3 girls 1 room!!!!

Suzanne - posted on 04/09/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my 3 daughters share 1 room there age 14, 12 and 3 the 2 older 1s want grown up rooms while the 3 year old wants princess and barbie!!! any suggestions on a compramise????

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Ashley - posted on 04/16/2009

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How about choosing a pair of base colors (like pink and chocolate) and letting the girls each pick out thier own bedding to match those colors? Use the base colors for the paint and shared accessories in the room (wall color, lamps, curtains, etc). This way each of them can have a little bit of what they want and you can still have a unified look.



More importantly, how are you getting them all to share a room without major upheaval from the 14 year old? I have a small house and our 2.5 yr old is still in our bedroom because the two teenagers have thier own rooms (18 and 14). How are you managing getting the 14 and 12 year old to share with the 3 yr old?

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Valerie - posted on 08/21/2010

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I have a 14 yr old daughter and an almost 5 yr old daughter sharing a room. We did the same thing as a previous poster and put a dark curtain up to divide the room so that my 14 yr old feels like she has her own space. She also got to pick out the room colours - purple and blue which my 5 yr old likes. Both have their "rooms" decorated how they like it and for the most part works out well.

Joanne - posted on 09/05/2009

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My 3 girls share at at the moment. They are 13, 5 and 3. I let the eldest paint one wall black, and they had the other 3 bright pink. It worked because the colours are punky, so it kept the teenager happy, but also, you can never go wrong with pink with the little ones.

I'm acutally in the process of making a new room for the eldest girl. I used to have a kitchen/diner. My hubby has divided off the dining room part, and made it into a tiny bedroom for us. We have to keep all our clothes in the old room upstairs, so we've had to build another wall in there to section our wardrobes off. So, now I have a 4 bedroom house instead of 3, and I have a dressing room. As soon as I've finished decorating it, we'll all be happy!



Maybe you could go for an older room, but in the part where the little one's bed is, get some barbie stickers for the wall? She could cover her section in things only she loves. Maybe a Barbie throw for her bed, and cushions.

That could still work with a more grown-up look in the rest of the room.

Pauline - posted on 06/04/2009

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My 2 daughters share a room and they are 13 and 7. I understand your concern, LOL. This is a bit of an age gap! We dealt with arguments and respect of belongings and it sort of affected their relationship. Eventually we went to the home depot and bought a track for the ceiling and divided the room in half and separated the whole thing with a curtain...they had their beds, dressers, posters and all other belongings on their individual sides...we also put up portable closets for them so this was not an issue either...this may not be a possibility for you but perhaps you could outline the younger daughters space with masking tape or get foam floor pieces(which might be fun for her) for her part of the room....perhaps you could do something fun like polka dots(which all girls love) I did this in my girls room painted the room 2 tone and used the paint lid to outline big polkadots on the accent wall...they both loved it...they each have their own comforters that are individual to them...maybe throw pillows or different pieces like funky lamps for the older girls...good luck!!

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