It takes a certain amount of imagination and designing to make the most out of living in a small space like an apartment. Especially when you have 3 children sharing 1 bedroom in a 2 bedroom apartment! But we’ve made it work with these small kids bedroom ideas.
Small Kids Bedroom Ideas & Must-Haves
1. White Bunk Bed | 2. Loft Bed | 3. Crib With Change Table | 4. Crib To Toddler Bed | 5. Bins | 6. Changing Table with Drawers and Shelves | 7. Changing Table | 8. Closet Organizer | 9. Wall Hooks | 10. Wall Sconces | 11. Rocking Chair | 12. Shoe Rack | 13. Area Rug
None of our children share beds or sleep on the floor – but we had to get creative because when our youngest daughter was born the other two girls were 3 and 1 year old. How were we going to fit 2 toddlers and a newborn into 1 room?
The key is to use height and storage. Depending on if you have 2 children or 3 children there are two room styles that optimize free space and storage options.
2 Children Sharing 1 Bedroom
Then choosing between what type of changing table storage you prefer – if you have many little accessories (hats, bows and headbands), baby shoes, and diaper changing supplies you would find the change table (#6) with baskets (#5) helpful. It can be frustrating searching high and low for 2 baby socks, they always go missing when you need them!
Or if you are looking for a traditional change table (#7) with drawers, consider using the top drawer for diaper changing supplies only. That way it’s close by and the wipes are within arms reach when there’s a diaper blow out.
3 Children Sharing 1 Bedroom
The more children the more clothing storage you will need!
For our 3 girls we have a bunk bed with stairs and drawers (#1), it’s perfect for both the older kids clothes since all the drawers are within their reach.
More Small Kids Bedroom Ideas For Storage
In my opinion you can’t have enough storage, ever. And in my experience with 3 children they have a lot of clothes and shoes. A lot.
If your children’s bedroom has a closet you need these closet organizers (#8)! They’re great for sorting clothes, burp clothes, towels, bathing suits, shoes, mittens – everything that children need to get ready for the day.
Once the older children have seasonal shoes – sandals, rain boots, winter boots, runners, dress shoes – and keep in mind there are multiple styles for each child, using a shoe organizer (#12) inside the children’s closet keeps them out of the front foyer/coat closet when not in use.
Last but not least, you will need some wall hooks (#9). We use ours for wet towels or our seasonal coats. This keeps them off the floor and protects them from being trampled on by tiny feet.
Cozy Touches For Their Bedroom/Nursery
As a new mom, you need a comfy rocking chair (#11), whether you’re nursing or bottle feeding! You want to be comfortable because in truth you will be feeding your new baby for a long time.
I wish we installed sconce wall lamps (#10) a long time ago, for both levels of the bunk beds and by my rocking chair. Floor lamps take up so much space, plus then the girl’s could have quiet reading time in their own beds with their own lamps. Especially for whomever is on the bottom bunk because there is very limited light.
I’m now obsessed with the area rug (#13) we put in our girl’s bedroom! Like the lamps, I do not know why I waited so long to do it. It pull the room together and provides warmth where our hardwood did not.
Downsizing Is Possible
Whatever your reason for needing to house 2 or more children into 1 room, know that it is possible!
Matt has been in University for the past 7 years and the location of our apartment building is too close and convenient to move. But living in an apartment did not postpone growing our family – we wanted our children to be close in age and once our first daughter was born the ball started rolling while Matt was in school.
Feel free to email or message me if you have questions or need help with your own small kids bedroom ideas!