NormanbyScandinavian Kids, Melbourne
What Houzz contributors are saying:
The case for separate bedrooms“My sister and I shared a room until I was 16 and she was 17. We still detest each other 51 years later,” one Houzz user reveals. “If you have room you should give kids the privacy of their own rooms.” Privacy is a topic that many experts agree upon, despite their differences, and it’s a reason that parents and offspring frequently cite when they opt for separate kids’ bedrooms. Child psychologist Susan Bartell believes every child should have their own privacy and advocates that siblings are given their own bedroom if possible. Bartell concedes that this isn’t always an option, however, and recommends that older children change in the bathroom for privacy and ask their siblings before they sit on each others’ beds to avoid invading others’ personal space.