What are the main types of children’s beds?
There are various different types of children’s beds from the traditional single bed to the popular bunk beds, cabin beds and mid sleepers, high beds and loft beds which are great multifunctional beds offering more than just space to sleep. Other types of kids beds include double beds, day beds, trundle beds and starter beds.
What are the main things to consider when buying a children’s bed?
Obviously, when purchasing a new piece of furniture for your home, you’ll want to consider things such as sustainability, quality, longevity, practicality and style. However, perhaps even more important is your child’s comfort, safety and happiness.
It is vital to have the right mattress for their comfort and support to ensure a good night’s sleep.
A bed can also offer more than just space to sleep, in that it can be a space to study, socialise and encourage imaginative play. The physical bedroom space available and layout also impacts your decision.
What size bed should I get for my child?
The size bed you choose for your child will be based on a couple of factors; their age and size as well as space you have available in the room. Toddler beds and starter beds can be slightly shorter than an average single bed and therefore works well for smaller rooms and younger kids who may feel lost in a single bed.
On the other hand, for older children who may require a little extra room, there are small double beds and double beds which allow a little extra room. We also offer options that grow with your child, using extension packs to adapt the bed at each stage of their life to offer more grown up options.
How safe are children’s beds
At Room to Grow our beds are all tested to UK and European Safety Standards and also comply with British Standards so you can be sure our beds are as safe as possible. All materials, fabrics and woods used are safe and non-toxic. We are able to provide you with safety certificates if reassurance is needed. Our expert team is also on hand to answer any questions or queries you might have regarding different bed options, feel free to get in touch.
What type of bed is right for my child?
This will depend mostly on their age, but also their needs. If you’re looking for a bed that will grow with your child, the BLOC range is a great option as the easy-to-assemble extension kits can easily evolve a single bed to a bunk, mid or high sleeper bed. If you have teenagers who need study space, a high sleeper with a desk can provide somewhere they can complete homework and coursework in the comfort of their own room. The high sleepers can also offer under bed space to create a chilled out environment, ideal for gaming, reading and even napping. Decorate with cosy bean bags, blankets and fairy lights for a snug atmosphere.
Opting for a bed with additional storage can help keep little one’s rooms neat and tidy. The Vermont storage bed, for example, features a number of underbed drawers to store toys, clothes, books and games. It makes the ideal solution for if you’re short on space! Alternatively, an ottoman bed provides room for lots of storage to encourage tidy rooms, with stylish headboards available in a range of colours. We also offer mid sleepers which are ideal for offering additional space for kids without the height of a bunk bed which might not be the best option for your child if you’re worried about them using the ladders in the night.
Styling a kids room
As a furniture provider, we think it’s important to stock a range of accessories and furnishings to offer a one stop shop to parents who are looking to decorate or makeover their children’s bedrooms. We know how important it is for kids to have their own space and privacy, as well as somewhere to call their own and take charge of tidying up and decorating, choosing their own colour schemes and decorations. Including a study space can help motivate children too, a dedicated area to complete homework can assist in getting them in the right headspace to complete work to the best of their ability. From rugs, lamps and shelving, to toys, memo boards and teepees, we’ve got you covered to fully kit out your kids rooms with stylish finishing touches and durable, sleek furniture pieces.