Seven Reasons to Buy a Bunk Bed

Do you remember wishing for bunk beds when you were younger? I do and then we got one and then I got accidently wee’d on by my sister from the top bunk – definitely not one of the 7 reasons to get one… but the ones below definitely are!

With the creative designs available these days, they’re included on many kids’ wish lists and add a bit of magic to their bedroom. Practical too, bunk beds are well suited for siblings and can also accommodate best friends during sleepovers.

Yet, their once limited, dare we say ‘tired’ designs have made way for the stylish alternatives found in our ever-expanding emporium.

Discover seven reasons why you should browse our kid’s bunk beds collections, before adding curtains, string lights and bunting for a truly personalised piece of furniture.

Their new bed is bound to make their room the most exciting place to be. And so for the extra bonus (8th) reason… ‘kids with bunk beds look forward to going to bed!’.

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1. They Make the Most of the Space

Mungo Metal Bunk Bed

Starting with a fresh design from our own designers, there’s no doubting that bunk beds make the most of a bedroom’s vertical space.

With a smaller footprint than two single beds, this sleek two-story bed is ideal for smaller spaces that need to accommodate siblings – or friends on sleepover nights. It gives you extra floor space to fit all of the necessary kid’s furniture within their bedroom.

Sturdy thanks to the metal frame construction, we include a slatted base on each bed so you can simply add two mattresses and memory foam toppers (sold separately).

Plus, your youngsters (aged 6 and above) will love sleeping in this super cool bunk bed. Available in neutral-friendly black or white options, why not consult your budding interior designers if you’re not sure which colour to choose?

2. They Create a Cosy Den

Trasman Barca Bunk Bed with Wardrobe

Another advantage of adding bunk beds is the magical surroundings they create for your little ones.

The Barca bunk bed from Spanish designer Trasman, lets them feel experience their very own den – where they can be as snug as a bug in a rather stylish rug.

Older children will appreciate having space to relax and read on the top bunk – away from their ‘annoying’ siblings. It offers them plenty of storage including a built-in wardrobe and storage shelves and drawers – perfect for storing their favourite books. But there’s also something special for their little brother or sister – a hidden shelf on the bottom bunk that can house a night light or lamp.

With three shades to choose from, including white, pink or blue, we think the beautiful wood effect will create a cosy den each and every night.

3. They’re Not All High Sleepers

Luca Contemporary Low Bunk Bed

Have your kiddies been pestering you for a bunk bed, whilst you have concerns about the height of each bed?

You may worry about your kiddies rolling over in the night. Yet, our adorably funky Lucca bed’s bottom bunk bed is lower to the ground and the top bunk has a safety guard panel, meaning there’ll be no painful tumbles whilst sleeping. Smaller children will find it easier to reach the lower bed after a tiring day too.

Contemporary and ‘oh so cool’, we love how the black two-run ladder contrasts effortlessly with the white lacquered frame for a fresh design. It also features curved edges for a modern point of difference and cut-out sections that are suitable for displaying their favourite teddies or string lights.

4. This One Features Windows!

Lifetime Adventure Hangout Double Bunk Bed

Danish design house Lifetime Kids have done it again with this customisable hangout double bunk bed.

Not only is it handmade with knotless Scandinavian pine from sustainable sources and preserved with non-toxic paints – in white or whitewash – this wonderful bed has real character. Just look at the opening windows above and get ready to see your kiddie winkles playing hide and seek.

With a luxury slatted base on the double bed below, they’ll be ready to enter the land of nod in comfort. Or, will they climb the (securely jointed) external ladder to sleep ‘upstairs’?

We also supply a whole host of official Lifetime accessories (not included) such as a corner shelf with light, a clip-on table and an internal ladder to personalise this bed for your little darlings. Or, you can include a couple of nameplates for a bedroom that’s truly theirs.

The optional trundle bed means a friend can stay over – accomodating three little monkeys in one room.

5. Many Offer Storage Solutions

Parisot Stim 2 Kids Bunk Bed

Not content with looking great, your kids will approve of the stylish two-tone grey and oak effect running throughout the design, this modern bunk bed set-up is brimming with useful storage space.

Toys, books and other prized belongings can be proudly displayed on its shelves, whereas messy floors can be transformed with the facility of the included wardrobe. Just close the doors and say “goodbye” to clutter. It’s three pieces in one – offering a coordinating trio of bunk bed, wardrobe and shelving unit in one convenient delivery.

Keen to buy the best for your child but are daunted by the task of assembly? Let our professional installers take care of this for you for a small additional charge.

6. This Bunk Bed Converts into Two!

Oliver Furniture Seaside Lille+ Low Bunk Bed

Oliver Furniture appreciates that your children’s needs change over time.

So much so, you can buy this Seaside bunk bed now and convert it into two junior beds later – simply add a Seaside Lille+ Conversion Kit (sold separately).

This means there’s no need to buy a brand new pair of beds as your nippers grow older, helping your whole family live sustainably by extending the life of this bunk bed. It’s also crafted from solid FSC Birchwood for minimal impact on the planet.

Having this added versatility allows you to get the most of out this adorable seaside themed design for longer. Reminiscent of cute beach huts given the add-on fabric roof (sold separately), white frame and elegant rail details, it’s sure to suit mini mermaids or mermen.

7. They can Elevate a Room Theme

Mathy by Bols Treehouse Bunk Bed with Slide & Platform

Last but not least, this incredible bunk bed resembles a treehouse and is bound to inspire little imaginations given the slide, ladder and platform. It’s all included in one fabulous bundle – in 26 varied shades.

Kids who love camping and the great outdoors will light up upon seeing this stylised bed in their room. They can snooze at night and play during the day in their new woodland bedroom, just like Robin Hood.

To complete the look, Mathy by Bols also brings the funkiest tree-shaped bookcases (not included), which can be added to your basket. This will truly elevate any woodland themed decor in combination with this high luxe, high-quality bunk bed.

Whichever Reason You Choose To Buy a Bunk Bed, You Can be Assured of its Quality

There are many different advantages to buying a bunk bed from Cuckooland. They excite with their modern design and inspire storytelling with siblings and friends, whilst many offer handy storage. Learn more about these beautiful kid’s beds by calling +44 (0) 1305 231231, or send us an email. We’ll be happy to help advise you!


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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