Cotton Tree Interiors, original photo on Houzz
The examples so far have been built-in, space-specific designs — but freestanding bunk beds can be just as good-looking.
Store-bought bunks often come in natural wood, which can look brilliant, but if that finish doesn’t coordinate with the room in question, consider a paint job. Here, a simple white stands out crisply against the turquoise wallpaper. A traditional neutral from a posh paint company also can boost the style quotient of the beds.