Looking for nursery room ideas for twins? Congratulations are definitely in order. But while designing a sleep space for one child can be a challenge in itself – you’ve now got double the fun. Don’t fret, as with some clever thinking and creative design, your favorite nursery ideas can easily be adapted to suit both new arrivals.
Though deciding on a color scheme, selecting cribs or bassinets, and accessorizing the space may not all happen in one go, building a nursery for twin siblings is an exciting experience that should be embraced. Starting early with your design plans means you have time to properly evaluate the space and how it will be used.
Knowing you’re having same-sex twins can make it easy to reach for the classics but there are lots of fun, functional and adorable designs out there to help you pull a modern look together perfectly.
1. CREATE A CUTE BOHEMIAN SCHEME WITH CANOPIES
Tents, tipis, and canopies are a massive trend in kids’ bedroom ideas. Blocking out sunlight, and creating a cool and cozy atmosphere, will keep your happy campers content.
We love the twin rust orange crib set up by Taylor Follett. The rich earthy tones of this material beautifully complement the sage green scalloped wall paint idea. Paired with an olive tree, it is a relaxing space to soothe little souls.
Add throw pillows to whatever room needs an extra dose of comfy. Filled with a fluffy faux-down insert, you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. Available in four sizes and all measurements are made without pillow insert.<< More Throw Pillow Styles >>
2. OPT FOR A SAFARI SCHEME WITH WALL ART AND WALLPAPER
Paired with plush soft toys and cushions, we imagine this is accommodation is much comfier than a giant wooden boat!
By adding a mobile above each of the cribs, each child has a visual stimulus to concentrate on – perfect for if one wakes up earlier than the other!
And on that note, twin mum and home renovator, Emma Jane Lee says: ‘Put the better sleeper further from the door so you can grab the other quickly when they wake up.’
Our customers tell us ALL the time how soft and warm our Throw Blankets are (the secret: Sherpa fleece). Even better, they get softer the more you wash them. They’re a perfect addition to any living room couch. Featuring a crisp, vivid design on the front with a reverse white side.<< More Throw Blanket Styles >>
3. BUILD IN A WINDOW SEAT AND BOOKSHELF FOR COMFORTING
Constantly picking up and nursing two children can play havoc on your hips and feet, so a window seat idea is ideal to alleviate strains and provide a bit of respite for mum and dad, as Ashli Delavan knows all too well.
Whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, having a sturdy place to sit to feed and wind down is essential for you and your brood. It also makes an impromptu changing station and best use of an awkward corner.
Be sure to keep the sunlight or street lights out of their eyes with a good children’s room window treatment idea.
Express your style all over your home with a feature-worthy rug. They’re made from a woven, polyester chenille for a soft and textured look. Plus, choosing from our wide array of designs, you’re sure to find just the rug to match your decor. Rugs are one of the best, attention-grabbing pieces to design a room around. Use the colors within the rug to help choose art prints, furniture fabric, and accent pillows.<< More Oriental Bohemian Rug Styles >>
4. GO WILD WITH AN ANIMAL PRINT RUG DESIGN
‘I’m just so grateful for this room and the memories that fill its walls. The chandelier (that my husband didn’t think we needed), became their favorite thing to gaze at as babies, it would calm them every time.’, says Brittany Geffert.
‘That Snuggle me organic lounger on the ottoman saved my life while I was nursing one baby at a time in that chair. And that chair. Ohhh the times that chair has seen.’
‘From nursing to rocking, pumping, reading, singing, tears, giggles, everything. Now, I sit in this chair and watch these two crawlings and playing. Man, what a difference a year can make.’
Invite the sun inside on your terms. Our blackout window curtains are a denser alternative to your standard window curtain, blocking out most light and proudly featuring your favorite designs. Whether you live in a busy apartment or a peaceful neighborhood, it’s always nice to have the option to shut out the sun and relax inside by the candlelight. Available in either single or double panel options.<< More Blackout Curtain Styles >>
5. CREATE A DARK AND DRAMATIC SCHEME WITH BLACK PAINT
Most nursery ideas for twins incorporate a soft pastel or white palette, but have you ever considered black bedroom decor? Soften the scheme with a good rug design and some shelves, like Christina Quek-Slippy has shown us on her Instagram page.
Our lightweight, warm Comforters induce sweet, sweet sleep – and take your bedding to the next level. Designs are printed onto the super-soft material for brilliant images and a dreamy, premium feel.<< More Comforter Styles >>
6. SOFTEN A TWIN BOY NURSERY WITH LOTS OF TEXTURE
Delicate furnishings and round shapes aren’t just for girls! So if you don’t fancy kitting out a twin boys nursery idea with brash primary colors or bland blue bedroom decor – incorporate lots of texture!
Think airy voile curtains, weaved baskets, and rattan or bamboo furniture to create an organic space. We particularly love the cribs with their beaded detail design by Andrea Pion Pierre.
Find somewhere soft to land. Our floor cushions are the super comfy and style-forward option for the boho side of us all. They’re UV coated to protect against fading and water resistant so you can avoid scrambling to bring them inside whenever there’s a touch of weather. Grab a few to have on hand whenever seating is hard to come by or for a fun option for kids to use out in the yard.<< More Floor Pouf Styles >>
7. CREATE AN OUT OF THIS WORLD CELESTIAL SCHEME
Celebrate the element of science and discovery with a celestial space inspired by the galaxy. Just like twin mom Raihna K, filling it with stars, rockets, planets, and more makes for an exciting finish. And the dark navy scheme will suit boy nurseries and baby girl nurseries alike.
Our peel and stick Wallpaper is easy to apply and take off, leaving no adhesive residue. Featuring sharp, vibrant images, Wallpaper patterns are ideal for accent walls, flat surfaces and temporary installations (like parties!). Available in three floor-to-ceiling sizes.<< More Wallpaper Styles >>
8. ADD A PATTERNED CARPET DESIGN TO DISGUISE SPILLS
Nurseries can be messy spaces, but if you really really want a soft underfoot and play space, you simply can’t beat the benefits of some types of carpets.
A busy pattern is great to disguise milk spills or whoopsies and we love the general mix of themes in this white bedroom design.
Remember that a nursery idea for twins doesn’t have to follow a set trend. We love the mismatched design in this interior space. From a velvet art deco-inspired chair, Gothic arched wall hangings, and a Boho footstool, the world is your (and their) oyster.
As experts in the field of sitting down, we thoughtfully crafted our Floor Pillows to be overstuffed, plush and firm. These cushions never lose their shape, and the high-quality print makes sure the design stays crisp and colorful.<< More Floor Pillow Styles >>
9. TEXTURE UP WITH SENSORY RUGS
Twin nursery ideas are all about the accessories. And as you can see here, it only takes a few touches to elevate a white nursery space.
Starting off with two milk convertible 3-in-1 crib beds by Little Guy Comfort, the scheme was extenuated with floral feature wall ideas, a lush lilac rug, and two cute and coordinated faux sheepskin heart rugs by Kromer Carpets.
Give your pillows the makeover they deserve. Whether it’s for your fancy new memory foam or your old go-to from back in the day, our pillow shams are sure to do your pillows proud. Whether you choose the natural fiber cotton or soft, premium microfiber—our pillows shams are soft and cozy with colors that really pop. Available in Standard or King sizes.<< More Pillow Sham Styles >>
10. KEEP THINGS CLASSIC WITH A GREY AND WHITE SCHEME
‘This is a space in our home I planned very early on in the design stage. The room is about 3.3 x 3.5m with a wall of inbuilt joinery on one side.’, says twin mom, Veronica King
‘The idea to put in the wall paneling was to have a slightly more traditional and calm feel in the room. The room comfortably fits their beds, a large chair and ottoman along with a dresser/change area.’
‘Before we know it, our girls are 20 months old. I often get asked if they share a room, and I think they will continue for a little while until they get into their own big beds. But for now, we love that they see each other before they fall asleep, and are there together when they wake. Oh and the before nap antics are becoming hilarious!”
Want to know how to get the look? Start off with Dulux’s paints in shades ‘Dieskau‘ and ‘White on White‘. Next, order the twin’s custom names through an online independent retailer and finally decorate with wall stickers.
The marble table design with fresh flowers is a brave but luxurious move in this space for your little angels.
From sideshow to show-stopper, our side tables will be a stunning modern accent to your space. Selecting from our wide array of artist’s designs printed with a satin finish on birch wood, you’ll take any room from zero to a hundred. Available in a square or round table top, and black or gold leg colors.<< More Side Table Styles >>
HOW DO YOU MAKE A ROOM FOR TWINS?
Katie Thomas, founder of interior design company KTM Design provides useful when designing a nursery for twins. She says: ‘Nurseries should include natural materials, so avoid harsh chemicals. Create a focal point and revolve your design around it, such as a ceiling design with stars.
‘Boy’s and girl’s bedrooms can have zones to fit each child’s personality. Include fun wallpaper, and establish a color palette to achieve balance, with a neutral base, and one or two accent colors.’
‘Polka dots are great for a gender-neutral nursery, and you can also add stylized animal prints. Opt for color schemes based on yellow or green instead of typical ‘girly pink’ or ‘boyish blue’ motifs.’