7 Cool Adult Bunk Bed Ideas for a Small Space
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When it comes to bunk beds, the sky is the limit when you’re planning out your space. There are so many cool and interesting ways to dress up your space to make your bunk beds not only functional, but also visually exciting as well. Whether it’s creating a suspended bunk moment, adding accessories like a built-in desk or simply switching up the bed sizes, we’ve chosen 7 cool ideas to help inspire you while you pick out your adult bunk bed.
1. Switch Up the Sizes
Vacation homes such as a cozy ski cabin or a secluded mountain abode are always one place where you want to make the most of your space. After all, the more guests the merrier, so maximizing your bedroom space makes for an even more enjoyable vacation home. To maximize space without sacrificing comfort, we love how this home mixes a Queen size bed on the bottom with Twin beds on top. This is a great option to give your guests different sleeping preferences. It also allows for space on the bottom for a long dresser. Accessories like a heavy-duty wooden ladder and metal railings add safety as well as an industrial feel to the room.
2. Built-In Desk
One of the most challenging parts of arranging a small space is trying to fit all of your most important furniture into one room. While bunk beds certainly free up a ton of extra space, a standard desk might be too much if you’re dealing with cramped quarters. We love how this bunk bed includes a small built-in side desk to give you just enough room to work on your laptop. If you don’t have a built-in desk with your bunks, you can always work around this and build a few floating shelves as well as a table space onto the wall next to your bed. Remember, the smaller the better, as you want to maximize the space as much as possible.
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3. Wall-Mounted Lights
If you’ve ever shared a room with someone, you know that the light can be a point of contention between people. If one person wants the light off while the other is ready to hit they hay, it can be a struggle to figure out who wins. This is where individual mounted lights come in handy. Not only do they save space, as you won’t need any bulky lamps, but they also solve any lighting preference tensions. Popular hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s have a ton of options to DIY these lights, or you can search popular décor sites like Wayfair and West Elm for some fun alternatives.
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4. Privacy Curtains
One idea we really love is to accessorize your bunk with privacy curtains. This will not only liven up the space, but it will also give each person a little privacy. A simple rod and short curtain will do the trick and can do wonders for your small space. Choose a pattern that plays off of the other colors in the room to tie everything together.
5. Utilize the Underneath Space
A pull-out platform underneath your bunk not only gives you some extra length when you need it, but it also gives you a space to have extra company to lounge on without having to add additional furniture to the room. This can even act as a pullout bed to sleep extra company. The best part is you can easily slide it back under your bunks during the day to keep your space clean and open.
6. Suspended Bunk Beds
While this might be a little trickier to pull off, there’s no denying that creating suspending bunk beds is a cool way to update your space and create a really cool design moment in your home.
7. Go King Size
Stack two king-sized beds to maximize sleeping space. When people envision bunk beds, an image of small twin beds (like something you would see at summer camp) tend to pop into their head. At Adult Bunk Beds we’ve taken great care to design beds that can comfortably fit the lifestyle of an adult. This is why we’ve created our beds to hold up to 2,000 lbs and we manufacture our adult bunk beds up to King sizes. Whether you need the extra legroom, or just want the extra space, consider opting for a King size bunk instead.