Eight Varied Types of Bunk Beds for Kids


There are different kinds of kids bunk beds and they are as follows: basic bunk bed, futon bunk bed, L-shaped bunk beds, basic loft, junior loft, novelty beds, study loft, and the triple bunk bed.

Bunk beds are the simplest yet fashion-forward answer to a limited space. It’s a good thing to know that you are facing so many choices in selecting a bunk bed suitable for your kids. Keep in mind that you have to consider certain things such as the safety of the bed, your needs as well as the child’s, and the space available. Check out these types for a worthwhile selection.

Basic Bunk Bed

The most standard configuration is the bed on top of the other kind. It could also be a twin bed on top of  another. There is also a basic bunk bed that is characterized by a twin bed over a full-sized bed. Most of this kind can be used separately as twin beds. This is a convenient way to put two children in the same room especially when you are facing issues of limited space. Some companies offer add-ons to basic bunk beds such as storage drawers, roll-out trundle bed and even a conversion kit that will realize a full capacity. These are purchased individually.

Futon Bunk Bed

A futon bunk bed is designed as a bed on top and a futon below. The bed on top could either be a twin bed sized or full sized depending on your preferences. The futon can be used as a couch whenever you feel like it. Otherwise, you can spread it out as another sleeping area. This futon bunk bed is ideal for sleepovers and also great for small rooms which need a touch of modern and practical fixtures.

L-shaped Bunk Beds

The L-shaped bunk bed is a bit like a basic bunk bed but with some variations. It has two beds just in a different set-up.  A lofted bed is situated at an angle 90 degrees to the bottom bunk. This type needs more space compared to a basic bunk bed, but it is a stylish choice for those who are not stricken by space shortage. Most of this kind has built-in drawers and little compartments.

Basic Loft

Picture out a bed suspended over an open space with strong supports on each corner. That’s what a basic loft looks like. The basic loft can come with a twin or full size mattress. This design provides you with a lot of flexibility since you can personally decide what to place on the open space below the bed. For instance, you can make it a play area for your child or a study space. You may even make it a storage unit. The decision is all yours.

Junior Loft

Junior lofts are intended for small children and because of this; it is specifically designed to be lower and nearer to the ground. To make it play-oriented, some has slides and tents as added features. Some also has book shelves and compartments. This is a splendid way to put sleep, play, and storage in just one room.

Novelty Beds

Novelty beds are usually inspired from different themes such as fairytales, pirates, and even cars. They are also available as single beds aside from bunk beds. Other beds such as this are not drawn from a certain theme but have brighter and playful colors. As usual, it has a lower height that will match the capability of young children and it may also come with slides or even tents for them to play.

Study Lofts

A study loft is suitable for an older child’s room. A study loft is a good way to squeeze an area for both the bed and the study apparatus thus, leaving more space for other necessary activities.

Triple Bunk Bed

The triple bunk bed has a shape of an L and it can comfortably accommodate three children and it is also ideal for guests. This type is quite elaborate for this configuration has all sleep, study and storage area all in one setting. One bed is commonly a loft which you may turn into extra seating space whenever you like.

Now that the choices are of your complete awareness, now comes the time when you settle on the one lucky pick. It’s always worthwhile to take your time.

I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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