A simple no-sew bottom bunk bed tent

Both of my daughters share a bedroom, so you can imagine the chaos. Having a 5year old & a 12year old share a bedroom means there is never a dull moment. Sometimes they get on, and sometimes…not so much. Which is the daily story of siblings – I’m sure you’ll agree.

Aside from getting on {or not!} you’ll find an array of clothes over the floor, posters lining the walls & a ridiculous amount of teddy bears at the foot of their beds. Not to mention a constant stack of doodles over Ellie’s Homework nook – that kid never stops doodling! Don’t get me wrong, I love that she is forever sketching, it’s just the papers everywhere that drive me crazy. 

However, when I consider their age gap – one in Primary school & one in High school – both girls have very different requirements. Especially when it comes to bedtime. We have a domino bedtime in our house. Annabelle goes to bed first, followed by Jacob, then Ellie goes to bed last. But, since her & her sister share a bedroom, that proved to be difficult. Mainly because, Ellie loves to chill out with Netflix in the evenings – who can blame her!

So I set out to try and make it possible for Annabelle to go to bed {at her bedtime} and for Ellie to still be able to chill out in her own bedroom in the evenings. 

I wanted to make this bunk bed tent for Ellie as simply & as cheaply as possible – we’re saving up for our Summer holiday to Somerset in July! Which I managed to pull off because it cost me a grand total of £18 to make. 

Bottom Bunk Bed tent-

What I used to make the Bunkbed tent;

  • White Voile panels {I bought two packets in the 2 for £15 deal at Argos}
  • 2 packets of Net curtain/Voile wire – I picked this up from my local Poundland
  • A packet of white plastic hooks – I also picked these up from Poundland

I had thought about using actual curtains for this project, but I thought it would get too warm when it was all closed up – which didn’t appeal to me. A hot box was not what I wanted my daughter to be sleeping in. So using the voile panels actually made it all come together nicely. It still gives her the feeling of privacy while being nice & airy to sleep/chill-out in. 

This no-sew bottom bunk bed tent was so simple to make. Here are a few photos to show you how I did it; 

Bottom Bunk Bed tent-

Bottom Bunk Bed tent-

The net curtain/voile wire was so simple to put into place.

I used self-adhesive plastic hooks to keep the curtain wire from drooping.

Bottom Bunk Bed tent-

Bottom Bunk Bed tent

Bottom Bunk Bed tent

Bottom Bunk Bed tent

Bottom Bunk Bed tent

Bottom Bunk Bed tent

I trimmed the bottom of the voile panels to be at floor length 

I’m so pleased that I managed to give my almost teen daughter a little bit of privacy in a very busy girls bedroom. Her next request is a velcro wall panel for her iPad – for her to watch when her little sister is dominating the bedroom TV. Which is 90% of the time! So I may share that once it’s been done {basically when I find the time!} and if you guys want to see that sort of thing.

Let me know in the comments below what you think of the bed tent – this is my first project like this and I think I’ve made a rod for my own back because now my two younger children want bed tents too! Problem being, one is in a mid sleeper & the other is on the top bunk. That should be fun to try & pull off! 

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no sew bottom bunk bed tent

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9 Comments

  1. 01/05/2018 / 9:43 AM

    Wow, you’ve done an amazing job and I can’t believe you did it for just £18, that’s brilliant (and as someone who is rubbish at sewing I love that it is non sew!)

  2. 02/05/2018 / 8:09 AM

    What a super idea for siblings sharing a room! Our youngest two have shared a room for the last 9 years, but now that my eldest has moved out they’ve got separate rooms. They love it. 🙂

  3. 02/05/2018 / 3:29 PM

    That is an impressive creation! I hope neither of them have pulled it down in a fit of sibling anger yet?

  4. 02/05/2018 / 4:00 PM

    That looks fab, luckily my friend is handy with a sewing machine and made me a gorgeous one for my daughter’s bed

  5. 02/05/2018 / 8:45 PM

    That’s a great idea for prettying up the bottom bunk. We’ve got something similar from IKEA which gives a sort of 4 poster effect for a tenner. Can’t imagine what chaos would ensue if Caitlin and Ieuan shared a room!

  6. 02/05/2018 / 9:11 PM

    What a fabulous idea. It looks brilliant and it sounds very simple to make, even for someone who isn’t crafty like me. Thanks for sharing it.

  7. 02/05/2018 / 11:35 PM

    Oh this is such a fab idea, so cheap to do too! I always ALWAYS wanted my bed to be sort of like a den when I was younger!

  8. 04/05/2018 / 4:14 PM

    For £18 I think that is a proper bargain and I like how you don’t even need to sew your bunk bed tent either. Plus I spotted the Rick and Morty posters, I am a fan!

    • 05/05/2018 / 11:43 AM

      Haha, Rock & Morty are great aren’t they!? My daughter LOVES that show! And for £18 it is a huge bargain, I think. It was great how simple it was to make, as well.

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