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Bunk beds don't have to be synonymous with bulky wooden beasts. Whether you need your brood to bunk together or just like the idea of them sharing a room, we love these sleek, modern takes on these space-saving beds.

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10 Cool Bunk Beds for Kids

There are a gazillion choices when it comes to these space-saving beds, I've focused on ones that combine form and function. Here are just a few of our favorites:

Tree House Twin-Over-Twin Bunk Bed

Tree House Twin-Over-Twin Bunk Bed

Children will adore this magical retreat that evokes the spirit and appeal of an outdoor tree house. The bed is made of solid pine and features a classic house frame, with five open windows and a sturdy ladder for access. For kids with imagination, this is the perfect bed that's also a playhouse. Pick from three colors. ($2699)

Get the bed on Pottery Barn Kids here.

Fort Bunk Bed

Fort

This one looks like a jungle gym -- it's so playful. Don't worry about caring for wood, this is made from durable steel and powder-coated with vibrant colors, I love that this one comes in 16 colors. ($1999)

Get the Fort Bed on Room and Board here.

Perch Bunk Bed

Perch Bunk Bed

For tweens and teens who want a clean, unfussy design, this modern pick works. It's also great if you have mixed gender kids bunking up. Its compact footprint leaves plenty of room for play and additional furnishings. The versatile Perch easily separates into a twin-sized loft bed and a standalone lower twin bed, giving many configuration options. ($1980)

Get the Bunk Bed at 2Modern here.

Mid-Century Twin Bunk Bed

Mid-Century Twin Bunk Bed

If grown-up style is your pick, you'll love this one from West Elm. It's the sleekest bed around. Made of kiln-dried solid and engineered pine, this is a timeless design. ($1799)

Get the bed at West Elm.

Metal Frame House Bunk Bed

Metal Frame House Bunk Bed

This is the perfect pick for small spaces. This little bed works for toddlers thanks to the low profile. this twin size bunk bed frame with offers a comfortable and exhilarating experience during both sleep and playtime that will let their imaginations run wild. All parts, tools and instructions are shipped straight to your door in one efficiently packed box for simple set-up that takes less than an hour with a friend's help.

Get the Merax Bed on Amazon here ($312.99) note: this is an Amazon Affiliate link.

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Cabina bunk bed

Cabina bunk bed

Ideal for small rooms with lower ceilings, the Cabina Bunk Bed is a compact and sturdy bunk bed. Cabina is modern and versatile; easily converting into two identical twin beds or a daybed and twin bed. A suspended ladder, designed with handle cut-outs for easy gripping, allows for unobstructed access under the bed for storage or trundle bed. The ladder can be placed on the left or right side of the bed. The mattress support is continuous so the mattress and bedding don't show when seen from underneath. A Trundle bed can add more sleeping options onto the bunk bed. It ships flat packed and assembly is very simple with only one type of screw. No tools required for assembly, Allen key is provided. ($1800)

Get the Cabina bunk bed on Etsy.

triple bunk

Triple Bunk Bed

Designed to sleep three children, this bunk bed would be perfect for a beach house or grandparents/  Can you imagine all the fun they will have with their siblings or during sleepovers with friends? Built with a strong metal frame that includes secured metal slats, two integrated ladders, and full-length guardrails, you can have complete peace of mind knowing that this Metal Triple Bunk Bed is secure and durable. Thanks to the slats, you won’t need any additional box spring or foundation. This bunk bed fits standard-size mattresses with a recommended thickness between 4” and 6”. ($511)

Get the Mack and Milo bed on Wayfair here.

Simple Fort Bunk

Simple Fort Bunk 

A Space-Saving Playful Centerpiece for your Little Ones' Room! Stylish slumber is easily achieved with our Tree House Twin Bunk Bed. Designed with durability in mind, it is made of pine wood and is available in 2 playfully rustic finishes. The built-in ladder and sturdy guardrails create the perfect combination of style, function and safety! Parents love the flexibility of the design; the Tree House Bunk Bed can be used as a traditional bunk bed with mattresses on top and bottom or a loft bed with a mattress on the top. ($442.99)

Get the bed on Maisonette here.

Big Horn Cabin Bunk Bed

Big Horn Cabin Bunk Bed

When I showed this to my girls, this was the one they picked for themselves. This Ti Amo Big Horn Twin over Twin Cabin Bunk bed is a good value and a style that will please both adults and kiddos. The bottom bed is a Montessori style bed -perfect for transitioning little ones from the crib. The top bunk is easily accessed by the sturdy ladder. There are spacious windows, detailed shingled roof and an open back so as not to feel claustrophobic. ($799)

Get it at Target here.

Abridged Twin Bunk Bed

Abridged Twin Bunk Bed 

You've got a lot of versatility with this design. I also like the flat profile thanks to the incorporated ladder --it'll work in a tight space. And it's convertible. This bunk bed is actually a loft bed and rolling twin bed combo. The rolling bed's hidden casters make it easy to maneuver.  Available in two colors. ($1798)

Get it at Crate and Barrel 

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