I just returned from a lake cottage weekend with my girlfriends and their families, an annual trip that keeps changing every year as the four little kids in our group get older.
It got me thinking how fun it would be to have a big bunk room where we could put all the kids at night, which got me inspired to look at some vacation bunk rooms.
Then I remembered seeing one in the portfolio of one my favorite design firms, Studio M in Tampa, Florida.
You can see it up top. I think it’s a great design because it incorporates twin and full size beds, which makes the beds so flexible.
You could arguably sleep six people in these beds – although you have to hope you don’t have several snorers or it would pretty darn hard to sleep!
Plus, the color scheme is fantastic.
In fact, Cottage Living has featured a bunch of great bunk rooms over the years – which is, of course, no surprise given how many vacation homes the magazine shows off.
The modern bunk room below is cool and fun and the color scheme is really in style right now. It’s also at MyHomeIdeas.com.
The sweet little bunk room at right comes from Better Homes and Gardens.
“These beds each have a bit of unique personality, shown off in various hues of softly striped linens,” BHG says of the room.
“By the bed, a small green metal stool does triple duty as a seat, nightstand, and ladder to the top bunk.”
I’m not sure I’d trust that stool as my step up to the top bunk, but it looks great.
But I do like the cottage-feel of the room, with the checkerboard floor and the distressed table.
A great thing about a vacation room like this is you don’t have to worry much about the kids messing it up!
Finally, I wanted to include yet another example from Cottage Living, which featured this bunk room from a home in Santa Cruz, California.
These twin beds are extra long so anyone – not just the kids – can use them.
What do you think? Are bunk rooms a good way to go on vacation? Or is putting four or more kids in one space a bad idea?