By allegra mancini. Interior Design. At Tuesday, April 24th 2018, 22:20:41 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.
Alternatively, organize a purple accent wall with cushions on a gray seat. Purple drapes with one or two upholstered items of furniture often go well together, as does a purple ceiling. For the twin-feature look, also try a pair of chairs that have the same purple tone as a light fitting. Alternatively, employ upholstery that coordinates with the lavender colors of a piece of wall hung art.