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 beds 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 opposed to two singles? There's the obvious perk of bunk beds 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.

And when you're ready, visit our best sofa bed buying guide for more recommendations, if you're after something a bit more grown-up.

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 (opens in new tab)
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! Check out our Argos discount codes (opens in new tab) to save on your purchase too. 

2. Elma Single Bunk Bed

Elma Single Bunk Bed with bare mattresses in a room with beige walls

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This fuss-free wooden bunk bed arrives ready for you to paint or stain – so it's one of the best bunk beds if you like a little DIY. 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 in a child's bedroom, with a rug and toys on the floor, metallic polka-dot wallpaper, and linen white curtains, and yellow and grey bedding

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Argos Home Mason Take Home Today Metal Bunk Bed (opens in new tab)
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. It has a fixed ladder which unfortunately 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. One of the best bunk beds 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 in a blue child's bedroom, with white bunting, and lots of toys and stars on the floor

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Snowdon White Wooden Triple Sleeper Bunk Bed (opens in new tab)
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're saving.

5. The Edit bunk bed from Cuckooland

The Edit bunk bed from Cuckooland , with grey bedding and black pillows, in a white and grey bedroom

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The Edit bunk bed from Cuckooland
(opens in new tab)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 in a white children's room with white curtains, a white rocking chair with brown cushion, white shelves, and beaded decor hanging from the bed

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Sofie Bunk Bed House Cabin in White (opens in new tab)
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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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. 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

wooden La Redoute Alceste Oak Bunk Beds with multi-colored cushions, against a grey panelled wall, with a dark blue chest of drawers next to it, and a child playing

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La Redoute Alceste Oak Bunk Beds (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab). 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 in a grey/white kid's bedroom with a rug, a guitar in the corner, and pink and white floral bedding, and an LED star and art on the wall

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Kent Triple Bunk Bed with Single and Double Bed in Natural Pine (opens in new tab)
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 in a grey and white kid's room with a grey rug, toys on the floor and bed, and art bunting hanging from the ceiling and walls

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Saturn Oatmeal Fabric Bunk Bed (opens in new tab)
An upholstered kids bunk bed? We're all ears. Wrapped in a soft-touch oatmeal fabric to add some cosiness to their bedroom (and to avoid injuries), 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 with black and white leaf bedding, against a white brick wall, on wooden herringbone floor, with a grey lamp hanging over the bed

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Rocco Bunk Bed (opens in new tab)
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 in a kid's bedroom with a white wall and grey floor, and pink and purple bedding, and toys and books on the shelving unit

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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 the 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 in a kid's room

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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 in a neutral kid's room with a wooden floor and black and white rug, with shelving and artwork on the wall

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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 the shape of their bedroom.

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15. Solar White Wooden Bunk Bed Frame

Solar White Wooden Bunk Bed Frame in a kid's room with a blue wall and wooden floor, grey bedding and cute artwork framed on the wall

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Solar White Wooden Bunk Bed Frame (opens in new tab)
This white wooden bunk bed is ideal for contemporary or minimalist homes, as it comes in white or grey. Its pod-like shape would also 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 – especially if they are younger.

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.

Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie is our Deputy Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, with her particular area of expertise being home fragrance (there isn't a candle out there that she hasn't lit in her home). She's our guru when it comes to what to buy, when — and also where. She has years of experience when it comes to finding deals — Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday or not — and she particularly loves finding a bargain. With some of her favorite homeware pieces coming from Amazon, she's always looking for budget-friendly alternatives and dupes, as well as eco-friendly products to help her on her recent journey to being more sustainable at home. There's nothing she loves more than her Pug, Doug, and a bargain thrift shop find (yes, she once thrifted a brand new Le Creuset pan). Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...

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