Create a Fun & Functional Kids’ Room with Bunk Beds
You want to create a room for your kids that feels fun, but still meets all your storage and functional needs. Especially if two children are sharing a room! Bunk beds can be the express route to meeting both goals. Many of today’s bunk beds feature inspired designs that are clever and artful, combining surprising features with sensible layout choices.
Berg Furniture is a brand we love for its inventive use of flat panels and rounded edges, with storage shelving and drawers tucked in wherever possible.
Berg’s Utica design features extra shelving in both the twin-over-full bunk bed and extra drawers in the loft twin-over-desk model. Both versions use stairs instead of a ladder; a choice that’s great for safety, but also provides even more storage in the form of a drawer built into each step.
Look carefully at the variations in the contemporary wood bunk bed design below from Atlantic Furniture. You’ll note that the white model uses twin-over-full frames, but includes additional storage drawers in the bottom bunk. The mahogany full-over-full frame on the other hand, has a larger single drawer on the bottom. It’s not for storage, but rather an additional trundle bed. How much more efficient can you get?
Versatile Styles & Features
Now that you’ve seen the extra storage and design creativity that’s possible with contemporary bunk beds, let’s take a closer look at beds that can really multi task.
Like the beds above, South Shore's Imagine loft bunk bed has extra drawers and shelving added wherever possible to the frame. One side features a 3-drawer dresser and the other has a cabinet and bookshelf built in.
What makes this particular bunk bed special is the design of the central open space. Choose one or more of 3 configurations:
Use the frame as-is for a cozy play area below the bed
Add on the 2-drawer Media Chest for more dresser storage
Add on the roll-in Student Desk for homework space
Like many other modern bunks, the Imagine bunk bed can coordinate with even more furniture from the same manufacturer. Also from the Imagine collection, South Shore makes a unique partial armoire that pairs nicely with the bunk frame. Or for more flexibility, simply look for other South Shore products with the Morgan Cherry finish and still achieve a coordinated look.
However you decide to incorporate a bunk bed into your child’s bedroom, do a bit of research up front and you’ll have a stylish frame that does the work of several pieces of furniture. Not only will you be kick-starting a fun new look, but you’ll take one more step towards the elusive tidy bedroom.
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