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Best Duvet for Bunk Bed

By  Enda McLarnon

Thanks for taking your time to read our information on the best duvets for bunk beds. The vast majority of bunk beds are the same size as a standard UK single bed which is 90 x 190 cm - also referred to as a 3 feet bed.

So if you are buying a mattress for a bunk bed then that is also the size that you need. Likewise if you are buying a duvet for a bunk bed, then what you need is a single size duvet and there are plenty of duvet choices for that bed size.

Smaller Bunk Beds

You should however be aware that some bunk beds are 75 x 190 cm also known as a 2 feet 6 inch bed and these take a smaller mattress and duvet. You can still use a standard single size duvet but it will overlap slightly on each side.

Double Size Bunk Beds

Finally there are also double sized bunk beds and these measure 137 x 190 cm and also known as 4.5 feet beds, but these will need a double size duvet.

You should also be aware that some bunk bed setups may have a double size on the bottom and a single size as the top bunk, and in that case you would need one double size duvet and a single size duvet.

Bunk Bed Size

Mattress Size

Duvet Type

190 x 90

190 x 90

UK Single - 200 x 135 cm

190 x 75

190 x 75

UK Single - 200 x 135 cm

190 x 137

190 x 137

UK Double - 200 x 200 cm

Best Tog Rating for Kid's Bunk Beds

All duvets have a tog rating and we have shown these in the table below. These are the general recommendations and we have explained more about kid's duvets underneath the table.

What are TOG ratings?

TOG refers to the warmth of your duvet. The higher the TOG rating the warmer the duvet will be. TOG ratings range from 1-15, however in the UK the lightest available is 4.0 and the heaviest is 13.5 TOG.

Tog Rating

When to Use

4/4.5

A lightweight duvet to be used in the Summer months and keeps you warm without overheating

7.5

This is also a lightweight duvet suitable for Spring and Summer for those who prefer a slightly heavier duvet without overheating

9-10.5

This is a very popular choice for all year round use and saves you having to buy a separate summer and winter duvet. A throw or blanket can be added on particularly cold nights

13-13.5

This is a Winter TOG duvet for the colder months

For comfortable sleeping a bedroom should be between 18-21 degrees Celsius at night. If this is the case then a 9 to 10.5 TOG rate duvet is ideal all year around.

Babies Under 12 months

Babies under the age of 12 months should never have a duvet. Instead you can use some type of sleep bag, or a combination of blankets and sheets or swaddle them.

Toddlers

It is important to understand that younger children can't regulate their own body temperature. That means they can easily overheat. You should never go higher than the recommended 4.5 tog.

Children Aged 4+

Older children can have a duvet. However, one important consideration is to consider the warmth of their bedroom when choosing a suitable tog rating for a duvet. A 4.5 or 7.5 tog rating will work best for the age range of 4 through to 12 years of age.

Teenagers

A 10.5 tog rating is best for this age group as it can be used all year round.

Best 4.5 Tog Duvet for Bunk Beds

We recommend the Silentnight Cooler Summer 4.5 Tog Duvet as it sells extremely well and gets fantastic reviews from buyers

This duvet will fit a standard single (size 135 x 200 cm) so ideal for a bunk bed

It also comes with a 5 year guarantee.

So two of these will do two bunks for under £40 and a strong guarantee

They are machine washable and hypoallergenic

94% buyer satisfaction based on 9,000+ online buyer reviews

Best 7.5 Tog Duvets for Bunk Beds

We recommend the Silentnight Anti Allergy Single Duvet 7.5 Tog for really good value for money

This duvet is a huge best seller and gets excellent buyer reviews

It is especially good for anyone with allergies

This duvet is machine washable and comes with a 2 year guarantee

With this being a 7.5 TOG it can be used as an all year round duvet

94% buyer satisfaction based on 16,000+ online buyer reviews

Best 10.5 Tog Duvets for Bunk Beds

We would recommend the Utopia Bedding soft single duvet which is a huge best seller for this particular tog rating

It is 100% polyester, affordable with neat piped edges, well done box stitching that not only looks beautiful, but stops the fill from shifting around

It has 4 corner tabs that make it very easy to put on a duvet cover 

You can machine wash and also tumble dry on a low setting

92% buyer satisfaction based on 27,000+ online buyer reviews

What Bedding can you use for bunk beds?

As we have mentioned, bunk beds are essentially the same size as a single bed, so you can use all types of single bedding for bunk beds. That includes sheets, duvets or quilts if you prefer.

When you buy bunk beds, you can buy the actual bunks only, however, they are more commonly bought with the mattresses for both top and bottom. Depending on the age of your kids you might want to consider mattress protectors.

Single Bed Mattress Protector

This mattress protector uses Terry towelling for protection and is classed as being waterproof

It helps with drink spills and night time accidents from either children or pets

It can be machine washed and you can tumble dry on a low setting

It is stretchable so easy to fit on on top of the mattress and have a nice snug fit

The manufacturer also offers a 100% money back guarantee

92% buyer satisfaction based on 2,000+ online buyer reviews

You can also buy single size pillows for bunk beds. Some parents also like to buy bunk bed tents or canopies. These can be used for shading or as blackout style curtains.

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