Being short on space shouldn’t mean that someone has to sleep on the floor. Thanks to bunk beds and their surprisingly wide variety of styles (double full bunk beds — they’re real!), days of asking guests to sleep on the couch or worse, the floor, are finally over.
Bunk beds are ideal for siblings who share a room, giving each child their own space to sleep, read and relax. Even kids who have a room to themselves may want a bunk bed that they can use for sleepovers. Climbing a ladder remains the coolest way to enter a bed.
Bunk beds aren’t just for kids. They’re a great option for teens and even adults, thanks in large part to the new design trend of bunk bed-futon combinations and bunk beds featuring one or two full-sized frames.
We also love the versatility of bunk beds thanks to their ability to be used as two or even three separate beds. Yes, triple bunk beds are available, but you’re going to need extra high ceilings for that style.
Whether you want to easily convert your child’s room into a guest room when adults are visiting, make it comfortable for siblings to share a room, or create a fun sleepover space, these bunk beds will give everyone a great night’s sleep.
1. DHP Twin-Over-Full Bunk Bed
The DHP Twin-Over-Full Bunk Bed is a great option for just about any sleeping situation. The larger, full-sized frame on the bottom can be used for an older child who shares a room with a young sibling or wants a top bunk for the occasional sleepover. It can also provide added space for guests. Designed for small spaces, the slim metal frame doesn’t take up any extra room. Integrated ladders on both ends make it convenient for users to set up the bed in any corner. The reinforced slats mean users won’t lose space by adding a box spring under their mattress. Large enough for one twin and one full-sized mattress, the metal bunk bed is available in blue, pink, silver, white and black. DHP also makes the same style bunk bed with a futon on the bottom.
Pros: DHP has an impressive weight limit of 200 pounds for the top bunk and 450 pounds for the bottom bunk.
Cons: Assembly is time-consuming.
2. Walker Edison Carolina Bunk Bed
For a classic approach to bunk beds, we recommend the Walker Edison Carolina Bunk Bed. The wood frame makes for a durable bunk bed. Made with solid pine, the beds have a painted finish for added longevity. The bunks can be separated into twin beds and each bed supports up to 250 pounds. An integrated ladder provides an easy entry to the top bunk. Walker Edison also makes the Carolina bunk bed in a trundle style that can sleep three people.
Pros: The Carolina bunk bed is available in a variety of wood finishes, including black, cherry, espresso, gray, honey, walnut, white and natural (shown here).
Cons: The bed is designed to work without a box spring but users may need to add additional slats for comfort.
3. Dorel Living Airlie Solid Wood Bunk Beds
For a sturdy bunk bed, try the Dorel Living Airlie Solid Wood Bunk Beds. The Dorel is a combination bunk bed that accommodates a twin-sized mattress on top and a full-sized mattress on the bottom, making it big enough to accommodate three small sleepers. Available in grey, white and espresso, the bed has attractive design including a gently curved footboard and wide slats. The bunk bed can also be separated and used as two separate beds. Guard rails on either side of the top bunk provide added security.
Pros: Unlike the other beds on our list that use rods, the stairs on the Dorel bunk bed are made with flat slats that are much more comfortable to climb.
Cons: The bed can easily be dented and may arrive with scratches.
4. DHP Full Over Full Metal Bunk Bed
Using a bunk bed shouldn’t mean having to sleep in a small space. With the DHP Full Over Full Metal Bunk Bed, sleepers can stretch out comfortably thanks to both bunks being able to accommodate a full-sized mattress. Integrated ladders on both ends make it easy for users to place the bed anywhere in a room. Mattress support slats are included so that users won’t lose space by adding a box spring. Full-length guards around the top bunk make this a great option for kids. Guard rails on either side of the top bunk provide added security. The DHP has an impressive weight limit of 300 pounds on the top bunk and 450 pounds on the bottom bunk.
Pros: The bunk bed only weighs 108 pounds and is easy to move.
Cons: The ladder can feel wobbly when climbing.