Where space is an issue you’ll want to get the best use you can from each piece of children’s furniture and a traditional bunk bed is ideal in this situation. Bunk beds have been around in some shape of form for a long time and this is no accident — in terms of functionality per square metre there is no furniture solution which comes even close. There are many modern designs available with practical features such as built-in storage and display shelving. Kid’s really love these kind of contemporary designs and although the initial cost can be high these kind of bunk beds can prove to be economical when you consider the savings made on extra draw units, storage and shelving.
Pirate Bunkbed Set
The Pirate European Single Bunk Bed is a fun and practical bunk beds from Wayfair.co.uk. A perfect addition to add childrens bedroom. This timeless bunk bed collection with two slats of the brand Wrigglebox is the favourite of all children and parents. In a few easy steps you can turn the bunk bed into two normal single beds or with an additional set the bed can also be turned into a midsleeper or high sleeper. This way the bed is also suitable for teenagers at a later stage. Thanks to the curtain the bed invites your children not only to sleep and dream but also to play and use their imagination.
John Lewis Wilton Bunk Bed
Part of the a coordinated children’s white bedroom furniture range at John Lewis the Wilton Bunk Bed is made from Vietnam pine and finished with a tough white lacquer.
It offers clean, simple styling and features a slatted headboard and solid slatted base for long-lasting comfort and there is plenty of headroom on the lower bunk. Other products in the John Lewis Wilton Bedroom Range include an a Wilton Child Compliant Bed Frame and matching bedside cabinets.
This bed measure 100cm width x 203cm length x 1.66 metres high and takes a standard sized single mattress 36″ x 75″ (90cm x 190cm)
Marks & Spencer Bunk Bed
The perfect choice for little ones in little spaces, the Marks & Spencers Hastings bunk bed is the perfect solution to shared rooms. Crafted from solid pine, this bed feature two guardrail wooden planks either side of the top bunk to ensure your peace of mind while your children sleep soundly. Made from sustainable wood in a range of stylish and child-safe finishes, this simple design is sure to neatly fit into the characterful designs of your little one’s room.
M&S are not well known for their furniture range but these bunk beds are one of their best sellers, with over 60 positive reviews on the site so far.
Noah Kids Mid Sleeper Bed
The Noah Kids Mid Sleeper Bed from Cuckooland is not only a bed for sleeping but also a bed for playing and your kiddie is sure to love it! The ideal solution for cramped bedrooms or if they just want more space to play. The space beneath is perfect to use as extra storage space for toys and games or why not pop a few cushions down, hang some fairy lights, chuck in a throw and your littlun has their very own sanctuary they can crawl into. You can even purchase fabric curtains separately for the window and door so your youngster can hide away in their den whilst letting their imaginations run wild!
Stompa Bunk Bed
The Stompa range from John Lewis are the space saving furniture that allows your child to grow with the bed. There are many different designs to accommodate all scenerios with trundle drawers, storage space and desks.
This space saving Stompa Mid-sleeper Cabin Bed makes the most of your childs bedroom and provides the perfect place for rest and play. It is accompanied by Stompa’s Curve pull-out desk; 3 drawer chest; and 2 door cube storage unit, offering a practical storage solution as well as a place for them to work and create.
Barcelona Bunk Bed
Here’s a modern design bunk bed from Julian Bowen available from Amazon which is made from pine and mdf with solid wooden mattress slats.
Available in painted white the Barcelona Bunk Bed can be separated at a later date if required to provide two standard single beds.
I like the solid square section construction and the slatted design head and foot boards which look perfectly good when used as separate beds — unlike some others which always look as if they were obviously once a bunk bed.
The storage drawers are a welcome addition and have castors fitted so are easy to slide from under the bed. This bed can also be purchase from amazon.
This bed measure 107cm width x 209cm length x 1.59 metres high and takes a standard sized single mattress 36″ x 75″ (90cm x 190cm)
A word about mattresses…
A standard UK size single mattress is 90cm wide x 190cm and is commonly referred to as a 3 foot mattress (being 3′ wide x 6′ 3″ long). Some bunk beds and cabin beds, particularly brands made outside the UK such as Parisot and Stompa, require a non-standard size mattress which are slightly longer – usually 200cm (6′ 7″) If you need to buy a new mattress then it’s worth bearing in mind that Ikea stock this size as standard and some on-line retailers who specialise in just selling mattresses can often be a lot cheaper than buying from the bed retailer direct.