12 of our favorite bunk beds for practicality, style, and fun

Save floor space for playing with these cute buys!

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Whether you're fed up with stepping on LEGO every two minutes or sick of the constant squabbles about space, you need to buy a bunk bed if you have two kids sharing one bedroom. You'll thank yourself a bunch, and you'll thank us more all thanks to this guide. We've been shopping in our favorite stores and below you'll find a list of the top 12 bunk beds to buy. All of these have been chosen because of their customer rating and their design while considering how practical they really are. They'll be enjoying all of that extra floor space (and you'll be enjoying the peace and quiet) in no time.

A bunk bed is a simple yet smart way to free up floor space without having to get rid of any furniture or toys. Some bunk beds can actually double as more furniture such as a wardrobe or extra clothes drawers. Yes, we've found a bunch of storage-savvy and smart bunk beds below, to keep their bedroom looking cute. What else? We found a bunk bed with a slide, too, as well as a bunk bed that looks like a house. Because why not?

Changing the kids' beds doesn't need to be as difficult as finding a new bed for yourself (we've also got adult bed frames we can recommend!). In fact, this should be a fun and hassle-free experience for everyone involved. Browse our top bunk beds from everywhere including Max & Lily, Walker Edison, Target, and more...

The best bunk beds for kids' rooms

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4 thing to consider when buying a bunk bed

1. 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.

2. Guard rails
If your child is a restless sleeper, a sturdy guard rail is a must-have – especially if they are younger. Some bunk beds come with a rail on the bottom bunk, too. It's all down to what you feel comfortable with.

3. 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? If you are catering for a guest rather than an extra child, you could get away with having a sofa bed in their bedroom, instead.

4. Access
The ladder is usually fixed, but how easy is it to climb? If it isn't fixed, just be sure to check that it can sit in the right place in their bedroom. Somewhere easy to reach! Otherwise, wider steps tend to be easier for kids to climb.

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Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. I've been part of the Real Homes team since 2018, when I joined as Deals Editor. Along with covering major sales events — from Black Friday to Amazon Prime Day — I review home must-haves so that you can buy with peace of mind. Mostly focusing on home fragrance and sleep, as well as a few vacuum cleaners, I've tested pretty much every item you can think of that you need in your home. I live on the outskirts of the city in a two-bed apartment with my husband and my pug, Doug. So I am always searching for compact alternatives and ways to save floor space. What about when I am not typing away? Well, you'll find me enjoying an iced coffee (no matter the season) and trying out the latest brunch spots the city has to offer, or booking my next holiday. Where else can you find my words? Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc, and Woman & Home.