I have never been one who EVER wanted to sleep in bunk beds.
During my freshman year at Auburn,
I was "tripled" in a dorm room with a bunk bed and a single twin bed.
I sacrificed precious closet space...anything I could...to ensure that I would NEVER have to sleep in that rickety old bunk.
But times have changed...
I now appreciate the mesmerizing power that a bunk bed has on kids.
A couple of year ago, I came across this photo below.
This family of 6 had built in bunk beds in their kids' playroom.
It immediately struck a cord with me and I knew
that we had to have this in our new home's design.
Since our new house will not have a "guest room",
we decided to incorporate this idea of
2 sets of built in bunks into our own playroom.
|Interior Design: Brigid J. McIntyre|
OUR BUNK MUST-HAVES:
• Bunks all along one wall to free up the Playroom floor
|Urban Grace Interiors|
• Good lighting, a comfortable mattress,
plenty of headroom, and a shelf
I have my own personal reasons for wanting these bunk beds:
1. If you or your kids are sick, you can all sleep on a bunk while you watch tv, rather than sleeping on a sofa.
(When I was a kid, I always felt sorry for the Brady Bunch kids.
When they got sick, they had to sleep in their
rooms and stare at the wall...BORING!)
2. An inviting "Guest room" for...
• our family and friends
• our children's future visiting college friends
• our future grandkids
3. Spend-the-night Headquarters
I think these bunks will be a hit with our kids and their friends.