How to Create a Bunk Room in a Log Cabin


When it comes to cabins, maximizing your space is key. One way to do that is by creating a bunk room that can sleep several people at once. While we tend to think of bunk rooms as just for kids, when done right, they can be just as much fun for adults to sleep in! Bunk rooms allow you to host more guests in your cabin and can be an amazing place for kids to hang out with their friends or cousins away from adults, giving them a sense of independence

Bunk room ideas we love

If you look online, you’ll find a whole host of bunk room ideas that you can replicate. Here are a few ideas we love.

1. Wraparound bunk beds

This is a great idea for providing bunk space while still leaving floor space in your bunk room. Instead of leaving one whole room free, which ends up being wasted space, wrap the bunk beds around forming an L shape. We also like how the ladders on these are securely attached to ensure kids can get up and down safely.


2. Use wood for a cozy feel

Wood bunk rooms make your cabin feel extra cozy and can add to that vacation feel. We like how the wood on these bunk beds make the small space feel cozy instead of cramped. We also like how the bottom bunk beds are high enough to use the space underneath for storage.

How to get started creating a bunk room

Here are tips for creating a bunk room in your cabin that’s as functional as it is fun.

1. Make sure your bunks are secure

Safety is key in any room, but it’s especially important when we’re talking about beds that are six feet (or more) off the ground. Keep these things in mind to secure your beds:

  • Make sure guardrails are firmly attached at least five inches above the surface of the mattress on all sides of the bed frame.
  • Ensure the ladder is securely attached to the bed frame.
  • Get a mattress that fits the bed frame correctly.
  • Secure the cross ties under the mattress foundation

2. Make the space functional

If you really need to maximize your space, then keep the lowest bunk bed a few inches off the ground so you can store suitcases underneath the bed. This can clear clutter and open up walkways around the room.

3. Keep the space well lit

Kids (or adults) will need to be able to see when they’re moving up and about in the bunk room. They also might want to have lights handy for bedtime reading. Having windows and skylights will bring in lots of natural light, but you might also consider adding sconces on the wall or built-in walls where you can place light fixtures.


You might be thinking of creating a bunk room for functional purposes, but with a little creativity and planning, it can also be a fun place for anyone to hang out during their stay at your cabin.




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