Want to be able to sleep multiple kids in the same room without sacrificing space — or while actually creating more open space? If so, a bunk bed is a great way to go. Kids love the novelty of the easy-access ladders and fun, high-perch perspective, and you’ll love the ability to sleep several children (or adults in some cases) comfortably in the same space. Whether you're looking for a light, sleek design or a solid bunk bed that comes complete with built-in storage space, there are plenty of excellent options available. To get started, check out our top picks for bunk beds and loft beds that can instantly transform the look and feel of any children’s room.
How to Select the Perfect Bunk Bed
New to the wonderful world of space-sparing bunk beds? If you've never bought a bunk bed before, it’s important to know a few things before you start shopping. Consider the following features and factors as you evaluate different models and designs.
Under $250: Twin Bunk Bed With Ladder
If you're looking for a sleek, simple bunk bed that won't break the bank — perhaps you’re on a budget or you want to see how your kids like a bunk bed before investing in a model for long-term use — the DHP Twin-Over-Twin Bunk Bed With Metal Frame and Ladder may be the best bed for your needs. The light metal frame weighs in at just 74 pounds without mattresses — you’ll need to buy those separately — making it easy and convenient to maneuver the setup into different positions or other areas of your home.
Under $300: Modern Wooden Bunk Bed With Ladder
If you prefer the look of wooden furniture or want something that’ll feel a bit more mature as your kids age, then this Modern Bunk Bed from Custom Kids Furniture is an ideal choice for you. Made from sturdy pine with a rustic mocha walnut finish, this handsome bunk bed design presents a classy way to add some style to a room as you also add more functionality.
Under $500: Twin-Over-Full Bunk Bed With Storage Drawer
If you're in the market for a roomy bunk bed with the added bonus of beautifully concealed storage, then the Hillsdale Furniture Rockdale Espresso Twin Over Full Bunk Bed is a great solution. Made from sturdy solid wood, it's available in both cherry and espresso finishes that definitely add a more grown-up feel to the bedroom. And it’s sized nicely for those grown-ups and for kids alike; both bunks are roomy enough for adults to sleep on, and the weight limit for the top portion is a generous 250 pounds.
Under $600: Floor Loft Bed With Storage Stairs
If you're looking to create a little more space in your child's room, a loft bed is a great way to do it. The Harper & Bright Designs White Twin Size Floor Loft Bed With Storage Stairs raises your child's mattress to a height of over 46 inches, creating extra play space or storage room underneath.
Under $700: Convertible Bunk Loft Bed
Not sure whether to go with a bunk bed or single twin beds for your kids? Get the best of both worlds with the Convertible White Twin Binne Over Bunk Loft Bed from Harper & Bright Designs. The two single twin beds can stack on top of each other to create a traditional perpendicular bunk bed arrangement, but you can also separate them into a regular twin bed and a slightly lofted bed that can fit storage bins underneath.
Under $800: Bunk Bed With Trundle Bed
If you're looking for a bunk bed with all the bells and whistles, check out this Grey Twin-Over-Full Stairway Bunk Bed With Trundle. With an upper bed, lower bed and a pull-out trundle bed beneath the bottom mattress, you can easily sleep three or four people in the same space — and then slide the trundle back for easy neatening in one swift motion. If you’re looking for even more versatility, you can also separate this design into one twin bed, one full-size bed and a trundle bed that stores under the full mattress.