There are many different animal themes that you can choose from to decorate a room. Jungle and rain forest themes work well because the animals who live there are exotic and not associated with either gender. Paint a mural on the walls that has monkeys, elephants, gazelles and parrots. You also can paint a canopy of trees and butterflies. If you do not want to paint a mural you can use these themes in the border and with your bedding and accent choices.
There are many options for decorating a unisex room for a boy and a girl. You can use solid colors and choose a theme that both of the kids like. If the children are old enough to decide on the theme themselves, ask them how they want their room to be decorated and discuss it until they come to an agreement. As a last resort, decorating with a solid color is a safe way to go.
A nautical theme is great for a shared bedroom due to the variety of decorating choices, according to the Decorating Kids Rooms website. For example, you can hang a fishnet on the wall and add various items to it like starfish and seahorses. Also, decorate with patterns that feature an anchor. Use decorative accents like filling glass jars with sand and seashells. Decorating Kids Rooms recommends that you create bookends out of over-sized seashells. Use colors like cream, navy blue, and red with this decor.
Use a solid, neutral color to decorate the room. Paint the walls one color or use varying shades and stripes or large one to two foot squares along the wall. This will provide a dominant color and keep the theme together. Stay away from decor that is gender specific, like princesses or cars. Instead, accent with primary colors or others that work with your dominant color.
Make sure you have enough storage in the children's room. Create space that is specific to each child. This will give each of them a space of their own to put toys and other belongings. These storage units should be secured to the wall and easy for the children to access, so that it will not pose a safety hazard.
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