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Custom Bunk Beds: The Perfect Addition to a Small Family Home

Updated: Apr 4

Designing a shared bedroom for multiple kids can be both exciting and challenging, especially if you’ve had a few kids in a row and only 3 bedrooms in the house. And it comes with its challenges; every parent knows how difficult it is to get 3 or 4 kids to stop whispering back and forth and just go to sleep.

We can’t create more space in our homes, unfortunately. But with the right approach and a well-thought-out plan, bunk beds can provide a space-saving solution. Using bunk beds with custom-size mattresses, you can ensure that each child has their own personal area while fostering a sense of togetherness.

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Bed Placement and Layout Determine Your Space

When designing a bedroom with bunk beds, consider the placement and layout of the beds. A good place to start is usually against the walls, leaving an open area in the center. This arrangement allows for easier access to each bunk and creates a more open area for you to shape.

Have a weird nook in the corner that’s thwarting your plan? Simply have the mattress for that bed made to accommodate that space. We offer alterations for corners, size and shape of custom order mattresses.

There’s Plenty of Room Underneath for Storage

You have more than one child living in a room so space can be tight. To keep the room organized, storage solutions is essential. Use the area underneath the bunk beds by integrating built-in drawers, shelves, or cubbies. These can be used for storing clothes, toys, books, and other personal belongings. Additionally, consider adding wall-mounted shelves or bookcases for individual storage needs. You can reduce clutter and maintain a tidy room with quality storage.

Bunk Beds Can Still Have Individualized Spaces for Each Child

While sharing a bedroom, it is important for each child to have their own sense of personal space. Customizing the bunk beds to create individualized areas can help achieve this. Consider adding curtains or canopies around each bunk to provide privacy and personality.

Each child can decorate their space with their preferred bedding, pillows, and decorations. Maybe everyone can make rules about others’ beds being off-limits so the space feels more like theirs. Helping them with this will help them to express their unique personality within the shared room.

If you’re only putting two children in a room, a simple no-construction-required way to make their space as separate as possible are two loft bunk beds on opposing walls. The space underneath each will provide separate areas, and the beds themselves won’t be attached.

Keep Up with Your Organization & Set Rules

Keeping up with organizing is needed to make sure that multi-kid room doesn’t look like a hurricane ran through. Assign specific storage areas for each child, such as designated drawers or shelves. Use labels or color-coded storage bins to help children identify their personal items.

In addition, make making your bed a morning chore they can do together or alone. Two birds, one stone. Establish a daily routine for tidying up the room together. It's best to teach children the importance of responsibility and cleaning early on.

Everyone Should Take Part in Designing the Room

Involving children in the design process fosters a sense of ownership. You'll also make sure that their needs are considered. Consult everyone and discuss their ideas and preferences for colors, themes, and decorations. Encourage them to contribute to the process. Everything from selecting bedding or picking out decorative items. By involving them, you create a shared space that reflects their individual tastes.

Make Sure You Leave Enough Room for a Desk

For older children, integrating study areas within the bunk bed setup should be a given. Consider including a built-in desk or a pull-out desk underneath the top bunk. Or those opposing loft beds we talked about earlier.

This dedicated space allows each child to have their own study area, enhancing focus and productivity. Study areas should always be well-lit and organized. They can also be storage for books, art supplies, and other study materials.

Bunk Beds are Both Flexible & Adaptable as Kids Get Older

As children grow and their needs change, it is important to design the bunk bed setup with flexibility and adaptability in mind. Look for bunk beds that can be transformed into separate beds if necessary. This allows for more flexibility as children's preferences and sleeping arrangements change.

Consider other non-traditional bunk bed setups that consider the long-term. For instance, bunks where the top bed is a twin and the bottom is a full. Or bunks where the bottom bed is actually a futon. You may find a setup that stays with your kids into adulthood.

Personalized Mattresses Complete the Shared Picture

Did you know that you can have custom bunk bed mattresses made? You can have different mattresses to match each child's needs. One can be firmer while the other softer. Custom bedding is the exact same way with the child being able to choose exactly what they want. Colors can also be changed to match their personality.

Custom bunk mattresses for kids might seem like an unnecessary luxury, but it’s actually one of the smartest choices you can make for your kids’ long-term sleep health throughout their childhood. A custom-made mattress will be constructed of safe, durable, high-quality materials with materials and firmness that’s just right for each of them.

Just Give Bunk Beds a Chance!

Designing a multi-child bedroom with bunk beds could be great. It's an opportunity to create a functional and shared space that still meets the needs and preferences of each child. You can turn a small space into an inviting environment that fosters togetherness and personal space for each child. With just a few measurements, you can get started on a new mattress with Custom Mattress Factory.


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