Bunk bed or trundle bed, which one to choose for the children's bedroom?

Trundle or bunk bed

Children's bedrooms are always decorated with special enthusiasm and there is nothing more comforting than creating a beautiful space for the little ones in which they feel comfortable. Choosing the bed, however, is not always an easy task due to the many options that currently exist on the market. Bunk bed or trundle bed? It is a question that is repeated among parents and to which today we try to answer.

Both the bunk bed and the trundle bed They allow us to have two beds in the space occupied by just one. They are therefore interesting options for shared bedrooms but also for those in which we occasionally expect visitors. When choosing between one or the other, the use of the second bed and the space available in the room will be decisive. We tell you why!

Trundle bed

The trundle bed introduces a second bed into the bedroom, without needing to take up more space than the first one did. This second bed is hidden under the first and it is easily extracted when we want to use it. This makes it possible to get more out of the space when the second bed is not used and is stored away. But beware! Because you must have enough space to remove the lower bed and move around the room.

Trundle bed

This piece of furniture traditionally intended for children's bedrooms or guest rooms can also provide you with a second bed, extra storage space. And currently many have floor-level drawers, very useful for collecting bed linen, pajamas or the little ones' home clothes.

The trundle bed has in its favor what it offers a very clear view of the room when the second bed is not in use. But it has the disadvantage of having to remove the second bed when we want to use it.


Who hasn't slept in a bunk bed at some point? Bunk beds are children's favorites and parents' preferred solution for furnish shared children's rooms by two, three or four brothers in which space is limited.

Focused on taking advantage of the vertical room space, there are features such as security that are essential to pay attention to if you opt for one. Luckily today they come prepared with different types of stairs and safety barriers that make them safe even for the little ones.

Bunk beds

In the market you can find different types of bunk. Integrated bunk beds, those that are installed between two walls and provide greater privacy for each child, are chosen by many when space is not a big problem. Others prefer compact bunk beds, with clean and minimalist structures.

The biggest advantage of the bunk bed is obvious: the possibility of having two beds always ready to sleep in the space of one. As for the disadvantages, depending on the age of the children, the biggest one may be safety. Another, which is quickly forgotten, is the possibility of children fighting over who sleeps upstairs and downstairs.

Conclusion: Trundle bed or bunk bed?

Is the bedroom very narrow? Then the bunk bed is the best alternative since it will allow you to clear one side of the room and will not hinder its flow. It will also be the best option in case two children share the room and there is no space to place two fixed beds.

As for the trundle bed, we believe that it is a very good option when space is not a problem in the children's bedroom and the second bed is also going to be used punctually or sporadically. Because, let's face it, taking it out every day shouldn't be the most comfortable. And in a children's room where play space is important, this is a priority during the day.

Have we helped make choosing between a bunk bed or a trundle bed easier for you? They are both very interesting solutions but for different cases as we have tried to explain.

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