Hi friends! Today I’m excited to share about a new(ish) update to the girls’ room – bunk beds!
But first, let me back up. Ever since I found out I was pregnant, we knew we would have our kids room share. This is what Lucy’s room originally looked like for the first year-ish that we lived in Nashville. After Winnie was born, the room went through a few different iterations, from a crib (for Lucy) and Moses basket (for Winnie) to two matching Stokke cribs (mini crib size for Winnie and with extender for Lucy so it was more like a bed). You can see the most recent pre-bunk bed version of the room in this post. But now we have a bunk bed that the girls could grow into and it’s been THE BEST.
A few months ago, I shared a blog post with some Bunk bed Plans, Inspiration & Ideas. I was deciding between a few options, but ultimately we settled on the IKEA Kura Bunk Bed. While it’s technically not a bunk bed, it’s a reversible bed so you can put the bed at the top and use the below space as a floor bed. I also loved that the IKEA KURA bed isn’t as tall as standard bunk bed, which makes me feel more comfortable since my girls are still pretty young. While I love the look of the bunk bed WITHOUT the panels (pictured in this blog post), for safety reasons, especially at the girls’ ages, we decided to keep the panels up. There are so many IKEA KURA hacks on Pinterest, and I originally planned to get these removable rattan-like panels. But after we set the bunk bed up, I decided it looked great as-is!
I did want to share two important things to know if you’re going to get the IKEA KURA bunk bed. 1) Make sure to get slats for the bottom bunk, so the mattress isn’t directly on the floor for airflow/ventilation. And 2) you’ll want a thin mattress that is less than 5″ tall for the top bunk for safety reasons. I ordered this one from IKEA for the top bunk and Lucy hasn’t had any complaints! The bed dimensions are 45 5/8 ” H x 41 3/8 ” wide x 78 3/8 ” long.
One other thing to share is that the Nugget couch fits perfectly in the bottom section of the KURA bed, so if you didn’t want to have a mattress, you could still make a cozy snuggle spot with the Nugget! We use our Nugget in our family room all the time, so we just have a regular twin mattress on the bottom bunk. We use the bottom bunk allll the time, but especially for pre-bedtime stories and snuggles. Right now, Winnie still sleeps in a crib in the same room, but eventually she will move to thee bottom bunk.
In terms of decor, we just kept the room basically the same! I did find this epic Moroccan colorful rug that fits perfectly in here and at the end of the bed, we have a small (old Target) rug with a basket of toys and a lamp. I will maybe? eventually? shift the gallery wall over to be centered over the bunk bed, but I’m fine with it for now. We ordered a few sheet sets, but this flannel unicorn set is the favorite. Same goes with the duvet cover – this dotted one is the usual one we use! I decorated the bottom bunk with a bunch of colorful pillows from our travels and my textile shop, plus the sweetest Cuddle+Kind dolls. By the way, each Cuddle+Kind doll purchased provides 10 meals to children in need, which is just awesome!
Alright I think that covers most of the bunk bed updates! Would love to hear what you think of the girls’ room!
SHOP THE ROOM
BUNK BED SHEETS
BUNK BED DUVET COVER
BUNK BED DUVET INSERT
BED SLATS (for bottom bunk)
TOP BUNK MATTRESS
BOTTOM BUNK MATTRESS
BRASS CURTAIN RODS
BRASS CURTAIN CLIPS
WOODEN STORAGE BASKETS
WHITE UTILITY CART
ART “STAY 1” (BIRD)
ART “You Can Do Hard Things”
ART “Snow Leopard”
ART “Rainbow & Clouds”
ART “Secret Cove”
ART “I Love San Francisco”
POM POM WALL ART (no longer available)
ANIMAL HEADS (various from Target)
Lucy’s Bedroom Tour (2019)