As a parent, you look for futon bunk beds because your kid’s room is small and it doesn’t allow you to create a comfy sleeping area without taking up too much space.
Kids are less practical, they are small monkeys and thus have a big crush for climbing, fooling and playing around all days.
The upper bed will be used at night and the futon is great for daily activities, such as reading, playing or just taking an afternoon nap. In case sleepovers/friends deciding to stay overnight, you will have enough space for them (except the cases when they come in hoards).
These beds are great choices for both of you and the fact that you can find great looking beds for less than $300, in some cases even less than $200 adds a lot of bonus points.
The frame is usually made from metal or wood and the design should be appropriate for kid’s age and gender. A black, shiny futon bunk bed will look good both in a girl’s and boy’s bedroom. In fact, except for the case when the frame is in bright pink, almost all models are suited both for girls and boys.
Some metal frames tend to catch the sheets/mattress so make sure that the finish is perfect. Wooden frames are usually sturdier but this is not a rule though.
The bed sheets are the ones that make a difference so choose ones with your kid’s favorite cartoon character or with an animal or something she likes. Add some cute, matching throw pillows and the whole job is done.
Assembly process. This usually takes about 2-3 hours if you aren’t the crafty type and less than an hour if you have some experience in this field. Double check the screws and make sure that the upper bed is sturdy enough for your kid’s weight.
Safety tip: Make sure that your kid can easily climb up the ladder and that the bed meets Consumer Product Safety Commission safety standards. Your child should turn from a side to another without worrying that they will fell down.
Look for a great design, take the wallet and pay for it. Futon bunk beds are so much fun that your kid will love you even more for buying this bed.