Here are three more tips for sharing a room. I hope these spark your creativity and a conversation with your children.
6. The room needs to be picked up at the end of the day or before a new one begins. If the 'sloppy' chld doesn't want to make military corners on his bed like his sibling he can simply smooth back the comforter. I'd also limit the number of pillows and stuffed animals on the bed. Too many steps may be what she doesn't want to deal with when she is exhausted or pressed for time. Where there's a rule there's an adaptation.
7. If guests are allowed in the bedroom you'll want to establish rules so that the child with no guest does not feel his space is compromised. Play and guests are easier if confined to the living room or the family room.
8. Let's talk about the elephant in the room, shall we? At a certain age (to be determined by you as parents with input from your pediatrician or child psychologist) it is in fact not appropriate for two children of the opposite sex to share a room. No amount of decorating or organizing prowess can circumvent the power of inexperienced hormones. Better safe than sorry.
I hope these tips have been helpful. I'd love to hear what you do to keep the shared waters pretty, productive and positive. In closing here's my all time favorite bunk bed design found on -where ele?- Pinterest!