Many of us have a reason we might need to incorporate a space in our homes that can house bunk beds, or multiple beds. Maybe you have a lake house, a mountain cabin, or a beach house???? Or maybe you’re a grandmother, like me, in need of a sweet, special place for the grandkids, or a young mom in desperate need for a cute, functional space for her young children. If ever a time to be creative this is the time! It’s important to make the space safe and functional, absolutely!, but it’s also important to make the space fun, give it character and wow it with personality. Take a look at some of the savvy and sensational kid’s rooms from Coastal Living Magazine. You’re space may be smaller, shaped different, have different architectural features…..but I’m sure you can take something wonderful away from these fabulous pictures to incorporate into your own personal space. Think like a kid again and have fun with it!
Polka dot lampshades, yellow toy boxes, big flower pillows. Too cute! (Don’t know if I’d be brave enough to do white bedspreads…..but surely these can be thrown in the washer and dryer! Maybe even bleached. If that’s the case…..then okay!)
Great storage under the beds. Talk about functional! And of course lots of bright, fun colors.
What a happy, fun space for little girls with all this bright pink and crisp white! Floppy bean bags and double bunk beds with fun ladders….great use of the space.
Switch gears to a boy’s space (or maybe a neutral gender space) with this navy, lime and aqua color combination. Similar white bunk beds with the fun ladders – just set up a little differently from the girl’s space above.
These next group of pictures from Southern Accents Magazine are also full of great design ideas. Check them out:
This is another neutral-gender space with the blues and reds, the dark stain wood with the crisp white. Storage under the beds and the toy box can house clothes, toys, coloring books, crayons, etc….
This is a fun, happy space with all these great blue and white stripes!
This is obviously a space for older children (or even grown up house guests), but it didn’t stop them from adding fun and personality. Great cow hide cubes at the end of bed.
Vibrant colors, great personality and awesome use of space! Fun, functional, colorful…what kid wouldn’t want to camp out here?
Look at the desks fixed to the end of these bunk beds. Great idea!
For the older girls (or even adult guests) these rooms above and below from Southern Accents Magazine provide the ultimate in warm and cozy.
Are you inspired yet? I am! So before you begin designing your own “bunk” room be sure to: 1) Take a careful look at your space. 2) Measure your room so you will know what will fit and function best. 3) Take your measurements to the store and let them see if the beds and any other furniture you would like will properly fit. 4) Of course consider the children’s ages when choosing colors and fabrics and choose what will last for some years to come. 5) Have fun with paint! Slap something bright and cheery on the walls. Add colorful polka dots or some other fun design! 6) If you can’t afford to have custom bedding and draperies made check out places like Walmart, Target, Marshalls or Home Goods. These are all great sources for fun bedding, rugs, drapery panels and pillows.
So take notes on your favorite ideas from these fabulous pictures and get to work and have fun with it!!!! Send me your pictures when you’re finished!