Custom made beds aren’t for everyone. But if you’re a handy DIY’er or happen to know a good carpenter, they can be a great option for a kids room.  Custom made beds allow you to make the most of the space you have, they allow you to build in storage, they are ideal in shared rooms and they can be very space saving in small or awkwardly shaped rooms.  The benefits are endless and while they require more effort than a shop bought bed, they are totally worth it in the end.

If you’re in a home that you plan to stay in for a long time, a custom made bed is worth considering. And using plywood will not only keep costs down but this natural wood looks beautiful too. You can choose to paint the wood if you prefer a bit of colour, like in the room pictured above or you can go natural.  Either way, you will end up with a piece of furniture that is just right for your room and your space.

Here are some more plywood bed ideas to inspire you:

This is such a neat and easy to recreate idea for a shared room or even for one child.  The beds take up as little space as possible and there is so much accessible storage for each child under the bed. We’re loving this minimal look which is both very practical and stylish.  And the best part is that when your kids outgrow the room or want separate rooms, this bed goes back to being a beautiful storage cabinet.

Bunk beds are always a fun idea for kids but we’re especially loving this bunk bed made by the kid’s parents. It’s a simple design that doesn’t take much space and we love how light it looks. Bunk beds can sometimes look bulky and heavy but here the use of plywood and having just a mattress on the floor as the second bed, makes this one blend in beautifully with the room, without taking over the room.

Bunk beds don’t always have to be for two. A single high bed is great for making the most of floor space like in the room above. Besides the bed, there’s so much more to love about this room. We love how the parents have used plywood to create a cosy reading nook and a handy divider – the other side is the brother’s room.  So this one room has cleverly been divided so each child gets their own space.

Making single beds from plywood is yet another idea and it’s especially appealing as they are much easier to make than bunk beds.  The design you go for can be anything but here are two kids beds that are so simple in design, yet so stunning.  One is a plywood box with wheels, making it very practical as a spare bed that can easily be moved around from room to room. And the other is a box with a platform to place a mattress on. If you wanted, you could easily turn the box part into storage for toys or books.

Which idea do you like best? Are you tempted to make your own plywood bed?

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