By alys lange. Interior Design. At Thursday, April 26th 2018, 17:30:25 PM.
Here are some helpful tips to overcome common design challenges and create a happy and functional room for your young roommates. Designing a room for a brother and a sister doesn’t have to be challenging. In fact, it’s probably the easiest challenge to overcome when planning a shared room. Your first step is to select an underlying color palette for the main elements of the room (walls, rug, furniture) that is gender neutral…and, if they’re old enough to chime in, that each sibling gives the thumbs up. Color combos such as white and grey, turquoise and white or a mix of primary colors work well for both boys and girls.
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To complement your underlying palette, layer complementary colors and patterns on top of that. For example in a grey and white room, try accenting with yellow accessories. For patterns, lean towards stripes, chevron or solids with large geometric shape(s). When selecting furniture, opt for furniture with clean lines and that’s non-themed (steer clear of the race car or sleeping beauty beds) and pair with neutral colored essentials such as lamps and window treatments.
Consider the size of your ″coffee table″. For a larger table, try creating various small vignettes, each difference in scale, height in-conjunction with finish. Consider the size of your “coffee table“. Keep smaller tables clean or minimal so the table functions well when you have guests. Stack books on your “coffee table“. Create two stacks of different heights, and add precious mementos on top of each stack.