18 of the coolest beds for grown-ups

Why should kids get all the fun beds — you know, the ones with cool shapes, playground-like features, or fort-style canopies?

We found 18 amazing beds that come in grown-up sizes, and will bring out the kid in any adult.
1) Rocking bed

This rocker bed, made by Shiner International, gives new meaning to “rocking to sleep.” It’s available for purchase here.

Cool beds gallery - ShinerInternational Rocking Bed


2) Floating hammock bed

These large swinging hammock-style beds from the Floating Bed Company work indoors or out.

floating bed - hanging bed


3) Giant birdsnest bed with soft eggs

This one’s not exclusively a bed, but certainly would make a comfy one! The manufacturer says, “The wooden nest is filled with highly comfortable egg-shaped sitting poofs which allow ergonomic sitting positions and various configurations for informal meetings and social exchange.” Find out more at giantbirdsnest.com.

Giant birdsnest bed with soft eggs


4) Leisure Season swing bed with canopy

This covered hammock-style swing bed comes with a canopy, making it suitable for indoors or out. It’s available via Amazon.

Leisure Season SBWC402 Swing Bed with Canopy


5) 650-gallon aquarium headboard tank

This eyecatching aquarium bed was custom-made by Acrylic Tank Manufacturing for Furnitureland in South Jamestown, North Carolina, and was featured on the Animal Planet series “Tanked”in 2012.

fish tank aquarium bed


6) Oslo Round King Leatherette Bed

Here’s a huge round bed that uses a standard king size mattress. Find out more about it at Amazon.

Oslo Round King Leatherette Bed


7) A tropical hideaway

This amazing elevated bed features intricately-carved wood for a tropical-style bedroom in Maui, Hawaii, was designed by Rick Ryniak Architects.

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Cool beds gallery - Rick Ryniak Architects tropical bedroom in Bali house - Maui, Hawaii


8) A bed for beer lovers

In one hotel in Germany, you can spend the night inside a vintage beer barrel! The hotel’s Airbnb’s page says, “The barrel is from the 19th Century and was in use until about 1995. One barrel can be rented as a double bed or a single bed.”

Cool beds gallery - Sleep in a historic beer barrel - Germany hotel


9) Seashell bed

This bed sits inside a soft clamshell-style canopy. (Manufacturer unknown)

seashell bed


10) Chinese Antique Open Carved Wedding Bed

This antique bed has detailed open carving and many other ornate wood carvings. (Get it via Amazon)

Chinese Antique Open Carved Wedding Bed


11) Wasatch Silver Creek Aspen Canopy Log Bed

These Aspen canopy log beds are individually handcrafted. The Log Cabin Rustics shop notes, “The vertical pickets give a simple and yet sturdy look to the canopy log bed while the Aspen logs provide character and give the Silver Creek bed a rustic appearance.”

Wasatch Log Furniture - Silver Creek Aspen Canopy Bed


12) HiCan ultra-modern boxy canopy bed

From the HiCan site: “If you thought beds were just built for sleeping, then think again. The futuristic gadget-loaded HiCan bed, designed by Italian ‘Think Future’ design director, Edoardo Carlino, is every bit a technological sanctuary. With an inbuilt JVC entertainment system boasting a DLA projector and slide-down 70-inch screen, a 4.1 surround sound system, a computer, an Xbox 360 and a number of other features including iPod controls, temperature controls, adaptive LED lighting as well as motorized shades for sleeping in absolute darkness. The user will probably have little motivation ever to go anywhere else.”

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HiCan bed - sleek canopy box bed


13) Four poster tree bed

This bed by Tiina Anttila of ANtila Designs features cutout leaf and trees on all four posts.

tree bed - trees with leaves bed frame


14) Semi-circular rocking wooden bed

A sleek yet rustic design for a bedroom, and you could probably take out the stabilizer beneath and the bed would rock back and forth. (Designer unknown.)

Cool beds gallery - semi-circular wooden bed


15) Royal luxury with an elaborate platform bed

Here’s the over-the-top setup in the Royal Suite at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in the United Arab Emirates.

burj-al-arab suite


16) Twig and branch wooden bed

This amazing rustic bed is at the Lake Placid Lodge in New York.

Cool beds gallery - rustic wood branch bed at lake placid lodge


17 & 18) Two unique canopy beds

We couldn’t track down the creators of these two beds, but they were too fantastic not to include.

unique canopy beds

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