Sleep Rooms Built for a Crowd

Bunk beds are no longer just for kids. These days, designers are outfitting spare space with built-in bunks for kids and adults alike. Transform a guest room or unused attic into a place to accommodate everyone. Hidden storage drawers, built-in shelving and fixed wall lamps are just a few ways to customize each bunk. Check out these awesome ideas.

By Melissa Mauzy


1. Space for Guests. By Living Stone Design + Build. The design for this bunk room was inspired by the clients needing a flex guest room. The design allows for people of all ages, and families if necessary, to share a room. The design is just plain fun by utilizing the same oversized shiplap on the walls and the bunks with only a change in the finish for distinction.

2. Colorful Cozy. By Kaegebein Fine Homebuilding LLC and Kaegebein Design Group. The cozy vibe in this bunk room was achieved with texture and colorful hues, while keeping a Mountain Modern aesthetic. Using barn wood for the back wall provided a textural backdrop for the clean-lined bunks, steel ladders and guard rails. The upholstered headboards, colorful pillows and playful rug allow for a soft color pop enhancing the youthful atmosphere.

3. Making the Most off Unused Space. By Mehditash Design. The designer loves finding ways to add value to each project they work on. This extra space above the garage in their clients home was an unusable space. Mehditash Design was able to create a fabulous built-in double bunk bedroom, with a TV/playroom area. Perfect for sleepovers and family fun.

4. Sleeping Space with Storage. By John Kraemer & Sons. This lakeside bunk room includes sleeping space for four. Built-in steps lead to the top bunks. All the bunk spaces include shelving for storage as well as fixed reading lamps. Additional storage is located under one of the lower bunks.

5. Embracing Dark. By Mrs. Howard. Don’t be afraid to paint a darker color in a kids room. It actually helps promote sleep and makes for a great space to take a nap! Added bonus: it is much more forgiving with dirt and mess!