A brief history of bunk beds

Although no one can verify its start or debut, there is no denying the fact that bunk beds have been around for many years. Loft beds, futon bunk beds, and standard bunk beds have, in one form or another, occupied the bedrooms and hearts of parents and children for generations. And for good reason, because there’s nothing like the fun and joy of sleeping in a bunk bed with your favorite best friend or cousin and chatting all night, when you know full well you should be sleeping.

And while it’s nearly impossible to trace where they actually came from, it seems we can thank the ancient Egyptians, at least, for the idea and concept of bunk beds. And while there is no visual evidence to confirm this, it can be safely assumed that the lofty beds of the ancient Egyptians looked drastically different than the comfortable modern bunkers we are familiar and accustomed to today. Having said that, the fact remains that bunk beds have definitely come a long way over the years.

Today’s modern and trendy bunk beds come in a huge variety of designs, shapes, colors, and materials. In the early days of popular modern bunk beds, you would simply have two square bunk beds, similar in shape and size placed one on top of the other, a testament to function if not form. Fast forward through a few decades, however, and today’s commercially available bunk beds are equal parts sleeping devices and equal parts works of art. Yes, bunk beds have become not just something to be placed in a bedroom, but a focal point of the home.

There are bunk beds that are made from high-end wood materials such as maple or walnut bunk beds. For other people, they may want something a little more powerful; therefore, they look towards purchasing a metal or iron bunk bed. And in addition to the materials used to build these beds, they are also full of pops of color and personality. Cherry, bright white, dark blue, black, silver and other shades and shades are now available for people to purchase and place in their children’s rooms. That is, without a doubt, a far cry from the beds that the ancient Egyptians first invented all those years ago.

Another advancement of bunk beds is the shape today’s bunk beds can take. Yes, conventional twin over twin bunk beds are still available, but now you can get twin over full bunk beds as well. These are bunk beds that have a full size bed on the bottom and a single double bed sitting on top. Today’s bunk beds serve a much greater purpose than simply providing a place to sleep; now they also serve as space savers and decorative pieces for the home. However, no matter what style, shape or form bunk beds take – and will take in the future – there is still one aspect that will always remain, and that is the sheer joy and fun that bunk beds can provide every night.

No matter what bunk beds will look like in the future, there’s still something to call the top bunk, then run up the ladder and sit high in the sky (or, at least, that’s how it feels as a kid). Now, no one knows if the ancient Egyptians enjoyed climbing a ladder and knocking on the top bunk, but even if they didn’t, they at least started something that has lasted as long as all those pyramids they built.

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