To decorate your child’s bedroom using bunk beds, you can paint the bunk bed to look like a meadow, make the bunk bed look like a castle, add colorful lights, or make a tree house bunk bed.
If you are using bunk beds for your children’s bedrooms, you can modify your kids bunk beds so that they can be fun and attractive. There are many great bunk bed ideas you can try, but don’t forget to ask your kids what theme they would like their bed or room to have before you start your project.
Paint the bunk bed to look like a meadow
Your young daughters might love a meadow concept for their bunk beds. Paint the upper bunk with a sky blue color so that it resembles the sky and add details like clouds and a sun. You can use a stencil to paint the sun and clouds directly on the sky blue paint or, instead, you can paste pictures of clouds and a sun. For the lower bunk, paint it with a combination of green and brown so that it resembles the ground. You can paint flowers and butterflies on the lower bed frame. Additional props like flower garlands may also be used and twisted around the bed’s guardrails and posts. Don’t hang any of the props too low and don’t hang them on the ladder as it could make it difficult for your child to move up or down.
Make the bunk bed look like a castle
A castle motif will work well for both little boys and girls. Cap the top of bed posts with paper mache towers or towers made of cardboard tubes. You can add small flags on the tip of the towers as details. Repaint the bed posts and the framework of the bed so that it looks as if they were made of stone. You can also decorate the floor around the bed so that it looks like a moat. You can surround the bed with a blue rug or carpet. Cut a piece of cardboard and paint it in a way that it resembles a wooden draw bridge, lay it over the blue carpet perpendicular to the bunk bed.
Add colorful lights
A simple but functional idea for your bunk bed is to add colorful lights to it. Attach colorful push lights around the bed or on the bed posts so the kids can move around in the dark. You can also paint the ladder of the bed with glow-in-the-dark paint so your kids will have better visibility when climbing up to the top bunk in the dark.
Make a tree house bunk bed
You can decorate your kids’ bunk bed so that it looks like a tree house. Buy wallpaper that has a tree and apply it on the wall behind the bed. You can also draw a tree on cardboard, paint it and then cut it out to be pasted behind the bed. Paint the bed with the color brown so that it resembles a wooden tree house. Attach props like artificial vines and twist it around the bed railings. You can also hang plastic flowers and fruits on the bed posts.
With some imagination and resourcefulness, you can easily make bunk beds both functional and aesthetically pleasing for your kids.