Our Favorite Bunk Bed Inspiration from Instagram

Bunkbeds used to be something you bought from a furniture store. Now we’re seeing creative built-ins for bunkies. The flexible layouts of different sizes are perfect for vacation homes, grandkids’ sleepovers, and kids’ rooms. The inspiration we’re sharing shows the bunk beds of the past are gone and the new designs are functional and beautiful in a fresh new way.

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Talk about a scroll stopper. This is not the first, or probably the last, time we’ve shared projects by Kelsey Leigh Design. I’m sure this bunk room was made for kids, but it has a perfect touch of sophistication. I love the warm wood ladder and drawers against the white. The blush pillows and blankets are so lovely and cozy. Lastly, the lighting combination of the wall sconces and chandler is perfect and could be used in a kid’s space or adult space.


These bunk beds are the perfect shade of blue for the overall coastal feel of this room. And the way they’re divided is interesting. Love the overall feel of this space, serene and peaceful!


This room is sweet and simple. Just two twins built-in and covered in white shiplap. The linens on the beds, along with the panels on the window and the chair add some color. But the curtains to close each bed are what make it both cozy and fun for the little ones. Though I might want to hide away and take a nap in one too!

Marie Flanigan also designed these stunning built-in bunks that have a similar look with shiplap as well. I wanted to include these as inspiration too despite their similarities to show how cute this design is with the wall sconces and little nooks. I haven’t seen nooks in any other bunk beds, but I think it’s a fun detail to add storage for the kiddos.


What’s better than one set of bunk beds but two! The vaulted ceiling allows for breathing space above these top bunks. And the built-in niches are a fun place to store books, computers, or alarm clocks. There are already built-in lamps for each bed—so perfect! Along the side, the space was efficiently used for some storage drawers. The gray paint pops off the shiplap walls and this room has everything you need!


This is the perfect example of maximizing the guest space. A free standing queen sized bed under two twin upper bunks over a full-size built-in is enough space for a family of 5 maybe 6! Whew! That’s a lot of beds. But we are seeing this trend more and more in large rooms that can accommodate this. But the design wasn’t lost in the use of space. The warm wood shiplap walls and cozy bedding make this the perfect guest space!


Black and White painted bunkies are cool but this green is so fun! The kids sleeping here are sleeping in style with gold curtain rails surrounded by pops of color!


Studio McGee does it again. The mix of natural woods and white is sweet and sophisticated. My favorite is the stairs. No ladder for these beds, a full set of stairs leads you up top!


I love the mix of neutrals here! The gorgeous warm gray against the white shiplap and the warm wood. These wall sconces are also ones I’d love to use in my own home!


This bunk room has room for sleeping and playing. The pitched ceiling adds lots of drama but details like the moldings and cutouts on the bed are what really make the room. There’s plenty of storage with the drawers below! This room is a 10!


Remedy Design Firm uses the cutout detail we’ve seen to add character and charm to these simple white bunk beds. Add shiplap walls for a backdrop and it’s all you need. I also LOVE this perfectly taupe gray they used here.


The warm green hue of these beds with the wood tone ladder and bedrail is so inviting. Rich green bedding completes the space. And plenty of storage with the drawers below. A beautiful space!


Ryan of @TexasForeverFarmhouse is a local friend of ours and we’ve shared an entire home tour of her stunning home on the blog before. These built-in bunk beds in her son’s bedroom are a new addition since our tour and I cannot believe her husband DIYed these! Thee blue paired with the wood accent are the perfect combination. Well done Ryan!


Maddy of @hutchinson.house designed this cutie little bunk room and said they’re perfect for guests when they come to stay. I love the shelves on the left and how perfectly they are styled. Also, the color is great. The is called ‘It’s Still Green’ by British Paints.


The built-in shelves are perfect for baskets and books! And who wouldn’t want to curl up in this cozy nook and read a book or two!

Well now I have a major itch to install a bunk room into my home. Anyone else with me? I’d love to hear what you think about built-in bunk beds in the comments! We love hearing from you!


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