The best bunk beds for kids' rooms

When bedroom space is on the small side, the solution could be building upwards, not outwards. Check out our guide to the best kids' bunk beds for fun and convenient sleeping solutions

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Bunk beds are a must if you're designing a kids' bedroom that's shared or on the small side. While they're known more for their practicality than their design, bunk beds have come a long way and it's now more than possible to pick up a piece that fits with the rest of your interiors scheme, while still maximising space. 

Browse our pick of the best bunk beds to make the process of buying a bed easier and to ensure you end up with something that suits your space and taste.

What to consider when buying bunk beds

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. Many bunk beds for young kids are designed to be lower than an adult sized bunk bed and also have the added bonus of coming in a range of exciting, novelty designs.

Another reason why you may be considering bunk beds is sleepovers. If your kids' enjoy having friends to stay but aren't blessed with the biggest bedrooms, bunks can make for an easy solution.

1. Stompa Originals (with optional trundle)

A simple, modern bunk bed

Specifications
Best for: Sleeping space
Material: Wood
Size: H161.2cm x W105.1cm x L208.2cm
Reasons to buy
+ Three beds in one piece of furniture + Extra long single for growing children 
Reasons to avoid
- Plain design 

For siblings who need to share, the Stompa Originals Bunk Bed from John Lewis & Partners makes an ideal sleep solution. First of all, there’s almost a metre of headroom between the bottom and the top bunk, which prevents whoever gets the bottom from feeling boxed in. The white design also makes them pretty universal, meaning they'll work in a space with almost any interior scheme. 

On top of all this, the option for a third, pull out bed means there's plenty of space for friends who want to sleep over.

bunkbed with tree house by cuckooland

(Image: © Cuckooland)

2. Mathy by Bols Treehouse Bunk Bed

A statement bunk bed for a standout bedroom

Specifications
Best for: Younger kids
Material: Wood
Size: H221cm x W220cm x L132cm
Reasons to buy
+Unique design+Functioning as the focal point of a scheme+Fun for children
Reasons to avoid
-Expensive

Looking to transform your kids' bedroom into a truly unique space? It doesn't get much better than this gorgeous Mathy Treehouse Bunk Bed from Cuckooland.

Designed to look like a tree house, its statement design makes the perfect centrepiece for a space with a whimsical or outdoors inspired scheme. Handmade in Belgium and available in 27 different colours, you can be sure no-one else will have a bed quite like it.

wooden bunk bed from john lewis & partners

(Image: © John Lewis & Partners)

3. John Lewis Morgan Story Time Bunk Bed

A sleek bunk bed with timeless durability

Specifications
Best for: Simple design
Material: Wood
Size: H175.6cm x W98.6cm x L199.2cm
Reasons to buy
+Simple and sturdy design+Plenty of headspace between top and bottom bunk
Reasons to avoid
-Simple design may not be for everyone

Perfect for those seeking a stylishly understated bunk bed, the gorgeous oak frame of the  Morgan Story Time Bunk Bed from John Lewis & Partners makes for a sturdy and durable choice. 

It's simple silhouette and commitment to quality makes this bed a must buy for those seeking quality. Plenty of headroom for the bottom-bunker makes it perfect for parents and children to enjoy story time, too.

white bunk bed from next

(Image: © Next)

4. Storage White Bunkbed

A contemporary bunk bed with plenty of storage

Specifications
Best for: Contemporary design
Material: White paint effect
Size: H171cm x W114cm x L245 cm
Reasons to buy
+Storage+Contemporary design
Reasons to avoid
-Boxy design may not be for everyone

Looking for a contemporary bed that maximises storage? The Storage White Bed from Next is the one for you. With integrated storage and shelving, it allows each child space to store their things – a feature that makes a huge difference in a small, shared  space. 

If you're looking for a sleeping solution suitable for guests, too, this model comes with an additional trundle drawer option.

5. Comfy Living 3ft Single & 4ft Small Double Bunk Bed

Sleeps three for the price of one – quite literally

Specifications
Best for: Value for money
Material: Pine
Size: H140cm x W138cm x L199cm
Reasons to buy
+ Pocket friendly + Stable design 
Reasons to avoid
- Doesn’t come with mattresses 

When you’ve got an older child sharing with a younger child, this bunk bed from Comfy Living 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. 

If the bed is for single occupancy, the double provides more than enough room for two mates to share. This bunk bed proves that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to furnish your home and available in white or a neutral pine colour, it will look great as part of any bedroom design. Versatile, neutral, simple.

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