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One of the biggest problems in parenting is convincing children to go to sleep. This conundrum spans all the way from infancy to high school, unless we play our cards right. So, how can parents get their kids to look forward to bedtime (and actually stay IN their beds)?
The solution is actually quite simple: personalize their space! Bunk beds, an interesting rug, bright bedding, and a soft mattress can transform a stale room into a cozy nest that your kids will actually want to sleep in. Some assembly may be required, but with a little hard work and imagination, anything is possible. Yes, even a full night’s sleep.
Here are the nine best bunk beds for kids and teens:
1. Ivy League Cherry Step Loft Bunk
We recently ordered this twin/full bunk bed that comes with chest and desk attached for our son, and we are currently waiting for it to be delivered. The display in the store showed us how sturdy and well made it is, which is perfect for our rambunctious little boy. Also, he’s a packrat, so the drawers that are hidden in the stairs are pretty much perfect for organizing his room.
2. Coaster Home Furnishings Gunmetal Bunk Bed
This modern, gunmetal-colored bed is affordable and perfect for older kids or teens. With a weight capacity of 300 pounds for both the top and bottom bunk, the manufacturer and online reviews confirm that it’s sturdy enough to stand up to the wear and tear of your children. Plus, it looks pretty cool, don’t you think?
3. Pink Cottage Tent Loft Bed
Are you looking for something that’s kind of like a bunk bed, but also like a tent? You’re in luck! The pink cottage loft bed is the perfect combination for your imaginative little girl. She’ll have fun hiding underneath and you’ll have fun pretending to look for her.
4. Donco Kids Twin Bunk Bed
Bunk beds that look like clubhouses did not exist when I was a kid, because if they had, I would have HAD to have one. This tree house bed is not only awesome-looking, but it got 5 stars on almost every customer review. Winning!
5. Kids Workstation Bunk Bed Metal Twin
Your nerd-in-training will love this workstation bunk bed! Ideal for small spaces, it includes a desk and built-in shelving — perfect for storing gadgets and gizmos. The bed is also ridiculously inexpensive, which is a huge bonus!
6. LC Kids Charlotte Standard Bunk Bed
Looking for a bunk bed that can easily convert into two twin-sized beds? This beautiful, Victorian-style bunk bed has great reviews and lots of storage underneath. It’s sweet, yet functional, and grown up enough to last your little girl all the way into her teenage years.
7. Furniture of America Pello Full Slatted Bunk Bed
This full-over-full bunk bed with pull-out trundle comes in a variety of colors and is perfect for a big family — or a child who has lots of sleepovers! The timeless style will blend with any décor, creating versatility and smart use of space.
8. Camp Twin Bunk System
Pottery Barn is a wonderful option if you have a little extra money to spend. Everything I’ve ever owned from Pottery Barn has been extremely well made and has held up to a lot of wear and tear. The camp twin bed system has built-in drawers and a desk attached, but is heavier and much sturdier than some of the less expensive options.
9. Discover World Furniture Twin-Over-Twin Bunk Bed
Last but certainly not least, we have a basic, no-frills option. For under $500, you can get a solid bunk bed with built-in storage underneath. Boom. Done.