Lockdown and the ongoing restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic has seen all our lives change in many different ways this year. As we spend much more time at home, we need to start thinking about how to utilise space in a much more efficient way that stills feels safe and secure for children. There are lots of great reasons why buying and styling bunk beds during lockdown can help create a happier environment for kids, deliver more space for home-schooling and indoor play and even give you an extra room for a home office. Here are three ways that bunk beds will make life easier this year.
1) Create more space for indoor play
Children have had it pretty tough this year. Outdoor activities have been cancelled, seeing friends has been very limited and schools have been shut for a long period of time. If you have more than one child at home and are using twin beds in one room, you might want to think about switching to bunk beds to not only give kids the excitement of a bedroom revamp but also to create far more ground space for indoor play. Bunk beds cleverly make use of unused vertical space so you can free up the floor for games, toys, climbing areas and magical reading nooks. Their fixed guard rails and sturdy construction make the top bed safe and secure for children over 4 years old and lots of kids take great pleasure in climbing up the ladder to bed. Bunk beds provide a small private area for each child when they want to have some alone time to read, think or watch TV but also create a sleep zone for them to be close to each other during these difficult times.
2) Free up space for a home school room
If you are now home-schooling your children or if you are unsure if current rules might change again and schools may close, it’s a great idea to prepare for the future in a practical and functional way. If your children are currently using a room each, buying bunk beds and moving the kids into one room will easily free up that second room for a home school area. And if you only have one room, there are plenty of contemporary and smart bunk beds that incorporate compact study areas into their design. Look out for styles that include pull out study desks and storage drawers, feature inbuilt shelving for school books and even mid sleeper beds that are designed with huge desk spaces and bookcase storage underneath.
3) Create an extra room for a home office
Using bunk beds during lockdown is also a great way to be space savvy if you are now working from home and need to set up a private office. Moving children into one room by using bunk beds not only gives them more floor space to play but also gives you that extra room for a home office. Sell the idea in an exciting way by choosing bunk beds that balance functionality with fun. Look out for design solutions that have fun themes such as campervans or treehouses, and for slightly older children, search for sleek options that provide each child their own private storage spaces and even an extra pull out bed beneath for when sleepovers are possible again.