If space is a problem in your children’s bedrooms then a bunk bed is a great way to make the best use of that room.
When purchasing a bunk bed you should check the following criteria:
- Has it been tested to certain safety standards?
- Can it be separated into two beds?
- Does it come with mattresses included?
You should also check to see whether the ladder is secured to one side and if it can be moved, as this will affect where you can put the bunk bed in your child’s room.
Here are the bunks beds that caught our eyes:
You always get a good value piece of furniture from Ikea that is durable and will last. This one is classic Ikea, with a grey metal frame that unlike some other bunk beds, won’t go out of fashion. The top bunk has guard rails for safety and you can move the ladder to either side of the bed. For an extra £50 you can sleep a third person by purchasing a bed that goes under the bottom bunk.
This wooden bunk bed comes in white (shown) or pine and is made from solid wood, giving it a really strong feel. The top bunk has guard rails but the ladder is fixed to one side. You can separate the beds however and there’s a 5-year guarantee.
A great way to accommodate larger families, this bunk bed has room for three children, as it combines a top bunk and a double mattress on the bottom. Comes in solid pine painted white but the ladder is fixed to one side and you have to buy the mattresses separately.
A simple but effective design here that combines two bunks, a huge storage drawer and extra single bed underneath. The ladder is fixed to one side and you have to buy the mattresses separately.
You can split this set of bunk beds into set separate beds once your children reach a certain age. The solid wood design gives this set a sturdy feel but once the set is assembled the ladder is fixed to one side. The bunk beds do require continental sized mattresses (90cm x 200cm x 16cm).
Nice set of bunk beds that have their own storage shelves which means you save even more on space. There’s also an option to add an extra under bed for just £79. The white bunk beds (shown) have pink or blue backs to the shelves, whereas on the neutral colour the shelves are grey.
Solid pine with tons of storage here as every step has a deep drawer and on the side there’s a cupboard and even a bookshelf. Perfect for busy families who lack space. You will need to buy the mattresses.
This bunk bed comes in red (shown) white or grey and is a combination of solid pine and MDF for the head and footboards. You can purchase an optional storage drawer which goes underneath and converts to an extra bed for £145.50 and the mattresses are not included.
- Children’s Wagon Bunk Bed – £1395.00
A hike in price now but the stuff dreams are made of. This wagon bunk bed is hand crafted and comes in a range of different colours. It is constructed from solid pine and features internal shelves and drawers. The desk and shelf shown on the picture are optional extras.
An unusually elegant bunk bed here that is made from solid wood but has rounded edging and vertical guard rails. The ladder can be moved to either side of the bed and you can order rounded mattresses to go with the bed. You can also add an extra bed and convert the bunk beds into two separate beds by ordering extra conversion parts.