Bunk bed decorating ideas

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Bunk bed decorating ideas
Decorate bunk beds to brighten your decor. (toy bed image by bluefern from Fotolia.com)

Bunk beds are a popular option for sleeping arrangements in kids' rooms. They are highly functional and versatile, allowing for a wide array of sleep configurations. Along with being versatile, they don't take up a lot of space in a bedroom. Sometimes, though, design and decor take a back seat when it comes to bunk beds. Add some decorative punch to bunk beds with a few different ideas.

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Create a treehouse effect for the bunk bed. Buy a vertical border wallpaper print that depicts a tree. Install this on the wall next to the bed. Wallpaper the wall directly behind the bed with grass cloth for a natural look. Attach artificial green vines and red apples to the rails and frame of the bed to create a tree look. Use lengths of floral wire and wrap around the stem of the apple, leave a substantial amount of tail to the wire on the apple and wrap the wire around the vines on the bed.

Bunk bed decorating ideas
Capture the look of a treehouse in a bunk bed. (House on the tree image by Valery Shanin from Fotolia.com)


Paint the bunk beds with an animal print. Paint zebra stripes, leopard spots or tiger stripes onto the bunk bed frame or choose a bright lime green glossy paint. Hang mosquito netting from the top bunk so that it hangs as a curtain over the opening to the bottom bunk. Use a craft stapler or hook and loop tape to attach the mosquito net. Create a draped effect with mosquito netting on the ceiling above the top bunk; again, use the craft stapler or hook and loop tape. Add animal print sheets and pillows to the beds. Prop some stuffed monkeys throughout to complete the jungle theme.

Bunk bed decorating ideas
Add a jungle theme to a bunk bed. (monkey image by Przemyslaw Moranski from Fotolia.com)


Make a boys-only or girls-only clubhouse for the bunk beds. Create bright royal blue and bright red curtains or flaps to hang from the bottom of the top bunk to cover the opening to the bottom bunk. Choose pink, yellow or mint colours for girls. Attach with hook and loop tape or a craft stapler. Add pockets to the curtains on the inside for storage. Add a hand-painted sign that says "No Boys Allowed"or "No Girls Allowed," and hang next to the bed. Hang old binoculars above the bunk beds on the wall with decorative pegs or hooks to let the kids spy on each other.

Bunk bed decorating ideas
Make a clubhouse for your kids' bunk beds. (No Adults image by Towards Ithaca from Fotolia.com)

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