Choosing Between a High Sleeper Bed vs. Mid Sleeper Bed

Choosing Between a High Sleeper Bed vs. Mid Sleeper Bed

As your little one grows, so do their needs, and finding the perfect kids’ bed for them becomes a priority. We’re taking a look at the most popular type of beds on the market for kids age 6 -14 and in particular whether to choose a high sleeper or mid sleeper?

Read on to explore the pros and cons of kids high sleepers and mid sleepers. We hope this will help you make the right choice for your child.

Reach for the Stars with High Sleeper Beds

Estella white high sleeper bed with desk and corner sofabed


1. Space Maximisation:

High sleeper beds are a fantastic choice for parents looking to make the most out of limited bedroom space. Elevating the bed allows for the creation of a functional area underneath, which can be transformed into a cosy study nook, play zone, or even a mini living space.

There are often sofa beds that pull out for sleepovers and there are many high sleepers that have a gaming area under the high bed with chair and screens for avid gamers.

2. Teen-Friendly:

As your child transitions into their teenage years, a high sleeper bed can provide them with a sense of independence and personal space. It's like having a mini loft within their room, allowing them a cool and private hangout spot that aligns with their growing needs for autonomy.

Some high sleepers have a sofa chair bed underneath which is great for relaxing or using as a guest bed for sleepovers. Other high sleepers have a desk underneath offering a private space to study or craft. This allows your child independence and privacy which is so important for growing children.

3. Storage Solutions:

Many high sleeper beds come equipped with built-in storage options. These can include shelves, drawers, and wardrobes integrated into the structure.


1. Height Concerns:

Safety is a paramount consideration with high sleeper beds. While the high bed design is exciting, children must be taught how to use the bed safely, climbing the ladder. It’s also important to ensure the mattress sits safely in the bed frame so your child cannot roll out of bed.

Raised beds are only recommended for children age 6 and above.

2. Assembly Challenges:

  • It's essential to be prepared for assembly challenges. Following the manufacturer's instructions is key. If needed, don't hesitate to enlist the help of a friend, family member, or professional to ensure a secure and stable setup.

Mid Sleeper Beds for the Perfect Balance

Girona midsleeper with desk and storage


1. Safe and Secure:

  • Mid sleeper beds strike a balance between providing an elevated sleeping experience and ensuring safety. They offer a bit of height for an exciting sleep space without the concerns associated with towering heights.

2. Versatile Options:

  • Similar to high sleeper beds, mid sleeper options often come with additional features such as built-in storage space, desks, or play areas. This versatility allows parents and children to customise the space underneath the bed according to individual needs and preferences.
  • Having an underbed chest of drawers or shelving offers invaluable storage or a desk that pulls out from under the bed to provide a study area and neatly tucks away under the bed when not in use offers important study space.

3. Transition-Friendly:

  • For children transitioning from traditional beds to something more adventurous, mid sleeper beds offer a comfortable compromise. They provide a taste of elevated sleeping without the potential drawbacks of taller beds. The recommended age for a midsleeper is age 6 and above.


1. Limited Headroom:

  • It's important to note that mid sleeper beds offer less headroom under the bed compared to their high sleeper counterparts. The underbed space can be used as a den area but is limited when it comes to space for a sleepover bed or chill out space.

2. Less Floor Space:

  • While mid sleeper beds do free up some floor space, it may not be as much as high sleeper beds. A pull-out desk will still encroach on the floor area rather than a desk that fits completely in the underbed space on a high sleeper.

Fort midsleeper bed with a girl climbing the ladder

Choosing the Right Fit

In the end, the decision between a mid sleepers and high sleepers depends on the child's age, personality, safety concerns, available room space, and any specific features they desire.

Taking the time to explore options, measure the room carefully, and involve the child in the decision will help create their perfect sleep sanctuary. Sweet dreams await!

1st Mar 2024 Room to Grow

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