Buddy Bunks

bunk beds for kids - built in double bunk beds in a room for 4 boys - august fields via AtticmagBuilt-in double bunk beds for kids streamline any bedroom with a dash of fun.

The six-year-old in our family had his birthday last month – my first time trying out the big slide in the bouncy house. He has a bunk bed in his room and his 4-year old sister is waiting for the delivery her big-girl bed next week. So naturally these double built-in bunk beds for kids caught my eye. They couldn’t be more adorable, or practical.

A real-life story of how the sleek double bunks [top] were built for a family with three boys is charmingly reported by the Mom who writes the August Fields blog – before and after photos are included and she explains that her boys love the boldly striped West Elm duvets. Stairs make access handy and, she says, the beds are easy to make.

bunk beds for kids - loft bunks installed over twin beds with a ladder for access - antonia hutt via atticmagA variation on the theme includes two twins with balcony bunks in a similar khaki-green scheme but this one accented by red, including a colorful ladder.

bunk beds for kids - 4 colorful bunks built in a corner - simply seleta via atticmagAnother quartet, installed on a corner, has staggered bunks with storage below one set. Looking closely, it’s interesting to see how well thought out this arrangement is – from the pierced detailing on the frames to a recessed area at the head of each bed with enough space for a basket to store necessities and perhaps a few favorite toys.

bunk beds for kids - nautical theme bunk beds in a sky blue planked bedroom with a steel ship's ladder - landinophoto via AtticmagThe dreamy blue and white color scheme, plus the nautical accents on these bunks make this look perfect for any beach house – even one in the woods.

(Source: august fields, antoniahutt,  simplyseleta, landinophoto)

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8 Responses to Buddy Bunks

  1. Larry March 9, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    Great built in bunk bed ideas! Our grandchildren, their cousins and friends all love their bunk room with built in bunk beds, built in queen size bed and a futon. They have room for 9 to sleep. They spend hours in the bunk room playing, reading and sometimes even sleeping. For the house with room for built in beds nothing can be more fun. Fair warning though is that making up the top built in bunks can be quite a trick.

    • Soofriver February 27, 2015 at 11:10 am #

      You are right about making up the beds but worth it!

  2. RHome410 March 11, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    I so wanted ‘bunk rooms’ in our house, but hadn’t seen great examples like this and didn’t have a fully formed idea in my head, so they didn’t happen. I love how those August Fields ones (my longtime favorite example now) end up being such nice spaces for each child, with bookshelves, lights, and enclosure, so it’s like their own mini room.

  3. Soofriver February 27, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    We installed built in bunks in our bunkhouse at the Maine camp. I will send you some pics, Jane. We remodeled an old tool shed into a bunkhouse. It’s tiny but I love it.

  4. cat_mom February 27, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    If my sister’s former house had been larger (with larger bedrooms), and her triplets were younger (they are HS seniors now!), any or all of the bunk bed ideas would have been perfect for them. They all looked like fun rooms!

  5. Jane F February 28, 2015 at 7:20 pm #

    The only issue I see with rooms like these is how to convert them once the kids outgrow the bunks. They grow so quickly!


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