Monday, July 6, 2009

Bunker Up/Bunker Down


I never had a bunk bed growing up, nor did my brother, cousins, or friends...I find the idea intriguing but always feared the stability of them. However, having a customized or built-in bunk bed made - structurally sound is peace of mind. Bunk beds are certainly a great space saver and as many of these pictures depict - stylish, thematic, traditional, modern - very creative and inspiring!


Such a great idea - this appears to be a "great room" that includes bunk beds - whether for guests, a reading nook, or an extra room for kids to sleep - this sure is a multi-purpose room that is well coordinated.


These bunk beds are likely store bought but appear to integrate with the rooms and color schemes well.


What a great use of space for a more narrow pathway - even includes storage and privacy curtains. Perfect for a vacation retreat for extended family and guests.


Obviously, very nautical. The tapered angle reminds me a great deal of a cabin on a boat or yacht - we have the exact same layout on the forward cabin of my family's boat.


A more serene and timeless look with these built-in bunk beds. The sconces and niches at the head of the beds are a great touch.


A very clean, modern look of nice simplicity.


Another store bought version tucked into a corner with decorative elements which make this room look rich in style.


A colorful room makes this store bought bunk bed more appealing (I've seen many bunk beds online exactly like this one).


Uniquely designed and it looks as if each "bunk" is a bit more individual in design.


This room is also one that is serene and timeless. The bolster pillows and privacy curtains are delicate touches.


This corner unit certainly doesn't leave a corner space wasted. It's great the windows are there so as to not make it feel to claustrophobic (the eye is drawn to the outside).


Not that I've ever been on a train (or rather, slept on a train) but this reminds me of something you may find on an old- fashioned railway cabin.


Bright and modern, with coordinating bedding and paint colors - good placement of stripes to play off the bunk bed heights.


Very charming, perfect for guests or a beach house .


Definitely a separation of space with the full height wall between the beds. Great detail for the crown molding and niche shelving built into the wall. The ladder is built well to access the beds.


Another nautical feel - this one a bit more eclectic but the bedding and sconces along with the port hole between the beds makes me think sailboat.


This room was formerly featured in Domino magazine - if I recall, a city apartment.


Very pretty and chic.


The next few beds aren't exactly bunk beds, but what I would call side by side. These built-ins maximize space where otherwise definitely couldn't have this many beds in a room without looking awkward.


If you have a length of a wall to fit in two beds side by side - this is really a great idea. I once proposed it to a client but she didn't go for it!

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