Twin beds are often the go-to choice for kids’ rooms, but by no means are they the only alternative. In my own house, my 10-year-old and four-year-old girls share a queen mattress and would not have it any other way. They adore whispering to each other while falling asleep and creating the mattress together.

Whether you decide to buy a larger bed for two children to share or for you to grow into, a larger bed can bring big style to your children’s room. It could even double as a guest mattress when family comes to town.

Making a room over a massive bed for childhood keepsakes, trinkets and books will make the room feel more comfy and childlike.

If you are worried about a major bed taking up too much room, consider painting the wall behind the bed a nice dark color. This will provide the illusion of depth and make the room look larger.

Another great trick to bring the illusion of distance is to use a lot of mirrors. I really like the brightness the two mirrors flanking the space is brought to by this massive bed.

Andra Birkerts Design

In case you’ve got the square footage, lining the walls with multiple queen-size beds is a great way to sleep a bunch. This room is ideal for slumber parties and late-night pillow fights.

Van Wicklen Design

This distance appears like it was only transformed into a more mature design. The map retains it playful, but you’ll be delighted to hang on to the furniture long after your child has left for college.

Supon Phornirunlit / Naked Decor

When choosing furniture, go for timeless, clean pieces your child will be delighted to stay well into adulthood.

Brandon Barré Architectural Interior Photographer

Maintaining the space colorful, as with this bright pink accent wall, will prevent the space from becoming too grown-up.

This cute nautical-themed room will be great for a growing boy. The materials and patterns feel youthful but timeless, so it functions as an immediate guest room when necessary.

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