Shared Space for Siblings

Children’s rooms are often shared. A shared bedroom can result in a happy union between two siblings but if a shared space for siblings is not planned carefully, then it can also prove to be a great source of conflict. 

Often a home’s smallest bedroom is assigned to the youngest members of the family. When designing a small shared space, it is important to consider furnishings that offer the potential to maximize the minimal. If you have two-like minded siblings sharing, then a bunk bed could be the answer.

A bunk bed is one of the oldest space-savers, and with new, state-of-the-art designs being launched by the market leaders annually, it still remains one of the best! Bunk beds with integrated storage take advantage of vertical space, leaving more floor area open for play and study.

Parker Bunk Bed

Our Parker Bunk Bed features built-in shelves with integral reversible fascias. The boards are blue on one side and pink on the other, so you can choose the look you prefer to suit your own arrangement. These storage shelves are perfect for helping to customize each child’s sleeping area. Children are natural collectors, so a creative shelving solution that makes use of the empty stretch of wall above each bunk will allow maximum versatility as the interests of each child changes. Decorate the room in neutral tones and allow each child’s personality to run free with a personalised display. Choose bedding that coordinates and reflects each child’s personal style.

Shared Space for Siblings Parker Bunk Bed
Parker Bunk Bed

Safety First

Before we make it cool, we make it safe!

Nest Designs

When planning a shared space for siblings, safety considerations are paramount. Allocate sleeping quarters by age if a toddler is sharing with an older child. Accommodate the older child on the top bunk and the toddler safely below.

Our Bunk Beds are:
  • tested and conform to British and European safety/quality standards (BS EN747).
  • earth-friendly (Green Way accredited)
  • supplied with a 2 year product warranty (frames and wood furniture).

Anderson Bunk Beds

If extra space for sleepovers is required, consider a bunk bed with a pull-out trundle. Our Anderson Bunk Bed, includes a matching pull-out under-bed truckle. Use it as a handy storage drawer, if an overnight guest is not expected. This bunk bed is available in two finishes and also has reversible shelving fascias: pale pink fronts with light brown backs, making it suitable for either a boy or girl.

Shared Space for Siblings Anderson Bunk Bed, White
Anderson Bunk Bed, White
Shared Space for Siblings Anderson Bunk Bed, Acacia
Anderson Bunk Bed, Acacia

When space comes at a premium you need to make sure that every piece of furniture warrants the space it occupies.

Ellio Bunk Bed

Our stylish Ellio Bunk Bed certainly isn’t short of innovative selling features! The beds are off set, as opposed to falling directly in line – one above the other. An integrated cupboard and bedside table at one end acts as support and storage. There is also a hanging rail and additional shelf. A drawer underneath the bed provides even more space to tidy away games, toys, clothes or bedding. With heaps of storage space to keep important things close this bunk bed is a highly desirable option for youngsters and parents alike.

Shared Space for Siblings Ellio Bunk Bed
Ellio Bunk Bed

Classic Bunk Beds

Our top selling Bunk Bed at NEST also solves several problems. Our solid wood, great value Classic Bunk Bed combines simple, timeless design with sturdy structure. The main selling point is its reversible ladder – to work with your room layout, when you assemble the product, you can choose whether you want the ladder section on the left side or right side. It also has the ability to easily convert into two full size single beds. Choose the option with an under bed trundle for  sleepovers or last minute guests or a pair of underbed drawers for extra storage.

Shared Space for Siblings Classic Bunk Bed with Underbed Trundle
Classic Bunk Bed with Underbed Trundle by Stompa
Shared Space for SiblingsClassic Bunk Bed with Underbed Drawers
Classic Bunk Bed with Underbed Drawers by Stompa

Plenty of families have two or more children and do not have the space to give each one of them a separate room. There are so many interesting ideas and tips out there plus a wide range of stylish, innovative, functional beds and storage systems available to assist and help you to plan correctly and provide enough personal space for each child. A combined bedroom can work and at the same time will also teach children some valuable life lessons. Creating a shared space for siblings that is both fun and functional will certainly be easier with our clever range of bunks. They are not only the most practical way to accommodate room sharing and sleepovers, they’re also every child’s dream!