Creative and fun ways to decorate bunk beds

Do you want to decorate your children’s bunk beds but don’t know where to start? If so, here are some fun and creative bunk bed décor ideas your children will love.

1. Add colour

Most kids that share a room still want to have a space they can call their own, and you can achieve this by allowing them to paint their bunk beds in their favourite colour. Whether it’s a bright colour like pink or a cool colour like blue, adding colour transforms the room and encourages self-identity.

Try matching the paint colour to the room’s décor to create a cohesive look. For instance, if the room has a monochrome palette, opt for intense colours such as yellow to create a focal point. Alternatively, if the room is more colourful, use colours that contrast well with the main hues without being overly distracting.

However, the most important thing is to make sure the colours you pick are appealing to your kids.

2. Add some pillows

Many parents consider bunk beds bulky and almost impossible to decorate, but something as simple as adding pillows in different sizes and textures can transform this furniture from dull looking to vibrant and comfortable.

Whether it’s functional or decorative, you can place pillows with different prints and colours on your bunk beds to add a whimsical touch. Stuffed animals are also a great alternative to pillows, especially for younger kids.

Just ensure you have a designated area for them, e.g., centring them at the wall for a more symmetrical look.

3. Add fairy lights

If you want to add a light flair to your bunk beds, use Christmas or fairy lights. Simply wrap strings of lights around the bed and use them as a night light. Fairy lights come in handy for kids that are scared of the dark while making the room magical.

4. Hang curtains

When kids share a room, privacy is out of the question. But, like adults, kids need their own space to grow, mature and build their self-confidence. To create this privacy, hang curtains on each bed by attaching them to the bed frame.

The curtains can match either the walls or the furniture in the room or feature your kid’s favourite cartoons and movies.

5. Use buttoned and padded fabric

If you want to transform your bunk bed into a luxurious statement piece, consider using buttoned and padded fabric on the bed frame. You can DIY this or hire an expert for a more professional finish.

Adding padded or buttoned fabric to your bunk bed will make your child’s room look cute while protecting your bunk bed from external wear and tear.

To help you get started, here are some tips for choosing the padded or buttoned fabric:

• Ensure it suits the bedroom and your kid’s taste
• Buy fabric that’s durable and doesn’t wear off easily
• Go for satin or velvet fabric to amp up the look
• Look for low maintenance fabric
• You’re better off picking a plain fabric instead of a patterned one because the former ties together elements in the room

6. Use 3D initials

Another way to make your kids feel like they have their own space while decorating the room is by installing 3D initials on the wall above each bunk. You can make 3D letters using cardboard or purchase ready-made name décor signs online.

The 3D initials don’t necessarily have to be your kids’ names. They can be their nicknames, their age, or their favourite quote. To take it up a notch, purchase 3D letters with LED lights to make the sign and room pop.

All in all, have fun decorating your bunk beds and avoid only sticking to traditional décor ideas.

Written by Eric

37-year-old who enjoys ferret racing, binge-watching boxed sets and praying. He is exciting and entertaining, but can also be very boring and a bit grumpy.