Decorating with Girls Bunk Beds
There’s certainly nothing new about bunkbeds. Anyone who grew up in the latter half of the 20th century is accustomed to thinking about them in terms of boarding schools, college dorms, and such classic family situation comedies as “The Brady Bunch” and “Leave It to Beaver.” But there is a reason this piece of standard bedroom furniture has become a true classic: It’s an outstanding space saver.
Considering the continuing economic issues that have been concerning most of us to a greater or lesser degree, making the most of what we have is becoming an ever more important feature of contemporary design. Particularly for those of us with growing families, putting grade-school age and older children in bunks simply makes a lot of sense. Even many of us with relatively large pocketbooks are delaying moves to larger homes and looking for ways to combine style with economy. For those of us with multiple female children to house, girls bunk beds are just the most obvious choice there is.
A few provisos. Some kids love bunks and some, well, not so much. A lot of young women love the vantage point of a upper bunk but others might have issues with heights or simply not want to have to go down a small ladder every morning. If two girls want the top bunk, or both demand the bottom, you might have a bit of a conflict on your hands. But then, resolving those kind of conflicts is just all in a day’s work for moms and dads. Also, you want to pay due respect to safety by making sure that legally mandated guardrails are installed and not allowing girls under six years-old to take top bunks.
That being said, the design ideas available with girls bunk beds are pretty endless. Below are just a few.