Whether you are tight on space or just think a sharing a room is a childhood right of passage, these shared kids' rooms are functional AND gorgeous! A couple of weeks ago, we published a post about kids' rooms with bunk beds and today we're showing you side-by-side beds in shared rooms.

I just love how fresh and welcoming this boho room feels. My 6-year-old twins would love this and I think any teen would too! The white twin beds add so much dimension with the detail on their rails and notice how the cream patterned rug pulls it all together.

Boho shared girls room

Design by Pure Salt Interiors

This small space where we designed Rafa and Leo's shared baby and toddler room shows you what can be done if you measure carefully and have a longer term vision in mind. As the crib is narrower than a full twin size kids bed, two twin beds would not allow much space between. The longer term vision is that once Leo is out of his crib and Rafa turns 6, they will be able to install a bunk bed that will go along the star feature wall and allow even more room for play!

Shared baby and toddler room in tiny space by Vancovuer designer Melissa Barling

Rafa & Leo's Shared Room

This spacious shared girls room is ideal as each child has plenty of personal space and there is room to play together in the middle. I love the soft pink of the roman shades and those sweet dolls!

Pretty and soft shared girls room 

Design by Coco & Jack

The natural light and that world map on the wall provide the perfect backdrop for a room to play and grow. How cute is that wooden chair as a nightstand?!

world map.jpg

One of the coolest nurseries out there! That astronomy wallpaper is just amazing and love the modern cribs with the space mobile. As a twin Mama myself, I just hope they are able to capture the adorable conversations the babes have together on the side where the cribs will be the cutest!

Twin baby nursery with astronomy wallpaper and white cribs

Design by Matthew Cane Designs

In case you wondered if this ever happens with kids in a shared room...yes, yes it does!!! 

Kids having a pillow fight in shared bedroom


dreamy daybed

Daybeds remind me of long summer days on the porch drenched in warm sunshine reading an amazing book. Sinking into one is like that first sip of coffee when you wake up in the morning. It’s comforting, makes you happy and you never want the feeling to end. Everything about that just sounds so lovely and relaxing, doesn't it? Now, toss in a few kids running around and although it may no longer be relaxing, daybeds still make me really really happy and invite any little one to grab a book and hop on. Anything that is both lovely AND functional resonates in a kids' space and daybeds are exactly that.

Jenny Lind white daybed


Given the number of options available, I am specifying daybeds for clients more and more often. For some reason, they don't get the attention they deserve as most people don't think of them as their first choice. The great thing about a daybed is you can put it in the middle of a wall and still have the comfort of having three sides on the bed, particularly great when a little one is transitioning from crib to bed (just flip it around for a couple of months to mimic a toddler rail!).

fretwork day bed


Once the bed isn't used in the children's room, you can simply move it anywhere else in your home! Today, I've rounded up my top picks of white daybeds; ones that would transition from kid room to playroom to living space without missing a beat. Tell me what you think...would you consider a daybed instead of a standard twin?

WINTER DAISY picks white daybeds

01.// White daybed 02.// Jenny Lind daybed; 03.// Perfect porch daybed; 04.// Iron daybed; 05.// Storage daybed; 06.// Fretwork daybed.

Like what you see? Find more picks here, here and here!