10 Modern Bunk Beds Perfect for Room Sharing
Kids sharing a room? Then a bunk bed is probably on the top of your list. Not only are they a great space-saver (because you’ll need room for a cool lounge chair, desk, and play mat) – they’re also a BLAST. A bunk bed is a must for sleepovers, impromptu forts, and can even work as a jungle gym, if your kiddos are restless little monkeys.
And if bunk beds make you think of barracks/monasteries/hostels… Don’t fret. They’ve come a long way since their iron-framed, bed bug-ridden days.
Here are some of our favorite modern bunk beds:
Italian furniture company Nidi makes several bunk beds with a ton of snazzy features, but our favorite has to be the simple Camelot. We love its clean lines and minimalist look – but the best part is how you can customize every bit of it to suit your kids’ room. Choose from three ladder styles, which you can position on the front or the side, then mix and match bed frame and ladder colors… The tough part will be settling on a color combo!
We adore all of Oeuf’s stylish pieces – so when we came across the Perch, there was a lot of squealing.
The loft and bottom bed are separate, so you can use it as a traditional bunk bed, set up the bottom perpendicularly, or just use them separately when the kids get older (or now… if there’s really no hope of them getting along…) The frame is made from Baltic birch plywood and eco-MDF, and the finishes are non-toxic and water-based – color options include walnut and birch.
For a bed that looks straight out of the 50s – 1950 and 3050 – check out Lilly and Lolly’s Scoop bunk. We love its smooth, one-piece look and rounded windows. The frame is made of solid Tasmanian Oak, and is tested and approved by Australian standards to handle even the most robust children. They have three sizes available: single, king single, and double. You can position the ladder on the left or right. Lilly and Scoop also accept custom orders if you prefer a certain finish, or have specific measurements.
Want a bunk bed that will work from toddler to teen years? Check out Room & Board’s Moda bunk, which can convert into two twin beds. Choose from an array of colors, from classic wood finishes to bright pops of pink, yellow, and green. It has a gorgeous, non-toxic lacquer finish which keeps it looking new. The beds are handmade in New York and exceed all U.S. safety standards.
Casa Kids was founded by architect, designer, and dad of two, Roberto Gil. His designs are all about lighting, orientation, air-flow, and privacy – and he loves working with small, oddly-shaped spaces.
The Marino bunk bed is perfect for small bedrooms. We love the enclosed railings for safety, suspended ladder for extra floor space, and all the cutouts that make the bed feel very open and airy. Everything is customizable: You could switch the ladder for stairs (which also double as drawers), have an L-shaped setup (with a twin bed, full bed, or crib!), choose between an extra trundle bed or a set of drawers for the bottom, and even order detachable hanging trays that function as night stands. The Marino comes in walnut, oak and birch finishes.
Flexa was founded in Denmark, with the goal of creating functional, playful, and sustainable kids furniture.
Fans of Scandinavian design will love the Flexa Popsicle. The beds come in a variety of wood finishes – choose from high quality oak, birch, or pine. And in true Scandi fashion, you can choose from a muted color palette of pale pink + dusty rose, pistachio + olive, and gray + navy.
LEGO lovers, this bed is for you. Designed by Marc Newson for Magis, the Bunky is made up of 5 pieces: The top and bottom twin beds, which can be used individually, a pair of intermediary units, and the ladder. All parts are created from rotational molded polyethylene, which means the edges are rounded and safe, and everything wipes clean. The ladder hooks onto the top bunk without additional screws or bolts. The beds and middle units come in blues and oranges – but feel free to mix and match the pieces!
Rafa Kids wanted to create a bed that was both functional and playful, so they came up with the F-Bunk. There are two ladders on both side of the bed, so you can position it anywhere you want in the room. (They also suggest having the bed float in the middle of the room, so two kids can climb at the same time!) There’s a wall underneath, which provides stability and makes for a great place to hang kids’ art. Choose from a variety of bed combinations, such as the F&A (teen bed) or the F&R (rolling toddler bed)... or use it on its own as a loft bed!
If your room is short on closets and storage spaces, the DucDuc Alex bed is exactly what you need. It comes with a built in armoire, which can be installed facing in or out. You have the option of a twin or full sized bed on the bottom – and you can choose between a third pull-out bed or set of drawers underneath.
The DucDuc Alex is made in the U.S., crafted with sustainably harvested hardwoods (no mdf/particle board) and painted with non-toxic, water-based, low-voc finishes. (We love it in green!)
The IO bunk pod is unlike any bed we’ve seen before. It’s an all-in-one space for kids to sleep, play and study. The IO is completely modular and will grow with your kids– use it as a bunk bed, two separate twin beds, a loft bed + workstation, or a bed + standalone desk/play table. Mind. Blown.
And if that isn’t enough, it even comes with a bunch of built-in shelves, because they know that kids need a place to display their knick knacks. Choose from three colors: Natural plywood, white, and our personal favorite, yellow.
Which modern bunk bed do you love the most? Share your favorite with us!