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Modern Bunk Beds
We’ve been talking for awhile about the boys sharing a room once Gus grows out of his crib, (which should be coming to an end around the fall). There are lots of reasons for the boys to share a room, but the main one is because they want to. At least Finn wants to, we only suppose Gus does, because if he had it his way he would follow Finn around 24/7. I never had a sibling of the same gender, but I did have a brother, and we did share a bunk bed for a few years. I don’t know if I would say that it brought us closer, but I’d like to think that two boys sharing a room would create a bond for them as they grow up. This sharing a room thing doesn’t have to be for forever either. We’ll save Gus’ old room using it as a guest room in the interim, and it will be ready for him to move back into if the kids decide to split.

Finn’s room is pretty large and when it was built a hundred years it was definitely set up for kids to share. The entry door is right in the middle of the room. The windows are also smack dab in the middle. On either side of the door there are symmetrical light fixtures (to sit above twin beds) and identical closets, both housing built in toy boxes. The room was meant for kids to share! Finn has wanted a bunk bed for a long time. He sleeps on a cool old bunk bed every time we visit the cabin, and he thinks it’s the greatest thing ever, cause it is when you are 5! Even though the room is meant to have two twin beds on either side, we’re planning on having the bunk bed make its home on one side of the room, leaving the other side for toys and playing.

And we have a back up plan, just in case they become teenagers and decide they don’t want to have a bunk bed anymore we’d like them to be able to separate the bunk beds and create spaces on either side of the room. I also don’t expect them to share a room forever either, unless they want to, but I think having two beds in that room would be perfect for sleepovers down the road, even if Gus moves back into his old digs.

So there is a lot to consider, and a lot of functionality that this bunk bed needs to serve. I really would like to find a bunk bed that looks great, and is modular. I would like to be able to change the position of the bunk bed between the typical stacked style and right angle stacks. We are also looking for a bunk bed that could come apart and be converted into two twin beds for when bunk beds aren’t cool anymore.

So here’s a list of my current favorites. I would love to hear any feedback from parents of kids who currently share bunk beds or share rooms, what if any are things I should be considering that I haven’t. Is transitioning hard? Do kids actually fall asleep when they share a room? I’m super curious to know how it is, so let me know!

1
Perch Bunk Bed
from Oeuf NYC
2
Uptown Bunk Bed
from Land of Nod
3
Uffizi Bunk Bed
from Rosenberry Rooms
4
Moda Bunk Bed
from Room and Board
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  • sara July 18, 2013

    We have the Ikea Norddal, which we really like (also a nice price point). It has the option to be 2 beds, if ever required. It is very solid and has a pretty nice finish, unlike some of the other Ikea options. Our girls are 8 and 4 1/2…bedtime for the younger one is a challenge. She goes up to the top bunk to torment her sister. It seems to be getting a bit easier, so hopefully is just a phase. The worst thing about bunk beds is changing the sheets. We solve this by not changing the sheets very often.

    • Scoops July 23, 2013

      Totally lol’d on that part about the sheets. I think that’s probably difficult with any bunk bed. Thanks for the recommendation on the Ikea bed, that was also something we were considering, we’ll have to take a closer look next time we’re out at Ikea. Thanks!

  • Gretchen July 19, 2013

    My two middle boys share a room (with bunk beds) and it works really well for them (they’re 7 and 10 right now, have been sharing a room since the younger one was around 3). We bought super cheap bunk beds at Target, and I kind of regret it. I think my husband’s going to make them new ones….umm, someday. I say “kind of” because they were what we could afford, and they’ve served their purpose…they look fine; they’re just kind of wobbly.

    Coming over from 6th Street Design School….love your house! and I have a Gus, too :) (the 7 year old in the room sharing pair). I very nearly had a Finn, too, but he was born a few months after Tori Spelling’s Finn, and I just….couldn’t. He’s an Abe instead. But I still love the name.

    • Scoops July 23, 2013

      Gretchen! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Yay for Gus-es!, is he an August?, ours is. I love the name Abe too!

      Also I appreciate your take on inexpensive bunk beds. I would consider the Ikea bunk bed, but would worry that it would may not stand up to my boys. I also don’t want to break the bank on a bed, but understand that money might buy quality when it comes to bunk beds.

      • Gretchen July 23, 2013

        Yep, mine’s an August, too–by far my favorite route to Gus :)

  • Julia @Cuckoo4Design July 20, 2013

    JUst coming over from Kirstin’s to tell you that I loved seeing your beautiful house tour!

    • Scoops July 23, 2013

      Thanks Julia! Hope to see you around again!

  • Belinda July 21, 2013

    I really like the first bunk from oeuf… have you seen it here (I think it’s the Perch one)…
    http://www.architecturaldigest.com/celebrity-homes/2012/jenni-kayne-los-angeles-house-slideshow_slideshow_item12_13

    There is a kind if guide here in Australia that kids can’t go in bunks until they are 7 years old. I’ve got a 4 yr and 2 yr old and would live them to share a room with bunks but will wait a bit longer. I’ve toyed with the idea of Ikea’s Kura bunk as that looks like it might be a bit safer, but I just know we’d end up stuck with it for 10 years and wouldn’t get around to replacing it with a nice option like the Perch from oeuf.

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    • Scoops July 23, 2013

      Yes that is the bed! I love it too, I think it’s my favorite but will only transform into one regular twin size bed when it’s no longer a bunk bed.

      I have never heard that about bunk beds and waiting till a certain age. Our oldest sleeps on the top bunk all the time when he is at the cabin . He has never fallen out of any bed so I wouldn’t worry about him on the top. The younger one just needs to learn how to sleep in a bed on the bottom bunk, but they do make gates to keep the kids from rolling out.

      Thanks for stopping in and leaving your two cents!

  • Meg@ourwaytoeat.com July 22, 2013

    This isn’t about bunks, per se, but it is a recent post on another blog I love that the kids had bunks and now they have beds. The post itself references an earlier post about their room creation, including bunks. They are standard issue thrifted/garage sale bunks. May not be your style, but it is fun to see the options.

    • Scoops July 23, 2013

      Thanks for the link(s) I’ll def give this a check. I would totally be into finding something thrifted and making it amazing.

  • Meg@ourwaytoeat.com July 22, 2013
  • peuterey españa December 25, 2013

    Bien por la chaqueta de invierno traje blanco, esta chaqueta delgada capa no coinciden muy hinchado, muy caliente, como, la cintura más el diseño del dobladillo de la falda, se ve muy bonita, con un suéter blanco vestir dulce y encantadora.

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