My friend just moved her son Sam (7 years old) and daughter Elli (5 years old) into the same bedroom. She asked me how to decorate the space so it would work for both genders. I immediately thought of this quilt from Garnet Hill. I love quilts! Each one is a piece of art and can be used in many different ways for both practical and visual purposes.
I like this one for its versatility - it works for both boys and girls and you can play up any of it's bright colors. I would play up the orange and red for Sam and Elli. I also like the polka dot sheet sets (also from Garnet Hill) and they come in many bright fun colors.
The bad news is that the quilt is no longer available. I searched for something similar and found this one from Sundance Catalogue ALSO UNAVAILABLE. Why are they teasing me like that????
I found this one from frolic design on Etsy by searching under keywords "pinwheel quilt".
It is not the right size but many artists on Etsy are willing to fill custom orders so it might be worth looking into.
I hope that helps Amy C.! At least it is a conceptual start. If anyone else has a suggestion I am sure she would love to hear it.