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5 Beautiful Bunk Bed Ideas to Make Sleeping More Fun

by Gabrielle Blair on January 31, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Bunk beds are the best! They're functional AND fun, and can be a great solution to making the most out of a shared space. I like it even better when bunks go beyond the traditional stacked setup and step into a more creative realm. The scene above is a tad reminiscent of the world's coolest dorm room with a study space tucked next to the bottom bed. So smart though, right? 

Click through to see four more creative bunk beds below:

It looks rather precarious, but I've been assured that you really can suspend a top bunk from the wall with the right kind of expertise. What do you think? I'd be a little stressed about someone rolling right out!

Not the most practical or realistic for most, but this is just the coolest! Four awesome bunks tucked away in this custom-built installation. Would your kids die or what? 

Four beds side-by-side would have eaten up all the space in this room! But instead, this smart and colorful setup has left plenty of open area for important things like teepees and coloring. 

A bunk on top of a crib --why didn't I think of that? I love this idea! 

If you have bunk beds at home and have done something non-traditional with them, do tell! Any suggestions for setup and layout?

What do you think -- would you try these bunk bed ideas or are they a little much for you?


Images via Fawn Galli; Houzz; Incorporated NY; Philip Gorrivan; Panda's House

Filed Under: bedroom, decorating, home life, kid spaces, nurseries, organizing


  • miche...


    January 31, 2013 at 8:24 PM
    I would love to come up with something creative. Our four boys share a roo mand there is not a lot of space for the bunk beds because of slanted ceilings in heir room.
  • handy...


    January 31, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Cool ideas, but I would never do the one suspended by ropes.  Not only are there no safety rails, I think the rope itself is a hazard they way it slants across the sleeping area.  

    Definitely love the colorful four bunk room idea though...neat way to give each child their own space.

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    Chana Rivka Weiss

    January 31, 2013 at 10:17 PM
    Do you know how I could find out the make/model of the fourth bunkbed, please?
  • Melan...


    February 1, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    The angled beds look good but I can see a lot of jumping (diving?!) from the top bunk to the bottom.    They'd probably ignore the steps altogether.     It could be difficult for the kid on the bottom. 

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    February 1, 2013 at 12:43 PM
    I love the precarious bunk!!! Do you have more information on this?
  • maine...


    February 1, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Love these, especially the green custom built installation! (Although I'd need a few more kids to fill that up!) I've been shopping around for bunk beds for our camp. I just stumbled on Maine Bunk Beds ( hear of them? Their stuff is all eco-friendly and non-toxic, and handcrafted in Maine. I like all the milk paint colors!

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    Cathi Crismon

    February 1, 2013 at 4:06 PM
    Hi Gabrielle! My son just built a bunk that hangs on the wall for our 12 year old grandson. It's fabulous! ;)
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    Jane Maze

    February 3, 2013 at 5:38 AM
    The 'precarious' bunk bed and its partner are the most beautiful bunk beds I have ever seen. I don't think this is a children's room, the styling is not childlike. I think it's a guest room in a seaside house, intended for people old enough to probably not fall out of bed. But you know, this is not the only bed here that doesn't have rails!
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    February 5, 2013 at 3:09 PM
    Wow! I love these.When I was growing up I had a bunk over my baby brothers crib similar to the one shown & then years later,my Dad built a room above the house that I shared with my 3 sisters-we had 2 bunks set up like the orange ones shown. Ours were ORANGE also! But we had a sink in between -no ladder.
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    February 13, 2013 at 12:43 AM
    i loved bunk bed.
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