If you’ve been reading Furniture and Design Ideas recently, you know we’ve had bunk beds on the brain. And why not? Today’s bunks are more versatile than ever, creating fun, yet practical living spaces in modern children’s bedrooms. They can be playful, sophisticated, and all points in between.
And if you read our post on seaside-inspired teen furniture, you saw a great Young America bunk set, perfect for artful shabby chic rooms.
Look for contemporary bunk bed features like:
• Desks and bookshelves
• Platform storage drawers
• Vertical cupboards
• Rolling or spring trundles
Yes, there are a lot of great bunk beds out there, but naturally, size, structure, and design all vary. So today, we also want to talk about bunkie boards.
And what are they? For bunk bed frames that don’t include built-in mattress support, these boards fill the role of a box spring or wood slats.
It makes sense when you think about it; a bulky box spring isn’t going to work well with bunk beds – especially on that top bunk!
When you’ve decided on your dream bunk bed, find out if the frame includes slats that support each mattress. If not, you’ll want to add bunkie boards. Some bunk beds will only need one board for the top bunk alone, while some models need support for both mattresses.