Whether they come in singles, doubles or multiples, bunks are a clever solution for packing more sleeping options into less living space. Plus, bunk beds bring out our inner Peter Pan and images of tree houses and the interior of pirate ships. Just because they’re fun, bunk beds don’t have to be limited to summer camp and dorm rooms.
Many AT writers have wistfully written about their desperate hope for bunk beds as children. And why not? We know a couple of little boys who would trade in their entire Hotwheel collection for a set of bunk beds. The appeal does not go away at any age and the practicality of bunk beds is very real (even if Mom disapproves).
Imagine writing a letter to Mom, explaining the many wonderful uses of bunk beds. . .
1. Squeeze a bunk bed and a study area in one small space.
2. Turn a closet into a tiny guest room with one or two built-in bunks.
3. Combine sleeping for four in one room of the vacation house (or loft with lots of roommates).
4. Fit built-in bunks into oddly shaped spaces like gabled attics.
5. Suspend bunks so they can be removed or folded up against the wall.
6. House a closet under a bunk (like Zoey Deschanel as featured in Domino February 2009).
Now, just promise you won’t roll off the top bunk and break your arm. Mom will never let you live that one down no matter how old you are.
What are your thoughts on bunks? Just for kids or totally acceptable for adults? Any brilliant ideas for incorporating bunks into your small space?