Brotherly Love: How to Decorate a Bedroom for Two Boys

So truth be told, I’ve long envied the gorgeous photos in the catalogs I receive with expertly groomed and organized rooms for children. Especially the well thought out rooms for little boys. Being that we’re transitioning our boys to sleep in one room (and keeping the other spare bedroom for a toy room), I thought it would be fun to highlight some really neat ideas for organizing a bedroom for two brothers.

These fun ideas will promote a sense of brotherly love and personal space—and hopefully keep sibling squabbling at bay.  


Select a Unified Theme

image: Pottery Barn Kids

First things first, select a theme and stick to it—like this Spider-man room from Pottery Barn Kids. This will make styling and buying for it that much easier. Decorating will be less stressful when you’ve freed your mind up for creativity and personal touches by settling on a theme both your boys are excited about. 

Facing Beds


image: Pottery Barn Kids

Versatile beds like these are a great option for shared spaces. These are from the Belden Collection, and they offer loads of extra storage space. The clean white lines also allow for placing the beds facing one another (as shown here) or side by side. Available at Pottery Barn Kids

Stacking Beds


image: Value City Furniture

Bunk beds are always a fun option, and I’m really in love with these versatile L-shaped bunk beds. This Alpine II double twin bunk bed withstands the wear and tear of kids and is configured to be sleepover ready. Available at Value City Furniture.

Wall Detailing


image: Target

Wall decals add loads of character and charm to a room. Update a toddler room, create an entirely different room theme, or unify two growing boys with a cohesive story they both can relate to. Available at Target. image credit

Common Area


image: Pottery Barn Kids

Create a fun common area for reading, creating, and doing homework with a mid-to-large-sized table and chair set. Available at Pottery Barn Kids.

Personal Spaces


image: IKEA

Create separate harmony by giving each child his own assigned space and sense of responsibility and giving each one the responsibility of keeping his personal area clean. Landmark his area by boasting his name sky high over his bed for all to see, or giving each child his own cubby hole (like these from Ikea) for personal storage. image credit

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