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16 Cool DIY Bunk Beds

April 25, 2020

Cool DIY bunk beds are the perfect way to save on space without sacrificing style! These bunk bed ideas will get you inspired to create your own.

My girls are getting bigger (insert sobs here) and we have been doing fun “big girl” upgrades to their rooms. Ever since we gave them separate rooms, my girls have loved to have sleepovers with each other on the weekends, so we we wanted options that allowed them to both sleep and to have room on the floor for playing. Avery was begging for bunk beds, but truth be told, I've never really liked bunk beds.

Despite my resistance, we ultimately decided that DIY bunk beds seemed to be our best option in Avery's room (she still really wanted to be able to sleep in her nook). Fortunately, as soon as I started resesarching DIY bunk beds and saw the amazing options other people had created I realized that built-in bunk beds can be totally amazing! I was super inspired by all these creative designs and they helped me come up with our design for Avery's room. We wound up creating these AMAZING built in bunk beds inside her nook (which was a secondary closet in her room–no clue why her room had 2 closets)! We all LOVE how they turned out! 

Check out these other DIY bunk beds that really got my creative juices flowing when we were designing Avery's bunk beds!

The Coolest DIY Bunk Beds

Triple DIY Bunk Beds by Jen Woodhouse. Take your DIY bunk beds three high with this clever idea.

DIY triple bunk bed

DIY Kids Clubhouse Bunk by Sincerely Marie Designs. There is no kid out there that wouldn't love their own bunk bed clubhouse!

clubhouse bunk

Plywood Bunk Beds by Architectural Digest. The simplicity of these plywood beds with pops of color is awesome! And the drawers on the bottom are an added bonus.

colorful plywood bunk room

DIY House Frame Beds by White Picket Farmhouse.  Not just a plain bunk bed! The house frame style of this DIY makes it fun and interesting.

house bunk bed

DIY Bunk Beds with Fabulous Pipe Ladder by 4 Men 1 Lady. These cool built-ins are finished off with an awesome industrial pipe ladder and drawers perfect for extra blankets and spare sheets.

bunk bed built-ins with drawers

Minimalist DIY Bunk Beds by Martha Stewart. These bunks tucked into a shiplap nook may be simple but they are gorgeous! The dark wood accents keep it interesting.

bunk beds and shiplap wall

Beach House DIY Bunk Beds by Young House Love. Using consistent trim work around your built-ins makes them feel like they are on the original feature of the home and keeps the look consistent.

built ins with moldings

DIY Bunk Beds with Hanging Curtains and Stairs by Chris Loves Julia. I love the stairs up to the bunks and the cozy feel the lux velvet curtains create!

DIY bunk beds with stairs and curtains

DIY Industrial Bunks by Cherished Bliss. This tutorial provides free plans for this awesome bunk with a cool industrial vibe.

industrial DIY bunk beds

Surfer Chic Bunk Bed Idea by House Beautiful. This designer created the perfect beachy room with bunks finished perfectly with trim and cleats on the drawers and natural wood ladder rungs.

beach built-in bunk beds

Surf Shack Bunk by Ana White. This amazingly cool DIY bed has a tutorial to make your own surf shack!

surf shack bunk beds

Floating Bunk Beds by Ana White. Don't want a big bulky bed with a frame? Try floating bunks! Simple and clever, these are perfect for big kids.

DIY bunk beds floating

Custom Built-Ins by One Kindesign. These custom beds are perfection. I love the curved lines and the white and wood combination!

white bunk bed built ins

Shared Bedroom Bunk Beds by Apartment Therapy. Perfect for a room that kids are sharing, I love the idea of hanging pictures inside for each child and creating shelves for prized possessions!

built-in bunk beds

Bunk Room Built-Ins by Studio McGee. Bunk rooms are a great way to put a lot of sleeping spaces in one place! People are using multiple bunks in their vacation homes or for rooms that lots of kids share and it is genius! This simple design is beautiful and has key storage in the bottom drawers.

ship lap DIY bunk beds

Lumberjack Bunk Beds by The Project Girl. This adorable shared room is perfect for two! The beds going at two angels make the most of the space while still creating a fun “loft” space underneath.

wood DIY bunk beds

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Aren't those DIY bunk bed ideas awesome! They have me thinking about all the possibilities for Avery's room. I cannot wait to get started! If you can't wait either and don't even want to take the time to DIY, I also have great options below you can purchase. Just scroll through the images and click on any of them for full product details.


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