Apparently we really love bunk rooms, ha! They’ve become one of our signature spaces with many of our clients requesting we include one in their home plan. Bunk rooms can be so functional, whether you are planning a permanent spot for your own kids, or just wanting to be able to sleep a crowd in your home or vacation rental. Each bunk room we design is a little different, but here are a few looks we’ve loved and some design elements that we always include.
For those who grew up with bunk beds, comfortable is not usually what first comes to mind. But the modern bunk room is lux, with large comfortable beds and an emphasis on soft layers that look welcoming and feel even better. One of our best bunk layers? Beddys! It’s all in one bedding that zips together for effortless bed making. Layer chunk throws and soft pillows on top.
Sophisticated Wood Tones
Bunks don’t need to be designer for kids. Here, beautiful wood wall treatment makes the space feel sophisticated and modern.
If your bunks take up the majority of your floor space, add built in storage! Could take the place of a dresser for clothes and accessories, or provide a convenient place for linen storage and extra layers.
This brass railing became a favorite of our followers. It’s a cool detail that makes the space stand out and feel unique. We’ve also used iron, contrasting wood tones, and both simple and ornate designs. Find a look you love and replicate, or be creative and design your own!
Sleep a Crowd
In vacation rentals it is so nice when an entire family can fit in one space, especially if visitors have young kids. If you have space, consider adding a queen or king to your design.
Lighting for bunks can be problematic with lower bunks receiving little overhead light. We always wire in sconces for each bunk. This helps every space in the room to be comfortably lit.
We love bright airy spaces and often stick to white paint, but bunk rooms can be a fun place to play with color. Here we went for a dark inky blue, Benjamin Moore Midnight Blue.
Make it Multifunctional
In our Beach Front Project, designed to be a vacation rental, the bunk room includes a lounge space and a vanity with a sink, a mirror, and storage space. With many guests sharing the room, it’s nice to have a spot to hang out, and an additional spot to get ready for activities outside of the attached bathroom.
We have a few more bunk rooms in the works that we cannot wait to share you, so check back soon for our project space reveals.
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