Taking up half the floor space for twice the bed space, bunk beds are a favourite of both parents and children. They create more space for guests and sleepovers, free up room for playing and the thrill of sleeping on the top bunk never palls. They aren't just a practical solution. Whether you're looking for a bunk bed out of necessity or because your child has begged you to, contemporary bunk beds also max out on style.

Linus bunk bed, £499, Made.com

Linus bunk bed, £499, Made.com

This super cool bunk bed has a space-age vibe. Plus it's bedtime friendly – the top bunk has a cutaway panel at the top of the ladder, so you can wish them goodnight when they’re tucked up.

90X200bunk bed, £1,776, Gautier

90X200bunk bed, £1,776, Gautier

The bed can face either direction, and the ladder can be moved from side to side to suit your layout. The ladder access is practical and original, with clever storage under the bottom bunk.

Brighton bunk bed, £199, Noa and Nani

Brighton bunk bed, £199, Noa and Nani

This stylish shaker style bunk bed with its bright white pine frame is a great space saver while providing a fresh, contemporary look in your children’s bedroom. Better still, it converts into two single beds when your children are a little older.

Newport bunk bed, £592, Maisons du Monde

Newport bunk bed, £592, Maisons du Monde

These colourful, fun red wooden bunk beds add a nice splash of colour in a child’s bedroom. For tidying away all of your children’s toys, pair it with a storage drawer that slides right under the bed.

Rounded bunk bed, £1,592, Oliver Furniture at Huggle

Rounded bunk bed, £1,592, Oliver Furniture at Huggle

With rounded edges and minimalist delicate detail, this is the kind of bunk bed that makes us want to be kids again. The warmth of the Nordic oak gives a feel of cosiness and homeliness.

Kids’ Treehouse bunk bed, £1,700, Babatude Boutique

Kids’ Treehouse bunk bed, £1,700, Babatude Boutique

Every child has dreamt, at least once in their life, of a playhouse perched high in the trees.This fabulous Children's Treehouse bunk from Mathy By Bols is the perfect way to create a children's space that's fun yet practical.