Beds on legs

I always used to dream of making my kids’ rooms into cute, Elle Deco-worthy, modern vintage havens – pah! I’ve still managed to crowbar the odd bit of second-hand funiture in but, for the most part, their bedrooms are messy but colourful homages to Ikea – which is totally fine by me! The bed thing is tricky you see. I’d love to source a charming post-Victorian hospital bed (!) but they’re not so good on the space-saving front and we have three kids. So bunk beds it is.

However, a quick pinning session reassures me that the practical option can still look cool. How about these?

bunk bedsImage source: www.lalalovelythings.com

Kids high sleeper bedsImage source: www.coosandahhs.com

boys roomImage source: www.littlegreenshedblog.co.uk

diy bunk bedImage via here

Okay so that last one is clearly the work of a competitive dad/professional joiner. I think Greig would have a heart attack if I asked him to build us one of those.

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P.S. We’ve nearly finished making over Charlie’s room so on a nice bright day I’ll get it photographed and share it soon.

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Comments

abigail //

We just bought Theo a high bed and he loves it, they’re so great for space saving! Love the idea of bunk beds too, I shared with my sister for years.

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Jess @ Along Came Cherry //

I love the top one. I have actually asked Matt to build the kids a bed, he could totally do it but by the time he gets around to it they will probably be about 16 so we will prob just end up buying some bunk beds! x

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SJ //

Congrats on your award nomination, that’s great news! I always wanted bunk beds as a child but wasn’t allowed because my parents (correctly) predicted that I’d never bother to make my bed – sob!

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Adele @ Circus Queen //

I’ve got loads of ideas just looking through this post! We have an IKEA half bunk and are getting ready to buy a mattress to go under it so the girls can share a room (at least for the first sleep of the night before Ophelia comes into bed with us).

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Claire //

They’re great. I’m the same and fantasize about a pretty room with one single bed but in reality bunks and trundle beds are needed here too. I love the new ones which are storage too. So space saving. Great post. x

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