I’ve been sharing bits and pieces of this nature-inspired bedroom for two of my kids, and now I am ready to share the entire finished space with you. If you’re looking for boy and girl shared bedroom ideas, stick around for this one!
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With that being said, let’s dive into the details of my little boy and girl’s shared bedroom. It’s full of natural textures, several cozy nooks, and crannies, a fun play loft. This space is just loaded with playful old-world character.
The Inspiration Behind the Design
The nature-inspired theme for this space was very much inspired by the personalities of both my little boy and little girl. They love being outdoors! They both love earthy colors, such as greens, blues, and yellows.
Both of them are adventurous, sweet, and playful, and I desperately wanted to create a room for them that brought all that in. But I also wanted to provide a room that would transition easily, as they are both growing too quickly.
In this boy and girl shared bedroom, our goal was also to maximize the space as much as possible.
We were inspired to add square footage to the room by going up. It was easy to do that since we have 12-foot ceilings. Mr. TIDBITS used walnut wood to build this loft and banister. He did an incredible job, considering he had never built one before!
We created a fun little play loft and the perfect space to relax with a good book. I put fun little keepsakes and antique finds on display in this old-school house cubby I found antiquing.
The Wallpaper and Paint
I shared in a previous video how we added this giant forest scene with this beautiful wallpaper mural from Murals Wallpaper. If you want to learn how to apply a mural wallpaper yourself, check out our previous post!
We also installed this Sunflower Trail Wallpaper next to my daughter’s bed. She is sunshine, yellow lovin’ happy soul, so she loves it!
I shared with you previously all about the mineral paints we used from Pure & Original called Fresco and Marrakech. This unique paint added so much natural texture to the walls and gave me that old-world feel I was after.
The Kids’ Beds
I already walked you through my process for creating a cozy layered bed for kids that they can easily make and maintain. Thanks to my sponsors Mattress Firm and Beddy’s Bedding, my kids love their beds!
In this walk-in closet design, we filled it all the way up with shelves for storage.
Then we provided a rolling library ladder from Rockler so the kiddos could reach all their books and toys easily.
I am obsessed with our new Blindsgalore Linen Roman Shades that we just installed in this room! They are remote controlled and motorized, which makes it so easy for these kids to open and close their shades when needed, since they couldn’t reach otherwise.
I want to dive more into the details of these shades with you in another post, so look out for that or go ahead and search my blog if you are coming on to this post later.
The fabric is linen with a blackout lining, and I opted for the relaxed roman shade look, where they dip in the middle. The texture and folds are just so so pretty!
There are so many products and lovely finds that I have either found antiquing or shopping online that I want to share with you!
First up, this Lazro Fringe Woven Rug is so delicate and beautiful. It’s a runner rug that’s placed in front of kids’ beds, so it’s the spot in the bedroom that’s getting the most foot traffic. I just love the texture!
And the loft rug is so soft and colorful, yet has the muted tones so it goes with the space well.
We wanted to create a soft little reading nook with bench storage in the back corner. It’s a sweet little spot that lets in light and invites a moment of quiet and solitude. That is my daughters 8 year old baptism dress that I made on display in this corner.
The green cushion was something I found on Etsy.
And I hung up my favorite art find of all time, this piece I scored at an antique store and knew it would be perfect for this room. My kids love looking at this original piece of art.
Books and Toys
The loft space was something I coordinated with my kiddos. I let them guide me on the items they really wanted up here. Our kids love to read so we had to set up a space that would be easy to organize and display their love of books!
My animal loving daughter adores this vintage inspired The World of Peter Rabbit set I got her at Easter time. I set them next to a picture of Jesus that a relative sketched for her.
I’ve also been sure to keep a basket of books up there for them and try to rotate them frequently, so they always find a reason to plop on their soft bean bags and read a book.
The cubby shelf is full of toys, games and their little trinkets, which I hide away from my delicate eyes in baskets.
My son loves to go antiquing with me and find an antique old truck to add to his collection. We were both glad to have these shelves to finally put them on display, and so he can easily reach them to play!
This cool art was a find at a thrift store, and the lady gave it to me for free because she thought no one else would want it. I adore it and the chippy frame!! Totally would have bought it!
They also love to play with their Vintage Bingo Game and remember it much better when it is part of the decor.
I decided to take down some of the bins and boxes from their closet that have their toys in them, and keep a pretty little stack in the loft. That way playing is much more convenient and cleanup is a breeze. I think it looks pretty darn cute too.
I also really wanted to display their baby blessing outfits that Grandma made for them. They are just too sweet to sit in a box!
Hubs made me this ladder long ago out of branches he found outside.
Did you enjoy these ideas for this boy and girl shared bedroom? Did you find any ideas that you might like to incorporate into your own kids spaces?
I would absolutely love to hear your feedback, perhaps most of all what inspired you for your own home. That is absolutely why I am here! I hope we can all find joy in making our house a home for the ones we love, no matter how long it takes or how much DIY is involved.
It would help me greatly if you take a minute to pin some of your favorite images to your own Pinterest boards. Thank you for sharing and visiting today! You may want to jump over to my YouTube video for this space, as it was actually pretty difficult to get it all with photography!