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8 Strategies for Kids' Shared Bedrooms

By Lisa Frederick

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Those who grew up in the 1970s watched the Brady Bunch offspring cheerfully share bedrooms (and a bathroom!) with their brothers and sisters, but in the real world, things don't always go so smoothly. While you can't quash the sibling squabbles that sometimes result from close quarters, you can at least ensure visual harmony through smart design. Try these eight tactics for starters.

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Kid's Room by Kathryn Scott

Double the sleeping space with trundles

In shared bedrooms, square footage is already at a premium without throwing overnight guests into the mix. The solution for sleepovers or out-of-town family members? Trundles that slip beneath each bed until they're needed. Skirt the beds if you want to conceal them, but streamlined styles such as these look just fine exposed.
Kid's Room
by Kathryn Scott

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