ISSUE 74  |  The Kids Are All Right

10 Easy Pieces: Bunk Beds for Kids’ Rooms

May 29, 2013 9:30 AM

BY Janet Hall

Bunk beds are practical for space-strained living spaces and are, we have to admit, just plain fun. Here’s our round up of bunk beds that will please kids and parents alike.


Above: Slightly lower than a conventional bunk bed, the Oeuf Perch Bunk Bed is available in white/birch (shown) or white/walnut. The adaptable lower bed can be turned to form an L-shape; $1,590 at Oeuf.


Above: The Tromso Bunk Bed Frame in white powder-coated steel is $149 at Ikea. 



Above: Nurseryworks Duet Bunk Bed incorporates a variety of storage options with two cabinets, six open cubbies, and three drawers under the bottom bed; $3,400 at 2Modern.


Above: The simple powder coated steel Bower Bunk Bed is hand welded and features a lower bunk with locking casters. Available in ten colors including natural steel;$1,299 at Room and Board.



Above: The Argington Brookline White Bunk Bed is made with renewable New Zealand FSC Certified pine. It also features an optional trundle bed to sleep a total of three; $949.



Above: Handcrafted in the US of solid poplar and maple, the Shutter Bunk Bed from Maine Cottage Furniture is available in a dizzying choice of fifty low VOC waterborne paint finishes (shown in Winter); $3,670. 


Above: The simple Mydal Bunk Bed Frame is crafted of solid pine; $159 at Ikea. 

Above: The Moda Twin Over Twin Bunk Bed is made from solid maple and white medium density fiberboard with a lacquer finish. Available in all white, two wood finishes (maple shown) and eight painted maple finish colors; $1,899 at Room and Board.

Above: The Scoop Bunk Bed features curved edges and a space-saving and naturally secure cut-out ladder. Made in Australia by Lilly & Lolly. Contact for pricing and shipping information. 


Above: From ducduc, the Alex Bunk Bed System includes an upper bunk that sits atop an armoire and a lower bunk over a large storage drawer. Available in a wide array of finishes from rich woods to vivid colors; $4,345 at Layla Grace.

Above: Made in Brooklyn of Baltic birch with a non-toxic water-based finish, the Marino Bunk Bed by Casa Kids is very compact and super sturdy. The round cut-outs serve as easy grip handles. The optional attachable tray (shown above) is available for $200.  Two additional options include a desk and shelf that attach on the ends; $2,200 (in natural finish). 

Above: Another option with cubbie and drawer storage is ducduc’s Austin Bunk Bed. Available in vivid colors or natural finishes (shown in white painted finish); $2,475 at Layla Grace.

Above: Resembling a built-in bunk, the Belden Bunk Bed features storage drawers and a fixed ladder. Available in white, chestnut or espresso finishes; $1,699 at Pottery Barn Kids.

If you are considering kid’s beds, see our earlier Children’s Beds Features for more inspiration.