The bunk bed is the classic bedroom space-saver. It's the furniture of choice for a small shared bedroom, or for a single child's room with extra capacity for sleepovers. Always consider storage options when buying. Can you buy truckle units that slide underneath the lower bunk (some can house another mattress); are there matching units incorporating shelves, drawers or desks? Be aware that you will need to factor in the extra cost of mattresses as they tend not to be included. Check whether the bed is made to accommodate UK or continental mattress sizes as they are different. Bunk beds are generally designed for six to 12 year olds, but be aware of manufacturers' guidelines regarding age restrictions on the top bunk.
1. Stompa Uno S Plus Bunk Bed
This cleverly designed detachable bunk bed set can be split into two single beds, helping you re-organise your child's room as he or she grows up. Solid wooden slats, rounded head and foot boards, ladder with cut-out grab handles. Takes two continental-size single mattresses (W90 L200cm), available separately. Pine and MDF. H167 W123 L209cm.
Stompa Uno S Plus Bunk Bed, £499, John Lewis
2. Archie Cabin Bed
This effortlessly cool cabin bed offers a contemporary bed for kids and teens, combining fun and practicality. Integrated ladder and cut-out slots keep the look sleek and streamlined. Modular, under-bed storage, desk and seating sold separately. Solid oak and oak veneers. H115 W112 L199cm.
Archie Cabin Bed, £599, Feather and Black
3. Rufus Wooden Bunk Bed
Traditional pine bunk bed that harks back to our own childhoods. Features include fixed ladder and intricate solid pine spindles and slatted foot ends on both the higher and lower bunks. Pine. H148 W102 L202cm.
Rufus Wooden Bunk Bed, £399, Furniture Village
4. Linus Bunk Bed
Smart bunk bed with Scandi touches, including curved edges and contrasting white and pine finish. The top bunk has a cutaway panel at the top of the ladder so you can wish you little one good night when he or she is all tucked in. The bottom bunk is open for easy access and for showing off your stylish bed linen. Engineered wood and pine. H163 W199 D104cm.
Linus Bunk Bed, £499, Made
5. Flexa Single Bunk Bed with Straight Ladder
A classic bunk bed design with beds that can be dismantled and used as two singles or changed into any other configuration with the addition of other storage options from the same range. Slat base. Requires standard UK-sized mattresses, not included. H154 W110 L200.
Flexa Single Bunk Bed with Straight Ladder, £639, House of Fraser
6. Harbour White Storage Bunk Bed
This kids' white bunk bed is a little stunner, with heaps of storage and built-in steps up to the top bunk. Includes stair shelves, integral book holder for top bunk and truckle drawer that can be used as a spare bed or as extra storage. Requires continental size mattresses, not included. Pine slatted base and laminated particleboard with white melamine finish. H171 W92 L245cm.
7. Oliver Furniture Wood Bunk Bed
Super-stylish designer bunk bed that combines the gorgeousness of mid-century design with timeless Scandi style. Guard rail and bed drawer also available. Requires W90 L200cm mattresses, not included. Solid birch and Nordic oiled oak. H176 W104 L207cm.
8. Hastings Natural Bunk Bed
Simple design in natural finish with low head and foot boards, integrated ladder and top-bunk rails. Requires two single mattresses, sold separately. Includes free delivery, assembly and packaging removal. Also available in a white painted finish. Solid pine. H162 W103 L206cm.
Hastings Natural Bunk Bed, £499, Marks and Spencer
9. Artisan Oak Three Sleeper Bunk Bed
Innovative design with a roomy bottom bunk big enough to sleep two children or an adult in comfort - the perfect solution if you have three people but don't want to fill the room with beds. Top bunk has slatted head and foot boards and bottom bunk includes two roll-under storage drawers. UK-sized single and double mattresses not included. Maple finish. H198 W100 (single) W147 (double) L203cm.
Artisan Oak Three Sleeper Bunk Bed, £480, Bedstar
10. Svarta Bunk Bed Frame
This slimline silver-coloured metal frame makes for a good solution where space is limited. The ladder mounts on the right or the left side of the bed. A great budget buy. Mattresses not included. Steel with powder coating. H159 W97 L208cm.
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