Bunk Beds | Loft Beds

Illustration of a typical bunk bed with two children

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.

Common Questions

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 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. 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 an 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

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Length: 77 1/8” | 196 cm
Width: 41” | 104 cm
Height: 61 3/4” | 157 cm
Clearance Below: 28 1/2” | 72 cm
Max Weight Load: 220 lb | 100 kg
Area: 21.5 ft2 | 2 m2
Bed Size: Twin

Materials: Solid pine
Designer: IKEA of Sweden

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

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IKEA Norddal Bunk Bed
Illustration comparing the size of the IKEA Norddal Bunk Bed to two kids
The IKEA Norddal Bunk Bed is a set of simple stacked lacquered bed frames that can be disconnected as two separate single beds. The IKEA Norddal Bunk Bed is designed for twin mattresses and has a length of 77 3/4” | 198 cm, width of 40 1/8” | 102 cm, and height of 63” | 160 cm.
Collection of drawings of the IKEA Norddal Bunk Bed with dimensions for height, clearance, length and width
The IKEA Norddal Bunk Bed is a set of simple stacked lacquered bed frames that can be disconnected as two separate single beds. The IKEA Norddal Bunk Bed is designed for twin mattresses and has a length of 77 3/4” | 198 cm, width of 40 1/8” | 102 cm, and height of 63” | 160 cm.
Collection of drawings of the IKEA Norddal Bunk Bed with dimensions for height, clearance, length and width
IKEA Norddal Bunk Bed

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Length: 77 3/4” | 198 cm
Width: 40 1/8” | 102 cm
Height: 63” | 160 cm
Clearance Below: 27 3/4” | 71 cm
Max Weight Load: 220 lb | 100 kg
Area: 21.6 ft2 | 2 m2
Bed Size: Twin

Materials: Solid pine structure; fiberboard panels; steel support rail
Designer: Henrik Preutz (IKEA)

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

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IKEA Svärta Bunk Bed
Drawing comparing the size of the IKEA Svärta Bunk Bed to two boys
The IKEA Svärta Bunk Bed is a streamlined steel framed bunk bed with thin metal railings used around the perimeter for an industrial aesthetic. The IKEA Svärta Bunk Bed is designed for twin mattresses and has a length of 78” | 198 cm, width of 40 1/2” | 103 cm, and height of 62 5/8” | 159 cm.

Dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Svärta Bunk Bed measuring height, clearance, width, and length
The IKEA Svärta Bunk Bed is a streamlined steel framed bunk bed with thin metal railings used around the perimeter for an industrial aesthetic. The IKEA Svärta Bunk Bed is designed for twin mattresses and has a length of 78” | 198 cm, width of 40 1/2” | 103 cm, and height of 62 5/8” | 159 cm.

Dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Svärta Bunk Bed measuring height, clearance, width, and length
IKEA Svärta Bunk Bed

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Length: 78” | 198 cm
Width: 40 1/2” | 103 cm
Height: 62 5/8” | 159 cm
Clearance Below: 30 3/4” | 78 cm
Max Weight Load: 220 lb | 100 kg
Area: 21.2 ft2 | 2 m2
Bed Size: Twin

Materials: Powder-coated steel
Designer: Tord Björklund (IKEA)

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

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IKEA Tuffing Bunk Bed
Illustration comparing the size of the IKEA Tuffing Bunk Bed to two girls
The IKEA Tuffing Bunk Bed is minimal steel frame bunk bed that reduces cost by using polyester guard rails instead of more steel. The IKEA Tuffing Bunk Bed is designed for twin mattresses and has a length of 77 1/2” | 197 cm, width of 40 1/2” | 103 cm, and height of 51 3/8” | 131 cm.
Elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Tuffing Bunk Bed with dimensions
The IKEA Tuffing Bunk Bed is minimal steel frame bunk bed that reduces cost by using polyester guard rails instead of more steel. The IKEA Tuffing Bunk Bed is designed for twin mattresses and has a length of 77 1/2” | 197 cm, width of 40 1/2” | 103 cm, and height of 51 3/8” | 131 cm.
Elevation and plan drawings of the IKEA Tuffing Bunk Bed with dimensions
IKEA Tuffing Bunk Bed

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Length: 77 1/2” | 197 cm
Width: 40 1/2” | 103 cm
Height: 51 3/8” | 131 cm
Clearance Below: 27 1/2” | 70 cm
Area: 23 ft2 | 2.1 m2
Bed Size: Twin

Materials: Powder-coated steel frame; polyester guard rail
Designer: IKEA of Sweden

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

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IKEA Storå Loft Bed
Elevation drawing comparing the size of the IKEA Storå Loft Bed to a young girl
The IKEA Storå Loft Bed is a solid wood loft frame capable of holding a full/double mattress while providing an open space below. The IKEA Storå Loft Bed has a length of 79 7/8” | 203 cm, width of 58 1/4” | 148 cm, height of 84 1/4” | 214 cm, and provides a lower clear height of 65 3/4” | 167 cm.
Dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Storå Loft Bed measuring height, width, clearance, and length
The IKEA Storå Loft Bed is a solid wood loft frame capable of holding a full/double mattress while providing an open space below. The IKEA Storå Loft Bed has a length of 79 7/8” | 203 cm, width of 58 1/4” | 148 cm, height of 84 1/4” | 214 cm, and provides a lower clear height of 65 3/4” | 167 cm.
Dimensioned drawings of the IKEA Storå Loft Bed measuring height, width, clearance, and length
IKEA Storå Loft Bed

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Length: 79 7/8” | 203 cm
Width: 58 1/4” | 148 cm
Height: 84 1/4” | 214 cm
Clearance Below: 65 3/4” | 167 cm
Area: 32.3 ft2 | 3 m2
Bed Size: Full | Double

Materials: Solid pine frame
Designer: IKEA of Sweden

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

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