A guide to statement bunk rooms

As we have all experienced this year, optimizing a home’s functionality is no longer a choice, but a necessity. In regards to bedrooms in particular, when presented with limited space, bunk rooms can serve as a functional, comfortable, and stylish option. 

The bunk room is no stranger to Alder & Tweed. This speciality of ours is the perfect solution for mountain homes, providing practical sleeping accommodations for vacationing families. That being said, bunk beds aren’t just for kids anymore. These stacked arrangements, when designed correctly, can be sophisticated, private, and totally appropriate for vacationing adults.

Tips for designing the perfect statement bunk room

1.
Built-In Bunk Beds

Built-ins are a must when creating a sophisticated and mature bunk room. Built-in bunk beds can be designed to not only look more sophisticated but provide more privacy, storage, and amenities than traditional freestanding bunk beds. With built-ins, each bed can get its own mounted lighting and dedicated outlets for charging phones or tablets. We also love to incorporate a small shelf where overnight guests can place a glass of water, their electronics or a good book. 

 A guide to statement bunk rooms

2.
Layout

Most people think of two stacked twin beds when they imagine bunk bed layouts. However, there are actually so many different options when it comes to choosing the correct bunk room layout for your home. An Alder & Tweed favorite is to build two full bunk beds above a king bed to mix up the bunk room layout and create a versatile space for a variety of guests.

 A guide to statement bunk rooms

This layout is exceptionally functional for vacationing couples or for those who simply prefer a larger bed for their sleeping arrangements. Another benefit of this style of bunk room is that it keeps additional sleeping accommodations up and out of the way so that the space can function as a normal guest room when needed. 

 A guide to statement bunk rooms

3.
Function

Don’t have a spare bedroom? No problem. There are still plenty of ways you can incorporate the classic family bunk room into your home. We love finding dead space within a home and designing custom-built bunk beds to fill that area and increase its functionality. Our Montana design team beautifully incorporated bunk beds into this unused space underneath the staircase to provide additional sleeping accommodations and fill space that would otherwise go unused.

 A guide to statement bunk rooms

4.
Storage and Seating

A bunk room is still a bedroom. Therefore, it still needs all of the luxuries that a regular bedroom would provide for a guest. A place to stow your belongings, as well as a spot for your guests to sit and relax, are necessary for providing a comfortable experience for your guests. To provide guests with some additional storage space, we like to incorporate sliding drawers into our custom built-ins. These drawers allow guests to easily access their belongings without having to clutter their space. 

 A guide to statement bunk rooms

5.
Keep things fun

At the end of the day, your bunk room should be a space that your guests love. Keep things fun to create a “wow factor” for when your guests arrive at their temporary living space. Afterall, a bunk room is an area that is only lived in part-time, so it is a great space to branch out and try something new! We love the whimsical look of this blushy bunk room, designed by Alder & Tweed’s own.

 A guide to statement bunk rooms

Ready to design the bunk room and home of your dreams? Send our team an inquiry today!

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