Unique bunk bed designs + other baby and kid rooms worthy of swooning #Pimp my kid's room#Shopping#big kids#diy#lil kids#room decor#star wars Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Oct 28 2009) kellbot the_kellbot Space shuttle bunk bed found at My Moon Drops. Ariel's post last week about turning her closet into a nursery got me thinking… how else can you creatively use the space you have when you have kids? My husband and I currently live in a small 3 bedroom house, and we hope to have at least three children. Who we'll have to cram into one room. The solution for us is going to lie in the liberal use of bunk beds and, as it turns out, that means way more fun anyway! Check out these cool (and totally copy-able, if you've got skills like that) bunk bed designs and kid's rooms: Ikea hackery performed by GeekDad. You really have to check out the original post to appreciate the full genius of this furniture hack. Turning an Ikea bunk bed into two lifted beds with desk space beneath is so genius it makes my head hurt a little. Also, those colors are awesome. A bright blue polar bear room for an almost-teen. A Star Wars-themed bunk bed? I'm not sure life gets any better. Kicking it old school in Brewer's vintage pad Brigsby's kind of crazy carnivalesque nursery Lusciously sparse design courtesy of Argington. Ok, I'm fully aware that both this and the space shuttle bed cost more than a cup of coffee. If you have the ability to buy these, cool. If not, no one's saying you can't borrow their ingenious ideas, are they? If you've got time, a hacksaw, skills, and access to a Home Depot, who's to say your bunk beds can't be almost as fun as your kids are? Now, the trick will be to get them to actually sleep in those things… You want even MORE rooms and nurseries to drool over? YOU GOT IT: Matteo's magical "Where the Wild Things Are" themed nursery Are you ready for an orange treehouse kid's bed? YES! Eleven colorful nurseries, teen rooms, and bunking spaces for everyone in between Create your own indoor camping snooze haven for your kidlets A punk-inspired nursery and baby shower Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo kellbot Kelly Maguire, also known as Kellbot, is the Offbeat Empire's web developer. @kellbot @the_kellbot PREVIOUS Facing your birth fears NEXT How I want to avoid mommy martyrdom Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] Oh I love these, especially the creative use of ikea. Since I don't see a 4-bedroom house in our near future, our boys will definitely be bunking once big enough (we have a 3-yo and one on the way, and daddy has a video editing studio.) I hated sharing a bedroom with my sisters as a teenager, but up until that point I didn't mind the company. Reply My daughter's bed is on the 2nd story of a huge pink castle in her room that my husband built for her. I'll have to post photos, but I can't get the whole thing in one shot! Reply I'm in the middle of a furniture hack – bunkbeds to be turned into a princess castle, with a slide for the top bunk's exit method. Best part? The bunk beds in question are solid oak and picked up for free via freecycle. I'll send in pics and such when the process is complete. Perhaps I'll even write up a DIY guide for other offbeat mama's to utilize. 😀 Reply I'd love to see it. I want a slide for my daughter's bunk bed (I mean… she wants it) Reply -Zahra & MMCMomma, We would DEFINITELY love to see pictures when you're done. Please send them over once you've finished! Reply Our daughter having a "cool" loft bed made transitioning to her own bed a lot easier!!!! Reply We have a a princess castle bunk bed for our girls – it's great, they love their bedroom and going to bed. One bed is "inside" the castle… the other is on top. 🙂 Yay for original, creative ways to manage space! Reply Growing up, my dad made for my brother a Transformers loft bed with a desk underneath. All I got was a stupid canopy bed. 😛 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.