Cosy bunk beds


These cosy bunk beds in a Scottish cottage have thick curtains to keep out the draughts and plenty of warm blankets.

Designer: Ward Denton

Photographer: Vincent Knapp / The Interior Archive


Bump‘s pretty bunk beds come in classic shapes with elegant curves, and also as single, day beds, trundle or double beds. They are supplied unpainted and flat-packed, ready for assembly.


Chairworks’ baskets in bullrush or willow can be shipped or collected from their London warehouse, along with hazel or willow hurdles and a huge selection of items in hazel, willow, rattan, raffia, rush, seagrass and water hyacinth – from rush floor runners to wigwams.

This blanket in pure New Zealand wool is from White Cloud’s range of pillows, duvets, blankets, cashmere duvets and sheepskins. This is ‘chili red’ but it also comes in duck egg blue or coal black.  £120 inc delivery for a single size blanket.

This whitewashed ‘faux driftwood’ stool is actually made from the branches of old Java coffee bushes and is £45 from Emily-Readett Bayley.

Little Greene’s paints are available in over 30 white and off-white tones and an even greater spectrum in floor paints. They are environmentally-friendly, oil-based, hard-wearing, washable and can be used on wooden or concrete floors. £49.50 for 2.5 litres. And if you look carefully, you’ll see that the floor in our featured image has been painted with a large fish and fishing flies. You could commission specialist painter Lizzi Porter to paint a similar motif on your floor.

Anta‘s throws in tartans, tweeds, checks and plains are woven in colours inspired by the Scottish landscape. This is the lambswool and cotton ‘Cairngorm throw’, 210 x 154cm, £148.

Anta‘s tartan stoneware salad bowls, mugs and candle bowls are designed by Annie Stewart and handmade and hand-painted in the Highlands. Available in several designs. The mugs start at £22.

Although we haven’t found an exact match for the pretty floral fabric used for the bunk beds’ curtains, these three designs are similar in feel. From left to right: ‘Guyenne’ by Braquenie from Pierre Frey, ‘Peony & Blossom’ by GP& J Baker from Kingdom Interiors, and ‘Mayenne’ from the ‘Chantemerle’ collection by Zoffany.  But do contact us if you know who the original fabric is by !

And for checked and ticking fabrics, ideal as linings, simple curtains, valances, tablecloths, or craft projects, take a look at The Blueberry Store. These fabrics above are £10 a metre. The company also specialises in New-England style furnishings and accessories.

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