Not to throw shade at the eighties, but Lord were bunk beds for kids bedrooms daggy when I was little – and so poorly made!
I remember laying on my top bunk one night and the timber bed slats separated beneath me. The mattress (with me on it) slid through the open crack and folded me in half – knees up nostrils! It was not a good look. Thank god I was flexible.
Thankfully kids bunk beds have come a long way, and this roundup proves it. There are bunk beds for small spaces, budget options, big rooms and designer splurges. You’re really spoilt for choice.
Scroll on as we take a look at some of the most stylish bunk beds for kids bedrooms on the market right now.
1. MYDAL Bunk Bed Frame
Let’s kick off the bunk beds for kids bedrooms with an affordable option. IKEA offers up a foolproof solution for you with its MYDAL Bunk Bed Frame.
A simple design with a ladder up to the top bunk (and plenty of space to store things underneath), it’s a bargain at $379.
The pine frame would be a cinch to paint too, if you were in the mood for a DIY colour transformation!
2. Sonata Bunk Bed
I’ve professed my love for black metal bed frames on the blog before, so I’m pretty chuffed to see the style taken into a kids space like this one.
The Sonata Bunk Bed from Mocka offers up industrial style without going too rustic. Its a genderless design too, and the bar design allow the kids to tie decorative elements to it (like fairy lights) to make it their own.
3. Castello Bunk Bed
Made from sustainably forested birch, the Castello Bunk Bed from Plyroom sports a divine tone, bringing calm and simplicity to your kids bedroom.
It’s a low bunk bed frame, so it works perfectly in a small space, with room underneath for additional storage if you need to hide things away.
Because of the neutral tone of the bed, you can go bananas on the bedding front; keep it subdued in calmer tones, or add pops of colour in kids quilt cover sets to lift the look.
4. Single Bunk Bed with Shelves
Sometimes you don’t need a bunk bed with bells and whistles. There’s something to be said about simplicity. Let the decor in the room do the work. And let’s face it, in kids rooms there’s a lot of decorative colour at play, so let the bed be the calmer moment.
A bunk bed like the Single Bunk Bed with Shelves is a great supporting player. The sturdy design makes for a good night’s sleep and the ladder is a cute one that’s elevated off the floor. There’s a lot to love here.
5. Frankie Bunk Bed
If you’re looking for a designer bunk bed to invest in, you’ll want to make it the Frankie Bunk Bed. A Melbourne-made fave for over eight years, it’s a made-to-order bunk system you can configure to suit the size of the room.
It comes in single, king single, single over double, and king single over queen sizes. There are six colours that can be used across different elements of the bunk bed frame too, so this really is a pretty custom solution.
6. Bingo Bunk Bed
Available in red, charcoal, aqua or white, The Bingo Bunk Bed allows you to splash a little colour across your kids room. The colour isn’t across the whole bunk though. It’s grounded by light timber and pops of white for a considered overall look.
If you’re in a smaller room that’s tight on storage, the shelves at the end of the bed are an ideal way to keep books, toys and other daily essentials in their place.
7. Preston Convertible Bunk Bed
The Preston Convertible Bunk Bed has to win the award for adaptability. As your little ones grow, it grows with them, converting into two regular single beds when the time calls for it.
It’s not just the longevity that makes this bunk bed so special. The contemporary colour palette, curved profile, and low height make it a standout too.
This one will cost you over a thousand bucks, but you’ll save on having to buy new beds when the kids get older (a win-win in my books).
8. Snow Bunk Bed with Trundle
This is definitely a bunk bed for a kids room that’s more than meets the eye. I like to think of this design as one for the social butterfly. It screams ‘sleepover’ thanks to its large bed at the base, and slide-out trundle underneath.
The Snow Bunk Bed with Trundle features a glossy white slat design with panels that resemble VJ boards; a very Coastal/Hamptons design that would work in well if this sort of aesthetic is at play in the other rooms of your home.
9. Hillside Loft Bunk Bed
If you have a mini home decorator in the family, they’re going to lose their absolute mind over the charming Hillside Loft Bunk Bed from Amart Furniture. It’s a bed, that looks like a house. Need I say more?
This one comes in at $1599 and is a splurge I reckon you’ll want to make. It’s the sort of design that, once seen by your child, you’re going to have a hard time steering them away from.
Go on, give them the Hamptons home-bed of their dreams!
10. Natty Maxi Bunk Bed
I have two words for you that set this kids bunk bed apart from the rest: storage staircase. That’s right, the Natty Maxi Bunk Bed from Boori features a staircase up to the top bunk that contains removable storage drawers.
This is one of the most amazing form-meets-function design moments I’ve seen in a kids bed in years. It stores away all their mess, keeps it with easy access, and doubles as a way to get up to the top bunk. Genius!
11. Camp King Single Bunk Bed
Now, I don’t like to gender furniture, but I do reckon you’d be hard pressed to find a boy who wouldn’t love this bunk bed setup. Everything from the colour of the timber to the styling around it, from Pottery Barn Kids, screams adventure.
The added bonus with the Camp Bunk Bed is that it’s a king single top and bottom bunk, so you get more space than in a standard single bunk config. It’s a really strong and sturdy design too, which they won’t grow out of super-quick.
12. Kodi Robe Bunk Bed
At first glance the Kodi Robe Bunk Bed gives you the double-duty of sleep zone and play zone, with a desk underneath the upper bunk that’s set to be the ultimate lego-building destination.
But look further and you get even more inclusions. There’s also a wardrobe too, which is a dream if your current kids bedroom setup doesn’t include a built-in robe. Use it for all of their clothes, or make it a fun dress-up space.
13. Timber House Design Twin Bunk Bed
At 40 years old, the idea of rolling out of a bed that low is laughable, but as a little one I would have adored every minute of it.
This Timber House Design Twin Bunk Bed is the profile of all profiles. It’s a cubby house brought into the bedroom, with a solid pine frame that allows the kids to hang all sorts of things from it to make it their own.
The pointed roof at the top of the bunk is just begging for a canopy to be thrown over it, don’t you think?
14. House Loft Bunk Bed Frame with Slide
So we love a bunk bed for a kids room that resembles a house, of course! But can we talk about the most amazing thing to ever happen to a bed design: a slide leading you down from the top bunk.
The design of the House Loft Bunk Bed Frame is so fun, and the space under the bed is perfect to create a play area in for your little one. They’re going to be so excited to get out of bed of a morning (just not too early, right?!).
15. Cabin King Single Loft Bed Package
This bedroom set up from Fantastic Furniture is a budget solution that offers a tonne of space saving solutions.
The Cabin King Single Loft Bed Package features a built-in wardrobe and a concealed desk underneath. Plus you have the upper bunk and the option to include a lower bed too.
Finished in an oak and white colour story, this package is an all-in-one offering that ticks all the boxes.
16. Ava Regency Loft Bed Bundle
We’ve seen a lot of bunk beds for kids rooms with desks and storage underneath, but we’re yet to see one with a mirror included. The Ava Regency Loft Bed Bundle offers up that and a whole lot more.
Classic in its look and feel, the Ava bunk bed is made from a kiln-dried wood; a process that ensures that the furniture will never split, warp, crack or mildew.
It comes with desk drawers and six lower drawers for clothes at the other end of the bed. A stunning all-in-one.
17. Kingsley Bunk Bed with Trundle
Sporting a metal and MDF frame, the Kingsley Bunk Bed with Trundle is a sturdy kids bed with a moodier colour palette than most.
It also features two shadow box shelves at the end of the bed, giving your child the opportunity to showcase and display toys, artwork, decor or anything else that takes their fancy.
The trundle here is a great bonus feature – perfect for sleepovers without taking up much space.
18. Montessori House Bed
We love a house bed, that’s a fact, but the grey colour story in the Montessori House Bed is the best part about it.
So many kids bunk beds come in your standard white or oak (sometimes black), but it’s not often you get a considered grey tone like this one.
The storage drawers at the bottom are great too and tuck away neatly. There are multiple dimensions to choose from and six additional colours as well. Talk about choices!
19. Myer Triple Bunk Bed
The Myer Triple Bunk Bed is one of many from B2C Furniture. It features a single bed on top with a double bed underneath, plus a curved ladder for easy access to the upper bunk, and storage drawers at the base.
The innovative design of this kids bunk bed allows you to convert it to seperate beds once the little ones grow out of sharing their space.
20. Surf Single Bunk Bed
I couldn’t let this roundup of the best bunk beds for kids bedrooms come to an end without showcasing this fun-bus.
I know this Surf Single Bunk Bed be a bit out there for some, but kids rooms are meant to be fun! Why not let your kids go on a trip to the beach every bedtime? I reckon it’d make the process of being put to bed a whole lot easier.
It can be ordered with the mattress included too, which makes things very easy.
Which is your fave bunk beds for kids bedrooms from this roundup? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.