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5 Bunk Bed Accessories That Will Glow Up Your Kids' Bedroom(s)

by Ronald Elias

Those who have dealt with a bunk bed at some point in their lives understand the unique challenges and benefits that come with it. We think it’s time for a bedroom glow up!

Take your child’s sleep experience to new heights (literally), and check out our guide so that you can learn how to glow up your child’s bedroom with a few bunk bed accessories.

1. Bunk Bed Curtains

Even the most outgoing child needs their privacy every now and then. Having your own space to reboot, chill, and unwind is healthy. Just like adults, their day-to-day comes with its own stresses, and giving them a space to decompress will only help them succeed.  

Bunk bed curtains are a great way to provide this kind of sanctuary, especially for kids who are sharing a room. They can escape into their own world, read a book, or play a mobile game. This bunk bed accessory enables a safe space where they can be creative with their time to prepare for the days ahead. 

Young girl jumping on her bed

2. Bunk Bed Organizers

Even the most energetic kid will get tired of climbing up and down the ladder of their top bunk when they want something. Sure, kids have more of a propensity for being hyperactive, but they also need time to relax. Bunk bed organizers can help keep some of their most valued possessions within an arm’s reach.

Not just for fun items, this bunk bed accessory can also store supplies that your kids use when completing their homework, so their bunk can also function as a place to study. And while there is a little bit more effort involved in getting to the top bunk, the lower bed can use these just as well. Having your necessities nearby ensures comfort.

Along with organizers, some shelves can be attached to these units, providing an excellent place for propping up healthy snacks or playing a board game.

Unisex bedroom with a bunk bed with built-in shelves and drawers

3. Bunk Bed Tents

The benefits for bunk bed tents are pretty much the same as those we outlined for privacy curtains—but this bunk bed accessory is arguably a lot more fun! Bunk bed tents add an imaginative layer and impart flair toward your kid’s bedroom if you choose the right ones.  

You can get bunk bed tents that will transform your child's resting place into something magical, like an enchanted fortress. Bunk bed tents have the added benefit of giving both the top bunk and the bottom bunk extra privacy along with a backdrop for make-believe time. When that time comes, there is a good chance adults will want to get in on the fun, too.

Smiling mother reading a storybook to her young daughter inside a bed tent

4. Bunk Bed Stairs

As we move along our glow up checklist, the stairs kids use to get up into their beds provide an excellent opportunity for maximizing space. Some ladders fold away, carving out a more open space. There are bunk bed designs that even have a ladder built into the unit's side so as to not block entry into the lower bunk. 

Craftier designs allow you to repurpose the lower bunk for things other than just the staircase. Just as many homes do, you can use the area under the stairs to keep toys, books, and anything else. There are many ways to go about redesigning that area, but here is a noteworthy example, which illustrates a storage staircase for a bunk.

Young boy on bunk bed stairs playing with his mother

5. Bunk Bed Lighting

While it is easier to create privacy in the lower bunk, it is also harder to light that same bunk bed mattress. Thankfully, there are many options for creating a well-lit space for your kid. 

One option is to build a fort-like space with some fairy lights or other ornamental lighting. If you want to keep things on a more serious note, there are options for that, too. You can even build out your own LED lights for just a few bucks.

Three young boys playing in blanket fort illuminated by string lights

Our experts will be happy to help you find the best bunk bed mattress—it is, after all, the most important element in any bedroom glow up. Check out our digital catalog and call our store today!