It can be difficult to design a shared bedroom for siblings, with various ages, interests and colours all seemingly at odds. But we’ve been having a think for you, and have revamped our Edit beds with a new gender-neutral scheme.
The trick to creating a harmonious shared space is in keeping the styling neutral and relaxed, with added pops of colour on top, to add interest, but to steer clear of too many obvious themes. Let the colour palettes lead and inform your selections, and any themes can be secondary.
Here’s how we created our shared Scandi set for the white Edit bunk, with a few little trend-led retro influences thrown in too …
The colour palette:
We wanted a soft, neutral base for the wall colour, so opted for Natural Hessian by Dulux. This gentle tone is very gender neutral, and warm enough to ‘throw’ the white of the bed in front. It’s also extremely versatile as a colour, and would work fabulously in the guest room as well as children’s bedrooms, so it’s great for rooms that need to be multipurpose or adaptable for the future.
Along with the warm neutral wall colour and pure white of the bed, we paired Sea Blue, Tan Brown and highlights of Rust. The Tan Brown and Rust were selected for warmth and richness to offset the coolness of the white bunk bed and floor, with the Blue adding an unexpected freshness to the scheme. The pairing of Rust, Tan and Blue immediately conjures up slight ‘70’s vibes, so we were careful to add touches of Scandi style too to keep the set looking modern.
In terms of bed selection, the Pure White Edit bunk bed is the perfect contender for a shared bedroom. – Being Pure White makes it not only gender neutral, but also exceptionally versatile. The rounded edges provide a slight retro style which influenced our colour palette for the whole look, and the bed itself easily divides down into two single beds. Many of our customers start off with the bunk bed disassembled as twin beds which suits when the children are younger, and then build them up to a bunk for when it’s safer to climb a ladder.
For this particular set, we also opted for the bunk bed with a trundle underneath to show the various ways in which it can be used. – Perfect for parents who may need to sleep in with their little ones, or even as extra storage without affecting the space in the rest of the room.
The reversible striped duvet set is from H&M, and has a lovely wide stripe on one side, with a thinner, horizontal stripe on the other. We overlaid this with a blue quilt and a variety of tonal cushions to finish the layering off for a cosy feel.
The wall art:
For the walls, we sourced some retro-inspired wall art that would suit both young and older children, to tie the look together, and framed in black frames to make a statement above the Edit desk.
Finally, for the floors, we picked a wide planked wooden white floor, and opted for a ‘70s style thick pile rug in the Sea Blue. This helped ground the room, and also pulled the whole look together.
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Happy styling x