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50 Modern Bunk Bed Ideas

Bunk beds are all about combining a fun, playful vibe with space-saving solutions that help maximize available room. With space becoming such an essential commodity in modern homes, it pays to think vertically! Part of many amazing kids’ rooms across the planet, bunk beds bring with them a multitude of advantages. Yet modern bunk beds need not be confined to the kids’ room alone.

Even adult bedrooms and guest rooms can benefit immensely from smart bunk bed designs. Combining brilliant ergonomics with pleasing aesthetics, they come in a wide range of styles and themes.

Moda Bunk Bed by RB comes with smart storage options 50 Modern Bunk Bed Ideas
Moda Bunk Bed by R&B comes with smart storage options

Designing a bunk bed or picking one for your home is not just about maximizing space. Form is an equally important factor, and when picking the right decor for kids’ bedrooms, it becomes even more vital. Here are some amazing bedrooms with bunk beds that you can draw inspiration from when planning for your own home…

A combination of bunk and loft bed designs
A combination of bunk and loft bed designs
How about a bunk bed tower in the bedroom
How about a bunk bed tower in the bedroom?

by Michael Abrams Limited

Lovely girls' bedroom with a colorful bunk bed
Lovely girls’ bedroom with a colorful bunk bed

by Savio & Rupa Interior Concepts

Trendy kids' room with a bubble chair and bunk beds
Trendy kids’ room with a bubble chair and bunk beds

by Chango & Co.

Sophisticated bunk bed design
Sophisticated bunk bed design

by Kraig Kalashian

White and purple bunk bed for girls' bedroom
White and purple bunk bed for girls’ bedroom
Custom designed bunk bed design for small bedroom
Custom designed bunk bed design for small bedroom

by Karen White Interior Design

Contemporary girls' bedroom in white with plush bunk beds
Contemporary girls’ bedroom in white with plush bunk beds

by Betty Wasserman

Twin bunk beds that fold away with ease!
Twin bunk beds that fold away with ease!

by Caden Design Group

Built-In Units and Custom Solutions

As with every other aspect of interior design, there is no ‘one solution fits all’ in the case of bunk beds. Since most homeowners opt for bunk bed installations in order to save on space, it is essential that the bunk bed you choose fits in perfectly with the specific requirements of your kids’ bedroom. A smart way to go about incorporating bunk beds is to choose custom designs and built-in units that are crafted with the dimensions of the room in mind.

Beach style kids' bedroom with twin bunk beds
Beach-style kids’ bedroom with twin bunk beds

by Amy Maguire

Utilize the unique design of the room with custom bunk beds
Utilize the unique design of the room with custom bunk beds

by Lovelace Interiors

Striped carpet gives the room an urbane look
Striped carpet gives the room an urbane look

by H&H Design

Perfect room for sleepovers
A perfect room for sleepovers

A bunk room is a trend that is quickly gaining popularity–not just among large families, but also among luxury retreats and cabin resorts that offer cottages for families. Bunk rooms need not always mimic the boring design of mundane dorm rooms and often have a casual and exciting vibe that perfectly captures your holiday mood. These large bunk bed units seem all the more cozy as you snuggle under a warm blanket in one of those snug niches, even as it starts to snow outside!

Blue and white color scheme is a classic that always works for boys' bedroom
Blue and white color scheme is a classic that always works for boys’ bedroom

by Lauren Leonard Interiors

Bunk beds on the inside and outside!
Bunk beds on the inside and outside!

by Raymond Forehand

Innovative wooden wall with several bunk beds
Innovative wooden wall with several bunk beds

by H2O Architects

Little drapes add some class to the bunk bed design
Little drapes add some class to the bunk bed design

by Harman Wilde

Beautiful bunk beds inspired by the coastal theme
Beautiful bunk beds inspired by a coastal theme

by Jennifer Brouwer Design

Sconce lights for each bunk allow you to grab a book while in bed
Sconce lights for each bunk allow you to grab a book while in bed

by Studio Frank

Simple and minimal bunk bed plan
Simple and minimal bunk bed plan

Innovative Design and Smart Storage

If you are picking a bunk bed for the kids’ room, it pays to invest a bit more in bringing home a selection that comes with plenty of drawers and a few smart shelves. Contemporary bunk beds are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and forms. While some bring together the classic design of a loft bed with a standalone lower bunk, others tend to offer the convenience of a fold-away Murphy bed. Some even have cool trundle bed features that allow your kids to quickly tuck away clutter and keep the room sparkling clean!

A bunk bed with trundle features saves up on ample space
A bunk bed with trundle saves up on ample space
Twin Bunk Bed with Trundle is a brilliant space saver!
Twin Bunk Bed with plenty of storage options

by Vons Furniture

Cool bunk bed comes with storage units
Cool bunk beds for the trendy modern bedroom

by Leone Design Studio

While storage space under the lower bunk is a common feature, there are plenty of bunk beds where the stairs to the top level offer additional room for the truckload of toys that your kids own. You can even go a step further and bring home elaborate bunk bed wall units that feature an integrated closet and even a study table.

Colorful kids' bedroom idea
Colorful kids’ bedroom idea
Matching decor accentuates the look of the bedroom
Matching decor accentuates the look of the bedroom
Red and blue is a popular color scheme in the kids' bedroom
Red and blue is a popular color scheme in the kids’ bedroom
Turn a loft bed into a bunk bed with some innovative planning
Turn a loft bed into a bunk bed with some innovative planning

by Incorporated

Kids bedroom with compact bunk beds and a study
Kids bedroom with compact bunk beds and a study
Twin over Full bunk bed with stairs that double as drawers
Twin over Full bunk bed with stairs that double as drawers

by Pearl Design

Sports themed kids' bedroom with bunk beds and built-in storage
Sports themed kids’ bedroom with bunk beds and built-in storage

by Visbeen Architects

Ladders, Ropes and Slides

It’s not always about storage, space and frugality. One fact about kids: they will not put up with any decor that is dull and boring. (At least not quietly!) Why not make their bunk beds extra special by adding something fun and unique? A slide is the perfect way to elevate bunk bed design to a whole new level. Not to mention, with a model like this one, your little ones will likely spend more time on the top bunk than the one below. A climbing rope along with the ladder, or even a lower bunk on castors is bound to make the kids’ bedtime a lot cooler and more hip…

Gorgeous bunk bed with a slide!
Gorgeous bunk bed with a slide!

by Martin Perri Interiors

A different take on bunk beds!
A different take on bunk beds!
Make the bunk beds a lot more fun with a slide
Make the bunk beds a lot more fun with a slide
Creative suspended bunk beds idea
Creative suspended bunk beds idea
Why not put the lower bunk on casters?
Why not put the lower bunk on casters!

by CG&S Design-Build

Small bunk bed with a slide in a colorful kids' bedroom
Small bunk bed with a slide in a colorful kids’ bedroom

by Cynthia Prizant – Prizant Design

Not Just for Kids!

There are plenty of folks out there who will tell you that bunk beds are not for adults. If you’re out of your college dorm room and have a spacious bachelor pad, your bunk bed days are likely over. But that does not have to be the case every time. Stylish bunk bed designs can be part of an elegant adult bedroom as well. If you share a small studio apartment with a friend, bunk beds offer the ideal space-saving solution. Just draw a bit of inspiration from the many designs here and improvise to come up with some sophisticated adult bunk bed designs.

Bunk bed design idea for adult bedroom
Bunk bed design idea for adult bedroom

by Shane D. Inman

Adult bunk bed idea- Modern and minimalist!
Elegant adult bunk bed idea- Modern and minimalist!

by Design Fab

Lighting idea for bunk beds
Lighting idea for bunk beds
Modern adult bedroom with stylish bunk beds
Modern adult bedroom with stylish bunk beds

by Knudson Interiors

Stylish modern bedroom with cool decor additions
Stylish bedroom with cool decor additions
Smart bunk bed idea is perfect for adult rooms as well
Smart bunk bed idea is perfect for adult rooms as well

by Room & Board

Most adult rooms would struggle to pull off such an elegant look!
Most adult rooms would struggle to pull off such an elegant look!

by Becky Harris

Hint of Rustic Charm

Speaking of design styles and themes that fit in with adult bedroom ambiance, the rustic cabin look perfectly fits the bill. Bunk beds are a great addition to any bedroom that is struggling to find an additional inch of space. While they are often labeled as decor specific to kids and young adults, bunk beds are popular with anyone who is young at heart! Not to mention, they are the perfect way to add more sleeping space to your guest room. Maybe it’s time you revisited the idea of having a good old bunk bed at home…

Amazing bedroom draws its inspiration from medieval dungeons!
Amazing bedroom draws its inspiration from medieval dungeons!

by Highline Partners

Compact boys' bedroom with a rustic theme
Compact boys’ bedroom with a rustic theme

by Platinum Series by Mark Molthan

Rustic cabin-styled bedroom with innovative an bunk bed
Rustic cabin-styled bedroom with innovative bunk bed

by Peace Design

Chalet in Courchevel with bunk beds
Chalet in Courchevel with bunk beds
Classic bunk bed design with stairs
Classic bunk bed design with stairs
Kids' room tries to recreate an outdoor camping vibe
Kids’ room tries to recreate an outdoor camping vibe

by Landmark Homes

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