Dulux Visualiser

Instantly visualise this colour on your walls
overtly olive soft peach shared kids bedroom

Dr Dulux: Shared Kids Bedroom Design Ideas to Create Space & Enhance Ownership

Create a sanctuary for each child with these shared kids bedroom decorating ideas from Dulux.  Colour-led dividing lines and bold stripes give ownership and identity.


Q. My children share a room – how can I divide a kids bedroom and give each child their own space?

A. We all know that children aren’t the biggest fans of sharing, let alone sharing a bedroom with their siblings. If you have a kids bedroom that’s on double duty, and needs dividing (quick!), Dr Dulux is here to help. We’ve got clever and easy-to-achieve kids shared bedroom ideas, like the one below, to help you make the most out of the space.

How about creating a colourful divider to give each child their own distinct area – and you some much needed peace? We used diagonal stripes to divide and conquer this shared kids bedroom, here’s how you can too.

Choose two kids bedroom colour schemes

Before you start painting, you need to choose two separate colour palettes that will help set apart each side of the room. These could be your children’s favourite colours or shades that show off their individuality. Whichever colours you pick for your kids bedroom, make sure they offer a definite contrast. For example, we chose Overtly Olive and Soft Peach with Rock Salt as the base colour.

overtly olive kids bedroom stripes

Need help choosing the right colours for a shared kids bedroom? Download the Dulux Visualiser app to see how different shades look on your walls.

Paint wall stripes

There are lots of bedroom divider ideas for kids you can try. We’ve gone for colourful diagonal stripes! The dynamic lines meet at the ceiling and draw the eye upwards to make your kids bedroom feel bigger. You may think a diagonal striped wall is more difficult to achieve compared to a horizontal striped wall, however they follow the same simple steps. Just remember to paint each set of stripes in the two contrasting colours to separate both areas.

You can learn how to paint stripes by watching our video guide: 

Accessorise in similar tones

After you’ve finished painting, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Your kids bedroom décor and soft furnishings should mirror the colour schemes you’ve chosen for both sides of the room. You can use personalised wall prints or cushions to really enhance each kids’ identity and ownership of their cool, new space.  

soft peach kids bedroom stripes
Easy and safe payment Paypal visa master card maestro ideal cb