The innate desire for a room of one's own (an idea perhaps best encapsulated by Virginia Woolf) can start early on in childhood. But for many kids, sharing a bedroom is a reality of growing up. For some siblings, it can be easy — particularly when they're the same gender, near the same age and have similar hobbies. But what if there's a substantial age gap or a lack of common interests? Worse, what if a brother and sister have to bunk together?
Just because a room isn't a child's own doesn't mean it can't be a sanctuary, even if the child is sharing it with an 'obnoxious big brother' or 'annoying little sister.' Living in harmony starts with décor that appeals to both roommates. Here are some ideas to make a boy-girl shared room feel like home to both residents:
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