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3yearoldlittleboyandgirl Sat 14-May-16 19:08:35

My little ones are 3, they are moving from their toddler bed to single.

Their nursery is a little young for them, it's gender neutral bears... It's cute, but not for children!

Not sure how long they are allowed to stay in a room together, but we only have 2 bedrooms, so it needs to work for a bit. Not sure what works for children aged 3-11 around that age, for both boy and girl! Help!

RuggerHug Sat 14-May-16 19:15:18

Literally anything. There doesn't have to be any difference because they are different genders. Whatever they're into. Also 'allowed'?confused

3yearoldlittleboyandgirl Sat 14-May-16 19:17:36

They are into such different things!

Yes, isn't there a law about how old different genders can be in the same room? confused

JustMarriedBecca Sat 14-May-16 19:18:04

There is a blog called Olive Dragonfly which has some great ideas on. She went with bright colours and rainbows

ILoveAGoodBrusselSprout Sat 14-May-16 19:22:09

i also have boy/girl twins at the same age who share a room. There are some great ideas on Pinterest that I'm dying to try

allegretto Sat 14-May-16 19:23:13

There is no law about children sharing! How would that work? Social services would have to take away your child if you couldn't afford a bigger house! My 6 year old twins (girl and boy) are and will be sharing for a long time to come. Their room is green and each has a picture above their bed that they like but there is no "theme" as such. I prefer keeping it simple so they can change the pictures etc as and when they like.

VestalVirgin Sat 14-May-16 19:23:25

I don't think there is a law for how long different sexes can be in the same room (I don't believe in gender), but I suppose about 9 or so should be the cutoff date. When they enter puberty, they will need their own space.

When I was about 5 I shared a room with my brother ... no decoration there, except a curtain which we had painted ourselves. I believe there was trees on it.

Don't worry too much about it. Children can live just fine without any decorative elements.

OneMagnumisneverenough Sat 14-May-16 19:27:27

There is no law on how long different sex siblings can share. I think you are thinking of council house points system where a tenant will get extra points towards rehousing if they have different sex children sharing after a certain age. It's not a law though.

As for decoration, Jungle with lions tigers and exotic flowers and birds? Seaside?

I think if you want it to last up until age 11ish you will probably have to go for plain walls in a neutral colour and add wall stickers and bedding to create a theme.

rollmeover Sat 14-May-16 19:27:42

There is Ronald Dahl/Quentin Blake wallpaper that's really quite cool.

My friend has two that share and they have the white company red gingham check - the boy has a pirate cushion with red and blue and the girl has an butterfly rug with red and pink to " differentiate" but I don't even think that is absolutely necessary - it Looks lovely.

littlemonkey5 Sat 14-May-16 19:31:07

My first thought is jungle animals - you can get some pretty authentic giant stickers off the internet.

Otherwise, I would put one bed in one corner, paint favourite colour and get favourite stickers or wall paper for the 90 degree wall and put the other bed in the opposite corner to do the same.

We have 2 girls and 2 boys, luckily we can decorate butterflies in one room and tractors in the other but I could see it working in the same room without arguments and butterflies and tractors are themes that will last a very long time age wise.

Just some ideas

AnnaMarlowe Sat 14-May-16 19:37:06

My twins had a stripy/animal pattern curtains from IKEA with matching bed spreads. The main fabric colours were red, yellow, green, blue so coordinating other items was easy. We had neutral walls with a nice picture above each bed and framed drawings and posters around the other walls.

OneMagnumisneverenough Sat 14-May-16 19:43:50

These hot air balloon duvets are quite neutral and you could do bunting in different colours for each side of the room.

OneMagnumisneverenough Sat 14-May-16 19:45:23

Or this one:

Flumpnugget Sat 14-May-16 19:46:59

What about animal theme? Completely gender neutral and educational too if you want it to be...

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Sat 14-May-16 19:48:13

rollmeover I love that wallpaper, it's gorgeous 😍. Unfortunately I was on a tight budget doing DS's room so couldn't get it 😭

FreeButtonBee Sat 14-May-16 19:51:42

My 3yo boy girl twins have a strong sky blue painted room, then blue/green/white striped curtains. They have 2 duvet covers each which are bright and cheery and it's all quite fun and clashy. Giraffe rug on the floor, grey wardrobe and bully bookcase. Oh and those giant paper pompom things hanging over their beds. Dirt cheap and nice and fun. Also have an old cot mattress in the floor covered in cushions for reading stories. I don't like matchy matchy and this way if they like something it can slot in easily enough as there is no really theme. No pictures on their walls - am still looking for a few nice ones.

OneMagnumisneverenough Sat 14-May-16 19:53:41



araiba Sat 14-May-16 19:54:22

2 beds is a good start...

Afreshstartplease Sat 14-May-16 19:58:17

Some lovely ideas for boy/girl rooms on Pinterest

I've been looking recently as expecting a boy who will eventually share with 3 yr old dd

Yes you could do one theme which suits both but you don't have to, there are lovely ways to split the room either physically or visually

rollmeover Sat 14-May-16 20:02:36

Theweebabyseamus I love it too, but likewise out my budget!

nonline Sat 14-May-16 20:07:06

Why does there have to be a theme? I don't really get why kids (or adults!) have to have rooms where things all match.

Assuming they will each have 'their' territory designated by beds they can each choose a colour they like for the wall and a duvet set they like. Big picture frames can have suitable images swapped in and out as they grow.
My sister and I shared a double aspect bedroom so picked a pair of curtains each ☺️

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sat 14-May-16 20:35:05

If you are renting, a children need to be in the same sex/gender room after age 10.

If you own your own house, it's up to you.

Bedroom ideas?

Peaceful neutral colours. Nice and airy.

A space for each child to sleep. And put their things.

bumbleymummy Sat 14-May-16 21:00:20

Roald Dahl? Hungry Caterpillar? smile

orangebird69 Sat 14-May-16 21:08:30

'*WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant.If you are renting, a children need to be in the same sex/gender room after age 10.*'

Sorry, that's nonsense.

Ilovewillow Sat 14-May-16 21:29:39

I think primary colours would work really well, how about red and blue - gingham and personalise a corner for them each.

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