Whether you're adding an extra bed for a growing toddler, or just trying to make the most of your guest room for when friends and
family visits, a bunk bed is the ultimate space saver for a children’s bedroom. Kids also tend to get really exciting about having
one in their room. Bunk beds are great because they give each child their own sleeping space, as opposed to making them share a
queen or full size bed. They also allow for convenience when your child has a friend sleepover that friend is guaranteed a comfortable
place to sleep. Loft beds are a little different from bunk beds. Rather than have two beds on top of each other, loft beds only have
a bed on the top. The large area underneath the bed allows for open space which you or your kids can choose what to do with it.
There are a ton of benefits to using toddler bunk beds or loft beds, but how do you know which one to choose? If you're opting for a
bunk bed, you probably want to make the most out of the space that you have. Here are some features and options to think about when choosing one:
Length and Height of Beds: You don't want to have to replace the bed every time a kid has a growth spurt, so make sure that the length/depth
of the bunk bed can accommodate some growth. Additionally, pay attention to the distance between the top and lower bunk, to make sure that
as your kids get taller, they won't bump their heads on the top bunk bed. Along the same lines, make sure to measure your kids' room from floor
to ceiling. You don't want the top bed to be too close to the rooms' ceiling, ceiling lights or ceiling fans. From a practical standpoint it
makes the bed hard to use, and can be a safety concern. If your room is too short for a traditional bunk bed, consider a bed with a trundle bed
that rolls out from underneath.
Loft Beds: Lofted beds are a type of bunk bed that only have an upper bed allowing space underneath them for a desk or storage area. They are a
great way to maximize the amount of space saved in a kids' room. Since toddler rooms are typically the secondary bedroom in a home, they tend
to have limited space to work with. The space under a loft bed is useful and it is up to you how you use it. You might want to place a desk
underneath it to allow for your child to study, read, and do homework in the bedroom. You could also place a dresser underneath if there is
no space for it in other parts of the room. Some additional ideas for the extra space a loft bed provides are to use it for toy storage with
various buckets, or use it as a spot to relax with a small bean bag chair or couch.
Bunk Bed with Trundle: If you are outfitting a room in a summer home and need a lot of beds but have little space or if two siblings are
sharing a room, a bunk bed with a trundle bed is a great investment. Here, you still have your standard bunk beds stacked over each other
but you also have a smaller trundle bed that pulls out below the first bed. This is great for siblings who share a room because it allows
for a third bed if a friend ends up sleeping over. Also, if you are outfitting the room of a summer house, that extra bed for guests can go a long way.
3 Bed Bunk Beds:A 3 bed bunk bed (also known as a triple bunk bed) is another useful option if you are looking to maximize limited space. Rather than having a trundle bed,
typically 3 beds are stacked on top of each other or the two beds on the top bunk form a right angle. These are very useful; however, remember
to make sure to check the height and lengths of the one you choose and compare dimensions with the room dimensions you have to work with.
Bunk Bed Stairs and Ladders: If you're looking to save additional space and skip a kids dresser, we carry a lot of bunk bed models
that have storage available. A great way to save on space is to look for a bunk bed with drawers in the stairs. Additionally, we have many models that include kids'
desks and armoires. Some considerations when thinking about going with a bunk bed with a ladder are: the angle of the ladder, is it removable, and how will it affect
bunk bed placement in a room.
Boys’ Bunk Beds: While most of the bunk beds available on Wayfair.com are gender neutral, we offer some specifically for boys. Usually
it will be the color or the theme that makes it a better fit for a male. The bunk bed to the left is great for boys because the car theme
would be something that really excites them.
Girls’ Bunk Beds: We also carry female specific bunk beds. The primary differences are also in the color and theme. Bunk beds for girls
tend to be white, pink, purple, or other light colors. They also might follow a princess theme. Regardless of the gender, you can also
pick options that have twin over twin bunks beds, or twin over full where the bottom bunk is a full size bed.
Bunk Bed Finish Material: When choosing a bunk bed you have three main options for the material. Wayfair carries beds made of wood, manufactured
wood, and metal. All are great choices and the decision is a matter of preference. A wooden bunk bed is made of plain wood, while manufactured
wood has some added materials depending on the kind. It is important to consider the different looks a wood or metal bed portrays. Whichever
is most exciting and fits your current room, go with it!
We hope this guide has given you some useful information to reference while shopping for your bunk bed online. Feel free to reach out to our
Customer Service representatives if you have specific questions about a product.
Convertible Toddler - With partial railing, and a full headboard and footboard, these convertible toddler beds are the perfect first transition from the crib Four Poster - This bed features four large posts at the head and food of the bed. If you would like an upper frame connecting the posts, check Canopy beds. Panel - This bed features solid wood panels as the headboard and the footboard Platform - This bed is typically low to the ground with simple design Slat - This bed features vertical wooden slats Sleigh - This bed features a headboard and/or footboard with the ends curving outward Captain's - With several rows of underbed storage drawers, this platform bed is a perfect way to organize a child's bedroom Car - This popular bed is shaped just like an automobile Mate's - The Mate's bed is perfect for children's room with ample storage under the bed Wrought Iron - Whimsical iron headboard and footboards can be found here Canopy - A four poster bed connected with an upper frame, canopy beds will transform any room!