With many of us living in cosy HDBs or condos (with dreams of one day owning a landed house), the need for space-saving furniture is a given. Bunk beds: two words that will free up some floor space (so you can throw down one of these stylish rugs) and whip your child’s bedroom into organised heaven. From spiffy loft bunks to novelty beds, mini-adventure playgrounds to neat classics, we’ve found contemporary space-saving creations for every budget.
These guys don’t just do beds – they do adventure playground beds! We’re talking slides, canopies, princess castles and jungle safaris, all in bunk and loft bed form! (Check out that pic above. Very cool, right?) Beds are top-notch quality, and can be customised to the age, gender and personality of your little people. Oh, to be young again…
Bunks start at $2600, outlets at United Square, 112 Katong and Forum the Shopping Mall; flexasingapore.com
Enter the Piccolo House website at your own peril. We’re lusting over the white-washed solid bunks which feature a proper staircase (no need for mummy panic, watching your little ones wobble on a traditional bunk ladder). And that staircase? It turns into drawers, people! Storage heaven, indeed. We’re also digging the queen bunk option – a single top and a queen bottom perfect for squeezing in extra bods. Check out these tips on how to style your kid’s bedroom from Piccolo House!
Bunks start at $1686, 10 Ubi Crescent #01-63 (Lobby D) Ubi Techpark, Singapore 408564, t. 6743 8884; www.piccolo-house.com
IKEA never lets us down when it comes to budget-friendly options. And with the often transient nature of life in Singapore, shelling out big $$ for bunks may not be cost effective if you are going to be shipping out after a short spell here. With the Tuffing bunk range starting at just $179, and the loft bed option for older kids at $139, this is practical, yet snazzy, furniture that the kids AND our wallets will love!
Bunks start at $179, 317 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159965, t. 6786 6868 and 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764, t. 6786 6868; www.ikea.com/sg
Not only will you find everything you could possibly ever need to turn your kids’ bedrooms into a space-saving wonderland at Kids Haven, but there are also novelty beds for your quirky mini humans. Snap up a race car bed with a pull out trundle, bunk beds with slides, and even a triple bunk for really making the most of smaller bedrooms. This is also the place to head for the pretty cool Matrix range where you can mix ‘n’ match designs to suit your space, style and children’s ages.
Bunks start at $1409, and novelty beds at $388, 61 Ubi Road 1, Oxley Bizhub 1 #01-28, Singapore 408727 and 3 Gateway Drive, Westgate Mall, #04-14, Singapore 608532, t. 9178 0225; www.kidshaven.sg
We now have a pretty long wish list after checking out the stylish bunks, matching furniture and accessories over at Deer Industries. If you’re looking for optimum space usage, then check out the Dutch-designed Combiflex range, which has the option of adding a wheeled trundle bed underneath (perfect for sleepovers!). We’ve also got our eyes on the Banana Monkey bed sets and Spanish flamenco duvet covers.
Bunks start at $2249, 315 Outram Road, Tan Boon Liat Building, #07-05, Singapore 169074, t. 9485 4430, e. email@example.com; www.deerindustries.com
You can’t go wrong for some bedroom inspo at reasonable prices over at Courts. Kit out the whole house, or just get your kiddo’s rooms sorted, but either way there’s plenty of choices, some great flexi-payment plans and often money saving offers to be had. The New Anzola bunk bed range is the most budget-friendly of all, but we’re also feeling the stylish Signature Burley double bunk beds.
Bunks start at $379, various locations island wide, t. 1800 222 6868; www.courts.com.sg
Whether you are looking for a fun bunk for younger kids (think slides!), or a funky loft bed for your teens, LittleWode has plenty of awesome choices – many of which boast a Pottery Barn-esque look.
Bunks start at $1099, 38 Jalan Pemimpin M38, #04-07, Singapore 577178, t. 6459 9677 e. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.littlewode.com
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If you’re ready for a bit of a splurge, then the gorgeous Oliver Furniture wood collection offers stylish, yet sturdy, picks in classic Scandi style. Finish off the kids’ dream bedroom with a teepee and some snazzy wall art. There’s SO much to covet here.
Bunks start from $3895, Block 6B Dempsey Road, Singapore 247662, t. 6475 1792, e. email@example.com; www.cuckoolittlelifestyle.com
Practical and inexpensive are the name of the game over at Forty Two with the Janssen metal bunk range starting at $279. Lots of bunk choices come in super single and queen combos, perfect for big families small on space.
Bunks start from $279, 5 Toh Guan Road East, Unit #05-01, Singapore 608831, t. 6777 7667, e. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.fortytwo.sg
The solid hardwood bunks at Ni-Night have been designed so that once the kids are over being bunk mates, they can convert into two awesome single slat beds. Trundles can be added as an extra to boost space-saving options. We’re also crushing on the honeycomb rugs…
Bunks start from $1700, 7 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore, 427742, t. 6440 7567, e. email@example.com; www.ni-night.com
Photography (top image): Flexa