6 Bunk Bed Shelves for More Space and Storage

published May 2, 2022
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It’s no secret that the bunk bed is one of the most beloved kids beds around. Kids love it for its fun design, as well as the chance to duke it out with big brother to see who gets the top bunk. Parents love it because it makes the most out of small spaces, a must for city dwellers.

But as wonderful as these beds are, there is one slight disadvantage. While the bottom bunk continues to have all the traditional luxuries of a regular bed, the top bunk loses out on some things, namely the bedside table. As someone who has slept on the top bunk before, take it from me: you don’t know how much you need a nightstand until you don’t have one. From a clock to a book to a glass of water, having things within reach is a nice feeling — and now it’s a possibility for both bunk sleepers thanks to the invention of the bunk bed shelf. Attaching either directly to the bed or to a nearby wall for an instant tabletop, these shelves are a must for top bunkers, and we rounded up six of the best ones below.

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Part shelf, part storage basket, this Walker Edison pick is great for those looking for awesome reading storage. It attaches with a simple hook design, so your kid can store magazines or books in the basket to free up the shelf space for nighttime necessities.

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The BedShelfie is beloved by bunk bed users and non-bunk bed users alike. This handy shelf attaches to the side of your bed frame and instantly becomes a makeshift side table, keeping everything right within reach.

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This shelf has all the benefits of our last pick with one major upgrade: a charging pad. Just plug it in and hook it onto your bunk for the side table of your dreams.

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For something a bit more stylish, try the NE Kids shelf. Its simple design will fit right into your child’s decor.

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For a colorful pick with organization in mind, make the Night Caddy is your go-to. Coming in six fun colors, this innovative find has a bunch of smart compartments, including a charging station and a dedicated drink holder to prevent spills

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For those looking for a wall-mounted option, a shelf like this one from Zoomie Kids is a great way to go. Dual-tiered, it comes with book storage up top and a straight storage compartment on the bottom for things like glasses, a phone, and even a drink.