Some of the coolest kids’ rooms we’ve seen lately have bunks—and between the bold colors and mini architectural feats, they’re the perfect mix of form and function. The dupe: What’s great about this Casa Kids bed (aside from the shape) is the fact that its light palette totally lends itself to a fresh paint job; take a page from Samuel’s book and make a statement with a wash of emerald.
The original: Kip & Co. founder Alex McCabe stuck to a pretty minimal style for her daughters’ room, with the exception of the wine red railing and ladder.
That pop of color was inspired by a lampshade she bought in Indonesia: “It has this little strip of red in it, so I said to the steelmaker, ‘Match it exactly.’”
The dupe: Those of us without dedicated steelmakers can still use a bunk bed to bring some playful vibrancy to a nursery—just pick a simple steel frame and let its electric blue shade speak for itself. The original: Tonal pink cushions and bedding add some subtle contrast to this otherwise traditional nook by Amber Lewis.
The bunk bed here is another opportunity to add in sweet details, like custom woven pillows and a miniature bookcase in the headboard. The dupe: Every fort has to start somewhere, and this solid choice offers a perfect foundation for your own curtain additions.
The dupe: Take advantage of the shelves in this Pottery Barn piece to get them started young on their library.
The simple arched rail is a small detail, but set against the pinks and white built-in furniture, it adds some dimension. The dupe: This Perludi alternate features a similar curved railing, and since it’s a raw wood, you can paint it any shade you like. Custom shelving built into the back of the bunks allows for ample storage space and tchotchke displays.
), hand your kids a pack of (easily removable) stickers, add front and back panels with extra storage—and they’ve got a place to call their (and your) own. The original: Textured linens, exposed beams, and eyelet curtains: Everything about this Jersey Ice Cream Co.–designed farmhouse is vintage perfection.
The dupe: That said, not all of us are graced with charming architectural gems in our homes, so you can fake a wood beam by way of a bunk with a dark walnut accent strip. The dupe: It doesn’t have a slide, but RH Baby & Child’s house silhouette is still one of the most playful bunk beds we’ve ever seen. The original: To avoid a typical cavernous bottom bunk, House Becoming Home opted for an L-shaped look complete with funky wallpaper, a lick of forest green paint, and multi-size drawers for extra storage. The dupe: Squeeze freestanding furniture (like a small dresser or nightstand) next to the bottom bunk to give this perpendicular pick a storage boost.
The original: Coated in a deep navy hue, this space by Studio McGee definitely packs a punch.