These bunk bed ideas are space-saving and an intelligent design choice. It’s hard to deny that bunk beds are a brilliant and practical option for a bedroom, particularly for families with multiple children and little room. They are fantastic in a shared bedroom as they use vertical space and create a fun sleeping zone for young ones.
Whether designing a children’s room or a fun guest room, take inspiration from these stylish bunking ideas that make the most of their respective rooms.
The specially designed and constructed bunk room at luxury accommodation Lumière Lakes in Lake Conjola is owner Zoe’s favorite part of the home’s design. Sleeping up to six, the light and bright space features a loft-style twin bunk and two double beds below.
Photo by: The Palm Co
At this Lorne beach house, designed by Hunting for George, a clever kids’ rumpus/retreat provides space for four children plus a baby in the nursery tucked away to the right.
Photo by: Jonno Rodd | Styling: Lucy Glade-Wright
The nautical-style kids’ bedroom brings a ship’s cabin to mind and promises hours of salty fun spent on holidays in this fresh, airy south coast beach house. Each bunk has its reading light and a nook recessed into the wall to store holiday books and treasures.
Photo by: Brigid Arnott | Styling: Lisa Hilton
Busy Melburnians Simone and David Kelly craved a place to escape to regularly. The bush-inspired weekender features bunk beds in a more sophisticated style that is perfect for accommodating children and adults.
Photo by: Armelle Habib | Styling: Heather Nette King
The kids’ bedroom within a coastal abode features a bunk bed with a stowaway trundle. It maximizes space while fun, colorful furnishings create a comfy retreat for the kids.
Photo by: Armelle Habib | Styling: Julia Green
Bunk beds are great space savers, and a crisp, all-white color scheme will make a small room feel spacious and calming. Here, linen in the blue-ticking fabric adds subdued color, while extendable wall lamps add another layer of functionality.
Photo by: Felix Forest | Styling: Danielle Selig
Inspired by the simplicity of the Scandinavian architecture and minimalist beach houses in New Zealand, this contemporary home’s interiors are unassuming. “The palette is based on pale timbers, soft peachy tones, and warm whites, referencing the colors of the coastline,” says owner Rebecca—Castello—bunk beds from Playroom tie in with the overall Scandi aesthetic.
Photo by: Dylan James
With three young children to accommodate in their chic house, comedian/radio host Dave Hughes and wife Holly Ife prioritized space and an open layout that could meet the family’s needs as it evolved. The low-set bunk bed from Domayne in the children’s bedroom provides safe and practical sleeping zones.
Photo by: Martina Gemmola | Styling: Toni Briggs
This coastal-style children’s room designed by Adelaide Bragg boasts a luxe version of a bunk bed. The custom built-in beds are spacious, with the bottom bunk able to accommodate a double mattress.
Photo by: Derek Swalwell
While an all-white palette for a kid’s room might sound risky, this renovated Byron Bay home features stark white throughout the house. In the boy’s room, a custom elevated bunk system was created to accommodate sleepovers and provide an extra play area.
Photo by: Alicia Taylor | Styling: Emma Lane
In the build of this small eco-friendly home in Perth, a custom double bunk bed was created to make the most of the compact footprint and tall ceilings of this kid’s bedroom.
Photo by: Jody D’Arcy | Styling: Lisa Quinn-Schofield
This renovated beach house in Noosa features a curious kids’ bedroom configuration involving twin custom bunk beds. With four daughters, two of whom now live out of home, this space was designed to encourage communication and connection between the children.
Photo by: Anastasia Kariofyllidis | Styling: Simone Barter
A weatherboard home in tropical Byron Bay is a blissful oasis for a busy couple and their three young kids. In the bungalow, a pair of bunk beds made by Vardy Build create a kid-friendly zone.
Photo by: Maree Homer | Styling: Kristin Rawson
This five-bedroom, off-the-grid farmhouse in the Macedon Ranges was built to withstand a whole family life while remaining comfortable for when guests and extended family come to stay. Two double beds were installed below the kids’ bunk beds to accommodate guests.
Photo by: Lisa Cohen | Styling: Tess Newman-Morris
In this kid’s room in a fashionista’s federation-style home, a bunk bed frees up floor space for toys and activities. The decorated room allows unique toys, like the rocking horse and a wall decal, to add interest.
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In this Scandinavian-inspired home, beds are encased in custom joinery, creating a bunk-bed effect. “It relieves the amount of loose furniture required leading the space to feel less cluttered and more spacious,” says architect Clare Cousins.
Photo by: Lisbeth Grosman
The ceiling wallpaper lends a feeling of fun and texture to this monochromatic bunk bedroom. When renovating the Byron Bay cottage, interior designer Melissa says, “We wanted to capture the essence of the area and the connection to the lush hinterland and the beach.”
Photo by: Jessie Prince
At the former home of comedian Merrick Watts, heated polished concrete floors and a sheepskin rug created a super cozy kid’s room. The bunk bed is decorated with bedlinen from Unison.
Photo by: Sharyn Cairns
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