Choosing a Children’s Bunk Bed, Things to Consider for the Virtuous Buyer

Children’s Bunk Bed

A bunk bed is a clever space-saving solution for your child’s bedroom. Perfectly designed for siblings who share a room, of course, this does rely upon them getting on. Bunk beds are ideal as an extra bed for sleepovers which are an excellent space-saving option for smaller bedrooms.

What Type Of Children’s Bunk Bed Is Best For You?

There is a range of bunk bed types to choose from

Single bunk bed – This traditional simplistic design consists of two single beds stacked directly on top of one another and securely fixed for stability. The most common and well-known bunk bed design to accommodate two children.

Julian Bowen Lincoln 2FT 6 Small Single Children's Bunk Bed.
Julian Bowen Lincoln 2FT 6 Small Single Children’s Bunk Bed – Available from Bedstar

Three-sleepers – Consists of one double bed at the bottom and a single bed on top. Ideal if you have three children or if your kids like having friends over to stay.

The Naples Bed Company Three Sleeper Children's Bunk Bed.
The Naples Bed Company Three Sleeper Bunk Bed – Oak – Available from Bedstar

A Trundle bunk bed – Is a brilliant option that incorporates the style of a bunk bed. Designed for two sleepers and occasional use by three, they are perfect for sleepovers.

Flintshire Billie 3FT Triple Sleeper Wooden Children's Trundle Bunk Bed.
Flintshire Billie 3FT Single Wooden Bunk Bed – Available from Bedstar

L-shaped bunk- has space underneath for a bookcase or a place to play. Since the bottom bunk is at a 90-degree angle to the top bunk, you can create a multi-functional, flexible space underneath various uses.

High sleeper- A high-sleeper is a ‘high-up’ bed on a platform accessed by a ladder. It leaves plenty of space underneath, which can be used to suit your lifestyle.

Julian Bowen Pegasus High Sleeper Bunk Bed, with wardrobe and office space.
Julian Bowen Pegasus High Sleeper – White – Available from Bedstar

Bunk Bed Safety

It is imperative to discuss safety with your child. Nearly all accidents involving bunk beds occur when children are playing on them.”
Your child needs to know that:

  • Playing on it or using it as a climbing frame can put them at risk.
  • Multiple people cannot be on the top bunk at the same time.
  • The ladder should always be used

Bunk bed safety is crucial. Your bunk bed should be high quality and solidly built. All bunk beds sold in the UK must comply with British Safety Standards.


Bunk beds are great for smaller rooms. Of course, you will need to make sure that there is enough bedroom space to accommodate a bunk bed.
Here is what you need to do:

  1. Measure the area of the floor.
  2. Measure the height of the room.
  3. Check this with the bunk bed dimensions, which you will find on each product page on the website.


Bunk beds are not only ideal for saving space, but they can also provide the necessary storage, which can include plenty of under-bed storage.

Drawers are your best friend as a parent, making it easier to find space to put all your child’s stuff, keeping the room clean and tidy.

Alternatively, there are bunk beds with additional space underneath, ideal if you already have toy boxes that you would like to store beneath the bed or items that are not small enough to fit into a drawer.

Bunk Bed Materials

Wooden Children’s Bunk Beds

Wooden bunk beds manufactured from hard-wearing pine or rubberwood are more of an environmentally friendly choice. Many modern wooden bunks are manufactured using materials from sustainable sources. Wooden bunk beds can be stained with paint in a range of colour options to suit the design of any room.

Metal Children’s Bunk Beds

Metal bunk beds are manufactured using steel tubes, giving them a simplistic and modern look. The steel tubes are powder-coated to enhance their visual appeal and make them a more durable option. Metal bunk beds are often less expensive than wooden bunks, making them a great low-cost alternative.

Birlea Nexus Triple Bunk BedAvailable from Bedstar

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