9 New Ideas for Shared Bedrooms

A house feels most like a home when you share it with those you love—and gathering together with friends and family is even more fun if everyone has a comfortable place to sleep. Whether you have a large family living in a small space or just like to host lots of people at once, let one of these multiple-bed bedrooms inspire you to find a way to accommodate them all.

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  1. Bookworm Beds

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    This duo of book-nook beds utilizes a small space well. A simple dividing wall creates a headboard for one bed and privacy for both. A window in each nook provides ample natural light during the day, while built-in shelves and positionable lights for both spaces encourage bedtime reading.


    Related:  10 Nice Nooks—They're Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

    Design by Sullivan Building & Design Group; photography by Kathleen Connelly

  2. Contemporary Play and Sleep

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    With twin beds, plenty of room, and amusements to spare, this converted attic space is now a happy hideaway for three. Color and pattern is saved for the floor and furniture, while the sloping ceilings are painted white to retain an open feeling.


    Related:  12 Fresh Ideas for Your Kids' Room

    Design by Beinfield Architecture PC; photography by Michele Scotto Trani

  3. Rustic Loft Space

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    A rustic-chic guest room offers enough space for a whole family to sleep in this mountain cabin. The metal screen on the loft keeps the room feeling open while still providing safety for those who slumber there.


    Related:  The Space-Saving Loft Bed—8 Inspirations for Cramped Quarters

    Abby Hetherington Interiors

  4. Modern Built-In

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    An ultramodern playhouse promises tons of entertainment and also sleeps four. Complete with a chalkboard and climbing wall, these built-in cubbies are irresistible at any hour of the day.


    Related:  8 Kids Clubhouses You Never Want to Outgrow

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  5. Multitasking Fold-Out Beds

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    Hideaway bunk beds help this room serve multiple purposes. Most often, it’s a sitting room and workout spot, well supplied with a wall of built-in storage. When the grandchildren come to visit, the top bunk pulls down and the bottom bunk slides out of the cabinets for a sweet place to sleep.


    Related:  Murphy Beds—9 Hide-Away Sleepers

    Parker Stuckey Residential Design

  6. Beach Style

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    Achieve a custom look with two bunk beds set end-to-end on a long wall. Painted white to match the walls, the bunks blend right in. You get sleeping space for four, and plenty of room to do more.


    Related:  10 Bunk Beds Well Worth the Climb

    Lauren Leonard Interiors

  7. For Cramming Everyone In

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    The more the merrier! Reminiscent of dormitory days, this beach house bunk room is outfitted with built-in bed units with room for eight to sleep, as well as underbed drawers for practical storage. Tufted blue upholstery surrounding each sleeping spot swanks the whole place right up.


    Related:  Kids Crammed In? 10 Great Ideas for Your Kids' Shared Bedroom

    Design by Stephens Design Group, Inc.; photography by Peter Murdock

  8. Attic Bunks

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    This lodge-like attic is perfect for a large family or gaggle of grandkids. Bunk beds line the walls at one end, while a sitting area anchors the other. Rustic support beams and reclaimed wood floors and ceiling echo the woods of the northern Wisconsin landscape just outside that big glass window.


    Related:  Under the Eaves—10 Arresting Attic Rooms

    John Kraemer & Sons, Inc.

  9. Floating Beds

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    Even in a small room, you can accommodate multiple people. These streamlined, wall-mounted bunk beds appear to float in midair, letting the modest space appear unfettered and surprisingly spacious. Rungs incorporated into the bookshelves serve as the ladder, making the most of the available square footage.


    Related:  10 Playful Examples of Swinging and Swaying Furniture

    Bates Masi + Architects

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