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Issue 74 · The Kids Are All Right · May 30, 2013

10 Favorites: Creative Beds for Children

Issue 74 · The Kids Are All Right · May 30, 2013

A child's bed is an opportunity to create a space of their own. From wall nooks to ladders, creative beds for children abound; here are 10 favorites. 

Creative Children's Beds, Plywood partiton wall nook, Remodelista

Above: A wood partition has been inserted into this room to created a quiet nook with storage underneath. Image via Home Design Board.

Creative Children's Beds, Michel Schranz, Remodelista

Above: In order to fit a bunk bed next to the window, London architect Michel Schranz of MSDA was left with an available width of 2 by 4s. Unable to find anything this narrow on the market, he decided to build his children's bunk beds out of Douglas Fir floor boards he scavenged from a friend's project. The ash posts are the only non-Douglas Fir elements. "Our children love it and they proudly show it to their friends," Schranz says. "Sometimes the bookshelf unit becomes a pretend shop or cafe and sometimes the entire bed turns into a climbing frame."

Creative Children's Beds, Two Mattresses on Floor and loft bed with ladder, Remodelista

Above: There is an element of an ad-hoc tree house in this bedroom, featuring two mattresses on the floor and an elevated third mattress on an open slatted bed frame. Image via Decoracion Facilisimo.  

built in bed with yellow nine

Above: A built in bed for a young fellow of nine (the wall sticker is changed every year to reflect his age); image via Happylines.

japanese built in bed for two

Above: A minimalist built-in bed for two in the Fosc House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen Architects.

Creative Children's Beds, Blue Pirate's Fort with ladder and swinging rope, Remodelista

Above: An enclosed box provides a fort for an aspiring pirate. Image via Hand Made Charlotte.

Creative Children's Beds, Rooms within Rooms, Remodelista

Above: Rooms within rooms provide bedroom spaces for children who live in lofts. Images via Lil and Cloe and Sassy Contessa.

Creative Children's Beds, Studio Junction, Remodelista

Above: In back to back bedrooms, Canadian architects Christine Ho Ping Kong and Peter Tan from Studio Junction create a wall nook that is separated from the master bedroom by a sliding partition. To see the rest of the house, see Urban Alchemy in Toronto. Image via Studio Junction. 

Getting ready for visitors this summer? Have a look at Children's Rooms: Summer Bunk Room Roundup for more ideas on how to fit them all in. 


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