Using color is a great, fun way to create a more personal space for your child. Giving each child their own color for their

  • walls
  • bedding
  • furniture

helps to define each child’s personal space, making it feel less like they are sharing a bedroom. Make it exciting by asking the children what their favorite colors and patterns are, so that they have an involvement in creating their space. If their beds are up against a wall, then this can be ‘their wall’. Ask them how they would like it decorated and let them put up some of their favorite pictures, posters or decorations. The more a child feels like their space is personal to them, the less they will find a shared room traumatic.