Square metre challenge part 4: Shared (and personal) kids' room

03 June 2016

Lots of kids share bedrooms, but the sizes are shrinking as more families live in small spaces. We tested the limits and used smart, safe ideas to make a playful, private shared kids’ room. Check out the Square Metre Challenge bedroom, living room and kitchen, too.

A shared kids’ room with a loft bed, storage and two desks A shared kids’ room with a loft bed, storage and two desks A shared kids’ room with a loft bed, storage and two desks A shared kids’ room with a loft bed, storage and two desks A shared kids’ room with a loft bed, storage and two desks A shared kids’ room with a loft bed, storage and two desks A shared kids’ room with a loft bed, storage and two desks A shared kids’ room with a loft bed, storage and two desks A shared kids’ room with a loft bed, storage and two desks A shared kids’ room with a loft bed, storage and two desks A shared kids’ room with a loft bed, storage and two desks A shared kids’ room with a loft bed, storage and two desks

“To make the room for a 4 year old and an 8 year old, we used age-based planning, personal spaces and adaptable furniture. It’s fun and functional with space to bond and to be alone.”

Nathalie, interior designer and soon-to-be mother of two

Like the ideas in the film? Get more details below.

A shared kids’ room at night with a loft bed and a bed underneath that has a privacy curtain A shared kids’ room at night with a loft bed and a bed underneath that has a privacy curtain A shared kids’ room at night with a loft bed and a bed underneath that has a privacy curtain A shared kids’ room at night with a loft bed and a bed underneath that has a privacy curtain A shared kids’ room at night with a loft bed and a bed underneath that has a privacy curtain A shared kids’ room at night with a loft bed and a bed underneath that has a privacy curtain A shared kids’ room at night with a loft bed and a bed underneath that has a privacy curtain A shared kids’ room at night with a loft bed and a bed underneath that has a privacy curtain A shared kids’ room at night with a loft bed and a bed underneath that has a privacy curtain A shared kids’ room at night with a loft bed and a bed underneath that has a privacy curtain A shared kids’ room at night with a loft bed and a bed underneath that has a privacy curtain A shared kids’ room at night with a loft bed and a bed underneath that has a privacy curtain

Make a cute, detachable curtain for an extra cosy and private bed space. 

Two adjustable desks and chairs side-by-side in a shared kids’ room Two adjustable desks and chairs side-by-side in a shared kids’ room Two adjustable desks and chairs side-by-side in a shared kids’ room Two adjustable desks and chairs side-by-side in a shared kids’ room Two adjustable desks and chairs side-by-side in a shared kids’ room Two adjustable desks and chairs side-by-side in a shared kids’ room Two adjustable desks and chairs side-by-side in a shared kids’ room Two adjustable desks and chairs side-by-side in a shared kids’ room Two adjustable desks and chairs side-by-side in a shared kids’ room Two adjustable desks and chairs side-by-side in a shared kids’ room Two adjustable desks and chairs side-by-side in a shared kids’ room Two adjustable desks and chairs side-by-side in a shared kids’ room

Check out these colourful personalisation tips that help highlight whose is whose.  

MADE BY

Interior designer: Nathalie Kamkum
Digital designer: Cecilia Englund
Copywriter: Marissa Frayer
Photographer: Sandra Werud
Editor: Linda Harkell