Collection by Kelsey Keith

Great Bunk Beds


Bunk beds are a double design whammy when it comes to kids' rooms: They encourage imaginative play and save space in one fell swoop.

We've rounded up some of the great, thoughtfully-designed children's bedrooms found in the pages of Dwell over the last dozen years (see here and here for recaps). It's not terribly surprising to realize how many of these rooms feature bunk beds, built-ins, and transformable bed-to-desk arrangements. Not only are they more fun for kids—readymade play fort, anyone?—but they maximize floor space, an especially welcome asset for any family living in an urban environment.

Bunk House: Gibbs’s son Blake had one primary design requirement: bunk beds.
In addition to wood and concrete, the other main material in the house is quarter-inch single-pane glass: No room is...
For a nine-year-old who loves pirates and science fiction, Jonah Finger thinks of his family’s apartment as...
A baby's arrival is cause for celebration—and for many, it's also a time to confront limited living space.
These bunk beds are located just past the wall shown in the previous slide.
"Rather than trying to fit the furniture into the apartment, we decided to fit the apartment into the furniture," says...
For now, Kimi, age six, and Darin, age two and a half, happily share a room and bunk bed.
Only a set of sliding doors separates the kids’ room from the master bedroom in a Toronto, Ontario, home.
In the kids’ room, Seamus climbs the bunk beds he shares with his siblings.