IT’S not uncommon for kids to have to share a room, but when it’s tiny and has limited space things can get a little tricky.
But there are ways to utilise the space you do have and savvy parents are sharing the clever bedroom designs that have given their little ones extra room to play without it feeling cramped.
Rather than bunkbeds, mum Jessica created two high sleeper beds for her daughters
Seeking inspiration, a mum whose daughter, four, has a tiny box room sought out help on Facebook, after revealing that she’s due to have a baby who will sleep in there too.
While swapping rooms with her own was an option many suggested, it’s not always necessary.
Proving to have worked well for others, a high sleeper bed is the perfect solution for kids with tiny rooms as it creates extra space underneath the bed for toys, a desk area or even a cot for an infant.
One mum provided space for her three girls who all share a room by redesigning the space with high-sleeper beds.
The bed creates space for a desk, drawers and extra floor space
The other side of the room had two beds, plus their own space
The unique design opens up the entire room and gives each of the kids their own space AND extra storage.
While these particular beds were custom made, it’s supposedly incredibly easy to do using Kallax storage units as a base and MDF ply wood.
But if that’s too high for some, you can also get your hands on a “mid sleeper” which is slightly lower than the alternative.
Charlotte Greedy, bought a mid-sleeper from Argos for her son
Charlotte Greedy, 27, did this for her son’s tiny room and found the bed on Argos.
She then picked up a Kallax cube from IKEA with storage boxes and tucked them in nicely underneath which still allowed for extra storage AND a small play area.
What’s more, if you have more than two kids in a room, triple bunkbeds work a treat, as mum Jackie Bennett has shown.
She wasn’t able to fit three beds in one room which her kids – aged five, seven and eight – all share so came up with the savvy solution.
Mum Jackie Bennett couldn’t fit three beds in the tiny rooms and triple bunkbeds saved the day
Mum-of-eight Julie Rawlinson, did something similar but has two sets of bunks for four of her daughters
The beds fit perfectly on one side of the room, leaving the rest of the space free for storage and a play area and it’s pretty cheap too.
Similarly, you can create bunkbeds for four, like mum-of-eight Julie Rawlinson, who was sick of her four girl squabbling.
While the beds were custom builds, they didn’t cost a while lot to get done – and the best part is that each of the kids can have there own theme and deck it out with their own bits
Another option is to split the room in two, literally, with temporary room dividers from B&Q for £57.
One mum who had a young daughter and a son split the room in two with the B&Q divider
Using a room divider and a high sleeper is the ideal solution for a small space
Wall dividers are perfect to create sperate zones within the same room
Weary parents have hailed this hack as a lifeline in their household, as their kids began demanding their own space.
It works for kids of all ages,and as it comes in a neutral finish you can paint them to suit all ages, tastes and bedroom themes.
Similarly, some parents even use pieces of furniture to split a room in two – such as Ikea’s popular Kallax shelving units.
One mum used a storage unit to split her girls’ room in half
It allowed her to set up two different areas for each of her daughters while creating extra storage
While bunkbeds prove useful to save on space, one mum split hers in order to create two single beds and then used a box shelf purchased for £10 on Facebook as a room divider.
In terms of decorating, well, there are options for that too, and you can still have fun with themes and crafty additions.
One mum delighted parents with her clever idea of building a “toy wall” to keep her son’s Lego, toy trucks and other bits organised.
Not only does it keep everything off the floor, but it looks super cool too, making it ideal for smaller rooms with limited floor space.
Hanging toys or other bits on the wall creates more floor space
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