Shared Spaces: Sisterly Love


I love this room! It absolutely takes me back to my own childhood. My big sister is definitely my best friend, and though we do occasionally disagree, we’ve been close our whole lives. In fact, when I was about 9 we moved into a larger house and I got my own bedroom (yeah!), but most nights you could still find me sleeping in my sister’s room, we were (and still are) a bit inseparable.

When designing a bedroom for twins (or siblings very close in age), I think the most important thing to remember is, don’t make them compromise on everything. Even though most nights they may want to push their beds together and gossip all night, it’s likely sometimes they’ll want something just for them.

From a design perspective, see if you can get them to agree on a pretty simple color palette, then let loose a bit and allow them each to bring in elements they enjoy within the confines of that palette. In this example, the bedding set is the inspiration for the color scheme in the space. So, if you can settle on one bedding set that works for both kids, that’s a great place to start.

You’ll notice here that there are two rugs pushed together. Each with a very different aesthetic, but both working because of the golden hues. So, the girls can each express their tastes. Having something like the shelving ledge or bulletin boards allows the girls a space to decorate themselves. We also painted the walls in a soft ombre horizontal stripe, this helps pull together the tonal effect in the room.

By Danielle Kurtz

Danielle is the Creative Director at Nod and an over-protective mother of two. She’s also completely obsessed with Pinterest, Twitter and her Kindle, but not necessarily in that order. Danielle loves to craft, sew and crochet, but all her supplies have a layer of dust on them about 5-years-thick, wonder if it's just a coincidence that her oldest kiddo is 5 years old?


  • Delphine

    Noted : yellow rug, white and red cushion. This is a lovely and lively space that manage to be feminine without overusing pink, I really like it.