Decorating A Kid’s Bunk Bed For Holidays

One of the few things I miss about living in a house is having room to store holiday decorations. At home, I had a few things to sit out for each holiday. I can’t justify keeping those things in the limited storage of my RV. There is too much other regular-use stuff that has to take a higher priority like seasonal clothes and tools.

One of the areas of the RV where I had unused space was in the box I keep under the bunks for extra bedding. I had about half that box free, so I thought, “What can I reasonably use this space for?”  I thought about it off and on for awhile. When the fall and winter holiday season began to roll around, I was beginning to miss having some special holiday decorations for my daughter to look at and enjoy. Then it hit me. I could decorate her bunk bed with special holiday themed sheets for each of the holidays!

So, I began shopping on Ebay for some good deals. After a few weeks, I had managed to find deals on a set of sheets for each of these holidays: Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween / Fall and Christmas. I bought used sheets for Halloween and Christmas because there really wasn’t much to be had at that time for those holidays. I got the Halloween sheets for 99 cents plus shipping! I am still looking for an American flag themed set for the Summer holidays.

My daughter loves her holiday sheets, and it’s just a small thing I’m doing to make her bunk bed space her own and to provide some holiday excitement.
I’ve had fun doing it, as well. The sheet sets fold up pretty small, and I still have some extra space in the box.

I can’t do the whole bed with blankets, comforters, etc. due to space and the fact that my daughter is really attached to her 2 fleece blankets she always sleeps with. You will see in the pictures that I don’t use a top sheet on her bunk. She doesn’t like to be encumbered with a top sheet so it always ends up wadded up in the corner or twisted everywhere. That’s alright with me because it gives me 2 sheets I can rotate for use as bottom sheets

Below are photos of the Christmas and Valentine’s Day sheets I used. I will post the Halloween and Easter sets when I find the time.

Valentine’s Day Sheets

Christmas Sheets

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Easter Sheets

Halloween and Fall Sheets Pics Coming Soon!

RV Camper Bunk Bed Crib

When you are RVing with a small child, you need a safe and secure place for them to sleep. We really only had one option in our camper, and that was converting one of the bunk beds to a crib. So, my husband designed a crib-style safety barrier for our daughter’s bunk bed. He used the specs of our home crib for the slats. It sits in two brackets, latches on both sides and easily lifts in and out. It has worked perfectly, and our daughter loves her bunk bed. When she is older, we will install a shorter rail and ladder.

He mounted our baby video monitor camera in the back of the bunk by running the wire through the wall of the towel area. We couldn’t make it without our video monitor. Sometimes, we sit by a campfire after she’s gone to bed and watch her on the monitor. The RV air conditioner makes a lot of white noise, and she can be hard to hear even from the office. Unless we are using it outside, we keep the monitor on in the office when she’s sleeping.

The crib safety barrier slides in and out of those two L brackets and latches with 2 sliding latches on the top.