If you’re tight on space in your kid’s bedroom, but you worry about one of your little ones slipping on the ladder of a traditional bunk bed, check out our selection of models that come with much safer and sturdier stairs. They are available in a wide variety of styles, designs and colors to match any decor, suit any child’s taste, and accommodate varying ages.
7. Atlantic Furniture Woodland
Equipped with a complete webbed slat system and high-quality hardware, the Atlantic Furniture Woodland features a well-designed staircase with a low top step to make it easier for kids to climb into the top bunk. It’s not difficult to put together, either.
- 3 color options available
- choose from 3 sizes
- stairs are quite narrow
6. Donco Tall Mission
With a futon on the bottom bunk that folds out into a full-sized bed, the Donco Tall Mission is a versatile piece of furniture that provides storage, seating and a place for multiple people to sleep. Its four side rails are sturdy and reliable.
- stairway is reversible
- coating is lead-free
- no instructions for futon assembly
5. Discovery World Stepper
The luxurious white lacquer finish on the Discovery World Stepper makes it a pretty centerpiece for a sunny room with plenty of natural light. It’s constructed of a fairly resilient medium density fiberboard that should stand up to some use.
- stairs arrive preassembled
- includes magazine racks
- may need paint touch-ups over time
4. Donco Kids Doll House
With a staircase that can be placed at either side of the structure, the Donco Kids Doll House is a lot of fun for young children. It also features a rack where kids can store comics, coloring books and other reading materials.
- includes a 4-drawer chest
- appearance is playful and colorful
- bottom accommodates twin or full
3. Ashley Embrace
Even though it’s a children’s bunk bed, the Ashley Embrace is elegant enough to add a new level of sophistication to the bedroom that houses it. It’s functional and attractive, with stable steps and a mahogany grain veneer.
- drawers of 3 different sizes
- low top bunk ideal for young kids
- trundle rolls in and out smoothly
2. Atlantic Furniture Columbia
The Atlantic Furniture Columbia is able to accommodate up to a 9.5-inch mattress, which is slightly thicker than most bunk beds offer. The staircase arrives fully assembled, complete with drawers and ball-bearing glides for utilizing the storage space within.
- 3 finish options
- can convert into separate beds
- eco-friendly hardwood design
1. Discovery World Espresso
Already outfitted with a reversible staircase and a mattress-ready slat kit, the Discovery World Espresso also comes with a trundle that can accommodate up to a 6.5-inch mattress. A small book storage area is a nice feature as well.
- instructions are clear and concise
- lightweight but solid
- tested to meet astm regulations