Girls’ Shared Bedroom: Bunk Beds or Single Beds?

I posted photos of my daughters’ shared bedroom a few days ago. In about six months (or less), I’ll be shopping for a new big girl’s bed for my older daughter and my youngest will get her toddler bed. So, do I buy bunk beds or twin beds?

My girls have a pretty big room, but I don’t want all that space eaten up by beds. I would have to keep both bunk beds grounded until they’re older, though, and I’m not a fan of how most bunk bed look as a single beds. They’re just kind of blah.

Jenny Lind beds are an obvious choice for our old, cottage style house and I love how they play well with contemporary decor. But, bunk beds will give them more room to play. Arg!

So many questions… Luckily, I don’t have to make up my mind right now. Here is some of my inspiration…

The above girl’s bedroom belongs to lucky Eleanor, Nicole Balch of Making It Lovely‘s little girl. You can see the Jenny Lind bed peaking out in the picture. I absolutely love this bed mixed with contemporary furniture. Look at that light fixture and the funky curtains Nicole made herself. That girl has STYLE!

Love the mix of styles in this bedroom. Twin Jenny Lind beds look so lovely together!

This photo has been all over the internet. I found it on ohdeedoh, but I think I saw it somewhere else first. The Jenny Lind beds look boho and quirky in this room.

If I don’t go with Jenny Lind single beds, I would consider modern single beds. (From Sunrise and Mark Ruffalo’s house, Domino Magazine.)

As for bunk beds, I like them modern. Gwynth Paltrow’s kids’ bunk bed is from Posh Tots. I think this was just a temporary room for them when she was on location. Love the combo of purple and neutral, but I would be afraid to invest in a colored bed.

How fabulous is this room? My version would be much more budget, of course. Still, I love the colors and the minimalist furniture.  (Room found here.)

This super minimal room wouldn’t work for us, but I dig it for boys. I think that bunk bed is from Ikea. (From Dwell.)

My girls have the matching dresser to this modern bunk bed. The reviews say it’s difficult to change the sheets, though. So, no, thank you.

And this much loved room from Domino still leaves me smiling. Colored beds are so much fun, but I can’t take the commitment!

Even if we went modern, the room would be girly because my girls are girly. My daughter would love a canopy. I wanted one when I was little, too. (From the boo and the boy)

Here’s another example of bunk bed that would be girly enough for my girls, but still contemporary enough for me. (From Lonny.)

And, last, but not least, I really love how whimsical hanging tissue pom-poms look in a girl’s bedroom. Actually, I think paper lanterns are in the above photo, but I like the idea of pom-poms more. (Above photo is Genifer Goodman Sohr and Benjamin Sohr’s  house, seen in the book, Undecorate by Christiane Lemieux.)

Find Tissue Paper Pom Poms at Prost to the Host on Etsy.

So, what do you think? Bunk beds (that will be single beds for a few years) or single beds? I guess I’ll keep thinking about it!

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One comment

  1. Stacy says:

    Love the Lindy beds in your house.

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