Bunk beds have been around for centuries! They are used for children and adults alike. Where there is a need for maximum sleeping space in minimum actual space you will find bunk beds. They are used in homes, schools, the navy, on holiday, in prison, basically everywhere, but in most of these instances the traditional stacked bunk bed is an unsightly contraption. Very practical, not very pretty!
There are however,ways and means of making ye olde bunk bed seem much more inviting than the stock standard dormitory variety. There is some doubt as to whether the penal system might ever adopt a more aesthetically pleasing approach to bed time furniture, but you, the law abiding civilian, in the comfort of your own homes can certainly benefit from the following examples!
Here then, for the pleasure of those looking to furnish their holiday homes, or, for those of you who have recently endured the arrival of triplets, quadruplets or the like, are some great ideas for bunk beds en mass:
This is an interesting take on the traditional bunk bed. I love the way these bunk beds have in fact been built into the walls, ceiling to floor. A nice touch is the recessed ladder in the centre that allows access to both top bunks. By recessing both the bunk stacks and the ladder this designer has left the floor space entirely free of furniture, which is very practical!
Similar in design to the bunk beds featured above, this set of bunk beds has a few additional features. The inclusion of drawers built neatly in below the beds is very practical, and the curtaining provides a bit of privacy. These bunks would be ideal for teen girls, who would appreciate the pretty colour palette and extra storage/privacy!
These bunks would be fabulous for a shared boys, or mens, room. The funky design, cantilevering the beds from the wall with the additional rope support looks wonderful! But the lack of railings would make me disinclides to use this design for little children, and girls, being generally more safety conscious would probably not feel very comfortable without some kind of side to the bed.
For your cabin in the bush, a more rustic approach to bunk beds. These are fun and funky, and blend perfectly with the theme of the home. They look awesome too!