63 Proven Bunk Bed Ideas You Will Absolutely Love

By Niv Orlian Feb 21, 20

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Toddler Bunk Beds

A from-scratch building plan which offers you several different options for how to arrange smaller bunkbeds. These are good for young kids, as they are not full-sized beds. Visit source...

Source: buildeazy.com

Classic Wood Bunks with Sturdy Ladder

These bunks are built using construction grade lumber for extra security. The latter on this design also juts out at an angle, making it a little less tricky to navigate in the dark. Visit source...

The Ultimate Castle Bunk

This bed set up has everything! Two bunks, stairs, storage shelves, and a slide. Kids will actually want to go to bed. Expect sleepovers at your house to be a huge hit with this amazing design! Visit source...

Ikea Bunk to Loft Hack

Here's a fun idea using pre-cut and pre-drilled IKEA lumber. This family purchased a bunk bed but made a few modifications to turn it into a loft bed with a creative play area underneath. Visit source...

Build a Closet Loft

This family absolutely maximized their available space by incorporating a loft bed into a large, existing closet. Close can still hang underneath the bed, and storage bins can be overhead. Very clever! Visit source...

Treehouse Bed

Built to resemble a log cabin very peaceful lake, this slightly elevated loft bed looks like a ton of fun. For those quiet moments where it's not quite bedtime, check out the hammock strung beneath the loft. Visit source...

Source: babygizmo.com

Loft Bed with Desk and Storage

Gotta love this design! This higher loft bed design allows plenty of room underneath for a complete desk set up, as well as several drawers for storage. Perfect for a grade school age child for sleep, play, and homework. Visit source...

DIY Frugal Loft Bed

Purchasing lumber can be expensive, so this family figured out a design which could be built for under $100. Those on a tight budget should definitely see what they did to get some ideas. Visit source...

Rope Ladder Nautical Loft

This mid-height loft bed incorporates a rope ladder, and a small space underneath the bed for reading, or play. This tutorial will walk you through how to build this yourself. Visit source...

Loft Bed with Shelving and Desk

This is a full height loft bed designed to accommodate lots of shelving underneath, and a complete desk set up. The desk is not attached, so it can easily be moved if necessary. Visit source...

Source: ana-white.com

Summer House Bunk Beds

This bunk bed set up is designed to look like a beach house. The lower, full-size mattress, and the upper, twin size mattress are both turned into "floors" of this adorable little cottage. Visit source...

Source: ana-white.com

Classic Americana

This bunkbed design is classic, traditional, and familiar. The unisex nature of the project would make this perfect for either boys or girls. Visit source...

Triple Bunk Beds with Storage Drawers

Another take on the triple bunkbed design, but this one features storage drawers beneath the second bunk. Helpful for increasing sleeping space, and storage space too! Visit source...

Platform Dresser Bed

Here's a unique building plan we haven't seen yet: a platform bed incorporated into a dresser. This really cool design can help save you a lot of floorspace, while still fitting a full-size bed and dresser into the room. Visit source...

Loft Bed Barn

The sliding barn doors on this loft bed are absolutely stunning! This full height loft allows plenty of room underneath for chairs, bookshelves, playspace, etc. Very attractive design! Visit source...

L-Shaped Loft Beds

These joined loft beds allow both kids to be on the "top bunk," while those also get to have storage space underneath. This half-height loft set up is appropriate for younger and older kids sharing a room. Visit source...

Loft Bed and Bench

What an original idea! This is a design for a loft bed with cool, flared out sides (almost like a boat), with a built-in wooden bench underneath. Visit source...

Staggered DIY Bunk Beds

Here's a cool design walkthrough for bunk beds facing opposite directions. This works well when building into a corner, giving you that extra bit of floor space. Visit source...

Loft Plus Bunk

I like this idea a lot. It basically requires you to only build a loft bed while sliding a twin size bed underneath to create extra sleeping space. Great for those who don't want to work completely from scratch, or those who already have a twin bed in place. Visit source...



Source: dltk-kids.com

Build Your Own Bunks Guide

This step-by-step guide offers plenty of measurements, pictures, and how-to information. Great for those who are still a bit unsure of their carpentry skills. Very helpful information! Visit source...

Modern Loft with a Built-in Desk

A sleek, modern loft bed design, complete with stairs, and a built-in desk with extra shelving underneath. A really terrific use of space, and an attractive, simplistic design. Visit source...

Source: hgtv.com

Toddler Bunk Beds

Whether you have twins or kids close together in age, sometimes younger children need to share a room and sleeping space. Here's an excellent plan for accommodating toddlers in a bunk bed. Visit source...

Toddler Loft Bed and Play Table

This low loft bed is appropriately sized for a toddler, and comes with plans for a play space and play table underneath. Cute, compact design which will really help save space. Visit source...

Ikea Hack Triple Bunk

Here's another great IKEA hack. Using beds readily available from IKEA, you can build a stacked triple bunk bed out of provided materials. Visit source...

Toddler Bed and Couch

We all know how toddlers take (or more to the point, don't take) to bedtime. It might make things easier if their bed is also a comfy couch where they can sit up, read, play quietly, and hopefully... eventually... sleep. Visit source...

Upholstered Toddler Beds

Toddlers have a way of bumping into everything, this bed design creates an entirely soft, totally upholstered sleeping space. Visit source...

From Crib to Loft Bed

Not looking to buy all new materials? Never fear! This tutorial teaches you how to turn your child's old crib into a low toddler loft bed. They get to feel that they are in a "big kid bed" and you get some extra storage space underneath. Visit source...

Triple Bunks – with Headroom

Triple bunk beds are very cool, but they can sometimes be very short on Headroom. This clever family figured out a design that maximizes headroom for all three sleepers. Visit source...

Storage Platform Bed

A smart idea. By raising a bed up to the level of a low loft and adding three steps, you create lots of storage underneath the bed. Great idea! Visit source...

Hopefully, this list of bunk bed and loft bed ideas got your DIY thoughts cooking. Did you find something in here that gave you great ideas for your own home? I would love to hear about your plans in the comments! Also, be sure to share this list with friends who may be struggling with the same decision you are.

Written by Niv Orlian