bunk beds done right

now i know what you're thinking: bunk beds belong in dorm rooms and army barracks, right? wrong. as we look for ways to sleep sixteen people in our house this christmas, i'm thinking a room of gorgeous built-in bunk beds would be just the thing, especially if it looked anything like these examples:
a chic turquoise and lime color scheme lends a grown-up look to a playful set-up.
check out the details on the bed and the ladder — this room is not messing around.
bunk beds complete the unpretentious feel of a casual summerhouse.

and provide a jungle gym for their inhabitants!
another example of a sophisticated palette that allows the space to grow with the kids.

did these rooms manage to convince you?


Carly {Honey and the Moon} said...
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Carly {Honey and the Moon} said...

These rooms definitely convinced me. I've never seen bunk beds done like this...so cool. Great post! :)

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Came over from Little Green Notebook. Oh how I wish that I had the budget for built-ins. My little guys room is really feeling cramped with the twin and the toddler bed so bunks are in the near future. However, I've been stressing about the bunks having to go across a window. No matter how I place them in the room (unless right smack dab in the middle of the room ha!) they will cross a window. Boo!

Anonymous said...

Very cute, and a great idea! If you need DIY plans, check out Bunk Beds Unlimited at:
We built beds for our kids using their plans, and they came out great!