TO BUNK OR NOT TO BUNK?

I realize we haven't broken ground on the house yet, and I certainly have a laundry list of exciting projects and clients to focus my attention on, but one of my top personal priorities in between moments is to start the design process for each of our boys' new rooms. We definitely want to get them pumped about the new digs and have them feel a part of the process...and the most tangible way to get them involved is to ask what they want their new rooms to look like.

Curious what our oldest, Milo, has in mind, I've been casually showing him catalogues and Pinterest inspiration to see what sparks his fancy. Turns out the kid has major opinions on design (and jeez louise, with two creative parents, I wonder where he gets that from?!). Every picture and pin that he likes has one thing in common: bunk beds.

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That's right, bunk beds. As a nervous nelly of two active boys, it's my nightmare. I'm constantly fearing booboos, band-aides, and trips to the ER. A piece of furniture that they are encouraged to climb (and likely to propel themselves off of) is definitely not my idea of a safe and kid-friendly design decision. Anyone else feel this way or am I just overly neurotic??? 

But, since I want to be open minded without squashing dreams, I've started a whole Bunk Beds Pinterest Board devoted to this multi-level sleeping set-up my sweet Milo is firmly committed to. And I must admit that when I see built-in beauties of bunks done well, my fast beating heart starts to relax and I can see the appeal.....

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Aren't these gorgeous spaces enviable?! I'm definitely warming up to the idea.

With that said, built-ins are both a commitment and expensive, so I've done a little round-up of some free-standing, sturdy, good-looking bunks that are options if we go in that direction. Many of them are currently on sale for 20% off too! Bonus!

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