Custom bunks accommodate without sacrificing comfort.
Bunk beds aren’t just for vacation homes anymore. They are perfect for large or blended families, and don’t forget visiting grandchildren. These sleeping quarters provide a feeling of comfort and add a bit of adventure. Painting the area a darker color (SW Warm Stone) sets it apart from the rest of the room while creating a cocoon effect, yet the bottom of the upper bunk is matched to the wall and ceiling color to keep the lower bed dweller from feeling too closed in. Each sleeping space has its own narrow recessed shelves, outdoor sconce and, thanks to their own window, a view of the great outdoors. Notice how the baseboard wraps the room, coming across the bottom bunk, and simple molding decorates the front of each bed. An open guard rail secures top sleepers, but doesn’t close them in. My favorite detail is the built-in stairs leading up to the double bunk (another pair of beds are to the left). An added handrail for safety would be a smart addition. An enormous room isn’t necessary to create an area such as this – here, ten foot ceilings and less than seventeen feet of wall space was all that was needed. Whether in the kids’ room or for overnight guests, it’s a sleeping experience everyone will enjoy.