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    So with baby #4 on the way it means we will need to have two of our children sharing a room. It makes the most sense to have our two middle children sharing. Our DS will be 3.5 and DD will be 18mths. I'm stumped for ideas on how to style their room so it doesn't reflect either boy or girl predominantly. What colour should I paint it? What's some good storage solutions? I've decided to remove all toys from the bedroom as it will be too cramped so I will just have the beds, book case and chest of drawers. Any advice would he great!

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    I would go grey and white with a hit of red or yellow. Using stripes and chevron patterns. For storage you can't go past ikea expedit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlipFlop View Post
    So with baby #4 on the way it means we will need to have two of our children sharing a room. It makes the most sense to have our two middle children sharing. Our DS will be 3.5 and DD will be 18mths. I'm stumped for ideas on how to style their room so it doesn't reflect either boy or girl predominantly. What colour should I paint it? What's some good storage solutions? I've decided to remove all toys from the bedroom as it will be too cramped so I will just have the beds, book case and chest of drawers. Any advice would he great!
    Ooh I love I-design!

    I'd go full-on colour! Not pastels, definitely not neutrals, bright colours! Keep white or timber-stained furniture constant, but add splashes of colour. Ie. you say you're having just the basic furniture, but throw in a lean cube bookcase/unit with different items on the shelves, books, pictures in frames, teddy bear, a colourful toy or two. And put some colourful pictures on the walls. Colourful doonas that a personalised to each child (eg. Peppa pig for her, hoot the owl for him) and let thm have bedding that they like and is individual, their own private haven. It's amazing how 'mismatching'/not keeping a colour theme or pattern can look so awesome.

    Hope that helps a bit.

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    How big is the room and what sort of flooring does it have?

    I think navy is a great colour for boys and girls and goes with so many different accent colours.

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    Our 2 and 4yr old share (boy and girl). They have low line neutral colour bunks and one wall is a green bookcase with books and a few token toys and boat mirror.
    The other corner is a pink dress up box with some pink owls etc on the wall.
    So there are some definite gender differences but it looks good with the separate areas.

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    These are great ideas!

    Their furniture is white with a grey/brown carpet and timber blinds.


 

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