Emperors Gate, South Kensington, LondonContemporary Kids, London
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Make them for sitting and sleepingThis is a smart idea for a bedroom that only needs occasional space for one more littl’un. Technically, this is what’s often called a loft bed rather than bunks as there’s just one (official) bed. However, those big chunky cushions beneath the top level are solid enough to do double duty. These make for a squidgy sofa, perfect for bedtime stories, but will also work as a part-time bed.A curtain made from a complementary fabric and suspended with a simple telescopic pole so that it covers the front of the lower level could make for a fun den-like experience for smaller children.
Pop in a nifty chair bedIf you don’t have the space for a hefty sofa bed in your child’s room, consider a more compact option such as a chair bed that folds out to become a mattress. If you position the chair in the space below a loft bed, it can either fold out directly underneath, or out into the room. Just ensure there are no obstacles in front so that it can be folded out in one easy action.
Originally, when the house was only going to be two storeys, this room was going to be the master bedroom. However, once the flat above became available, the family was able to spread the rooms out. The high-sleeper bed incorporates a comfy seating area underneath so their son has a cosy spot to read and relax, while an animal-hide rug softens up the wooden floor for playing.Learn why it’s time to embrace bunk beds