According to child psychologists, there is no problem for preschoolers that they live in the same room. Even if it’s a boy and a girl. Preschoolers, on the other hand, find it difficult to fall asleep alone. And it will be easier for mom to put the kids to sleep in the same room by reading a fairy tale or singing a lullaby to both children at once. Therefore, if the age difference in children is small, at first one room will be enough for them. The main thing is that it has everything you need.
What is meant by everything necessary? The minimum set of furniture, of course, includes two berths, let it be a bunk bed if the room is small. In addition, storage space, separate cabinets for toys, books, clothes are required. Even a preschooler will need a table for creativity, where pencils, coloring books, plasticine and so on will be located. It is not worth cluttering all the children’s furniture – there should be a place for active games.
Designers call the mirror arrangement of furniture a good solution for a nursery for two. This way it will be possible to observe the principle of equality – the same beds opposite, the same workplaces or a long tabletop under the window, divided into two zones between the children. Everything is the same, no one is offended.
Alternatively, the beds can stand with their headboards to each other. Conveniently, if they are separated by shelves, a chest of drawers, another storage place.
Psychologists assure that it is best to organize each child’s own zone, let it be in the same room. Shelves with shelves, which will at the same time act as a storage system, do the best with this task..
If the age difference in children is three to four years, it is better to give the younger a more secluded space. For example, hide the bed behind a curtain so that the elder, having decided to watch a movie late at night, does not interfere with the second child’s sleep.
If a loggia or balcony adjoins the nursery, it would be logical to solve the problem of lack of space for two by attaching them. Yes, this is a redevelopment, you will have to coordinate everything. In addition, there will be additional costs for the insulation of the loggia..
But it will be possible to move one of the beds to a separate area, practically, an additional room. According to psychologists, it is better to “evict” the eldest of the children to the attached loggia, because for adolescents the passage room can become a problem, it will not give the necessary privacy from the rest of the family.
We admit that a children’s room for two is a temporary solution. Children grow up quickly, their interests change, over time they will still want to live separately. Especially when it comes to a boy and a girl who, already in elementary school, will begin to be ashamed of each other, will want to bring friends to their own corner. In general, as the designers assure, children’s rooms should be recognized as one of the most dynamic rooms in the house. They will constantly change along with their inhabitants..