled play and comfort, and trying to keep the kiddywinks happy when they’re bunched in with brothers or sisters is a thorny problem for most parents.
Luckily, Cuckooland has found the perfect solution to keep those mini meltdowns to a minimum. Here are some tips for building a shared room that is as fun as it is harmonious…
The Ladder to Peace
Bunk Beds are an instant win for kids of all ages. They impart a sense of privacy that can be hard to achieve otherwise. Nowadays the humble bunk bed has taken on a drastic transformation to include creative extras and full add-ons like slides and climbing ropes.
We think the Adventure Kids Bunk Hangout is an amazing choice for kiddies seeking a fort to call their own. Made with the highest quality pinewood, it has a top window cabin for exciting look-outs on a new day, and has pull-out drawers below for extra storage space. This feature can also be converted into a guest bed for sleepovers. This bunk bed provides a much-needed canvas to explore shared imagination and play. The only argument you’ll be hearing is who gets the top!
For those budding bookworms, why not check out Mathy By Bols’ Dominique Triple Bunk Bed with Tree Bookcase? It comes in an astonishing 20 different colour schemes and boasts a tree-themed shelving unit crawling up its foot-side. With plenty of room to display either of your children’s personal knick-knacks and books, the Triple Bunk is an outrageously good base for your little ones to bounce and doze to their delight.
Clear the Clutter
Living amongst someone else’s detritus is a hard ask. You’ll know if you have a couple of tykes – or even teenagers – that their floor is a minefield of this and that, a blitzed bomb site of toys and lumpy t-shirts. Without resorting to burning things for firewood, it’s a serious task to keep their room neat and tidy, so we’re here to help with a bunch of storage units that’ll banish intrusive mess forever.
We have a great range of Storage Boxes which are very handy for packing away your kids’ stuff, and they look great to boot! Ranging from sturdy wooden designs for kids who crash out on any surface to super sweet fabric storage cubes. You’re sure to find a storage solution for any room design in our extensive collection.
When it comes to storing clothing you can get the maximum storage from our collection of Wardrobes and Drawers. Take for example the fun and functional Woood Connect 3 Door Locker Cabinet. This ingenious wardrobe provides ample storage for two whilst retaining that cool and creative element that kids just love.
For an elegant solution to your kids’ hobby kits, we’re in love with Oliver Furniture’s Luxury Storage Bench, which functions as a seating area and somewhere to lock away their possessions when not in use. The Scandinavian brains behind this gorgeous piece are mad about sustainable timber, so you’ll feel good that you’re helping the bedroom, and the environment in general, stay on the right track.
The smallest additions to a shared kids’ abode will work wonders on differentiating a child’s interests from their brother or sister. When space is tight, choosing the odd items of decoration that speak to their personality will encourage their sense of independence, and give them their own sphere to build and grow as they wish.
If your brood can’t decide on what animal is cooler (the perennial question: dinosaurs or monkeys?), you can do worse than delve into Zuny’s range of Animal Bookends. From bears to beavers and everything in-between, no kid can resist this veritable Noah’s Ark of creatures stitched from the finest leather. Perfect to pepper funkily around shelves and windowsills, they also serve to prop up their book collection, a purpose that will gain all the excitement of a new toy once your child sees the amount of character they have.
The creature feature continues with Wild & Soft’s Plush Animal Head series. These adorable wall adornments are extremely soft and cuddly looking. Part of the company’s mandate to soothe children everywhere with an inviting naturalism. If you’ve got a tiger-crazed youngster sharing with a kid who’s sweet on flamingos, you can now project both of those passions on each half of the room, teaching them that tolerance, and animals as a whole, are equally incredible.
A shared bedroom can become pretty boisterous at times, so calm the situation with some soothing wall art in the shape of wall stickers, wallpaper and artist pictures. Olli Ella’s Wall Art selection has some very relaxing images rendered in shades of muted pastel. Sentiments like “A wonderful world awaits you” and “Oh, the sights you will see . . .” adorn their simple and shapely depictions of childlike scenery, reminding your youngsters that the best of their experiences are yet to come, so they should cut out the griping while they can. The whole series is a sure-fire way to encourage positive emotion, and they’ll impart tolerance and calmness no matter how hard your kids might try to cause a fight.
Sharing with a sibling can often seem like a war that’ll never end. From your perspective, you just want harmony and togetherness, for one not to tread on the other’s toes too much. Imagine the peace of a house in which a brother and sister can get along and respect one another. Here at Cuckooland, we want to make that a reality, so browse our entire collection of Kids Furniture to personalise and harmonise your children’s bedroom.