The time has come to start on the girl’s bedroom and the first thing we need to think about buying is a bunk bed. At the moment Youngest is in a cot bed and as much as I hate to admit it she is ready for a “proper” bed. I am resisting the urge to wail “she’s no longer my baby!” We are thinking that bunk beds might be the answer because it will free up some space in the bedroom. We could then invest in some proper storage for the mountain of toys that we have accumulated. Living on Jersey means that our choices can be quite limited as we don’t have as much choice as we would on the mainland. Oh how I miss the Sundays spent in Ikea. I have to admit that Ikea wasn’t top of my list for things that I thought I would miss about home. However, it really does have a fantastic range of furniture at a great price and lets not forget the meatballs. Yum! You just have to be careful not to get lost in the maze of sofas and beds. Never mind though as some companies do deliver to Jersey free of charge which is brilliant.
We have spent the past couple of months looking for bunk beds and we have noticed that there is a really wide range in price. Ideally we would like a bunk bed that comes apart so that they can still use it when they are older.
The Cologne white bunk bed from Glow (based in Jersey) priced at £449. It is a nice design. However, it isn’t clear from the website whether this bunk bed comes apart. It does look like the bed has a good head height and therefore an adult should be able to sit on the bottom bunk for story time.
The Stompa Uno S Plus detachable Bunk Bed frame from John Lewis (who deliver to Jersey). For £499.99 you get a bunk bed that can be detached when they are older and therefore it gives you more flexibility. Stompa is a recognised brand and has a good reputation which is reassuring. It has a stylish design and the ladder can be positioned on either side of the bed. The ladder is also ergonomically designed making it easier for your child to climb up and down the ladder.
Tam Tam bunk bed from MyPad for £499. This is a stylish bunk bed with a really funky design. I am sure that the kids would love this. The addition of shelves gives it some useful storage and would be the perfect place for storing books or perhaps a night light. My only concern is that I don’t think this bunk bed comes apart.
The Home & Haus Dunedin Bunk Bed from Wayfair is priced at £190.99. A really fantastic price at the moment because it has 44% off. I have been told that Wayfair deliver to the UK although I have never used them before. I love the colour of this bunk bed in grey. I think it would look lovely against a soft pink wall. This bed is also great because it comes apart. However, the ladder only fits on one side of the bed.
We are still trying to make our decisions. Do you know of anywhere that sells bunk beds? What do you think of our choices? We can’t afford to snooze for long as Youngest keeps turfing her sister out of her big bed.