Having shared a room with his brother, Kevin Sharkey knows how to make a shared room work
"It's just good to designate areas. Literally, you have to kind of divide things in half. One person gets one set of shelves, one person gets the other set of shelves. You try to come to some shared opinion of colors. If one likes red and one likes blue, maybe its a plaid or a stripe with red and blue in it — so the one who likes red, only sees red, and the one who likes blue only sees blue.
The way bedding sold these days, you can easily make that happen. The one who likes red can only have red sheets, so they'll always know that that's their bed. And then that's cute — have a little design statement going on there!"
Photo by Jason Schmidt. Copyright 2011. Originally published in the October 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine