Bunk beds are a great option when the objective is to save space and, when you think about, why wouldn’t you want that? By freeing up floor space you have more room for other pieces of furniture or you can create a completely different disposition for all the elements in the room. Moreover, sleeping in bunk beds can also be pretty fun. Toddler bunk beds are pretty common and the adult loft bed is just the more stylish version of that.
Chalet Cyanella located in Megève, in the French Alps, is a stylish and very welcoming retreat with an interior design which makes the most of the views and the available space. Bunk beds make the top floor feel extra cozy and have large pull-out drawers underneath for easy storage. This was a project done by studio Bo Design.
This modern retreat from Lombok Island in Indonesia shows just how practical bunk beds can be. Instead of occupying this beautiful and spacious room with individual beds scattered on the floor, the designers chose a more space-efficient approach and clustered all the beds on one side of the room, creating a a stylish lounge and play area in the remaining space.
Another very efficient bedroom design was created by RDR Arquitectos, part of Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés for a villa located on the southern coast of Uruguay. Four bunk beds are neatly combined into a compact unit with a single and simple ladder at the center.
Designed by Yiacouvakis Hamelin Architectes, this country house from Cleveland, Quebec offers its guests the opportunity to sleep in stylish bunk beds placed right in front of full-height windows. This particular bedroom has five beds, only two of which are suspended.
In the case of this retreat from Aspen, Colorado, the designers found a great way to integrate bunk beds into the bedrooms in an original and somewhat unconventional way by creating these hybrid structures which separate two regular, two-person beds, each with an addition bed suspended right above them.
There are a lot of great features worth mentioning when talking about the LM Guest House which Desai Chia Architecture designed in New York, but we’ll limit ourselves to only discussing this guest bedroom which has built-in bunk beds that make this a super efficient, simple and versatile design.
Located on Lake Union, at the center of Seattle, this floating home has a limited footprint which meant that Vandeventer + Carlander Architects had to be creative when designing the spaces. One of the solutions which allowed them to maximize comfort without wasting space was to put bunk beds in the bedrooms.
Bunk beds are also a great fit for cozy ski chalets like this one which is located in Vail, Colorado. The chalet was designed by Reed Design Group and its comfy bunk beds are a nice mixture of natural wood and sleek metal accents.
So we’ve seen a bunch of charming bunk beds with rustic designs but that’s not the only option. Bunk beds also fit nicely in modern and contemporary spaces, like this residences designed by John Maniscalco Architecture in Norden, California.
In the case of the Generator Paris hostel, the emphasis is on social spaces. It can accommodate up to 916 guests in a series of shared rooms such as this one. The guests can sleep in separate bunk beds, enjoying a rather special experience. There are also twin rooms and penthouse rooms with private terraces. All have private en-suite bathrooms. This was a project by DesignAgency.
Supermachine Studio was approached some time ago by a young couple with a dream of creating a small hostel chain with compact and super comfortable beds for travelers. They named this project YIM which means “smile” in Thai. This is how the studio materialized those wishes: simple, stylish and modern bunk beds.
We’re not really sure whether bunk beds were first introduced in private homes or in hostels and other shared spaces but one thing is certain: they’re super versatile and space-efficient no matter where you put them. Let’s focus on the private sector a little. A nice example is modern home completed by Marmol Radziner in Idaho.
The SK Ranch designed by Lake Flato Architects in 2013 in Center Point, Texas features a very stylish, modern and minimalist set of bunk beds. Four beds, each with their own separate storage nook and wall-sconce are separated by shared table dividers. A ladder extends to the sides at the very top to form guardrails for the top bunks.
Kids find bunk beds to be fun and who can blame them….when they really are fun. How can you not love an awesome design like the one featured here? This is something that h2o architectes created when they remodeled an apartment in Menuires, France. This type of custom, multifunctional design could also suit a modern teenager’s room.
Holiday homes usually put an emphasis on socialization and the idea of spending time together which means it’s fun and acceptable to accommodate several people in the same bedroom. Bunk beds make that experience even more fun, as proven here by studios SeARCH and CMA.
Just look how spacious and open this shared bedroom looks. It’s all thanks to the compact, custom bunk bed system created by LEVENBETTS. All the beds are lined up alongside one wall, leaving the rest of the room open and furniture-free.
An interesting detail about this bunkroom designed by John Wardle Architects is the fact that the beds are suspended and look like they’re floating which gives them a lightweight appearance and makes the small room look airy and spacious even though that not’s really the case.
Bunk beds don’t have to be complicated. In fact, the simpler they are the better. A good example is the design chosen by Framestudio for this small bedroom in a house located in Sea Ranch, US. This look could inspire some great DIY bunk bed projects considering how simple the design is.
By customizing a bunk bed structure, designers Irina Mayetnaya and Mikhail Golub managed to incorporate a multitude of useful features in this small bedroom, including a desk with adjacent storage and a series of cupboards cleverly integrated throughout the space.
This is one of our favorite products manufactured by Casa Kids, a company specialized in children’s furniture. This is a triple bunk bed with a lot of cool features, including plenty of storage and stairs with built-in drawers. It’s an all-in-one piece, perfect for small bedrooms.
As you can see, there are a lot of cool ways in which bunk beds can be customized. A particularly nice idea comes from Bates Masi Architects who designed this stylish and minimalist family home in Water Mill, New York. Each bed is a separate unit which naturally flows into a box shelf. It’s a lovely even though small detail which makes all the difference.
Custom furniture is the best option if the goal is to save space. A perfect example is this small bedroom designed by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes for a cozy house located in Orsières, Switzerland. It’s as if the whole room is lined with perfectly fitting furniture, including bunk beds and lots of storage.
Only a small circulation area is left between these bunk beds and yet the room doesn’t look as tiny or cluttered as it should. That’s because Ábaton Arquitectura cleverly gave the room a tall, floor-to-ceiling door which emphasizes the space’s height rather than its reduced floor area.
Bunk beds also seem to be a nice fit for this rustic fishing lodge completed by Timberlake builders. The whole lodge has a nice themed decor. The top bunks have guardrails which are actually fishing nets.
Another great use of bunk beds and the last example on our list is a tropical retreat completed by Beacon Construction Group. We like the fact that the bottom bunks look like they have canopies. It’s a lovely and cozy look which suits this colorful room.