10 best bunk beds for kids that are fun, stylish and practical

These are the best bunk beds money can buy – ideal for the kids' bedroom to save floorspace for playing

La Redoute Alceste Oak Bunk Bed in kids room, with colourful cushions and grey panelled wall
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Searching for the best bunk bed but overwhelmed by the amount of choice there is? Your search is officially over: we've rounded up the best buys on the web from our favourite brands, whether you are after a double bunk bed or a triple sleeper, something basic, modern or uniquely fun. Prices start from only £100, too...

Why opt for a bunk bed as oppose to two singles? There's the obvious perk of bunk bed being space-savvy – to  leave plenty of room for their toys, their clothes and plenty more. Also, a bunk bed is a no-brainer buy if you need to sleep two siblings in the same room – or if you have one child who likes to have friends sleep over a lot. You can even buy bunk beds with built-in storage from wardrobes to under bed drawers and shelving units. Browse our top picks from everywhere including Noa & Nani, Happy Beds, Argos and more.

Visit our best kids' beds buying guide for more recommendations – if you have the space, that is.

The best bunk beds for kids' rooms

1. Argos Home Detachable Bunk Bed with Storage

Argos Home Detachable Bunk Bed with Storage

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Argos Home Detachable Bunk Bed with Storage
This Argos bunk bed isn't only detachable, so each bed can be used as a single if and when you need to, but it even has under bed storage for bedding and toys. Choose from a panelled effect or a smooth effect and from either grey or white to match their bedroom decor. You can even position the ladder at either end of the bed. It's a bargain!

2. Elma Single Bunk Bed

Elma Single Bunk Bed

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Elma Single Bunk Bed
This fuss-free wooden bunk bed arrives ready for you to paint or stain. It's made of solid wood and it comes with a ladder that can be used on the left or right of the bed. Both beds – top and bottom – are single sizes, while in total, the bed can take up to 40 stone in weight. Impressive. 

3. Argos Home Mason Take Home Today Metal Bunk Bed

Argos Home Mason Take Home Today Metal Bunk Bed

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Argos Home Mason Take Home Today Metal Bunk Bed
A metal bunk bed is very durable, therefore a practical purchase – especially within this price range. With fixed metal railings on the top bunk to keep them safe, this bunk bed even has under bed storage space for their clothes and more to live. It has a fixed ladder so unfortunately that can't be moved to adapt to their bedroom layout, though rest assured it's a great bunk bed with 4.7-stars out of 5 from reviewers. Brilliant if you are on a budget and tight on space.

4. Snowdon White Wooden Triple Sleeper Bunk Bed

Snowdon White Wooden Triple Sleeper Bunk Bed

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Snowdon White Wooden Triple Sleeper Bunk Bed
If you have three little ones that you need to squeeze into one bedroom, it's definitely possible. With help from this triple sleeper from Happy Beds, that is. It's even modern while being ultra-practical at the same time, with two separate ladders to stop the arguments. Each bed is a 3ft single while this bunk bed comes in your choice of white or grey. Our only complaint? There's no under bed storage. But just think of all of the space you are saving.

5. The Edit bunk bed from Cuckooland

The Edit bunk bed from Cuckooland

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The Edit bunk bed from Cuckooland
Ideal for siblings or sleepovers, this contemporary style bunk bed features two full sized single beds linked by a solid beech ladder. Choose from white, red, grey and oak to suit your colour scheme. Although some may think it's pricey, once your little ones get big, you can convert the bunk bed into two single beds to see them through their teenage years. The best bunk bed you can buy, bar none.

6. Sofie Bunk Bed ​House Cabin in White

Sofie Bunk Bed House Cabin in White

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Sofie Bunk Bed House Cabin in White
How cute is this bunk bed? We kinda want it in our room! Though make sure you have a high ceiling or it may not fit. With a ladder in the middle, this cabin bunk bed is ideal for any kids room – big or small, L-shaped or narrow. It's made of solid pine wood and finished with white paint, and it definitely has the power to transform an ordinary kids bedroom. The kids will find it fun, too, and you could even hang fairy lights from the top of it. Remember: there's no under bed storage with this one.

7. Argos Home Detachable Bunk Bed Frame with Trundle

Argos Home Detachable Bunk Bed Frame with Trundle

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Argos Home Detachable Bunk Bed Frame with Trundle
For siblings who need to share, this Argos bunk bed makes an ideal sleep solution. The option for a third pull out bed means there's plenty of space for friends who want to sleep over. While the white design also makes this bed pretty universal, meaning it will work in a space with almost any interior scheme. On top of all this, the ladder can be positioned either side of the bed, and you can split the beds into singles if you'd prefer to, at a later date.

8. La Redoute Alceste Oak Bunk Beds

La Redoute Alceste Oak Bunk Beds

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La Redoute Alceste Oak Bunk Beds
Looking for a bunk that suits your style but is also a fun sleep space for your kids? We reckon this could be the one. Straight lines, curved edges, and a load of Scandi vibes, this bunk bed from La Redoute ticks all our boxes. Plus, you can also add a third pull-out bed for guests by buying the Alceste bed drawer.  We think this is the best bunk bed for contemporary homes.

9. Kent Triple Bunk Bed with Single and Double Bed in Natural Pine

Kent Triple Bunk Bed with Single and Double Bed in Natural Pine

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Kent Triple Bunk Bed with Single and Double Bed in Natural Pine
If you’ve an older child sharing with a younger child, this bunk bed from Noa & Nani is a great buy. With the youngest at the top and the eldest by default having the small double below, the design of this bed can certainly warm them to the idea of sharing. This bunk bed proves that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to furnish your home – and it comes in a finished pine colour. Versatile, neutral, simple. 

10. Saturn Oatmeal Fabric Bunk Bed

Saturn Oatmeal Fabric Bunk Bed

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Saturn Oatmeal Fabric Bunk Bed
An upholstered kids bunk bed? We're all ears. Wrapped in a soft-touch oatmeal fabric to add some cosiness to their bedroom, this bunk bed even features button detailing to make their room look smart. Practicality wise, it has an easy to climb (and grip onto) metal ladder, and a low bottom bunk to make it easier for little ones to climb into bed.

11. Rocco Bunk Bed

Rocco Bunk Bed

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Rocco Bunk Bed
This wooden bunk bed is eye-catching and pretty grand if we do say so – it's best for children over the age of six. With wooden sides and a wooden base, a metal ladder and a metal railing, it's impressively durable and it even has two under bed storage compartments. We say buy this bunk bed for a kids' room which has a vintage, rustic vibe.

12. Tam Tam White and Grey Wooden Bunk Bed Frame

Tam Tam White and Grey Wooden Bunk Bed Frame

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Tam Tam White and Grey Wooden Bunk Bed Frame
How clever is this bunk bed? With integrated storage for their bedtime stories, soft toys and even a night light to sit, it's super space-savvy. There's a ladder on thee left to reach the top bunk and space under the bed for more storage, and it comes in two colourways. Both beds are EU singles.

13. Campervan Bunk Bed Frame

Campervan Bunk Bed Frame

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Campervan Bunk Bed Frame
Well... this is fun! And unique. Designed to look like a VW camper van, this bunk bed even has windows, doors and a steering wheel. There's a discreet ladder on the right-hand side of the bed, while the entire thing is white and blue to add a pop of colour to their bedroom.

14. Barca Bunk Bed

Barca Bunk Bed

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Barca Bunk Bed
Available in three stylish colour options, this bunk bed truly is the best buy out there if you are tight on floor space in the kids' room. Not only is it a double bunk bed, but it features a shelving unit for books and toys, two under bed drawers for bedding or clothes, as well as a wardrobe for their school uniform. It has a built-in ladder in the middle of the frame, while the lower bunk can be placed to the left or the right depending on their shape of their bedroom.

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15. Solar White Wooden Bunk Bed Frame

Solar White Wooden Bunk Bed Frame

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Solar White Wooden Bunk Bed Frame
This white wooden bunk bed is ideal for contemporary or minimalist homes, while it comes in white or grey. It's pod-like shape also would make it a great addition to a space-themed bedroom. With rounded edges and a lacquer coating for a long-lasting finish, it's even nice and compact for smaller bedrooms.

What to consider when buying a bunk bed?

Height
If you're planning on buying a bunk bed for younger children, be careful about the height: too tall and you might find that your little one will be fearful of climbing the ladder. Also, you'll need to ensure that your child can comfortably climb into and sit up straight in the bed, without fear of hitting their head on the ceiling.

Guard rails
If your child is a restless sleeper, a sturdy guard rail is a must-have.

Adaptability
Can the bunks be split down into two twin beds once your children move into their own rooms? If you're buying for one child, is there an option for a desk beneath the bunk, or a fold-out chair to create a sleepover space for guests?

Access
The ladder is usually fixed, but how easy is it to climb? 

Where to buy a bunk bed?

Still not found the bunk bed of your (kids) dreams? We've listed lots of places you can buy a new bunk bed from online. See them below and click through to shop their range.