Coastal Bunk Room Design

As I mentioned last week, we have been working on a coastal bunk room design. Our goal was to create a fun, gender-neutral room that celebrates being at the beach. The subject room has nine feet ceilings and will hold two sets of custom bunk beds, which will be painted white.

bunk room design

Tongue and groove paneling is going on the back wall of the bunks as well as on the bunk ceiling and on the bottom half of the room's walls. Both sets of bunk beds will have three drawers for linens and guest storage. The drawer pulls will be made out of leather to add an unexpected element to the design and because of its soft material we won't have to worry about little toes getting stubbed while climbing up and down the bunks.

The jumping-off point for the design was actually the lighting. The Katy sconce by Ro Sham Beaux, has the perfect mix of nautical and sophistication.  


We then decided to go with Thibaut's, Resort collection wallpaper in "Shore Thing". It’s the perfect backdrop, and I love how it makes the macramé pendant from Shades of Light pop.

The bedding is by Pine Cone Hill.  For a custom look, we paired the Town and County striped pillowcase with the Marina quilt in sky blue. The circles on the quilt resemble sand dollars and pick up on the circular shape found on the macramé pendant.

We thought the nautical themed pillows, by illustrator Wayne Pate for Serena and Lily, would be a fun way to add a little differentiation to each bed.


Here is the resource list for the other items:

Roman shade - Pottery Barn Teen

Woven basket - Tango Zulu

Leather pulls - can be an easy DIY or purchased here

Wooden hooks- From the Owl

If you are looking for a more affordable alternative to costume bunks, many retailers now offer great looking bunk beds. Here are a few.

We had so much fun designing this room and look forward to the opportunity to create another bunk room.

If you need help designing a space that you will love, drop us a line here. We would love to talk to you.