Bunk Beds | Loft Beds

Bunk Beds are common types of bed systems made up of two or more beds stacked on top of each other. Efficiently utilizing the unused vertical space above the same area occupied by a single bed, bunk beds are structured to safely support two people sleeping simultaneously. Bunk beds are often found in spaces that require greater sleeping efficiency such as children’s bedrooms, hostels, dormitories, summer camps, prisons and military spaces. Standard bunk beds are made up of two equal sized mattresses, but variations of bunk bed designs may use mismatched sizes, stack more than two beds, or become loft beds that exchange the bottom bed for an open multi-use space. Additional features such as ladders, storage, curtains, and safety railings can be incorporated for greater functionality.

What is the difference between a bunk bed and a loft bed?

Loft beds are similar in concept to bunk beds, but loft beds remove the lower bed in order to instead create an open space that can be used as a play area, work space, lounge, or storage space.

What age is safe for the top bed of a bunk bed?

The top bed of a bunk bed should not be used by children under the age of six years old. Warning labels advising this age should be present on every bunk bed.


How tall are bunk beds?

Bunk beds are designed in a range of common heights from 54”-74” (1.37-1.88 m) that should be considered based on the desired efficiency, room height, and user age.

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IKEA Tuffing Loft Bed
Drawing comparing the size of the IKEA Tuffing Loft Bed to an average young girl

The IKEA Tuffing Loft Bed is minimal steel frame loft bed with polyester guard rails, a central ladder, and an open lower space that can be used for a variety of functions. Designed by IKEA as a low cost and flexible loft frame, the IKEA Tuffing Loft Bed can be customized as a work space with the addition of the IKEA SVÄRTA desk top surface.

The IKEA Tuffing Loft Bed is designed for a twin mattress and has a length of 81 7/8” (208 cm), width of 38 1/4” (97 cm), height of 70 1/2” (179 cm), and provides a lower clear space height of 57 1/8” (145 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the IKEA Tuffing Loft Bed with dimensions
The IKEA Tuffing Loft Bed is minimal steel frame loft bed with polyester guard rails, a central ladder, and an open lower space that can be used for a variety of functions.

The IKEA Tuffing Loft Bed is designed for a twin mattress and has a length of 81 7/8” (208 cm), width of 38 1/4” (97 cm), height of 70 1/2” (179 cm), and provides a lower clear space height of 57 1/8” (145 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the IKEA Tuffing Loft Bed with dimensions
IKEA Tuffing Loft Bed
Height:
70.5” | 179 cm
Width:
38.25” | 97 cm
Length:
81.875” | 208 cm
Depth:
Clearance Below
57.125” | 145 cm
Weight:
Area:
22.4 ft2 | 2.1 m2

Bed Size: Twin

Materials
Powder-coated steel frame; polyester guard rail
Designer
IKEA
Year
2015

Drawings include:
IKEA Tuffing Loft Bed front elevation, front (child), side, plan

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Perch Loft Bed

The Perch Loft Bed features only a top bunk, kid-friendly ladder, and safety wall around it to prevent kids from falling during sleep. The compact footprint makes it ideal for small spaces and the space saved underneath ideal for play or storage. You can also combine it with the Perch Lower Twin bed to create a complete bunk bed.

The Perch Loft Bed has an overall height of 68” (173 cm), width of 57” (145 cm), and length of 78” (198 cm). There is a clearance of 52” (132 cm) below the top platform.

Dimensioned drawings of the Perch Loft Bed with height, width, depth and clearance measurements in plan and elevation
The Perch Loft Bed features only a top bunk, kid-friendly ladder, and safety wall around it to prevent kids from falling during sleep. The compact footprint makes it ideal for small spaces and the space saved underneath ideal for play or storage. You can combine it with the Perch Lower Twin bed.

The Perch Loft Bed has an overall height of 68” (173 cm), width of 57” (145 cm), and length of 78” (198 cm). There is a clearance of 52” (132 cm) below the top platform.

Dimensioned drawings of the Perch Loft Bed with height, width, depth and clearance measurements in plan and elevation
Perch Loft Bed
Height:
68” | 173 cm
Width:
57” | 145 cm
Length:
78” | 198 cm
Depth:
Clearance Below
52” | 132 cm
Weight:
Area:
33.5 ft2 | 3.11 m2
Materials
Birch plywood and MDF
Designer
Oeuf
Year

Drawings include:
Perch Loft Bed front elevation, back, side, plan

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IKEA Mydal Bunk Bed
Size comparison of the IKEA Mydal Bunk Bed to two children

The IKEA Mydal Bunk Bed is an untreated solid pine wood bunk bed that can be left natural or painted as desired. Designed by IKEA as a durable and timeless bunk bed solution, the IKEA Mydal Bunk Bed celebrates simple recyclable and renewable materials to respect the environment.

The IKEA Mydal Bunk Bed is designed for twin mattresses and has a length of 77 1/8” (196 cm), width of 41” (104 cm), and height of 61 3/4” (157 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings with dimensions of the IKEA Mydal Bunk Bed
The IKEA Mydal Bunk Bed is a durable and untreated solid pine wood bunk bed that can be left natural or painted as desired.

The IKEA Mydal Bunk Bed is designed for twin mattresses and has a length of 77 1/8” (196 cm), width of 41” (104 cm), and height of 61 3/4” (157 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings with dimensions of the IKEA Mydal Bunk Bed
IKEA Mydal Bunk Bed
Height:
61.75” | 157 cm
Width:
41.0” | 104 cm
Length:
77.125” | 196 cm
Depth:
Clearance Below
28.5” | 72 cm
Weight:
Area:
21.5 ft2 | 2 m2

Max Weight Load: 220 lb | 100 kg
Bed Size: Twin

Materials
Solid pine
Designer
IKEA
Year
2005

Drawings include:
IKEA Mydal Bunk Bed front elevation, front (children), side, plan

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IKEA Stuva Loft Bed
Front elevation illustration showing the size of the IKEA Stuva Loft Bed compared to an average 9 year old boy

The IKEA Stuva Loft Bed is an all-in one particleboard loft frame construction that combines a bed with a variety of storage and work space options. Designed by Ebba Strandmark for IKEA, the IKEA Stuva Loft Bed can be customized with related IKEA Stuva dresser products to meet specific bedroom storage needs.

The IKEA Stuva Loft Bed is designed for a twin mattress and has a length of 77 1/2” (197 cm), width of 41 1/2” (106 cm), height of 71 5/8” (182 cm), and provides a lower clear space height of 55 7/8” (142 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the IKEA Stuva Loft Bed with dimensions for length, clearance, height, and width
The IKEA Stuva Loft Bed is an all-in one particleboard loft frame construction that combines a bed with a variety of storage and work space options.

The IKEA Stuva Loft Bed is designed for a twin mattress and has a length of 77 1/2” (197 cm), width of 41 1/2” (106 cm), height of 71 5/8” (182 cm), and provides a lower clear space height of 55 7/8” (142 cm).

Plan and elevation drawings of the IKEA Stuva Loft Bed with dimensions for length, clearance, height, and width
IKEA Stuva Loft Bed
Height:
71.625” | 182 cm
Width:
41.5” | 106 cm
Length:
77.5” | 197 cm
Depth:
Clearance Below
55.875” | 142 cm
Weight:
Area:
21.9 ft2 | 2 m2

Bed Size: Twin

Materials
Fiberboard and particleboard frame; acrylic paint
Designer
Ebba Strandmark (IKEA)
Year
2017

Drawings include:
IKEA Stuva Loft Bed front elevation, front (child), side, plan

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IKEA Svärta Loft Bed
Illustration of the IKEA Svärta Loft Bed comparing the size to a young boy

The IKEA Svärta Loft Bed is an industrial style steel loft frame that frees up space below for multi-functional uses. Designed by Tord Björklund for IKEA, the IKEA Svärta Loft Bed can be modified with the related IKEA Svärta desk top surface to transform the lower space into a space efficient work space.

The IKEA Svärta Loft Bed is designed for a twin mattress and has a length of 78” (198 cm), width of 40 1/2” (103 cm), height of 73 1/4” (186 cm), and provides a lower clear space height of 57 1/8” (145 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Svärta Loft Bed measuring height, width, length, and clearance
The IKEA Svärta Loft Bed is an industrial style steel loft frame that frees up space below for multi-functional uses. Designed by Tord Björklund, the IKEA Svärta Loft Bed can be modified with the related IKEA Svärta desk top surface to transform the lower space into a space efficient work space.

The IKEA Svärta Loft Bed is designed for a twin mattress and has a length of 78” (198 cm), width of 40 1/2” (103 cm), height of 73 1/4” (186 cm), and provides a lower clear space height of 57 1/8” (145 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Svärta Loft Bed measuring height, width, length, and clearance
IKEA Svärta Loft Bed
Height:
73.25” | 186 cm
Width:
40.5” | 103 cm
Length:
78.0” | 198 cm
Depth:
Clearance Below
57.125” | 145 cm
Weight:
Area:
22.4 ft2 | 2.1 m2

Bed Size: Twin

Materials
Powder-coated steel
Designer
Tord Björklund (IKEA)
Year
2012

Drawings include:
IKEA Svärta Loft Bed front elevation, front (child), side, plan

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